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Escondido Creek / Dick Kleburg Park in Texas

Trip Overview

As there isn't a boat ramp (yet), launching & landing are problematic hence the difficulty rating.

The Escondido Creek which flows through the park boasts muddy shores, a fishing pier, and a dam. As the muddy shores aren't launch friendly, I launch off the dam which isn't all that bad. Only problem is the path to the dam is no better then a game trail over some very rough overgrown terrain.

Dragging my roughly 50lbs kayak to the dam is asking a bit much of me (200lbs, female 30). I think it is worth it though since I'm this lake's only boater and I get to experience what no one else does. The lake is so much more alive from the water then it is from the shore.

Accommodations:

The park hosts a wide variety of activities and facilities for all ages of recreation enthusiasts. The park is home to two baseball fields, 3 little league baseball fields, 2 softball fields in addition to one -three field multi purpose softball complex and one - three field adult softball complex and we have hosted the Girls PONY regionals and state semi final tournaments in these fields.

In addition to top rated fields the park enjoys Escondido Creek running through the south side and it lays a beautiful landscape for our walking/ jogging trail, a fishing pier, and is home to some of the best birding in South Texas.

Other facilities include a swimming pool, sand volleyball court, basketball court, tennis courts, soccer fields, outdoor lighted rodeo arena, several playground areas, many picnic facilities, a recreation building, a bar-b-que hut and the J.K. Northway Exposition Center.

Fees:

free, no permits needed

Directions:

Highway 77 @ Escondido Road

Kingsville, Texas 78363

If driving in from out of town on 77, I suggest turning off on general cavazos and taking a left onto 14th(aka Brahma blvd which is the first stop lights you will see) and following the in town 14th directions below.

If driving in from Kingsville you can follow 14th or 6th south.

If from 14th, the road will eventually curve to the left towards highway 77, go physically straight instead of curving left. there will be a dip and then a super sharp curve to the right. that is Escondido road, park will be on the left.

If coming south down 6th street, just turn off onto Escondido Road. There will be a dip in the road, then it will be were houses end and before a large field begins on the left side of the road. If you've gone over a bridge, you went too far.

Contact:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Drawer 512

Kingsville, Texas 78364

Phone Number: (361) 595-8591
Office Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

website: www.klebergpark.org/

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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