Camping at Birch Creek SP

Birch Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway

North Shore
14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713

August 14-16, 2020 - 2 Nights
Type of Park: State Park
Site # 23 Yaupon Loop - Back-In
Check In:  2p   Check Out: 12p
Cost per night: $20 + $4/per person/per day entrance fee 
Discounts:  State Parks Pass - no entrance fee (in same vehicle with pass-holder), 2nd night 1/2 off
  • Water
  • 30 amp
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Ring/Grill combo
  • Picnic Table
  • Restrooms / Bath House - short walk


• Nice shade trees
• Good view of the lake
• Next to trail entrance
• One of my favorite sites here


• Birds: Bobwhite Quail, Cardinals

Camping with my cousin


Left a little after 2 pm. It was HOT! Over 100°. Site 23 has a good view of the lake and it had a nice breeze. There's a big Post Oak tree that provides shade over the camper most of the day. The Lake Trail head was between my site and 24 where my cousin was. The site has a tree where one side of it has died out and there are LOTS of woodpecker holes in it. We made Fajitas for supper. It was HOT, but then again, it is August in Texas!


I made pancakes and bacon for breakfast at my site. Topped it off with Mimosas. The Bobwhite Quail kept hanging around. We called him up very close. Poor thing, he's looking for his mate. One of the rangers said she's been missing for over a week. We sat and relaxed in the lake around noon and walked around the shoreline. Took a nap and then played Cornhole for a while. We had pork chops for supper and listened to music and danced around the table until 2:30 am. Ain't nothing better than the good old country that still has a fiddle and steel guitar. Did I mention it was Hot?!


Loaded up and went home. It's still Hot!