Somerville Lake offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, water sports, fishing, hunting, boating, or just relaxed living. During your visit to Somerville Lake, be sure to take advantage of all the recreational opportunities and natural beauty that the lake has to offer. Help us to preserve the natural beauty of these resources by being a thoughtful visitor. With your cooperation, future generations can appreciate the beauty of Somerville Lake.
The major species caught regularly at Somerville Lake are;
- Largemouth Bass,
- White Bass,
- Hybrid Bass,
- White Crappie,
- Bluegill Sunfish (Perch),
- Channel Catfish,
- Blue Catfish, and
- Flathead (Yellow) Catfish.
Fishing is allowed along the shoreline at all of the parks and at the spillway
Somerville Lake has a total of 11 boat ramps. Lake Access Points are marked on the map below. Information regarding each of the boat ramps is found by visiting the Army Corps of Engineers site.
The boat ramp closest to Somerville, Texas is located at Welch Park.
From Somerville take Thornberry Road 1.5 miles to the Lake Somerville Dam. Turn right on the dam to the entrance of Welch Park – Ramp will accommodate all boat types – $3 fee required – open all year – Privately operated (979) 596-2286
The fee for boat launching at US Army Corps of Engineers operated parks is $3.00 per day. An Annual Pass, good at all US Army Corps of Engineer operated parks is available.
Annual passes are valid for (1) one year from the date that you purchase and are honored at all US Army Corps of Engineers operated parks. The Annual Pass costs $30.00. The pass allows the owner free entry into Rocky Creek Park or Yegua Creek Park for boat launching and visiting registered campers. At other US Army Corps of Engineer lakes, the pass allows you free entry into US Army Corps of Engineer day-use areas and swimming beaches.
The annual pass may be purchased at Rocky Creek Park or Yegua Creek Park gate house from (6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, seven days a week) at Somerville Lake .
WELCH PARK Tommy & Sandy Thompson P.O. Box 936 Somerville, Texas 77879 Reservations: 979-596-2286TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE:LAKE SOMERVILLE STATE PARK – NAILS CREEK UNIT6280 F.M. 180LEDBETTER,TX. 78946979-289-2392reservations : 512-389-8900LAKE SOMERVILLE STATE PARK – BIRCH CREEK UNIT14222 PARK ROAD 57SOMERVILLE,TX. 77879-9713979-535-7763reservations : 512-389-8900BIG CREEK RESORT MARINA & CAMPGROUNDP.O. BOX 418LYONS,TX. 77863-0418979-596-1616 or toll free 1-866-596-1616LAKE SOMERVILLE MARINA & CAMPGROUND INC.505 MARINA DR.SOMERVILLE,TX. 77879979-289-2321 or toll free 1-866-264-7804
Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway