Coleto Creek Park Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 7.5

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Coleto Creek Park Overview:

Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir, located midway between Victoria and Goliad, is a joint project between Coleto Creek Power and the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and sits on the banks fo the 31000 surface acre Coleto Creek Reservoir which has 61 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 11 feet.  The lake is good for fishing, skiing, boarding, and swimming.  

The Park opened in 1981 for year-round outdoor recreation opportunities consists of 190 acres, of which approximately 40 acres have been developed.  

The road leading to and around the campsites is dirt but big enough for large rigs to maneuver. 

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Coleto Creek Park has 52 sites with 20 and 30 amp, picnic tables, a BBQ grill, and firepit.  The parking pads are short by todays standards - maybe 42 feet long by 8 wide - and cruised gravel.  Most of the sites are fairly level.  

Premium sites are all along the shoreline and some are less than a 100 yards to the water.  The other sites are under the trees.  There is also a primitive camping area.

There are also 4 camping cabins which have some combination of 2 bunk beds, a queen or double bed, a sink, dining table, AC and heat. Linens are not supplied.

Some of the amenities include:

  • restrooms and showers
  • dump station
  • group pavilion
  • 4 lane boat ramp and ample paved parking lot
  • designated swimming area
  • 200 foot lighted fishing pier
  • 2 playgrounds
  • sand volleyball courts
  • picnic area
  • Two covered group pavilions  with their own volleyball court, horseshoe pit, marked swimming area, BBQ pit, water, and electricity
  • A 1.5-mile long hiking and nature trail
  • A 6-mile long single track mountain bike trail

A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

Unfortunately, we pulled in late one afternoon and had to leave early the next morning so we didn't have time to enjoy the park or any of the amenities. Or take any pictures. 

Cool Nearby Activities:

What got us going early in the morning was a tee time at Colony Creek Country Club in Victoria - here is our link to the review of Colony Creek golf course

Just outside the park is Lost Cajun and from what we hear they serve some good Cajun food. 

Campground Information

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: 3, 5, & 8 are good sites on the water

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more