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Lake Corpus Christi State Park, Mathis
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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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  • Excellent fishing and boating!! Great picnic area near water with tables and grills. Beautiful view!! 
  • My husband and I stayed over the weekend in our trailer. Park has a beautiful fishing pier, boat ramp very near the RV area. Paved roads great for bicycles. If you are interested in the above it's gre...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Nice cut lawn campsites. Has a fishing pier to cast your lines from near one of the main campsites. Unfortunately its lacking hiking trails. If you're going out on a boat, this is going to be a great lake for it. Other than that the campsites are good for catching z's, grilling and a camp fire. Screened cabins are available too.
  • Great park, lots of options as far as camping is concerned. Some good fishing as well.
  • Love it but the water is usually warm instead of cool but its always clean great for the family
  • 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