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“Away from it all...”

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
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Owner description: A 300-acre park with many fun outdoor activities.
Chappell Hill, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Away from it all...”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

A nice drive if you're coming from Houston (1 1/2 hrs), or from Austin (2 hrs). Plenty of space for sportsmen, or recreational boaters alike.

Visited May 2012
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Texas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Huge lake for kayak fishing”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Very reasonable rates for entry (Welch Park $2 - least expensive in the area) - wide variety of entry points

Visited May 2012
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Thank allergydoc
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Waco, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Grab the sunscreen and the floaties.”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Nice lake with areas for bbq. Shallow areas for the kids to splash around. Don't pay $20 per carload to get in. Go to the public area and pay $2 per person. They are no different and there is plenty of shade.

Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Cindy M
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Lago Vista, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“13 Mile Horse/Bike/Hike Trail”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

There are five small state parks around Lake Somerville, two of which are connected by the 13 Somerville Trailway which is a great mountain bike ride. It is currently flooded, but normally a great trail with some great views.

Visited April 2012
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Finally the water level is back up to normal!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Camped at the Nails Creek unit during spring break and the winter and early spring rain has brought the lake back up to normal which is great for boaters and campers. We camped near the lake, the new bathrooms with showers were not open yet but should be now. We showered in the other camping area bathrooms.

I wish there was a dock or landing that was good for fishing from shore. There is a small area in one of the other campsites with a deck on a pond but not on the main lake.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Chris S
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