The best camping near Lake Somerville State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Somerville State Park adventure.

The best camping near Lake Somerville State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Somerville State Park adventure.

Camping near Lake Somerville State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Somerville State Park adventure.

Miles of lake and trails offer easy outdoor recreation in south central Texas.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Lake Somerville State Park

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Blue Lagoon Pond & Cabin

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Somerville, TX
This cedar cabin was built in the late 1950's and was the first building in Birch Creek Subdivision and was used as the real estate office when selling land for Subdivision. There is a store with a bar and grill next door where you can dance and sing karaoke. The Freedom Ranch Cafe down PR 57 has some of the best home-cooked meals around. Try their fried catfish for starters! Joy Moore bought this fixer-upper in 1986 when the oilfield went under, at a youngster in her early twenties and has owned ever since. Lake Somerville is known for the best fishing lake in Texas. Deer run plentiful on the property and will come up close and personal when fed corn. So, stop and pick up a sack or two of deer corn before arrival. The closest city is about a 20 minute drive to Somerville so make sure to have everything you need before camping.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or stay in cozy cabin with accomadations like home, including wifi and tv. Private pond with firepit near Lake Somerville. Enjoy fishing and hiking within walking distance of camp and Birch Creek State Park. Launch boats in park. The fishing is excellent! Relax, you are at the lake! Enjoy your stay.
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Deer Trail Cabin sleeps 6

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Somerville, TX
Our Deer Trail Cabin was designed to just have fun and relax. Its located inside Frank and Kev Rv Park and only 1 1/2 miles from beautiful Lake Somerville. Sleeps up to 6 people. Made entirely out of wood with many custom built features, gives you the outdoor country feeling. Primary bedroom has a queen size bed. Upstairs loft has a queen size bed. The Living Room has a Sleeper Sofa , Large TV with Rustic Bench Table that can seat up to 6 people. Outdoor fire pit and Pellet Grill.
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Starlove Ranch & Animal Sanctuary

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents102 acres · Giddings, TX
Our 100 acre heritage property has been in the family for over 150 years. Since 2017, we've been operating our land as a Vegan, Regenerative-Agriculture Farm & Animal Sanctuary. We currently have a herd of 31 Cows, 4 Potbelly Pigs and 2 Spanish Goats. The cows and pigs are all rescue animals so, where as they are adapted to humans being around them, they are very shy and petting them is not allowed. The goats, on the other hand, are very friendly and love to be pet and fed treats. We are located outside of Dime Box, TX and are a 30 minute drive from the quaint, artist village of Round Top, and 12 miles from Lake Somerville SP. Our property has equal parts rolling pastures and wooded thickets and ravines. There are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and gorgeous views of the Texas horizons....time your stay just right and you can stand directly between the sunset and the moonrise! We also have a hike-and-bike, nature trail that offers a 360 loop around the property. We currently offer a Port-A-Potty for restroom needs and we have water access points for non-potable water suited for washing hands, dishes or camping gear.
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Wild and Boujee Ranch

12 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Smithville, TX
100 acres on the Colorado river! Great fishing, beautiful blue bonnets (during season) swimming, boating, walking trails, cows and donkeys to watch grazing, bird watching, and plenty more at this one of a kind ranch. Relax and enjoy unobstructed views of the stars. Kids are welcome to enjoy the great outdoors!
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Colorado RiverBend Retreat #CRBR

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Smithville, TX
This 12.4 acres of wildlife on the Colorado River is full of so much natural beauty! We're Located In Smithville Tx Home Of Hope Floats! 5 mins from downtown! Plenty of stores if needed! Roundtop And Lagrange Tx home of the antique shows (15-25 mins) Sherwood Forest Fair (25mins) Beautiful Historic Bastrop (12mins) 🚨PSA Please Be Advised🚨 This Is The Country Where Folks Do Hunt And Shoot!! Although Your Completely Safe, You MAY Or May NOT Hear Gun Shots!! If You Have A FurBaby That Is Panicked And Stressed From Fireworks Popping And/Or Gunfire ( AS I DO ) It May Be Best 2 Leave Them Home,, To Prevent Any Uncomfortable Anxieties That May Occur IF there happens to be gun shots. PLEASE NOTE (TP) CAN BE PURCHASED BUT IS NO LONGER PROVIDED AS WELL AS TOWEL BUNDLES. PLEASE BE MINDFUL THE PRIVATE DOCK IS THE RIVERRAT SHACK BNB GUESTS' RIVER ACCESS!! Please be respectful and courteous to All Guests and their campsite's and individual spaces!! 🙏 Be Advised We Have Free Grazing Cattle So You Will See Them Passing Through The Camp!! They're NOSEY But Friendly! A Gentle Shew And They'll Be Out Of Your Way!!! 📢 PSA 📢 Reading The Shower Instructions Is Best Done B4 Entering The Shower!! Always turn the hot on 1st and do not add any cold until it's All The Way HOT 🥵 📣Attention Campervan's 📣 A Campervan is a type of RV And RVs Are Only Allowed @ Campsite 3 As To Not Block The River Views From Other Camper's. If You Have A Campervan And Want To Be @ A Bank Site.... You'll Need To Get Permissions From The Host 1st, B4 Booking!! 🙏 This Can Be Accommodated But Will Have To Be Ironed Out Ahead Of Time!
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Jody’s Hideaway

