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ROCKY CREEK (SOMERVILLE LAKE), TX

part ofSomerville Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: ROCKY CREEK (SOMERVILLE LAKE)
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Rocky Creek Park is located at Somerville Lake near Somerville, Texas. The lake offers various types of recreation such as camping, fishing, boating, swimming, nature trails and much more.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a peninsula on scenic Somerville Lake. Some large trees cover the grounds, offering limited shade. Pelicans and other waterfowl frequent the shoreline.

Recreation:

Somerville Lake offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Water sports, hiking and biking are popular activities.

The lake is great for crappie, catfish, white, hybrid-striped and largemouth bass fishing, with catches weighing up to 10 or more pounds.

Facilities:

Rocky Creek Campground offers 192 sites: 30 sites have 30-amp electrical hookups, 127 sites have 50-amp hookups and 35 tent sites have 30-amp hookups. Flush toilets and showers are provided, as are picnic tables and fire rings. Two boat ramps, a playground, group picnic shelter, and dump station are located on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Yegua Creek Park is nearby, offering additional access to Somerville Lake and all its great water activities.

The city of Somerville, Texas is less than 10 miles from Rocky Creek, offering restaurants and shops.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Park attendants are on duty; entrance to the park is controlled with a gatehouse that is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • No all-terrain or off-road vehicle use permitted in park
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
30.29861, -96.56806
30°17'55"N, 96°34'5"W

From Austin, Texas, take US 290 east to Brenham. Follow HWY 36 north 11.5 miles to FM 1948. Turn left on FM 1948 and follow 5 miles to the park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ROCKY CREEK (SOMERVILLE LAKE)
1560 Thornberry Drive
SOMERVILLE  TX  77879-6347

Phone Number:

Information:  (979)596-1622
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