Lake Somerville State Park-Birch Creek Unit Camping

  • February 16, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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RSVP HERE ONLY IF CAMPING WITH US.  THIS IS FOR ONE NIGHT OF TENT CAMPING, SATURDAY NIGHT.  YOU CAN STAY AT HOTEL OR MOTEL INSTEAD IF YOU LIKE AND THEN JUST JOIN US FOR HIKES ON SATURDAY &  SUNDAY. OR JUST DRIVE FOR THE HIKES.  THE HIKES WILL HAVE THEIR OWN POSTINGS FOR RSVPING, COMMENTS, AND PICTURE UPLOADING.

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Park Info WebsiteCLICK HERE

The CAMPSITE: I have 5 campsites reserved that are supposedly good for 40 at most (8/site)  but from experience we should expect to fit only 6/site or 30 total. From the park : "Sites have picnic table, fire ring and/or grill. 77 sites have 30 amp electric receptacles."  I will not know our site numbers till we check-in.

Park Rules: "CHECK IN: All campers are required to check in at the park headquarters before occupying a site. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Public consumption or display of an alcoholic beverage is prohibited. PETS: Pets must be attended and on a six-foot leash at all times. Pets are not allowed in any park buildings, cabins, or shelters. Customer must provide proof of current vaccinations for each pet entering the park. FIREWOOD: Gathering of firewood is prohibited. ENTRANCE FEES: Entrance fees are in addition to Campsite or Day Use Facility fees. EXCESS VEHICLES: An excess vehicle fee will be charged for all vehicles over the limit of 2 per site. HORSES: For Parks that allow horses - All horses entering the park, must have a negative Coggins test less than 12 months old. SITE NUMBERS: Sites are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Site numbers are not assigned in advance of arrival at the park. WILDLIFE: Feeding of wildlife is prohibited."

COSTS: Its $16 per site total and so divided by 6 it should be  ~ $3 per person for the night.  It will be a litte more if less than 30 decide to camp but I'll set the max at $6.

FOOD:  I am suggesting people organize individually or by carpool.  I'll have a small grill and stove that people can borrow for meals but I'll also bring charcoal  to start-up a grill. I'll also have a few hotdogs for those hikers that are not camping but may decide to join us for the after-hike picnic.

CAMPING LIST FOR BEGINNERS: You may not need everything on this list. Adapt to your tastes or circumstances. CLICK HERE

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Exceded all expectations.

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Tracey

    I'm going to bring my laptop if anyone wants to cowork at the campsite... Misery loves company after all. :-) Hugo, I live less than 2 miles from Costco so I can pick up meat if you want.

    February 13, 2013

    • Hugo

      Tracey - Can you bring one or two packs of Hebrew hotdogs (~12 dogs) and 3 dozen eggs?

      February 15, 2013

  • Curtis

    I am planing on leaving out from ClearLake Saturday after I get off work around 2pm, If someone need a ride I have room for one and gear in my truck. My email is [masked]

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • Celia

    I'm going to try to make this 1 too

    February 13, 2013

  • Celia

    I'm going to try to make this 1 too

    February 13, 2013

  • Ruth Alkons W.

    My husband, Me and my 21 month old daughter. I'm an experienced camper and the baby went camping last July and loved it.

    February 13, 2013

  • Tracey

    Will reimburse you if I have to stay in Austin this weekend.

    February 11, 2013

  • Dennis S.

    Anyone interested in carpooling for the weekend? I'm in the Richmond/Katy area.

    February 10, 2013

  • Jr J.

    thanks for the ride to Sommerville,Hugo!

    February 6, 2013

    • Hugo

      I sent you an email. Did you get it?

      February 10, 2013

  • Jr J.

    If I can hitch a ride for the campout to Lake Somerville I would so appreciate it---I live in Sugarland.but I could meet at your house or apt.
    I could help pay for gas----

    February 3, 2013

    • Hugo

      I can give you a ride. Let me know.

      February 4, 2013

  • Ruth Alkons W.

    I have room for 1 or 2 in my car. My 21 month old daughter will hopefully sleep for most of the ride. I'd have to leave between noon and 1pm to make the nap happen during the drive. We live in the Galleria area.

    February 4, 2013

  • Ruth Alkons W.

    Me and my 21 month old daughter. I'm an experienced camper and the baby went camping last July and loved it.

    February 1, 2013

  • Tiffany

    this is our first time joining this meet up group. looking forward to nature, the hike and camping and getting to meet new people.

    February 1, 2013

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