Choke Canyon State Park
Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26, 2003
|Choke Canyon State Park is located near Three Rivers ,
Texas. Three Rivers is in the South Texas Plains
region of Texas. The Texas State Parks web
site has information about the park.
Choke Canyon State Park is in two sections - South Shore Unit and the Calliham Unit. We stayed in the Calliham Unit. The advantage of the Calliham Unit is that you can (with a trailer) setup your camp at the lake's edge as we did. The South Shore Unit has fewer campsites but is also very nice. It is very hot and humid here. I would imagine that it would be almost unbearable in the summer time.
Winters in this part of Texas are very mild. This is an excellent park to visit during the cooler months. Bring your bicycle, boat, kayak, canoe, or bass boat.
The dogs really like this park. That is because they can smell all of the animals here. There are lots of deer and javelinas here. We also saw turkeys, rabbits, road runners, and birds! There are lots of javelinas roaming the park. I would estimate between 50 and 100. We saw three distinct groups of five to 15 and a number of separate individuals. Also, there are alligator warnings. We have heard from friends whose families camp in this park regularly that the alligators were a real problem here. Having never seen an alligator in the wild, I sort of wanted to see one. Well none showed up.
In summary, this park is a very great place to watch your dogs get eaten by the wildlife.
|Pictures of our campsite or taken from our campsite above, below, and to the right.|
|Javelina - See Peccary
|Between the entrances to Choke Canyon's Calliham and South Shore Units
along Texas State Highway 72 is Nolan Ryan's Waterfront Restaurant. We ate lunch
here on Saturday. Good food and good prices. Linda travels to this area
regularly on business and always eats at Nolan Ryan's when she can.
By the way, Nolan Ryan's really isn't on the waterfront.
The pictures below are from the South Shore Unit. You can see parts of the spill way and the Frio River. The water is exceptionally high. There was flooding here last week. The lake is still unusually high.
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