Choke Canyon State Park

Choke Canyon State Park


Location:Park comprises two main units alongside Choke Canyon Reservoir: The Calliham Unit is 12 miles west of Three Rivers on Highway 72; the South Shore Unit is 4 miles west of Three Rivers on Highway 72.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, tent camping, primitive campsites, group camp, horsemen's camp, showers, restrooms, day-use group facilities, picnic areas, screened shelters, hiking trails, boat ramp, playfields, fishing piers, fish-cleaning stations, amphitheater, gymnasium, game courts, playgrounds, recreation hall.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, backpacking, mountain biking, hunting (with restrictions), birding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Paleo Indians crossed the Frio River Valley more than 10,000 years ago following game such as bison and mammoth. Later, after the large game had disappeared, nomadic hunters and gatherers associated with the Archaic culture camped near the river making tools, building fires, processing and gathering food. Numerous Archaic sites in the Choke Canyon have been recorded.
Address:PO Box 2
Calliham, TX 78007

Phone:361-786-3868
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/choke_canyon/
Size: 1,485 acres, in two units.

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AUSTIN, Texas -- TengoInternet and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced a pilot program to offer wireless Internet service at five Texas state parks -- Choke Canyon State Park (Calliham) near Three Rivers, Blanco State Park near Blanco, Balmorhea State Park near Toyahvale, Goose Island State Park near Rockport, and Ray Roberts Lake State Park (Isle du Bois) near Pilot Point.