|The beach along Somerville Lake.|
|The Tank nestled under the trees at Site 30--lake in the background.|
Hookups: 20, 30, 50 amp, water
Fire ring: yes
Water Access: yes
Dump station: yes
Level sites: most are, the ones near the lake slope towards the water
Verizon reception: 3g, 3 bars
Millenicom reception: 3 out of 4 bars
Cost: $15 per night
I originally had only intended to stay two nights at the park but after setting up camp and seeing what a prime site I was in I jumped on Wally the Mountain Bike and pedaled the mile and a half back to the ranger station and signed up for two additional days.
|The trail to the lake from Site 30.|
There are over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails within Lake Somerville, many paralleling the lake with the added Spring bonus of beautiful flowers.
|The Lake Trail parallels the beach for much of it's length.|
|It wasn't named Bluebonnet Trail but it could have been.|
Here's a closer view.
Did someone ask what the sunrise over Somerville Lake looked like?
|Sometimes being an early riser has it's rewards!|
After close to a year on the road I've stayed at a good portion of the Texas State Park system and I'll put Lake Somerville State Park right up there with the best, particularly if you're interested in water activities like boating, fishing or just zoning out on the beach. It fills up pretty quickly but if you can, request either Site 30 like I had or it's adjacent Site 29 which has a similar lake access, you'll love it!
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