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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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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
Richard J
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Small small town with lots of lake fun. Beautiful drive and lake. Peaceful, tranquil. Fishing! boating! Camping! What more do you want?!

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Somerville
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Normally this is an excellent facility but due to flooding of the lake, the park is closed. The facility lost hundreds of trees, restrooms, docks and other damage. They are trying to get things back in order but it will still be months until all repairs are made.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Thank Stacy R
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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259 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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