Cibolo Creek flows along the north and east boundaries of the park. This area at the bend in the creek was referred to as “crescent bend” by early settlers. The name Crescent Bend Nature Park was given to the park to honor these early settlers of Schertz.
Facts about the Creek
The creek’s source begins in the Hill Country north of Boerne at Turkey Knob. It flows southeast towards the Gulf of Mexico for approximately 96 miles. The creek ends in Karnes County where it joins the San Antonio River to continue its journey to the gulf. Cibolo Creek creates the eastern boundary of Bexar County.
Habitat & Wildlife
Cibolo Creek provides an aquatic environment and a riparian zone along its banks for the park. Flooding at the creek is constantly changing this habitat. Some of the fish found in the creek are various bass, sunfish, gar, carp, and catfish. (Link to Cibolo Creek Fish photo gallery)
The creek is a valuable water source supporting the wildlife found in and near the park. This is a short list of the wildlife that may be seen at the creek.
White-tailed Deer, Bobcats, Coyotes, Raccoons, Opossums, Cottontail Rabbits, Muskrats
Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Green Herons, Yellow-crowned night Herons, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Wood Ducks, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, American Wigeons, Blue-winged Teals, American Coots, Pied-billed Grebes, Spotted Sandpipers, Wilson’s Snipes, Killdeers
Diamondback Water Snakes, Cottonmouths, Rat Snakes
Texas River Cooters, Soft-shelled Turtles, Red-eared Sliders