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Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park

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State Park

**Max bridge clearance (on FM 60, just before Danville) is 13'4" ** Four units make up Lake Somerville State Park. Birch Creek Unit is on the north side of the lake, while Nails Creek Unit is on the southwest side. The 13-mile Lake Somerville Trail-way connects the two units. Somerville Public…

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  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites

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15 Reviews

Evan V.
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2022

Great spot 1/2way between Austin and Houston

Great spot, all the txpw amenities, friendly as can be staff, clean restrooms, well maintained campsites and nature. 14+ miles of equestrian trails! GREAT birdwatching, several different species this time of year. Leaf cutter ants all over the trails! Active wildlife at night with coyote hunts…

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Trenton V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Hike in site

I’m reviewing the hike in site on the Lake Somerville trail way, entering at the Birch Creek Unit (northern side of the lake). It’s around a three mile hike to the campground area. The hike has a few nice views of the lake and a few nice fields here and there. Once you make it to the camping area,…

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  • Review photo of Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park by Trenton V., November 20, 2021
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Denise V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

Nice park with green space between sites

• Water

• 20/30 amp(had 50 amp outlet, but only 20& 30 breakers)

• Grill

• Fire Ring with adjustable height grate

• Picnic Table

• Site Pad: asphalt. Site was just long enough for my 24' camper and my truck and not much room between.

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• Near the water with a trail to get…

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  • Review photo of Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park by Denise V., November 10, 2021
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Location

Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park is located in Texas

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Directions

To Birch Creek Unit From Houston, take Highway 290 West to Brenham. Take SH 36 North through Somerville to Lyons. Turn left on Highway 60. Travel approximately eight miles. Turn left on Park Road 57. Park is four miles down Park Road 57. From Austin (north), take Highway 290 East to Highway 21. Left on 21 approximately 30 miles. Right on FM 60, 11 miles to Park Rd. 57. 4 miles on Park Road 57 to Park entrance. Note: The bridge on FM 60, just before Deanville, has a max. clearance of 13’ 4”. From Austin (south), take Highway 71 East to Bastrop. Highway 21 East approximately 45 miles. Right on FM 60, 11 miles to Park Road. 57. 4 miles on Park Road 57 to park entrance. Note: The bridge on FM 60, just before Deanville, has a max. clearance of 13’ 4”.

Address

14222 Park Road 57
Somerville, TX 77879

Coordinates

30.30900068 N
96.6350004 W

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