Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway

Rte 1 Box 499
14222 Park Rd 57
Summerville TX, 77879-9713

Beautiful Somerville Lake consist of over 8,700 acres and with three main sections: Nails Creek, Birch Creek and Somerville Wildlife Management Area, which is a public hunting area. Spring Wildflowers enhance a 13 mile trail that connects the Nails Creek and Birch Creek area; which both have beautiful campgrounds. The campgrounds in both areas offer spacious sites with dense trees providing exceptional privacy. At both Nails Creek and Birch Creek you will also find paved back in parking with grassy areas.

Birch Creek is quite popular with the younger, college age crowd while the Nails Creek are is very popular with families and couples. Nails Creek campground provides beautiful lake front sites while at Birch Creek the best sites are at the Cedar Elm camping area, which offer no hookups.

Everyday Information

  • Operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Open year round except for certain hunting date: please call the park for specific dates
  • Site assignments by reservation must be made at least 48 hrs in advance. There is a deposit required which is the equivalent of one nights fee, to hold reservation. There are fees for canceling reservations, the earlier the better. For reservations call 512-389-8900


  • 100 RV only sites
  • 55 Tent only sites
  • Each site provides picnic table, fire ring, lantern post and tent pad
  • Dump station available
  • Restrooms and showers
  • no playgrounds are available
  • Swimming is available
Birch Creek Unit

  • Equestrian camping
  • Group picnic
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Fish cleaning shelter
  • Boat ramps and boat dock
  • Volleyball
  • Gift shop

Nails Creek Unit

  • Group picnic
  • Equestrian camping
  • Fish cleaning shelter


  • Picnicking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Volleyball
  • Group tours are available


  • On leash only, attended, not in buildings
  • Fires in fire rings only
  • Alcoholic beverages prohibited

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