This 190 acre park is a joint venture between the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and IPA - Coleto Creek Power.
On any given day you can spot pleasure boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, kayakers and an occasional sailboat. Coleto attracts this variety of boaters because of its many coves, which can provide calm waters out of the sometimes windy main reservoir, and long arms of the reservoir, which provide long ski runs. From end to end the reservoir is over seventeen miles long.
Coleto is a prime migratory winter site for a wide variety of waterfowl and birds. Which includes nesting Southern Bald Eagles, Osprey, Hummingbirds, Rosette Spoonbills, and White Pelicans. At one count, Coleto has recorded over 100 different bird species that have visited the reservoir. Coleto is a Designated Viewing Site on the Great Texas Birding Trail and the park staff has compiled a birding checklist, which shows what types of birds you might encounter during your visit.
In addition to bird life, you will find an abundance of wildlife that has taken up residence within the park and along the shores of the reservoir deer, squirrels, turkey, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, and a variety of other wild creatures. The park also attracts popular insects like butterflies and dragonflies.
Coleto Creek’s #1 activity is freshwater fishing, and the most sought after fish is the Largemouth Bass closely followed by Crappie and Hybrid Striped Bass. Fishing with live minnows under the Coletoville Bridge, and at the Park’s Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier tend to be the most consistent crappie areas. The reservoir has a large population of yellow and blue catfish as well as large channel cats. During the winter months and early spring, the Hot Water Arm of Coleto tends to produce the most fish.
The Park has a 200’ lighted fishing pier and a clear shoreline to provide easy access to the reservoir.
The park has two group pavilions and each has a BBQ grill, sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits; plus they are located close to the reservoir for those in your group wanting to bring boats to use or go swimming. Both pavilions can be reserved up to twelve months in advance of your event.
Throughout the park you can find shaded picnic tables with BBQ grills; marked swimming areas, playgrounds, and sand volleyball courts.
There are fifty-eight multi-use campsites that can be reserved up to twelve months in advance. There are also four camping cabins that can be reserved up to twelve months in advance of your stay.
For more information: 361-575-6366