Calaveras Lake Park
San Antonio, Texas (Bexar County)
About the Reservoir
The 146-acre park, owned and managed by Thousand Trails Management Services, is located on the shores of 3,264-acre Calaveras Lake. The reservoir, owned by CPS Energy, offers fishing, boating and watersport opportunities. The park includes a nature trail, campsites, shaded picnic tables, fishing pier and boat ramp.
In addition to water birds such as great egret, double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, common moorhen, American coot and pied billed grebe, birders may observe loggerhead shrike, marsh wren, crested caracara and Harris' hawk. We have also observed black-crowned night heron and Eastern meadowlark in the late winter/early spring (February - March). Springtime visitors to Calaveras Park are treated to wildflowers such as Indian paintbrush and Texas lupine (bluebonnet).
Explanation of Symbols Campsites/Overnight Facilities 1 star Leashed Pets Permitted? YES Picnic Areas/Playgrounds 1 star Solitude 2 star Trail System 0 star Water Recreation 3 star Wildlife 2 star Ratings are based on a scale of 0 (low) to 4 (high).
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LocationCalaveras Lake is located 15 miles southeast of San Antonio. From Loop 410, proceed southeast on U.S. Highway 181 south, then turn left on Loop 1604 and proceed for two miles; turn left on Stuart Road and proceed for 1/2 mile to the park entrance. The park is located at 12991 Bernhardt Road.
The nearest major Texas cities are: Austin, Del Rio, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston
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Coordinates for GPS Users:29.2903173° Latitude -98.2969871° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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7 daysfrom 6 AM - 8 PM.
FeesA park entrance fee is charged per day --
$6 per person for adults 16 years of age and older, $4 per person for adults age 65 or older and children ages 6 to 15.
NOTE: Listed fees may not be accurate year-round due to seasonal changes. Contact the park directly to confirm fees.
Park entrance fees paid at Calaveras Lake Park are good for same-day admission to nearby Braunig Lake Park.
Campsite, boat access, and other facility fees are in addition to the park entrance fee.
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Official Contact InformationThe Reservoir is managed by the Thousand Trails Management Services.
Calaveras Lake Park
12991 Bernhardt Road
San Antonio, TX 78263
- NEWS: Change of Ownership & Management (November 30, 2009)
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- San Antonio Audubon Society: Calaveras Lake
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