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County
Atascosa
Region
South Texas Plains
Population
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 482
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Campbelton, Texas
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Campbellton Texas History: 
Campbellton is located on the McGloin & McMullen Colony land grant given to Irish immigrant Thomas Henesey in 1833 by the King of Spain. In 1855, Irish immigrant John F. Campbell established a ranch near the current townsite. When the Campbellton post office was established in the 1870s, he became the first postmaster. He opened a general store, founded the first school and hosted Catholic services in his home. By 1890, the town had a cotton gin, two livestock breeders, three churches, a lumberyard and 30 residents. In 1912, the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad built a line through town. Oil was discovered in the area in 1956. Campbellton is, and always has been a ranching community, and a favorite hunting area. Campbellton is located on the Atascosa River at the intersection of U.S. 37/U.S. 281A and FM 1099, 23 miles northwest of Three Rivers, 19.7 miles southeast of Pleasanton, 23.6 miles southeast of Jourdanton, 27.6 miles southeast of Jourdanton, and 53 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas.
 
Annual Atascosa County Fair, First Weekend in Oct:
Call (830) 769-3066 for livestock shows information. The Fair is located at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds, 9199 SH 16, Poteet, Texas. Directions: From San Antonio go south on IH-35. Turn left at Exit 148B (SH 16-Poteet), and travel approximately 25 miles to Poteet; the festival main entrance will be on your right. The south entrance is located on Amphion Road. Email
 
Birding - Heart of Texas East Birding Trail:
Mission Loop:  San Antonio, Jourdanton, Charlotte, Dilley, Campbelton, Tilden
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Bird Checklist for South Texas Brushlands
Atascosa County Bird Checklist with Photos
Frio County Bird Checklist with Photos
 
74 Ranch Resort Hunting, 27,000 Acres:
The ranch offers fishing, sporting clays, hunting packages, exotic trophy hunting, and photography. Wild game species include white-tailed deer, quail, dove, duck, and turkey. Accommodations include the guest lodge which offers 12 private suites and accommodates up to 24 hunters, and a 3 bedroom cottage. A clubhouse features a pool table, satellite TV, a premium bar, and a fireplace. Meals are served in a private dining room. (830) 579-7474. Mail: P.O. Box 38, Campbellton, Texas 78008. The ranch is located north of Campbellton. Email  Map
 
Tom Ranch Hunting:
Guided low fence and high fence hunts are available from elevated box blinds overlooking food plots. Game includes white-tailed deer, feral hogs, javelina, turkey, dove, and alligator. Fees include food and lodging. (830) 256-4834. 6135 U.S. 281, Campbellton, Texas 78008.  Email
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
Hunting, Texas Parks and Wildlife, General Hunting Information
Hunting, Public Hunting on State Lands, TPWD
Hunter Education
Hunting Season by Animal
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Donations
 
Atascosa River:
The river rises in two branches known as the North and West Prongs. The North Prong rises 4 miles west of Atascosa (slightly north of Lytle) and flows south for 6 miles. The West Prong rises a mile west of Lytle and flows southwest for 4 miles. The two prongs flow together 2 miles southeast of Lytle to form the Atascosa River proper. From this point, the river flows 92 miles southeast through Atascosa County and Live Oak County where it drains into the Frio River three miles northwest of Three Rivers. Fish Stocking History 
 
Choke Canyon Reservoir Information:
The 25,670 surface acre Choke Canyon Reservoir was impounded on the Frio River and San Miguel Creek in 1982. The lake has a maximum depth of 95.5 feet. It empties into the Atascosa River which feeds the Nueces River and Lake Corpus Christi. The lake is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. It is one of the City of Corpus Christi’s water sources and is operated by the city. The lake is located four miles west of Three Rivers, Texas. For more complete lake information, go the Choke Canyon Reservoir Home Page.
  
Choke Canyon State Park Information:
This 1,485 acre park is located on the 26,000 surface acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, part of Corpus Christ's water supply source. The reservoir was formed when the Frio River was dammed a few miles upstream from where the Rio, Atascosa, and Nueces Rivers merge near Three Rivers, Texas. Ghost trees are still visible on some portions of the lake. The park consists of two units. The 1,100 acre Calliham Unit is located on a peninsula on SH 72, eleven miles west of Three Rivers in McMullen County. The 385 acre day use only South Shore Unit is located in Live Oak County below the dam on SH 72, 4 miles west of Three Rivers, Texas. Park habitat consists mainly of thick mesquite forest. The South Shore unit features a 75 surface acre man-made lake. Each unit entrance has a park headquarters. Wildlife sightings include turkey, whitetail deer, javelin, coyote, opossum, fox squirrel, armadillo, raccoon, alligators and skunks. Park entrance and camping fees apply.For more complete park information, read the Park Brochure, view the Park Video, and go to the Choke Canyon State Park Home Page. The South Shore Unit is located 3.5 miles west of Three Rivers, Texas, on SH 72. The Calliham Unit is located 12 miles west of Three Rivers on SH 72 (to Tilden).
 
James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 4,400 acre WMA is located on the Choke Canyon Reservoir. The WMA occupies five noncontiguous parcels adjacent to the lake. TPWD took over management of the property in 1981. The land is rough with habitat consisting of thorny scrub brush. Activities include hunting and nature study. Amenities include an interpretive nature trail, and a primitive campground used only for those hunting with Special Permits. The campground will open the evening prior to scheduled hunts. WMA access is limited. It is closed for Special Permit Hunts. Bring your own potable water. The WMA is located between Tilden and Three Rivers, Texas. For more complete WMA information, go to the James E. Daughtrey WMA Home Page. From Jourdanton go approximately 29 miles south on SH 16 to FM 3445 located 3 miles north of Tilden. Go east (left) on FM 3445 and drive 5.5 miles to the WMA entrance.
 
Learn to Camp at Texas Parks & Wildlife State Parks' Outdoor Family Camping Workshops:
Theseworkshops are family camping sessions designed to teach camping skills to those who do not know how to camp; everything is provided from tent to broom. Gear includes a coffee pot, dishes, cooking pots, a camp stove, a battery operated fan and lantern, air mattresses, and a tent. Basic skills taught include pitching a tent, making a campfire, cooking on a propane camp stove, geocaching and using a GPS. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking are available depending on the park and its facilities. After making reservations, families will be sent a packet of information which includes a grocery list. Those interested in this program may sign up for E-Mail Updates on Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903. Calendar