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Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit

14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
+1 409-535-7763
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Nearly all of park is CLOSED

We made reservations to stay 2 nights, but are very disappointed to find that the park is 75... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
George R
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Got off I10 to have picnic lunch at the lake on our journey from Mazatlan Mexico to NJ via Memphis... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Jersey shore
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14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713
+1 409-535-7763
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 December 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
Reviewed 23 July 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!!

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 27 June 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...More

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 4 June 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.

3  Thank Dnoski
Reviewed 18 May 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...More

Thank crazyAustin
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Olga D
1. Can I swim in a lake (Birch Creek unit)? 2. What is the main difference between Birch Creek and Nails Creek units? Which one you recommend and why? TY!
12 March 2017|
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Many of theach parks in the area are closed due to the recent flooding. Are yall open?
2 July 2016|
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What are the size/length of the water/electric sites? I have a 40' motor home and pull my suburban behind and want to make sure we will fit.
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