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Location and Contact Information

Flag Pond is an area found within Lake Somerville State Park Nails Creek Unit. Lake Somerville State Park is located in central Texas and provides opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and more.

  • Address for Nails Creek Unit: 6280 FM 180 Ledbetter, TX 78946

  • Contact Information:

    • Phone: You can call the park for more information at (979) 289-2392.
    • Website: You can also visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for the Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway for additional details: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-somerville.

Camping at Flag Pond

Flag Pond provides a natural backdrop for camping within the Nails Creek Unit. Here’s what you need to know about camping in this area:

  • Campsites: The Nails Creek Unit offers a range of camping options, from primitive to developed sites with water and electricity hookups. Check if Flag Pond has specific site types or if it's associated with backcountry camping.

  • Reservations: Camping reservations can be made in advance through the Texas Parks and Wildlife reservation system. This is highly recommended, especially for holiday weekends or peak seasons.

  • Fees: There will be a fee for camping, which varies depending on the type of site you select. Be sure to check the latest rates when making your reservation.

Activities and Amenities

While camping at Flag Pond, you can enjoy various recreational activities the park offers:

  • Fishing: Lake Somerville is known for excellent fishing. Be sure to adhere to Texas fishing regulations and have a valid fishing license if required.

  • Hiking and Biking: There are over 40 miles of trails connecting the Nails Creek and Birch Creek units. Trails may pass through scenic areas and provide opportunities for wildlife viewing.

  • Boating and Water Sports: The park provides boat ramps for easy lake access. Boaters should always observe water safety and follow any park-specific regulations.

  • Bird Watching: The park is a great place for bird watching, with many species of birds found in the different habitats around the lake.

  • Picnicking: Day-use areas are available for picnicking near the lake shore.

Park Regulations and Safety

  • Check-In/Check-Out Times: Be aware of specific check-in and check-out times for campsites to avoid any inconvenience.

  • Wildlife: Do not feed wildlife and be sure to store food securely. Watch out for local wildlife such as deer, snakes, and birds.

  • Fire Safety: Follow any fire restrictions, use fire rings where provided, and never leave a fire unattended.

  • Water Safety: If you plan on swimming or boating in the lake, always wear a lifejacket and stay aware of your surroundings and weather conditions.

  • Leave No Trace: Always practice Leave No Trace principles. Pack out what you pack in, and keep the natural areas clean for wildlife and other visitors.


If you have special accessibility needs, you should contact the park prior to your visit to inquire about the specific amenities and services available.

Weather Considerations

  • Climate: Texas weather can be quite variable. Summers are typically hot, while winters can vary from mild to cold. Always check the weather forecast prior to your trip and prepare accordingly.

  • Emergency Information: In case of severe weather or emergencies, be aware of the park's procedures and have a plan for seeking shelter or leaving if necessary.

By planning ahead and observing park rules and regulations, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience at Flag Pond in Lake Somerville State Park Nails Creek Unit.

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