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Save the Day Passes
Many parks fill to capacity on weekends and holidays. Pre-purchase a day pass and guarantee your entry and parking. Day passes are:
  • Valid until 10 p.m., unless the park closes earlier.
  • Available up to 1 month in advance.
  • Not transferrable to another person or park.
  • Also sold at the park, if available.
Learn more about Save the Day Passes.

Driving Directions
From Houston:
Take US 290 West through Brenham until you reach FM 180. Turn right on FM 180, follow it for 15 miles until it dead ends at the park.

From Austin:
Take US 290 East through Giddings until you reach FM 180. Turn left on FM 180, follow it for 15 miles until it dead ends at the park.
Alerts and Important Information
August 29, 2023 - The lake level is low. The Nails Creek Boat Ramp is closed until further notice.

The Flag Pond Loop and Waldo's Loop Trails will be closed from sunrise to 12 pm daily from Sep. 9-24 and Dec. 2nd - Jan 28th.

The Trailway will be closed starting 1/2 mile from Nails Creek SP to the Wolf Pond Primitive Campsites on the following dates:
* Closure begins at 3 pm on Dec 8th through 2 pm on Dec 10th.
* Closure begins at 3 pm on Jan 19th through 2 pm on Jan 24th.

The entire park and Trailway from Nails Creek SP to the Nails Creek Trailway Bridge will be closed from 5 pm January 16th through 2 pm January 19th.

Feb. 1, 2020 – Newman's Bottom parking area is now open. The road to the parking area has changed; the single-lane road narrows in places. Drive slowly and be courteous to other users. Trailers are NOT allowed at the Newman Parking area. Please park only in designated areas.

June 23, 2020; The Lake Somerville SP Trailway is again open for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The area around Flag Pond, CR 125, CR 140 and the Sandhill are open to all users.

The Trailway is open 2 miles out from the Nails Creek side.
You must possess a current negative Coggins test for your horse. Equestrian parking for the Trailway is permitted at the access gate on CR 125 and CR 140.

If your plans change, please modify or cancel your reservation as soon as possible to allow someone else to enjoy the park.

$5 per day, per person 13 and older.
$3 per horse.

Park does not have a gate.

Park is located on the south side of the lake.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 979-289-2392
There is no gate; no gate code is necessary for entry. If arriving after the office closes, see the instructions posted on the Park Headquarters office door. If you have a reservation, choose an appropriate site using the map and reservation listing. Day Use customers and those without a campsite reservation who arrive after office hours may use the self-pay station outside of the office. Posted Fees and Instructions are posted on the main wall to the left of the honor box. All overnight customers arriving after hours must register at the Park Headquarters by 9am the next morning.

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