Somerville Lake

State Park & Trailway - Texas

Somerville Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on Yegua Creek in the Brazos River basin, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Brenham, Texas. In addition to maintaining the dam that creates the reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake. Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park are developed US Army Corps of Engineers parks. Pecan Lake Park and McCain Park are undeveloped US Army Corps of Engineers parks. Boating and fishing are very popular.

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Trails Map of Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Lake Somerville - Trails Map

Trails Map of Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Campground Map of the Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Somerville Lake - Birch Creek

Campground Map of the Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Campground Map of the Nails Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Somerville Lake - Nails Creek

Campground Map of the Nails Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Birds at Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Somerville Lake - Birds

Birds at Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Fishing at Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Somerville Lake - Fishing

Fishing at Somerville Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Official Texas State Parks Guide

Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Guía de Parques

Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Somerville Lake SP & Trailway https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-somerville https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerville_Lake Somerville Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on Yegua Creek in the Brazos River basin, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Brenham, Texas. In addition to maintaining the dam that creates the reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake. Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park are developed US Army Corps of Engineers parks. Pecan Lake Park and McCain Park are undeveloped US Army Corps of Engineers parks. Boating and fishing are very popular.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Lake Somerville #TxStateParks SOMERVILLE TRAILWAY is a 26-mile, round-trip, multi-use trail. A detailed map of the trailway is available at Park Headquarters. State Park – Birch Creek Unit #BetterOutside TexasStateParks.org/App /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife LEGEND Yaupon Camping Area PARK ROAD 57 Family Fishing Pond 98 Old Hickory 84 683 81 79 8 8 77 75 Camping Area 8 90 . 95 97 9 9 91 94 93 i. 5m 15 Group Trailer Area 14 Sites m i. .6 18 14 17 16 15 1-m ile loo p 29 30 32 34 45 44 43 Showers Parking Wheelchair Accessible Water and Electric Sites i. Corrals #3 Dump Station Hiking Trail .2 #1 42 Cedar Elm Day-Use Area State Parks Store Equestrian Sites 56 0 39 6 40 58 57 41 Biking Trail Horse Trail #2 Picnic Area m Group Picnic Pavilion i. Dining Hall 92 Boat Ramp .1 Tackle Loaner Site .4 mi. E LL VI ER M Fishing PLEASE NOTE Fishing Pier/Jetty • CHECK OUT time is 12 p.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. • After office hours late arrivals must check in by 9 a.m. • Pets must be kept on leash of not more than six feet; pets must not be left unattended. Please pick up after them. • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. Residence Maintenance • Firearms and fireworks are prohibited. Gathering of firewood is prohibited. • A maximum of eight people permitted per campsite. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.; unnecessary vehicle operation is prohibited during quiet hours. • Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided. • Two vehicles per site including trailers (excess vehicle fee). Park on pavement only. • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. • Equine users must show proof of a negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. The form VS 10-11 is proof of testing. • All park regulations are posted at park office and all restrooms. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2020 TPWD PWD MP P4505-056E (2/20) 27 28 Headquarters Restrooms 13 .2 m oop ile l i. 82 8 6 780 6 2 76 64 6 7 72 4 68 96 SO T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Texas State Parks Store in our park headquarters building. 8587 89 73 i. 109 100 KE LA 101 103 71 .15 m 113 110 102 69 70 .7 m 104 105 12 106 1 1 107 11 108 1-mile loop 6163 65 67 .5 m ary Catfish (Flathead) Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 In. min. Texas State Parks Store m i. .2 und k Bo t k Uni Par ee ls Cr .4 mi. loop Equestrian Area White Bass Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 In. min. Catfish (Blue and Channel) Limit: 25 per day (aggregate) Size: 12 In. min. 31 33 35 36 37 38 48 47 46 49 51 53 54 55 Nai k Par 50 52 to Largemouth Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 14 In. min. Post Oak Camping Area ary nd Bou 19 59 les Bluestem Pond 1 3 23 2021 24 22 25 6 2 mi Crappie Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 In. min. 8 10 56 12 2 4 7 9 11 N 13 Hybrid Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 In. min. