We stand ready to help any customer in need. Our People First philosophy led us to suspend disconnects while our community bands together during this challenging time. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we urge you to contact us for help. Call us at 210-353-2222 or online at cpsenergy.com/assistance.

On June 19, 2020, in accordance with Bexar County Executive Order NW-10, CPS Energy implemented a COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy to reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19 in our workplace. Face covering is required. Our modified customer service center hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. If you have tested positive or a family member has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please use our online tools or call 210-353-2222 for assistance. Please do not visit our customer service center if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Cooling Lakes and Parks

Braunig and Calaveras Parks are open 6:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.

  • Face coverings or masks are required
  • Customers should follow social distancing guidelines 
  • No camping: customers limited to day use only
  • No more than four individuals per boat
  • Discontinued future reservations for pavilion, picnic areas, and RVs
  • Park capacity is limited to 1,500 per park
  • Playground area is closed
  • Store is closed
  • Braunig Lake:  210-632-4128 or BraunigLake_Mgr@equitylifestyle.com
  • Calaveras Lake:  210-635-8359 or  CalaverasLake_Mgr@equitylifestyle.com

From generation to cool recreation

For nearly four decades, San Antonio area visitors and residents have enjoyed the natural beauty of our two cooling lakes, Calaveras and Braunig.  We invite you to join the more than 250,000 visitors each year who fish and boat on the lakes. Or picnic and camp in the lakeside parks.

Braunig and Calaveras Lakes, located in southeast Bexar County, were built in the late 1960s to provide cooling water for equipment at nearby power plants. Following a record drought in San Antonio in the late 1950s and desires to conserve Edwards Aquifer water for drinking purposes, CPS Energy turned to treated wastewater from the San Antonio River to fill the two reservoirs. We were one of the first utilities in the nation to use treated sewage effluent for power plant cooling. Today, the idea continues to pay dividends. By using recycled wastewater in the lakes rather than fresh water, more than 40,000 acre feet of drinking water from the Edwards Aquifer are conserved each year.

Thousand Trails Management Services, Inc. (TTMSI) manages the operation of the parks. For more information on the parks, contact TTMSI:

  Braunig and Calaveras Lake Parks are located southeast of San Antonio:

  • Braunig Lake Park - 17500 Donop Road, Elmendorf, Texas
  • Calaveras Lake Park - 12991 Bernhardt Road