Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates two State Parks units (Nails Creek Unit and Birch Creek Unit) at Somerville Lake with overnight camping facilities.
The State Parks offer a multitude of recreational opportunities such as camping, picnicking, boating, fishing; hiking and biking, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, backpacking, and equestrian use (visitors must bring their own horses). More than 20 miles of trail are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians affording visitors the opportunity to exercise and enjoy the beauty of the parks. Water lovers can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and skiing on Lake Somerville.
Birch Creek Unit Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; 3 group picnic pavilions; primitive campsites; walk-in tent sites; campsites with water and electricity; equestrian campsites; a group trailer area with water and electricity sites adjacent to the group dining hall (dining hall may be rented separately for day-use); a fishing Jetty; a fish cleaning shelter; a family fishing pond; trailer dump stations; a convenience store adjacent to the park entrance; a sand and a grass volleyball court; basketball; horseshoes; two double-lane boat ramps; a boat dock; and multi-use trails. Total trail mileage (including the Trailway) is 19 miles with 13 for backpacking and equestrian use and the entire 19 for day hiking, mountain biking, birding, and nature study. Ground fires are prohibited along the trail and in primitive camping areas. Be sure to visit the Texas State Park Store.
Nails Creek Unit - Note: Nails Creek Unit is closed for camping and will be available for day use only.
Facilities include restrooms; group picnic pavilions; kids fishing pond; fish cleaning shelters; two grass volleyball courts; a double-lane boat ramp; and multi-use trails. Total trail mileage (including the Trailway) is 16 miles with 13 for backpacking and equestrian use and the entire 16 for day hiking, mountain biking, birding, and nature study.
Address: From Somerville, 1 mi W of TX 36
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