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Birch Creek Unit 14222 Park Road 57 Somerville, TX 77879-9713 (979) 535-7763 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Lake Somerville SOMERVILLE TRAILWAY is a 26-mile, round-trip, multi-use trail. A detailed map of the trailway is available at Park Headquarters. State Park – Nails Creek Unit Overlook Trail Nails Creek Loop y Rock 22 24 26 23 25 27 29 31 33 Bent Tree Trail 34 38 • Only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. • Pets must be kept on leash of not more than six feet; pets must not be left unattended. Please pick up after them. Bent 32 Tree Trail 36 58 59 60 56 da un Bo ry 45 43 41 Kids Fishing • Valid permit required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles must remain on pavement; park only in designated parking areas. 54 52 5351 55 49 57 47 rk Pa FM 0 18 40 37 • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. 28 30 35 39 Bent Tree Camping Area • Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before leaving. Dumpsters are conveniently located on all camping loops. • Numbered sites are for overnight camping only. NO PICNICKING. 50 ek 21 • An excess vehicle fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). 48 Cre Coyote Crossing 46 44 42 State Parks Store Restrooms Showers Water Only Sites Water and Electric Sites Equestrian Sites Corrals Dump Station Wheelchair Accessible Hiking Trail Biking Trail Horse Trail Picnic Area • Must be 18 years old to ride in back of an open bed pickup. Group Picnic • Please observe all speed limits and watch for playing children. Parking • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. Cedar Creek Trail Headquarters • Firearms and fireworks are prohibited. • Equine users must show proof of a negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. The form VS 10-11 is proof of testing. Cedar Creek Camping Area @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife LEGEND • A maximum of eight people permitted per campsite. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.; unnecessary vehicle operation is prohibited during quiet hours. Ce dar 1 /texasparksandwildlife • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. Lak eS hor eT rail 2-3 4 10 -9 876 -5 Equestrian Camping Area il t Tra Poin Rocky Point Area Whitetail Run Trail Nails Creek Spur TexasStateParks.org/App • CHECK OUT time is 12 p.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). 7 Lake Somerville Trailway #BetterOutside PLEASE NOTE 6 13 miles to Birch Creek Unit #TxStateParks Boat Ramp Fishing Pier Residence FIRES Maintenance • Gathering of firewood is prohibited. Cedar Creek Trail Spur • Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. No ground fires are permitted. Please, use extreme caution with any burning materials during high fire danger. Texas State Parks Store T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Texas State Parks Store in our park headquarters building. N All park regulations are posted and pamphlets are available at park office. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2020 TPWD PWD MP P4505-121 (2/20) • Do not leave campfires unattended. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Nails Creek Unit 6280 F.M. 180 Ledbetter, TX 78946 (979) 289-2392 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE BIRDS OF L A K E S O M E RV I L L E S T A T E P A R K A FIELD CHECKLIST 2019 INTRODUCTION L ake Somerville State Park and Trailway in Lee and Burleson Counties contains 5,200 acres in three units along the western end of Lake Somerville. Birch Creek Unit is situated on the north side of the lake; Nails Creek Unit on the south side; and the Trailway Unit connects the units around the western end of the lake. Lake Somerville is an impoundment of Yegua Creek, a major tributary of the Brazos River. The Park is within the Post Oak Savannah Vegetation Region of east-central Texas. Numerous habitats occur within the park. Aquatic, wetland and/or floodland habitats include open water, shallow marshy flats, mudflats during low water periods, saline grassy flats, riparian woodlands along the creeks, numerous snags and an extensive, cleared pastureland on the flood plain. Upland habitats in the park include oak-hickory woodlands, little bluestem dominated grasslands and yaupon thickets. Water birds are a special attraction for this park. The reservoir receives heavy use by many species of ducks, herons and egrets, as well as grebes, wood storks and white pelicans. This area provides the best chance in the central Brazos River Valley to observe Bald Eagles and migrating Osprey. Both double-crested and neotropic cormorants are regular visitants to the lake. You can contribute to our knowledge of the park’s birdlife by sharing your observations on eBird, using Birch Creek Unit, Nails Creek Unit, Trailway and adjacent profiles. Additionally, new and unusual sightings may be reported to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department through Bird Sighting Report forms available at the park headquarters. Checklist nomenclature and organization follow the 2018 A.O.S. Checklist of North American Birds. Dr. Bert Frenz and Dr. Keith Arnold based this checklist on more than 30,000 records from a large number of observers and including sightings at other parks bordering on Lake Somerville. Special thanks to the Rio Brazos Audubon Society. Please help us protect the natural avian communities in our parks by refraining from using playback tapes of bird songs. Frequent use of these tapes disrupts essential territorial behavior and may lead to nest failure. Thank you for your cooperation. 