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Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit

14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Somerville
Type: State Parks
Description: A 300-acre park with many fun outdoor activities.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Grass was tall and needed mowing. They let the cane grow so much you can't see the lake on the east side. Was really disappointed in that. Would be a beautiful park if they took better care of the camping area grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I used to frequent this place when I used to live in College Station. I usually visited during the winter or springtime, but I would always find the scenic view very calming and relaxing. There's not much but it's plenty of room and private for campers. I usually see many people come out camping with their kids and go fishing.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went to the fishing Jetty one Sunday and the experience was not all that great. Not one bite for the whole day and there was 5 of us fishing. The bathrooms smelled of urine and no TP or hand soap there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed on a weekend in March and found the campsites to be nice. We were in the last section of sites and they were not wooded at all (site 113). We were right on the lake. Very windy. We also had bathrooms with warm showers within a 3 min walk. There were ants but the didn't get into our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We toughed out 30 degree nights, on 3 wooded campsites in trailers with electric hook ups (no sewer) with 12 people, ages 4 to 64! There were fun trails in between the sites that the kids could use w/out having to walk on a road! Lots of downed trees provided us with hours of entertainment with building a woodland shelter... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We spent our last weekend before school at Lake Somerville, Birch Creek State Park. We were surprised at how low the water level was near Nails Creek State Park, which is on the other side of the lake. There was good fishing. Campsites are very secluded, but need brush removal, clean up of BBQs, ant removal. The one improvement was... More

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Cypress, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Ants, ants, and ants. Oh, and did I mention the ants? Tent campsite with electric and water hook ups are overrun by carpenter ants. They do not bite, but are a nuisance! Other than that everything was great! Beautiful scenic view very close to the water, deer and wildlife everywhere, hot showers. My only issue was the ants. Plugged in... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Lake Somerville State park is a little more than an hour from Houston. It is a great place to go for a quick outdoor "fix." The camp sites were wooded enough that you felt like you had a little privacy and that you were actually in the outdoors. Campsites had both a nice fire pit, built-in grill and cement pad... More

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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

we stayed easter weekend 2013 and had a wonderful time. with 3 kids ages 7-12 it was very easy to throw trash, walk to bathroom, walk on trails, beach area was clean, deer were around, rangers were present and helped us rescue our trapped easter egg. highly recommend. store doesnt have too much in it, so make sure your stocked... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We took our RV and stayed at Birch Creek on May 10-12. It was hubby and I and two 21 yr olds. The 21 yr olds rode bikes and hiked. They enjoyed this place better than others we've gone to. We rented canoes (only $10 ea. canoe for 2 hrs) and hiked a varity of trails. Hubby went night fishing... More

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