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Lake Corpus Christi State Park is a wonderful place to visit when you book an RV in San Patricio County. This state park was founded in 1934 and is made up of over 350 acres of land. The park is a great destination when you want to camp in an RV near Mathis, and its rich history and extensive entertainment options will keep the whole family entertained.
The park, which is located on the line between San Antonio and Corpus Christi, was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, just as many parks in Texas at the time were. The CCC built many unique and interesting buildings in the park that guests can explore, including a bathhouse, park residences, and a refectory using locally quarried stone. Guests to the park will discover that many of the structures were built using a Mediterranean style, and unfortunately, only the refractory still exists in its entirety, the other buildings have either fallen into disrepair or been reduced to ruins.
The outdoors, which are one of the major attractions at the park, are easy to enjoy and even easier to access when you are RV camping at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. The lake, which is one of the dominating features of the park, is wonderful to enjoy during hot summer weather. Guests can swim at their own risk since there is no lifeguard on duty. They can also paddleboard, fish, boat, water ski, and more. There are beaches surrounding the lake in many locations, so a relaxing day in the sand is possible while your family enjoys the water.
Fishing is a very popular activity on the lake, and with many options, guests should have no trouble finding a good spot to fish from. When you are motorhome camping in the area, and you bring your fishing gear, there are two different fishing piers to make casting easy and fun. The lake, which is over 18,000 surface acres, is home to both largemouth and white bass, crappie, many varieties of catfish, and even bluegill and sunfish. Nearby to the fishing piers are fish cleaning stations, making it easy to have dinner ready to cook before you head back to your rental RV.
Hiking is a popular activity at Lake Corpus Christi State Park, and with many miles of trails available for guests to use, there are many routes to take to keep things fresh. While on a hike keep your eyes peeled for birds and wildlife since the park is home to an important pit stop for Neotropical migrant birds. Throughout the history of the park over 200 different species of bird have been spotted, so be sure to bring your binoculars.
There are a variety of different types of RV sites to choose from when you are camping with an RV. There are 26 main RV sites that have water, electricity, and sewage hookup, and many of these sites are pull-through accessible too. Other sites can accommodate RVs but are more limited in the amenities they offer, sometimes either offering only electricity or water, depending on the site itself. All sites, however, have a fire ring with a grill and a picnic table to make staying there more pleasant.
The campsite has many shared amenities that guests can use to enhance their stay, including a set of toilets that have flushing capabilities and a shower facility that has both hot and cold water. There are a few different camping loops to pick from during your stay, and there aren’t any major differences between them. Nearly all of the campsites are surrounded by a decent amount of trees and bushes for privacy, and all of them have easy access to shared amenities.
Being so near to Corpus Christi, is a huge perk for this state park, and when you are renting an RV to explore the area, you won’t be disappointed. Corpus Christi is home to many exciting things to explore, and those seeking to better understand the area should head to the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History. This museum, which is located in the city itself, is home to seemingly countless artifacts that guests can observe and interact with. Many of the exhibits and artifacts tell the story of Corpus Christi’s history, in addition to the history and science of humankind in general.
Also in Corpus Christi is the Hurricane Alley Waterpark, which is conveniently located near the Gulf of Mexico. Both the Gulf of Mexico and the waterpark are great ways to spend a hot day, though you’ll probably find more shade at the park than the ocean. The waterpark has many exciting slides to ride down, a lazy river, refreshment and food options, and more.
When you don’t want to drive all the way to Corpus Christi, especially while camping at Lake Corpus Christi State Park, head to the town of Mathis for all your food and fuel needs. This small town is located pretty close to the park and has many options for guests to choose from. There are Mexican restaurants, BBQ options, classic American fare, diners, sandwich shops, and the like. Also in this town guests will find that the gas stations are large and can easily accommodate oversized RVs with ease.