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Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Mathis, Texas


23194 Park Road 25
Mathis, Texas 78368
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Sites: 137
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 28.06341
Longitude: -97.87637

Elevation: 116' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects having a TX State Parks Pass to waive the daily access fee. Nice older state park. The Javelina loop is full hookup, 30/50 amp. The sites are all pull through although some could be a little tight for larger rigs. The concrete slabs are fairly level but short, about 25 feet but extended on each end with entry/exit asphalt so leveling can still be accomplished without issues. Power was steady as was water pressure. Sewer hookups are a little high so some sort of hose elevation system helps. Covered picnic table was a nice touch although not all sites are covered. All sites do have a concrete slab for the table. Fire ring/grill combination. OTA TV picked up numerous stations. Verizon signal was adequate for Internet access. Also have electric/water sites and water only sites each costing less accordingly. Lake has fishing piers and non motorized craft rentals. Several hiking trails, one leading to a bird blind. Old CCC building was interesting to see. A couple negatives: first, the abundance of ants of all sizes. They try to climb up your water and electrical lines to gain access to your rig. We sprayed for them and did not have any invaders. Also the restroom/showers could use a good cleaning. Lots of accumulated dust on the light fixtures, dirty floors and crickets and spiders. Lights are photo sensitive and I had trouble getting to recognize my presence after dark, making it a very dark experience. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good grocery shopping at HEB in Mathis and Corpus Christi is about an hour south for other needs.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really nice state park. The rangers were super nice and helpful, and even brought me doggy poop bags from their own home when I forgot to bring ours. All the sites were pull-thrus in the section where we stayed, and it was just a short walk to the lake. Only two reasons kept me from rating the park a 10. The slabs on the sites are quite small, so my 38' motorhome just straddled the slab. While the site was large and had a nice covered picnic table, the area was muddy and there were lots of ant mounds. Overall, I really recommend this park, but next time we'll come when it's cooler, and bring our straw mats to minimize the mud tracking. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

.A lovely park with good pull-thru sites with FHU. We stayed in our motorhome in No.45 with a view of the lake which has a good fishing pier. This park is frequented a lot on a daily basis but it never felt crowded. We had a covered patio with picnic table but as it was very hot, we did not use it much. We did not use the amenities. It was a nicely shaded site with tar drive and a small concrete slab - sufficient for our 35ft motorhome and tow car. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely park to RV camp in. Full hook ups or electric / water for a few dollars less. All sites are pull through and that probably is a plus for some people. The restrooms are small and that could be a problem on the weekends as the park is heavy used by day visitors and tent campers then. They have a nice fishing pier and non motorized water craft rentals. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice country setting with a small town nearby for grocery shopping, not much more. But only about an hour north of Corpus Christi and there is a lot to do there.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We hadn't been to this park for many years. All the RV sites are pull through, but some are cramped just because it's an old park. All the RV sites have level cement pads and the electrical hookups seem to be recently redone. The picnic tables are covered look to be fairly new as well. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Opossum Loop site 3
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You should be weary of some sites if you have a big rig due to the trees.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 3 weeks. The "c" style parking was very private as typically only your neighbors were visible. The first night we were given a spot that was very tight for the size of our rig (39'). We went back to the park ranger the next morning after someone had pulled out and they were extremely helpful in helping us move to a spot with a lot more room. We would definitely stay here again as the campground was quiet and clean. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Javelina 39
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Catfish Cove Campground. It is water only and primarily for small motorhomes and tents. It has large sites with covered picnic tables, some shade trees and right on the water. We found 2 short hiking trails, one with a bird viewing area. One large aluminum fishing pier and also a smaller wooden fishing pier. We camped here in 21' Roadtrek. We will definitely come back here. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Catfish Cove -no 65
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Short Hiking trails, Fishing, Bird Watching.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Campsites in Opossun Bend loop are "eye brow", maintained and clean, 30A power was stable and water adequate, WIFI was available but weak, the nearby fishing pier produces crappies near the wooden poles using minnows or jigs, catfish hit stink bait off the T. There are hourly web based paddle board and kayak rentals available. Verizon jetpack was strong, antenna TV depended upon site # and obstructions. Use footwear - goatheads abound, bikes should have flat-proof tires for trails. The shower/toilet facilities are typical spartan state park, the Catfish Cove loop was the nicest facility and worth the walk/drive. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Opossun Bend
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Best places to eat in Mathis were Vans on Magnolia St and the national fast food establishments. Alice and Calallen (30 minutes) have better eating establishments and more fast food. Sheriff and SP occasionally positioned by the park entrance. Mathis PD sometimes runs radar at Hoffs Food Stop on 1068 (S Aransas St).

