Somerville, Texas

Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit

Somerville, Texas



Somerville, Texas
Phone: (979) 535-7763

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $16 9/2011

Latitude: 30.309244955505
Longitude: -96.6352272033691

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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10 Reviews

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jpatt

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Similar to previous reviews, very pleasant, quiet, relatively well maintained, well laid out park. Very helpful park personnel, good room between spaces with privacy further provided by thick underbrush. Our space was paved, but narrow and short, barely room for our 27’ trailer and tow vehicle; also paving was in poor condition. Our space was level left to right, but slanted down front to back. Lots of shade in Post Oak loop (had to trim to keep wind from scraping limbs against RV at night), but not much shade in group trailer loop. Lake was very low during our visit and so hike to lake was long. Looks like good canoeing and kayaking up Yegua creek when water higher (canoes and kayaks rented in park). Over the air TV provided one local station. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Fifth Wheel.

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BBBT

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice SP with several different trailer sections. Sites are not paved and most are not very deep. We have a 40' FW. Lake access is short walk from many spaces. We stayed in spot #4 with distant view of lake and only 30A service. Watch for trees overhanging roads. Many deer and fawns. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Fifth Wheel.

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hea4us

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly treed sites; some equestrian sites available. Nice hiking/biking trails and well maintained restrooms. Fee does not include the daily use fee, which is waived with a state parks pass. We would return here. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Fifth Wheel.

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happybooker1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice clean Texas State Park. Most sites are large and are well-separated from your neighbor. Some lakefront sites. Lots of wildlife: we saw deer, armadillos, squirrels, rabbits, and 'coons. Oh, and hundreds of birds. We like this park because it's close, wooded and quiet. Take all the food/drinks you need because the nearest 'real' store is about 30 minutes away! Free Wi-Fi is available at the front Ranger Station. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Motorhome.

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happybooker1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice treed and shady site: some on the lake. The site we were (#28) was not level, thank goodness for Lynx blocks! Sites are separated from each other by vegetation. Located about 40 minutes from Bryan College Station on country roads. Friendly, helpful staff: even offered to have a Ranger come back my trailer in for me! We will be back again! We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Travel Trailer.

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Mike E

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly rate does not reflect $3 per person per day usage fee (BUY A TX PARKS PASS!) We stayed in the Post Oak Camping Area(#45). Heavily forested, clean park with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Asphalt roads and sites. W/E on the side near the rear, sites are not uniform length/width and vary in their degree of being level - we had to raise the driver side of our 28' fifth wheel by 2" and lower the front end quite a bit to make it level. Other sites looked more level but we liked the view so stayed where we were. Most sites have lots of space and trees/shrubs between them so there is privacy from your neighbors. The only negative about the park - the shower house is older and NOT heated. Negatives which the park has no control over - the nearest town (Somerville) with a large grocery store/propane/fuel is about 15 miles away so come stocked with provisions, closest wi-fi hotspot is the library in Caldwell (about 25 miles away), over the air HDTV is weak with 5 stations, Alltel cell reception is 1 bar and very weak - lots of dropped calls. Positives - wireless is very good, the shower house has plenty of hot water, the dump stations are designed well and easy to access, there is a small convenience store/bar & grill just outside the park entrance, there are numerous maintained trails within the Birch Creek Unit as well as a 13 mile (1-way) bike/hike/equestrian trail that connects the Birch Creek and Nails Creek Units, LOTS of birds/wildlife and the park is p-e-a-c-e-f-u-l. This park has become one of our favorites and I definitely recommend it as a place to get away from it all. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Motorhome.

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terry19ln

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are very nice and secluded, and shady. Only possible negative was that the park is a long drive to any attractions. Ranger drives around regularly checking on campers. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Travel Trailer.

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tumbleweeds

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in the Yaupon Camping area. This area has 30 spacious campsites for RVs or tents. A few of the sites have full views of the lake. Our spacious site, #18, had plenty of room for a big rig and a couple of cars; however, it did not have a fire ring. It also had a covered patio area located several feet away from the back of our rig. We paid a $3.00 fee for using the central reservation system on the web. If you call the park directly within 48 hours of arrival, they will book the reservation for you. Otherwise, you’ll have to call the central reservation system or book your reservation on the web. We did not have a site-specific reservation. Upon arrival, we were assigned site #9, a 50 amp site. After checking out the site, we decided to move to site #18, which is a 30-amp site. During our visit, the weekend was completely booked. It was not crowded during the week. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Motorhome.

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Ramtex

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very large (over 2,000 acres) and consists of several units and a trailway connecting the two units. The birch creek unit has overnight camping for rvs and tent camping while the Nails Creek unit is a day use only facility. All rv sites have water and electricity and the majority of the rv sites are well shaded and spaced. There are no pull thru sites and none have sewer hookups, although dump stations are conveniently located on each camping loop. The roads are all asphalt and in good condition, although a little tree trimming on some of the roads would be helpful. Some of the campsites have views of Lake Somerville and a few (less than 15) are located where boats could be pulled up on shore within several hundred yards of the campsite. About 15% of the sites have been updated to include new asphalt pads and concrete walks, fire rings, etc. All sites have asphalt pads, fire rings and picnic tables; however, not all picnic tables have covers. In general, this park is good for relaxing, hiking and fishing and is generally very quite except on holiday weekends when it is usually full. We have been to this park a number of times and will definitely go back. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bearnkat

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2005 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Birch Creek Unit is an excellent Texas State Park outside of Somerville, Texas. Some of the sites are shallow, but most are very well shaded and private. Be sure you tour the Blue Bell ice cream plant in Brenham. We camped at Lake Somerville State Park Birch Creek Unit in a Travel Trailer.

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