1 LEGEND Abundance A – abundant C – common U – uncommon O – occasional R – rare I – irregular X – accidental More than 25 per day; may occur in flocks or rafts Between 10 and 25 per day, in proper habitat One to nine birds per day, in proper habitat Several in a season, occasionally seen; may occur in flocks Few records, not expected every season or year May occur in numbers some years, totally absent in other years Out of normal range, not expected to reappear Seasons SP – Spring (March to May) — northward migration period S – Summer (June and July) — peak of breeding season F – Fall (August to November) — southward migration period W – Winter (December to February) — wintering season 2 CHECKLIST SP S F W U U U R WATERFOWL ____ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck ____ Fulvous Whistling-Duck X ____ Snow Goose O O O ____ Ross’s Goose I I ____ Greater White-fronted Goose O O ____ Canada Goose O O O ____ Wood Duck U U U U ____ Blue-winged Teal C I C C ____ Cinnamon Teal R R R ____ Northern Shoveler C-A I C-A C-A ____ Gadwall A I A A ____ American Wigeon U U C ____ Mallard U U U ____ Mottled Duck I X X ____ Northern Pintail U-C I U-C U-C ____ Green-winged Teal C I C C ____ Canvasback U U R ____ Redhead U U U ____ Ring-necked Duck C C C ____ Lesser Scaup U U U-C ____ Bufflehead U U I U ____ Common Goldeneye I I I ____ Hooded Merganser O O O ____ Red-breasted Merganser I O O ____ Ruddy Duck U U 3 U SP S F W ____ Northern Bobwhite R R ____ Wild Turkey R R R R U NEW WORLD QUAIL AND TURKEY GREBES ____ Pied-billed Grebe I U U ____ Horned Grebe R R ____ Eared Grebe O U U ____ Rock Pigeon U U U U ____ Eurasian Collared-Dove U U U U ____ Inca Dove U U U U ____ Common Ground-Dove R R R R PIGEONS AND DOVES ____ White-winged Dove U-C U U-C U ____ Mourning Dove C-A C-A C-A C-A ____ Yellow-billed Cuckoo C C C ____ Greater Roadrunner U U U U ____ Groove-billed Ani X CUCKOOS NIGHTJARS AND ALLIES ____ Common Nighthawk U U U ____ Chuck-wills-widow U U U ____ Eastern Whip-poor-will R R C C C ____ Ruby-throated Hummingbird C C C ____ Black-chinned Hummingbird R R SWIFTS ____ Chimney Swift HUMMINGBIRDS 4 SP S F ____ Virginia Rail O O ____ Sora O O W RAILS, GALLINULES AND COOTS ____ Common Gallinule ____ American Coot C-A O O C-A C-A I R I ____ Black-necked Stilt R R R ____ American Avocet R R R I ____ Black-bellied Plover R R I ____ American Golden Plover C ____
LAKE SOMERVILLE STATE PARK AND TRAILWAY – NAILS CREEK UNIT Visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/outdoor-annual for the most current regulations. Other info: www.texasstateparks.org 6280 F.M. 180 • Ledbetter, TX 78946-7036 (979) 289-2392 FISHING tip sheet Local Emergency: Lee County Sheriff’s Department (979) 542-2800 Where to Fish: There is ample shoreline access for fishing as well as a small pond (Kid Fish Pond) stocked with largemouth bass and catfish within the park’s boundaries. In addition there are two seasonal fishing sites – Cedar Creek (within the park) and Newman’s Bottom (along the Trailway – inquire for directions). Licenses and Restrictions: A fishing license is not required of anyone who fishes from the pier or shoreline inside a state park. License requirements must be observed if you fish from a boat and all size and bag limits apply whenever fishing. HARVEST REGULATIONS SPECIES DAILY BAG LIMIT LENGTH: MIN-MAX 5 (in any combination) Min: 14” - Max: No Limit Bass: hybrid striped 5 Min: 18” - Max: No Limit Bass: white 25 Min: 10” - max: No Limit Bass: yellow No Limit No Limit In lake: 25 In kids’ pond: 5 In lake: Min: 12” - Max: No Limit In kids’ pond: No Limit 5 Min: 18” - Max: No Limit 25 (in any combination) Min: 10” – Max: No Limit No Limit No Limit Bass: largemouth Catfish: channel, blue and hybrids Catfish: flathead Crappie: white, black Sunfish All other fish: statewide bag and length limits apply. SPECIES FISHING OPPORTUNITIES © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. POOR FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT Largemouth Bass Catfish Crappie White & Hybrid striped Sunfish TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. PWD LF P4505-121D (10/19) HA N DY FISH ING BASICS HOW TO TIE A FISHING KNOT NATURAL BAIT HOOK PLACEMENT The palomar knot is very strong and easy to tie. HOW TO MEASURE FISH Pinch the tail together and take the longest measurement from nose to tail. Freshwater fish TIPS FOR RELEASING FISH SAFELY 1. For safety for you and a quick release of fish, mash down the barb of the hook with pliers. 2. Quickly play and release fish as soon as possible (take photos quickly). 3. Remove hook with pliers or cut line if the hook has been swallowed. 4. Gently place fish back into water. 5. Revive fish by holding upright in water and facing it into the current, gently forcing water through gills. Saltwater fish 6. If you don’t intend to eat the fish, NEVER place it on a stringer. FISHING ETHICS SAFETY • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your head, eyes and skin. • Use insect repellent – but keep off hands, as you will be handling bait and live fish. • Look behind you before each cast to avoid hooking someone or getting caught in a tree (practice casting before you go fishing). • Bring plenty of drinking water to prevent dehydration; soft drinks encourage dehydration. • Wear a life jacket if you cannot swim or you are uncomfortable around the water. Supervise young children: it only takes a second for them to slip under the surface. Kids under 13 must wear life jackets if fishing from a boat. Before doing anything, ask yourself the following questions: • • • Is it legal? Would it be good if everyone did it? Would it make you proud? Ethical behavior is more than just following the fishing regulations. Ethical people go beyond what laws require and demonstrate good judgment and behavior for everyone – even if no one sees you do something ethical. Ethical behavior includes picking up trash around the area you have been fishing, calmly and politely explaining to others if they are breaking fishing regulations, and respecting the rights of other anglers and those that use the water in other ways.
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