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This park has been heavily used and it shows it! Having made reservations 11 weeks prior, arrived at 315pm on a February Friday to find only 3 FHU sites available in Javelina Loop where it is pull-thru and the only FHU sites in the park. Most sites occupied by out-of-staters. Ranger had us select site upon arriving at entrance gate, sight unseen, but did give us flexibility to alter our selection upon viewing the available sites and calling back to the ranger station with the new site number and then returning to update registration documents prior to 8pm and we did just that! Pull-thru site with limited space from concrete pad to edge of woods, which barely allowed space to deploy our awning. Rigs with slide outs would definitely be cramped in this site. Concrete pad provided level parking spot for TT without any leveling assistance required, but erosion and wear exposed the concrete edge as a trip hazard. Aluminum picnic table was on its own concrete pad and in the open. Metal fire ring nearly full of ash and cigarette butts. No lantern hook. Woods behind site heavily littered with plastic beverage containers and boxes. Site utilities pole was in good condition. Sewer connection was a bit "uphill". Park entrance gate closed 10pm to 7am, but a access code was provided at check-in. VERY QUIET campsite, except for the occasional coyotes howling. Unfortunately, many campers displayed large flood lights from dusk to dawn, destroying the dark sky experience of the campground. Restroom/showers were clean but just worn out and desperately needing renovation. Nice bird observation area. About a 1 mile hiking trail from Javelina Loop to the Old Park Pavilion built by the CCC in the 1930s. Very nice floating aluminum dock within walking distance from Javelina Loop along with a fish cleaning pavilion. Was able to get 2 bars of AT&T cell service and successfully live streamed DIRECT TV. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Javelina 33
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Corpus Christi 30 minute drive and Port Aransas just about an hour drive. Buy the Texas State Park Pass and save the Day User Fee! HEB and CVS in the town of Mathis. No Walmart.

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Review Count: 158
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This review is for Javelina Campground; full hookup loop, with "c"-shaped roadside pull-thru sites. This is a clean, well-maintained State park. Interior roads and sites are paved (chip seal). Most sites have covered picnic table on a concrete slab. Sites are roomy, mostly level, with trees and grass. There is very good lake access, with a large fishing pier, and grass mowed down to the lake. The only negative I found was the old, very out-dated showers & restrooms. They badly need more, new restroom/shower facilities. Otherwise, this is a great park, and we would stay here again. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is for FHUs but doesn't include $10. park entry fee. Our first stay here was 2 years ago & we were here for the second time for an overnight on our way to South Padre Island from Austin. Crowded park but plenty of room for 35' Coach & tow without unhooking. Was able to get satellite by pulling to very front of site even tho some trees on site. #36 is in the Javelina Loop & has semi-circle pull-thrus. Our site had a covered picnic table on concrete area. Very pretty park with lake and picnic tables all along it. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Javelina 36
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park with full hookups! Great Fishing Pier! We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Javelina Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Price is $20 for E/W plus $5 per night without TX state park pass. The only thing that brought the overall score down was the state of the restrooms. I am usually not too picky, figuring that maybe the next day or the next week someone will do a better job cleaning. In this case, though, they were absolutely awful. Filthy. Moldy. Cold. Automatic lights that would go out while you were in there. Okay, enough with the bad. Other than the restrooms, this is a gorgeous park on a beautiful lake. Nice fishing dock. Great walking through the park and a couple of trails. One loop is E/W (Opossum Bend) and the other is full H/U (Javelina). Both of the RV loops contain all pull-through sites, but be sure to ask when you check in which direction you should approach your site so that the utilities are on the correct side. There are also separate sections for tents (no hookups) and cabins. Roads are paved. Sites are mix of gravel/pavement. Campground loops are only wide enough for one-way traffic. The full H/U section seems to have larger sites that might be more easy to level on, but the E/W section isn't too bad. Mix of sun/shade, but larger and taller rigs should be careful of low hanging tree branches over many of the sites. Good Verizon and over-the-air TV signals. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There is a beautiful CCC-built pavilion built on the overlook just past the cabins. Worth the walk.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A lot to like about this park but a few problems as well. Nice area on lake for fishing and the largest, nicest pier I have seen. Day use shelters plentiful and nice. The bathrooms typical for a Texas state park. While I did not use the shower I did look into them. Shower stalls in need of a complete makeover. The real problems come in the Javelina THU loop. The concrete pads are narrow and short. Where the concrete stops many have a large drop off. The sewer connections are elevated posing drainage problems. We will return in all probability but improvements would be welcome. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Originally we had planned on bringing a sailboat so we could enjoy the lake. Without any water craft or fishing poles there really isn't anything to do here. If you have little ones there isn't a playground. You can swim but there isn't a designated swim area. Many folks had motorboats, kayaks and jet skis. Others were fishing. Probably will not return due to having nothing to do. The park is fine as long as you bring some water type activity to do. We camped at Lake Corpus Christi State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
33 Javelina loop
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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