A couple months ago a group of us went out to Chalk Bluff Park, or officially “Park Chalk Bluff”, to spearfish, drink, swim, etc. we did it all. Chalk Bluff is located near Uvalde, Texas an hour or two West of San Antonio. It’s a hidden gem where most of these dudes go every year, even since they were kids. We finally had a chance to all head out on the same weekend so we decided to film the trip. Tilapia is an invasive species in the river that runs through Chalk Bluff so it’s legal to spearfish this particular species but the park doesn’t publicly allow it. The fall is a great time to go, there weren’t too many other campers or daytrippers.
We rented a cabin to house our equipment, food, and other miscellaneous items but some of us slept outside in hammocks and tents. The river I mentioned earlier is actually the Nueces, a southern Texas river that is known for its mineral rich soils and deer-hunting along the banks. The park is owned by a family and has a store onsite with all kinds of supplies. There are a few friendly goats that check out the campers and play with any dogs roaming the area. The water is relatively warm but probably only during a specific window during the year. Here is the address to Chalk Bluff Park off Highway 55:
1108 Chalk Bluff Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
Below is the video we made from our Chalk Bluff Spearfishing trip. WARNING: there are some super-dead fish.
And I leave you with more photos from our trip. This took place in the fall of 2015. – JWB