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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 Geology by the Emergency Spillway.

I spent the morning walking the section just downstream from the emergency spillway of Lake Somerville with a group of college science professors. It was great to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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Houston, Texas, United States
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My Mom and my step monster would always go there and I went to spread her ashes there and to visit where I let the ashes go!!

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I spent the morning walking the section just downstream from the emergency spillway of Lake Somerville with a group of college science professors. It was great to see the transition from terrestrial to marine sediments and back to terrestrial as we walked up the section from the flood plain floor to the top of the section close to the parking... More 

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Somerville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great park and facilities. However currently underwater from all the rain and flooding in Texas. (may/jun 2015) Check their website to see when reopening.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
Phone Number: 409-535-7763
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Somerville

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