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Visiting Burleson County
Lake Somerville
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
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 .

Related links
Welch Park
Tommy & Sandy Thompson
P.O. Box 936
Somerville, Texas 77879
Reservations: 979-596-2286

Texas Parks and Wildlife:
Lake Somerville State Park – Nails Creek Unit
6280 F.M. 180
Ledbetter,TX. 78946
Reservations : 512-389-8900

Lake Somerville State Park – Birch Creek Unit
14222 Park Road 57
Somerville,TX. 77879-9713
Reservations : 512-389-8900

Big Creek Resort Marina & Campground
P.O. BOX 418
Lyons,TX. 77863-0418
979-596-1616  or toll free 1-866-596-1616

Lake Somerville Marina & Campground Inc.
505 Marina DR.
Somerville,TX. 77879
979-289-2321 or toll free 1-866-264-7804

Somerville Lake Maps
Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway
Lake Somerville Public Access Facilities