10 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Caldwell, TX
Very spacious land with 160 acres of hay fields, wooded areas, ponds, gullies, bolder rock garden, and cow pastures. Campers can choose their own primitive camp sites. Pack in pack out, no amenities provided. Oil field roads, and off road trails can be explored by hiking or by OHV. We are not responsible for any damages or injuries so please be mindful. No 4 wheelers, UTV’s, or motorcycles. Pets are welcome but must be under control. Fire wood gathering is allowed for camp fires come and enjoy yourself!
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5D RANCH

25 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Navasota, TX
Welcome to 5D Ranch in Navasota, TX. We’re located 60 miles North of Houston and just 2.5 hours from Austin. We have over 14 miles of trails, 2 fishing ponds, 4 boats that are free to use, and great views of the night sky. With 24 unique campsites, we’re sure to have one that fits your needs! We also can provide rentals of camping essentials, a S'mores package and we offer a meet the ponies session that can be scheduled upon your arrival. We can’t wait to host you! Don't forget to ask us about our farm fresh eggs!
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The Navasota River Ranch

14 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Navasota, TX
The Navasota River Ranch is a 600 ac parcel of land bounded by more than a mile of the Navasota River on its west side and two tributary creeks on its north and southeast sides. The river bottom is wild and untamed, while the rest is rolling hills reminiscent of the prairie that once greeted settlers. Nearby is Bryan-College Station home of Texas A&M University To the west on Hwy 105 is Washington on the Brazos State Park. This is the location where delegates gathered to hastily draw up a declaration of independence before joining the Runaway Scrape to avoid capture and execution by the advancing Mexican Army. Farther down the road is the famous Blue Bell creamery in Brenham. The tour and ice cream are well worth the trip. On the property are miles of Jeep trails excellent for off road and 4WD vehicles. Guests might prefer hiking along these trails or strike out on foot trails and game trails. Thanks to the hunters who have come for the deer and feral hogs over the years there are numerous observation structures for viewing wildlife up close, or just enjoying the solitude of the deep woods. Three ponds offer bass and perch fishing from the bank or bring your own boat. And then there is the Navasota River...
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The Hilltop at Brenham

145 sites · Lodging, RVs39 acres · Brenham, TX
The Hilltop at Brenham Love at First Sight: Experience Unforgettable Getaways at The Hill Top at Brenham! Discover the perfect blend of comfort, fun, and exceptional service in the RV Resort industry. Our family-owned retreat is dedicated to creating lasting memories year after year. Embrace the perfect balance of easy living and an active lifestyle. We look forward to ‘Seeing YOU on The Porch!’ Our fully furnished luxury cottages at The Hill Top at Brenham are designed to provide the utmost comfort and style for our guests. These spacious accommodations are perfect for groups of 4 to 6 people, ensuring everyone has ample space to relax and unwind. Each cottage is thoughtfully decorated with modern furnishings and tasteful decor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Equipped with all the amenities you could possibly need, our luxury cottages are the perfect choice for a memorable stay at The Hill Top at Brenham. The Hill Top Hacienda is our welcome center and lounge, designed to be the heart of our community. As soon as you step foot into the Hacienda, you'll be greeted with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The shared kitchen and comfortable seating areas create the perfect space to relax and socialize with fellow guests. Whether you're seeking information about local attractions, looking to plan your itinerary, or simply want to unwind with a good book, the Hacienda is the ideal spot. At The Hill Top at Brenham, we offer spacious luxury RV sites with full hook-ups to cater to our guests' every need. Our RV sites are designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Each site is generously sized, providing ample space for your RV, as well as any additional vehicles or equipment you may have. With full hook-ups, you can easily connect to water, electricity, and sewer services, ensuring a hassle-free stay. The sites are thoughtfully landscaped, offering a picturesque backdrop for your outdoor adventures. Whether you're staying for a night or an extended period, our luxury RV sites at The Hill Top provide a truly exceptional experience for RV travelers. Whether you want to remain onsite or step out for an adventure, The Hill Top is just minutes from Downtown Brenham, Chappell Hill, Lake Somerville, and World Famous Round Top. Our resort serves as a sanctuary, from which to refresh and recharge after a day of adventure and touring. Enjoy a quiet stroll through the oak groves, or put the kiddos in the pool to burn off energy before bed. With so many options, you'll never be disappointed with a visit to The Hill Top!
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Glat Austin at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

