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Lake Corpus Christi State Park, Mathis

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Lake Corpus Christi State Park is a state park located on Lake Corpus Christi in San Patricio County, Texas, United States southwest of Mathis. The land was leased from the City of Corpus Christi in 1934 and the park was opened in 1934.HistoryThe park was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 886 between 1934 and 1935. CCC buildings included a bathhouse, park residence, boat house and a refectory, but only the refectory remains. Other CCC structures include a lookout tower, Park Road 25, and bridges.FloraThe park is a mixture of brushlands, wetlands, woodlands and the open waters of Lake Corpus Christi creating a diverse ecological area.FaunaCommon birds within the park include the black-bellied whistling duck, American purple gallinule, white-winged dove, pauraque, long-billed thrasher, white-eyed vireo, pyrrhuloxia and black-throated sparrow. Common mammals include javelina, cottontail rabbits and white-tailed deer. Popular fish include blue, channel and yellow catfish and sunfish, bass and crappie.
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  • This state park is a very nice place. We like to visit state parks often. The staff works hard to keep the park clean but many campers do not. It's surprising to me that people can be so nasty in thei...  read more »
  • The lake has water in it now. The park rangers are good guys and the wildlife is worth being quiet to see. Don't feed the javelinas! 
  • Decided to check out this park that we pass everytime we go to Corpus Christi this past weekend. I was very happy with our decision. The atmosphere is great! Nice ,quiet, clean. There are plenty of co...  read more »
  • Roomy if you get there early & plan a little. Good staff. Great for kids & pets. Watch out for extremely pesky racoon's. They will get into anything!
  • Amazing views, great staffing, very clean park, restroom are great. Brand new pier and fish cleaning stations. In the afternoon the wildlife is amazing deers, rabbits, doves, roadrunners,. The fishing is great all kinds
  • It's a nice park with great campsites but you'd need a boat or fishing gear to really enjoy it. There is not much hiking but it is super peaceful and the bathrooms are nice. The staff is also really nice and went out of their way to make sure we had a great campsite. We stayed for the night and then headed over to the beach so it was perfect for camping away from sand but being close enough to get to the beach quickly.
  • nice park especially when the water level is up, park is well maintained and staff is helpful. great view of the lake and offers activities most weekends. highly recommend.
  • Had a wonderful stay for two nights peaceful felt safe at night Park employees visible all hours of the day the lake Bottom is clean saw plenty of deer a couple of skunks 2 armadillos and plenty of different species of birds was my first time to the park and sure won't be the last