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Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit

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14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
+1 409-535-7763
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Spacious sites. Ok bathrooms. Family fishing pond (catfish).

Sites are spacious and you cannot see your neighbors. Bathrooms need some renovations. 3 toilets, 2... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Olga D
Most parts are closed

Only the boat ramp section is open. There is also only one trail open. Before visiting this park... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Eco_Travel_Explorer
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A 300-acre park with many fun outdoor activities.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“mile trail” (2 reviews)
“catfish” (2 reviews)
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14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
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+1 409-535-7763
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"catfish"
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"view of the lake"
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"nice lake"
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"birch creek"
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"camping"
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"sites"
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"flooding"
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"wildlife"
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"stalls"
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"snakes"
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"bike"
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Sites are spacious and you cannot see your neighbors. Bathrooms need some renovations. 3 toilets, 2 shower stalls, 1 sink. Hot water was not hot at all. Lake has good access to the water, ok for kids to swim. I saw people bring their dogs,...More

2  Thank Olga D
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Only the boat ramp section is open. There is also only one trail open. Before visiting this park, make sure to call the phone to check which parts of the park are open. Currently, the park is not suitable even for a picnic. There are...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

I visited Birch Creek Unit at Lake Somerville for the first time yesterday after finding disappointment over at the Nails Creek Unit earlier in the day. What I found was a friendly office with a couple of people who knew their way around the area....More

1  Thank Mike C
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

We held our first family reunion at Lake Somerville. We had reserved the pavilion and was very pleased to see picnic tables provided with plenty of seating. We did take tables for food, games, etc... The bathrooms were clean and fairly close. Our view looked...More

Thank PrissyKim
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

We made reservations to stay 2 nights, but are very disappointed to find that the park is 75% closed. According to a park ranger, there was a flood one year ago, and the roads are too dangerous one year later. We are not able to...More

1  Thank George R
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Got off I10 to have picnic lunch at the lake on our journey from Mazatlan Mexico to NJ via Memphis, TN. It was closed. Flooding in 2015 & 2016 according to apologetic Park lady. It sure would've been nice if someone marked the sign where...More

Thank Luvmazz
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

We were visiting the area of Round Top and Brenham and were told to drive up to Somerville State Park to get a view of the lake and walk around. It was a nice day and many were camping, cooking out and riding bikes around...More

Thank MartyParty4
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

It is a good place for the day until they get it all fixed back up after the rain made a mess of it.

Thank Patty K
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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?!

Thank survivor5804
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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...More

1  Thank Carl C
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