12 sites · Lodging182 acres · Camp Swift, TX
Our purpose is to offer you different accommodation options, so that you can live with your family and friends the experience of enjoying an unforgettable vacation in absolute comfort; without missing anything. You will find all sorts of ways to commune with nature at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park. Its 182 acres are nestled in the Lost Pines region and reside on Lake Bastrop – a place where fishermen thrive catching award-winning largemouth bass. Rent one of the park’s kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards or corcls (round watercraft for children) to take out on the lake. Pack your hiking boots and hit the 4.5-mile trail, offering an intermediate challenge for users with various inclines and descents, which connects to LCRA Parks’ Lake Bastrop South Shore Park. Along the trail, you can spot whitetail deer, jackrabbits, lizards and the occasional grey fox. Once you’ve arrived at the other park, you can show off your spike shot in a game of sand volleyball or tee off in a round of mini golf. Lake Bastrop North Shore Park also has a camp store for firewood, ice, snacks and souvenirs to make your camping experience even more pleasurable.
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The Vintage Aero

1 site · Lodging34 acres · Burton, TX
Escape time with the luxuries of modern day in our vintage 1952 Boles Aero camper! Nestled in the heart of Washington County and minutes from Round Top and Brenham, this unique outdoor setting provides a fun alternative to traditional lodging. The stylish stainless interior, funky fresh dinette, cozy full bath and lush mattress provides all the conveniences one would need. Add in an inviting outdoor space w/ a covered patio, kitchen, fire ring & another full outdoor bath, The Vintage Aero is the place for you! The Vintage Aero is located on our secluded 34 acre farm property. The area is private for you with its own driveway. You view will be of green pastures, forests and potentially some cattle in the distance.
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The Magnolia

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Columbus, TX
A peaceful campsite in the country. Our campsite is on a private 1 acre section near our residence. You can enjoy watching the wildlife or stargazing at night. On site, you will have a cozy bed, hammock swings, outdoor shower, fire pit with grill, and an outhouse. Access to the nearby creek is just minutes away. The Magnolia is a great place to escape from the city. Some of the wildlife you may see or hear are cows, squirrels, rabbits, owls, coyotes and our free range chickens. Don't worry, we don't have a rooster to wake you up. Only hens. We do ask that you give us a heads up if you plan to brings dogs so we can keep them in their coop for the day. Enjoy the stars from the hammock swings or lay a blanket out in the grass. We also allow tent camping for extra people beyond our 2 person limit for the building itself.
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The best camping near Lake Somerville State Park guide

Overview

About

Located between Austin and Houston, the 11,630-acre Lake Somerville is a hot spot for water activities. Visitors can access the lake for swimming, paddling, boating, and fishing from Birch Creek unit and Nails Creek unit, connected by the 13-mile Lake Somerville Trailway. The Somerville Public Hunting Land forms the fourth unit of the park. More than 40 miles of mixed-used hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails surround nearly 150 campsites, including hike-in, primitive camping sites, group camping sites, tent camping sites, RV sites with 30-amp or 50-amp and water hookups, and equestrian sites.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for water access: The Cedar Elm camping area at Birch Creek is the closest to the boat ramp and fishing pier, and also offers easy access to the family fishing pond.
  • Best for equestrians: Twenty sites in the Bent Tree area of Nails Creek feature horse pens, water and electric hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings.
  • Best to escape the crowds: There are 18 hike-in sites in the Lake Somerville Trailway that require a three- to 10-mile hike-in.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Make plans to reserve a site as soon as you know your dates. Campsites can be reserved up to five months in advance.
  2. If your plans are flexible, try to visit during the week, during non-holiday periods, or in winter for a quieter experience.
  3. Hikers traveling light can take advantage of the 18 hike-in sites that are available on a first-come first-served basis.

When to go

Peak season runs from March to November, and the park is at its busiest from the first weekend of March through the Fourth of July. Spring is known for wildflowers, the seasonal spawning run, and migrating birds. Flag Pond is a wetland habitat for waterfowl in winter, when weekly winter rates are available for campers.

Know before you go

  • The two main areas of the park, Birch Creek and Nails Creek, are on different sides of the lake, 13 miles apart.
  • Both Birch Creek and Nails Creek rent canoes and kayaks, while Birch Creek also rents horseshoes.
  • Bring your binoculars for birdwatching, as more than 200 species have been spotted here.
  • Campfires are only permitted inside fire rings. Gathering of firewood is prohibited.
  • Fishing licenses are not required if fishing from shore, though they are required if fishing from a boat. Fishing gear loans are available.
  • Flag Pond offers excellent wildlife viewing, but during hunting season, hunters are active at the pond until noon.

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