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Choke Canyon State Park

Things to Do

Choke Canyon State Park, consisting of two units, South Shore and Calliham, is located on 26,000-acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, a water supply for Corpus Christi.

The South Shore Unit is a day-use only park (6 a.m.-10 p.m.) and offers boating, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing and birding. The Calliham Unit offers camping, picnicking, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, birding, fishing, lake beach, and softball and volleyball areas. Seasonal guided bird walks are conducted on scheduled days.

In addition to campsites, the park has shelters with air-conditioning, and several group facilities, including a sports complex area, that has a dining hall with a kitchen, a large indoor gymnasium with hardwood floors and bleachers, a stage, a projection screen, and a public address sound system. A basketball and a tennis court are outside.         

Ranger Programs

The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.

Area Attractions

Nearby points of interest include Lake Corpus Christi State Park, 45 miles southeast near Mathis; Goliad State Park & Mission Espíritu Santo State Historic Site, 64 miles east in Goliad; and Fannin Battleground State Historic Site.

For more information on this area, go to the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce website.

P. O. Box 2
Calliham, TX 78007

Latitude: 28.465773

Longitude: -98.354195

(361) 786-3868

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., except for public hunts.

If you will arrive after 10 p.m., call the park before 5 p.m. to get the gate combination.

Office Hours – Calliham Unit

Sunday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Busy Season

Spring, summer and fall

Maps & Publications

January average low is 41 degrees. July average high is 95 degrees. Average rainfall is 27.6 inches.


220.5 feet

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