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Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit

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Nice Drive

Good roads and a very pretty drive make is State Park worth the trip. The camping areas need a... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Nell L
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 30 March 2018
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A 300-acre park with many fun outdoor activities.
14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
+1 409-535-7763
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Good roads and a very pretty drive make is State Park worth the trip. The camping areas need a little work but we did not stay in any of the areas so we are not sure of the facilities. Overall a very pleasant trip

1  Thank Nell L
Reviewed 30 March 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

3  Thank OlgaD2607
Reviewed 28 August 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

1  Thank Eco_Travel_Explorer
Reviewed 29 June 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
Reviewed 13 June 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
Reviewed 1 May 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
Reviewed 8 April 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
Reviewed 26 February 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
Reviewed 9 September 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
Reviewed 30 January 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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22 October 2018|
Response from Nell L | Reviewed this property |
There was a large RV facility with about 10 full size RVs parked and functioning. I can only assume that there was full hook-ups
4 May 2018|
Response from Debra R |
Park Road 57
15 January 2016|
Response from Carl C | Reviewed this property |
Yes your unit will fit in sites designated for larger mobile homes. BUT right now the park is closed due to a flood last year. The park is rebuilding sites, sanitation, docks, piers and trails. Do not know when it will... More