Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir

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In February 2008 we visited Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir, located midway between Victoria and Goliad, Texas about a mile off Highway 59 a few miles east of Fannin, is a joint project between Coleto Creek Power and the Guadalupe/Blanco River Authority. Covering 3,100 surface acres with 61 miles of shoreline, mainly for a cooling pond for the Coleto Creek Power coal fired power plant. The reservoir is fed through four major creeks from a 507 square mile drainage basin. The average depth is eleven feet and the reservoir maintains at a constant level.

We haven't sailed Coleto Creek yet, but it looks like fun. Sailboats are limited to a mast height of 30 feet, and with an average depth of 11 feet I wonder how many shallow areas there are.

The fishing must be good, we saw two fishermen cleaning fish for a long time.

Opened to the public in February 1981 for year-round outdoor recreation opportunities and access to the Coleto Creek Reservoir, the park consists of 190 acres, of which approximately 40 acres have been developed. 61 camping areas are available, most with water and electric and several right on the water. Most are pull in but they do have a few pull through. A bit more expensive than most places at $25-$30 per night, but they do allow you to make reservations up to a year in advance. For reservations or to ask about the park call 361 575 6366.

The Park currently has:

  • Fifty-two multi-use campsites (water, 20/30 amp electric hookups, BBQ grill, and picnic table)
  • Six multi-use pull through campsites (20/30/50 amp service, water, BBQ grill, table)
  • Four camping cabins
  • Picnic area with 70 picnic tables with BBQ grills, marked swimming area, playground, and sand volleyball courts.
  • Four lane boat ramp, that provides the only public access to the reservoir.
  • Two group pavilions for family reunions, company picnics, class reunions, etc. with their own volleyball court, horseshoe pit, marked swimming area, BBQ pit, water, and electricity.
  • Two hundred foot lighted fishing pier.
  • A 1 1/2 mile long hiking and nature trail.
  • Restroom facilities.

    This video was taken with the Panasonic PV-GS35

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