This recreation area is part of Somerville Lake
Had a great night camping at Lake Somerville SP-Nails Creek. It was really quite with only 2 other sites occupied. Lots of coyotes and owls calling throughout the night. The site was not too far from the bathroom and had great privacy. Didn’t use the horse corral, but each site has 1-2.
Tested out our klymit static v2 sleeping pads and LOVED them. It was a bit cold as hadn’t thought to bring an extra blanket and slept without the rain fly—but not too bad.
Tried the Backpackers Pantry Pad Thai and Mountain Home Biscuits and Gravy and all were terrific.
This park is spread out to 3 sites along the lake and this campground is at the middle sized one. It is a bit of a drive to get to the largest area. It’s a very pretty lush forested area with a lot to do on the water and trails.
Yay: campgrounds are wooded, large, and rather private. None of them have an amazing view, but they are all a short walk to the water’s edge.
Nay: It can flood.
Surprise: Great wildlife on the trails with lots of educational displays and programs. Famous for birding. If you have a horse, bring it!
The campsites are not very large, but it's ok because the sites are separated from each other which is nice. Some sites even have corrals for horses! The best part is the proximity to the lake. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent for a really low price. Bathrooms and showers have good access from the sites and are kept clean. Overall, one of the best state parks we've stayed at in Texas!
Great spot to visit in the Spring! Wildflowers are plentiful and the trails offer miles of exploration; great for trail running as well. Hang a hammock down by the lake and enjoy the fresh air!