Lake Corpus Christi State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
23194 Park Road 25
Mathis, Texas 78368

Phone:
361-547-2635

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 133
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 23
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 25


About: Activities are camping; picnicking; boating (motors allowed); water skiing; fishing; swimming (unsupervised beach); bird watching; and hiking.

Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites with a grill and water at each; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; screened shelters; 2 fishing piers (Note: Due to repairs, the large floating fishing pier is closed until further notice, the smaller pier is open for public use); fish-cleaning shelters; 2 launching ramps (One is accessible only when the lake is full. The other is open, except when lake levels are extremely low. Call the park for current conditions.); a group picnic pavilion (capacity -100); and a trailer dump station. Special rates are available. There are no hiking trails in the park, but you can enjoy walking and biking on the paved roads.

The mixture of brushland, the sometimes marshy margins, and open waters of Lake Corpus Christi and the riparian woodlands along the Nueces River provide a diverse ecological area. The park represents one of the few remaining stands of brushland in the area and, as a result, provides habitat to a wide variety of animals. The park and nearby natural areas provide an important landfall for neotropical migrants and play an even greater role in conserving plants and animals native to the mesquite grassland. Common bird within the park include black-bellied whistling-duck, purple gallinule, white-winged dove, pauraque, long-billed thrasher, white-eyed vireo, pyrrhuloxia, and black-throated sparrow. Common mammals include javelina and white-tailed deer. Popular fish include big blue, channel and yellow catfish, sunfish, bass, and crappie.
 

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