General Information, History of the Marina

General Information

Joe's Place, a member of the The Marina Association of Texas is a hill country, lake-front, gated facility hosting dry storage, water slips, moorings, 2 cement boat ramps, fishing, picnic and camp grounds, full hookup RV park, cabin rental, beach, swimming, party rental facility, and boat rentals. Park hours are 8:00 a.m. to dark Wednesday through Sunday with the exception of Friday and Saturday dock fishing until 10:00 p.m. Managers live on-site and are available in case of emergency. The park is closed Monday and Tuesday unless a holiday or pre-arranged special event. We reserve the right to close on extreme weather days for your safety. Our standard entry fee is $5 per person (no charge for children 7 and under), and our vehicle parking fee is $3. These fees do not apply to tenants, pass holders and boat launches. Pets are only permitted with the long-term RV contracts.


We are located 1.6 miles west of Highway 1283 on County Road 271, between Red Cove Marina and The Oasis Bar & Grill.

History of the Marina

Joe Granieri was the original owner and founder of Joe's Wharf, a fishing camp, in 1916. Medina Lake saw many changes in the early days, from a fish hatchery near the dam, to stocking of rainbow trout, to a toll road from Culebra Road to the lower end of the lake, later becoming a Texas Highway Department project to become the road it is today. Joe's Wharf was run by Joe Granieri and his family from 1916 until 1978. In 1979, Lackland AFB leased the facility as a military recreation area for troops and their families to enjoy picnics, camping, fishing and boating at a reasonable cost, easy access, and a safe location. Many improvements were made to the facility under Lackland's management, including the Meeco Marina, the bait house, grooming of the grounds, and the addition of the RV area. The military leased the property until 1994. From 1995 to 2000, the property was privately leased and called The Marina on Lake Medina. In 2001, one of Joe's daughters and her family re-established the business, calling it Joe's Place Marina and Resort, in honor of her father who passed away in 1980. Today the facility continues under family operation with on-site managers caring for the facility, tenants and customers. Each season has seen continued improvements to make the facility a family-friendly, well-groomed, safe, convenient location for families and organizations to enjoy Medina Lake.

Sunset At Joe's Marina