Choke Canyon State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Choke Canyon State Park

is a recreational state park between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. This ideal location is central to many major cities and convenient highways in East-Central Texas. The lake is a reservoir on the Frio River watershed, 4 miles west of the town of Three Rivers. It was formed in 1982 and has a maximum depth of 95.5 feet and is 25,670 acres in area. At Choke Canyon State Park, visitors enjoy the large variety of birds and other wildlife as well as the great fishing. Many of the campsites have lake views and lake access, and there are nature trails to hike inside the park. 

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Weather
Spring 43-81 F
Summer 66-96 F
Fall 59-90 F
Winter 40-72 F
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Nearby Cities
San Antonio, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Choke Canyon State Park

Staying in your motorhome at Choke Canyon or just visiting is a fun way to spend some relaxing time in this beautiful area of Texas. It is also a great place to include on your road trip through Texas in either your own RV or a rental RV from RVshare. As you travel, you will appreciate being able to stay at one of the many campgrounds near San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

Puerto Del Sol RV Park

If you love sitting outside and watching the ocean, then this small RV park is perfect for you. Puerto Del Sol RV Park is located on Rincon Point, a cape between Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. The water views are beautiful, and the campground is peaceful and quiet. The park features basic amenities and is an older RV park, but it is clean and maintained. The rates are very reasonable for an RV park on the waterfront, and the USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium are within walking distance.

• Number of sites: 54 pull-through or back-in sites

• Rates: $35-$40 daily, $175-$210 weekly, $350-$420 monthly

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50 for $3 per day

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pool/hot tub: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Laundry, propane, camp store, bus stop nearby, fishing

Bahia Vista Waterfront RV Park

Bahia Vista Waterfront RV Park is a small RV park that is located between Copano Bay and Aransas Bay near the town of Rockport, and it's only 30 minutes from Corpus Christi. There are boat tie-ups available on the large lighted fishing pier for your convenience. The park is family-friendly and features structured activities for plenty of fun. The park is well-kept and clean with beautiful live oaks throughout, and Rockport Beach Park is close by.

• Number of sites: 60 pull-through or back-in sites

• Rates: $35 daily, $190 weekly, $350 monthly

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pool/hot tub: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Fishing pier, recreation hall, laundry

Greenlake RV Resort

If you enjoy a quiet time where you can enjoy nature peacefully, then you will truly appreciate your stay at Greenlake RV Resort. This is a favorite park among retirees because it's close to San Antonio for trips into town but far enough away to enjoy the solitude. The views are nice, and the small lake is fun to walk around and sit by. 

• Number of sites: 237 pull-through or back-in sites

• Rates: $40-$60 daily

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50 

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pool/hot tub: Heated pool and a Jacuzzi

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Exercise room, business center, fishing pond, air station, dog wash station, resident manager, outdoor kitchens

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Choke Canyon State Park

Inside Choke Canyon State Park

Choke Canyon State Park is located on the Choke Canyon Reservoir and is a popular destination for families who enjoy relaxing by the lake, viewing lots of wildlife or fishing. The park has two sites on the lake: Calliham, a full-service park with campsites, and South Shore, a day-use park. Favorite activities include bird-watching, which is popular due to the park being on the northern range for Mexican birds and for being located on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. 

There are many varieties of wild animals to see roaming in the thickets of mesquite and blackbush acacia, such as small groups of javelins, white-tailed deer, turkeys, fox squirrels, raccoons, and skunks. Fishing opportunities abound with plenty of largemouth bass, white bass, varied species of catfish, crappie, sunfish, alligator gar, and more. 

Outside Choke Canyon State Park

You will have many interests to keep you occupied inside Choke Canyon State Park, but when you want to visit other sites, dine out or do some shopping, then you have many options.

Restaurants

Agave Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

This chain of restaurants has a location in Three Rivers. The chefs serve a varied menu of authentic Mexican dishes and some American cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Type: Mexican

Location: Three Rivers, TX

Choke Canyon Bar-B-Q

This barbecue eatery is located inside a convenience store and gas station in Whitsett. It's rated as an excellent dining option for tasty food.

Type: BBQ

Location: Whitsett, TX

Georgio's Pizza and Subs

This restaurant is located in the town of George West and features pizza, sandwiches and other dishes, like Philly steak salad and homemade potato chips.

Type: Pizza, Sandwiches

Location: George West, TX

Rail Road Cafe

This small eatery in the city of Campbellton has a limited menu but is a favorite choice among locals.

Type: Cafe

Location: Campbellton, TX

Cafe Chris

Cafe Chris in Campbellton features a good variety of American-style cuisine. Many patrons highly recommend the country-fried steak.

Type: American

Location: Campbellton, TX

Shopping

Shops at Rivercenter

This is an outdoor mall in San Antonio with a mix of traditional stores and unique boutiques. The mall is next to the river and offers great views for walking and dining.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Alamo Quarry Market

This is an outdoor mall in San Antonio with a good variety of shops, stores, services and restaurants.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Pearl Brewery

This former brewery is now a mixed-use venue with shops, eateries, green spaces, a riverside amphitheater, a farmers market and a culinary campus. 

PicaPica

This San Antonio mall features a Latino-inspired selection of salons, shops, cafes and amusement rides.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Wonderland of the Americas

This is an entertainment venue with retail stores, offering free concerts, runway model shows, a cinema, dance performances and crafts.

Sightseeing

Padre Island National Seashore

This line of barrier islands is 70 miles long and one of the largest untouched series of barrier islands in the world. You will see dunes, beaches, sand bars and migratory birds. These islands are one of the two main nesting areas for the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle, and there are ongoing conservation campaigns for the turtles.

Texas State Aquarium

Your family will enjoy visiting this aquarium that features marine life from the Gulf of Mexico. The aquarium is situated below the Harbor Bridge and covers 6 acres of exhibits, like Dolphin Bay, the Floating Phantoms and Stingray Lagoon.

USS Lexington Museum

The USS Lexington was built in World War II and is known as "The Blue Ghost." It became a training vessel in later years. After being retired from service in 1991, it was converted into a museum. It is docked in Corpus Christi Bay. Visitors can see the bridge and many lower areas, including the engine rooms, and take part in immersive films, games and tours.

The Alamo

The Alamo is the site of the famous Battle of the Alamo that took place in 1836. Visitors can learn about the history of the mission, its role in Native American history and its later use as a military fort.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Natural Bridge Caverns

The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known caverns in the U.S. The highlight of the site is the 60-foot natural limestone slab bridge that traverses the entrance of the amphitheater. Outside the caves, everyone can have fun panning for gold and getting lost in a maze.

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How to Get to
Choke Canyon State Park

Choke Canyon State Park is located on State Highway 72 and has two separate sites. The Calliham Unit is 12 miles west of Three Rivers. The South Shore Unit, a day-use site, is 3.5 miles west of Three Rivers. Park headquarters is at the Calliham Unit.

Entering Choke Canyon State Park

The gate hours are 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and day facilities must be vacated by 10:00 p.m. For late arrival, campers can call the park prior to 5:00 p.m. for instructions and gate combination. There's a maximum of two boats allowed per site.

Day-use fee per person age 13 or older : $5

Visiting Choke Canyon State Park is fun any time of the year you choose. The weather is mild in the winter and hot in the summer, but the lake offers cooling water and breezes. In addition to the park attractions, there are multiple opportunities for seeing other attractions and historical sites. Be sure to share your adventures with other RVers by emailing your trip photos to [email protected] for RVshare to post on its site.