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Location and Geography

Cedar Creek is one of the camping areas within Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway, specifically in the Nails Creek Unit. Lake Somerville is located in central Texas and spans both Burleson and Lee counties. The park itself encompasses over 11,000 acres and offers a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and equestrian trails.

Camping Features and Amenities

Camping at Cedar Creek consists of different options ranging from walk-in tent sites to RV sites with water and electric hookups. Here are some amenities and features you can expect:

  • Tent Sites: Primitive tent sites are available for those seeking a more rustic experience.
  • RV Sites: Some sites offer water and electrical hookups for RVs.
  • Restrooms and Showers: Facilities are typically located within a reasonable distance from the camp sites.
  • Picnic Tables and Grills: These are usually provided at each campsite.
  • Fire Rings: Often included at each site for campfires, but always check for burn bans or fire restrictions.

Activities

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit offers a variety of recreational activities:

  • Fishing: Lake Somerville is known for excellent fishing opportunities, including species like largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie.
  • Boating: There is access to Lake Somerville for boating and other water sports.
  • Trails: Over 40 miles of trails are available for hiking, biking, and equestrian use.
  • Bird-Watching: The park is a great spot for observing a variety of bird species.
  • Horseback Riding: There are equestrian trails available, but visitors must bring their own horses.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It is recommended to make reservations in advance due to the popularity of the park, especially during peak seasons and weekends. Reservations can be made through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website or by phone.
  • Fees: There are daily entrance fees per person in addition to the camping fees. Check the current rates as they can change annually or with park policy.

Park Regulations

  • Wildlife: Do not feed or disturb wildlife. Store food securely to avoid encounters with animals.
  • Leave No Trace: Follow Leave No Trace principles by packing out all trash and preserving the natural environment.
  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be kept on a leash and supervised at all times.
  • Quiet Hours: Observe quiet hours — they are commonly enforced to ensure all guests have a peaceful experience.
  • Alcohol: Some state parks prohibit the public display of alcohol; check the specific regulations for Cedar Creek.

Preparing for Your Visit

Safety: Wear appropriate clothing for the season, bring plenty of water, and have a first-aid kit ready. Weather: Check local weather forecasts and prepare accordingly. Local Attractions: Research nearby attractions or events that may be of interest during your stay.

For the most current and detailed information, always consult the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or the specific park's website before planning your camping trip to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe outdoor experience at Cedar Creek in Lake Somerville State Park Nails Creek Unit.

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