When you camp at Birch Creek, you might not be right on the water -- but you’ll be pretty darn close. Most of the 125 campsites here come with water and electric hookups, and there’s a special camping area on the west end of the park reserved for horses and their campers. If you want to be in the heart of the action, try to snag a spot in the Cedar Elm camping area -- sites here are right next to the boat dock, fishing pier, and the group picnic stations. If you’re craving solitude, trek out to spots 95 through 103 in the Old Hickory camping area, since there’s a bit more space between these campsites and the rest of the campground.
Campsite area
Tent or motorhome pitches
142 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


If you’re looking for a relaxing ride, this park is for you. The Somerville trail system connects two large areas of the park—B...Read more


Lake Somerville State Park is large, in charge, and ready for your barge. Set off from one of two ramps and enjoy the excellent...Read more


Come on down, find your spot, and put in a line at Lake Somerville State Park. The bass and catfish are waiting to greet you! I...Read more


The entire trail system at this park is worth a visit, but there are a few places you just shouldn’t miss. The Cedar Creek Loop...Read more

Horseback riding

If you don’t have your own horse, you can rent one at a nearby park. Once you’re saddled up, more than 20 miles of the trail wa...Read more


You can rent kayaks and canoes at the Birch Creek and Nails Creek units of the park, and then take them right out into the wide...Read more


Known for offering quiet and secluded encounters with nature, Lake Somerville State Park is ideal for a late afternoon dip. A s...Read more

Wildlife watching

Keep your ears and eyes open, because this park is packed with wildlife. Head on over to the Flag Pond Observation Center for t...Read more


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Melanie D.
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July 25th, 2022

We absolutely LOVE Lake Somerville Birch Creek. Sandy soil, so the swimming is much more beachy feeling rather than the typical squishy you get in a lake. Love the RV sites in Old Hickory loop...most are very shaded and private. This is our ol' faithful when looking for a quick getaway! Enjoy our stay every time!!

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Kelsie L.
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November 24th, 2017

Great time to see deer over Thankgiving Break and low park attendance makes it feel more secluded.

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Lake Somerville State Park
United States
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
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30.316° N, 96.617° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 14 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Equestrian: 10 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 102 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / Van: 16 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)