Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.           Open: Daily

About the state park

The lake at Lake Somerville State Park is man-made; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed Yegua Creek between 1962 to 1967. After 1970, the park became open to the public and has been a place for fun, recreational activities ever since. At Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway, you can have a good time with the whole family; note that the park isn't free to enter for adults (people 13 years or older), though. 

At the park, you'll see a variety of animals and plants. See if you can spot a coyote, raccoon or alligator while visiting here.


Some of the awesome things you can do here include:
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Fishing for white bass, catfish, largemouth bass or crappie (make sure you have your license)
  • Swimming
  • Sun tanning
  • Walking
  • Taking photographs
  • Sitting around a campfire
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Helping your kids become a junior ranger

The state park is fun to visit during any season. Just make sure to pack enough food, sun screen, water, life jackets and other necessities. Check out all that the park has to offer while staying with us!

Learn more about the trails at this state park below.


Some of the best trails at the Lake Somerville State Park are:
  • Sandy Slough Trail - 2.1 miles
  • Sehike Thicket Trail - .55 miles
  • Waldo's Loop - 1.45 miles
  • Lake Somerville Trailway - 13.44 miles
  • Lake Shore Trail - .67 miles
  • Eagle Point Trail - .14 miles
  • Cedar Loop - .13 miles
  • Sunset Trail - .86 miles

Hike these trails to get an up close look at nature (deer, bobcat, river otter and rabbit) or to find good spots to take pictures. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as you walk around with friends and family.

Guest Reviews

Beautiful place

Beautiful place. Some small trails (few miles) and a big trails (28 miles round trip) around the lake. We did the wilderness run and sunset loop trails.
There is also a point to drive where the sunset looks very beautiful on the lakeside. There are wooden benches as well at the same point for picnic if you want to have a meal and enjoy the beautiful view.

-Shalinee Kavadiya, Google Reviews

Saw a bald eagle up close

It's a beautiful State Park. It was cold & rainy when we went, but we still enjoyed our stay there. Next time we go it will be warm so we can do more. The deer are beautiful. We saw a bald eagle up close. I saw my 1st ever bobcat. He was huge & beautiful! He locked eyes with me for a couple seconds before casually darting off. The lake is gorgeous & has canoe rentals. Plenty of fishing room, lots of boat ramps & boat trailer parking. But, the lake looked a little low & the boat ramps looked really steep. Lots of day use picnic areas & pavilions. Clean bathrooms with showers. We saw more park workers there than campers due to weather & middle of week. There is a park host on almost every loop. A bundle of firewood can be purchased at the little convenience store just outside the park entrance. We didn't see any place to buy firewood inside the park. Nice place. Will definitely visit again.

-Wanda Krenek, Google Reviews

Very relaxing state park

I took my 2 dogs to Lake Somerville State Park for a picnic lunch in the day use area and walks along the lake shore. It was breezy and beautiful. They have picnic tables, nice restrooms - you can fish and boat and camp, or just go on nature walks like we did. Just wanted to spend a few relaxing hours at the lake and have a picnic. Very nice place. Easy to get to down 36 through Somerville. About 1.5 hour drive more or less from Houston.

-Tricia Havis, TripAdvisor

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