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Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit

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Address: 14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
Phone Number: 409-535-7763
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Description: A 300-acre park with many fun outdoor activities.

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Great Picnic Spot!

This park has a little something for everyone: camping sites, boat ramp, volleyball nets, horseshoe sets for rent, fishing from the shore, covered picnic tables and grills, large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Stacy R
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Houston, TX
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I only stayed the day but the group I was with were camping as well. They have a climate controlled building with restrooms and everything is well maintained. The lake is nice to look at or fish in but is the typical east Texas muddy look.

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Houston, TX
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This park has a little something for everyone: camping sites, boat ramp, volleyball nets, horseshoe sets for rent, fishing from the shore, covered picnic tables and grills, large "party pavilions" and restroom facilities (yeah!). There's also some easy walking trails, though on this trip some were under water due to high lake levels. There is a great spot in the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

there were alot of people at the park. went there to pick up some geocaches for the state park geocaching challenge. the staff were super-friendly and helpful...even with a few gripy patrons.

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Austin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Love this State Park. Beautiful lake. Fun kayaking. Nice facilities. Friendly & helpful staff. Stores for bare necessities close by.

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Houston
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I like this park a lot. Lots of pretty scenery, good hiking trails and facilities, and plenty of room. Gets a bit crowded during the summer but still enough room to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

my son with with friends to the Primitive side camping. They loved it.. Did alot of backpacking and hiking and very peaceful there.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a site right on the lake which was beautiful. The park was very quiet the first week of December. However, there is not that much to do in the park. Some hiking trails around the lake. The ecosystem was much different than other Texas state parks, although was interesting and a learning experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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