Choke Canyon State Park – Choke Canyon Reservoir in Calliham, Texas (McMullen County)

About the State Park

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Choke Canyon State Park is comprised of two units, Calliham and South Shore, surrounding 26,000-acre Choke Canyon Reservoir. Camping, hiking, boating, fishing, picnicking, birding, and wildlife observation are popular throughout the 1,100-acre Calliham Unit of the park. Approximately 2.5 miles of hiking trails are available, including a .5 mile Bird Trail.

Numerous developed (RV) campsites, water-only campsites and screened shelters are available. The unit also features two boat ramps, tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamond, gymnasium, group dining hall, playground, and a seasonal swimming pool (open daily from Memorial Day through August.)

Established as a water supply for Corpus Christi, the reservoir is now home to roughly 200 bird species and abundant wildlife, such as white-tail deer, javelina (collared peccary), wild turkey, greater roadrunner, and golden-fronted woodpecker. American alligators are occasionally observed in the Calliham Unit’s 90-acre lake, adjacent to the tent camping area.


Open 7 days a week year-round from 6 AM to 10 PM for day use activities.

The park often reaches capacity. Reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling TPWD’s customer service center, before you visit.


Adult: $5 Daily
Child 12 Years and Under: Free


Reservations for day use passes and park facilities (such as campsites) can be made online or by phone (512/389-8900).


Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

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Official Contact Information

The State Park is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Choke Canyon State Park
358 Recreation Rd. 8
Calliham, TX 78007

Park Telephone: (361)786-3868

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