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Title: Texas Outdoor Family | Lake Somerville State Park (between Austin and Houston)
Post by: kilkenny on May 30, 2011, 04:49:34 PM
Texas Outdoor Family | Lake Somerville State Park (between Austin and Houston)

Join us at the Nails Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park. All of the necessary camping gear and guidance will be provided for this outdoor, overnight adventure. Come out for a peaceful night and the beautiful views across Lake Somerville.

Click here for driving directions to Lake Somerville State Park (http://beta-www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/parks/find-a-park/lake-somerville-state-park-trailway/park_directions)

(http://beta-www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/texas-outdoor-family-workshops/images/lakesomerville-all-pic.jpg/image_preview)

Facilities

    Lake Somerville State Park (http://beta-www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/parks/find-a-park/lake-somerville-state-park-trailway)
    Individual car camping sites for each family
    Restrooms with hot showers
    Overnight State Park Police Officer public safety and security

 
Equipment

    Thanks to TPWD sponsors, the basic camping equipment needed for the weekend will be provided.  Participants will need to bring their own food, plates, sleeping bags and personal items.  Click here for a suggested packing list: TOFPackingList (http://beta-www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/texas-outdoor-family-workshops/pre-materials/tof_equipment.pdf)

 
Agenda & Activities
Saturday

    Credible Campers & Campsites:

                        Adults: Learn Leave no Trace principles, how to pitch your tent and use stoves safely
                        Junior Rangers:  PEAK Program "Promoting environmental awareness in kids" to leave no Trace

    Building Base Camp: Families come together, gather equipment and build base camp for the weekend.
    Caching in on State Park Trails: Trail adventure and exploration through GPS and Geo-caching
    Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking Tips: How to safely build fires and cook on open flames / grills
    Experience the natural wonders at night: Celebrating nature?s natural night noises at  State Parks


Sunday

    Coffee and chat with a Park Ranger: Q&A - Learn more about parks and conservation
    Know Before You Go ... Breaking Camp and Leaving no Trace of your stay

 
Additonal Site Specific Activities

    Creating Careful Kayakers: Introduction to Kayaking
    Family Fishing Fun for Everyone: Introduction to Fishing

 

Additional Curriculum

    State Park Junior Ranger Certification Programs - Targeted Audience: 5-12 years of age
    Environmentally-friendly program which adopts and teaches the 'Leave No Trace' philosophy and practices
    Additional programs specifically for use and enjoyment of a state park

 
Meals

    A shopping list/menu will be provided; you will need to bring your own food. Click here to see the suggested shopping list: TOFPre-Materials (http://beta-www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/texas-outdoor-family-workshops/pre-materials/tof_welcome_complete.pdf)
    Instructors will teach you how to enjoy family camp cooking.

 
Fees

    $65 per family (up to 6 individuals) - includes all entry and camping fees.
    You will be asked to bring your family's food for the two-day event and a suggested list of items will be provided.

 
How to Register

    Call 512-389-8903 and ask to speak to one of our "Texas Outdoor Family" customer service representatives Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. ? 6:00 p.m. They can answer any questions you might have and also can provide the contact number for partner site workshops.
    You will receive a confirmation packet with directions and more details will be sent to you after you are registered for a Texas Outdoor Family workshop.
    Please note that all reservations and full payment must be made at least five business days in advance of the workshops. All fees are non-refundable.

 
Pre-workshop Materials

    TOFPre-Materials (http://beta-www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/texas-outdoor-family-workshops/pre-materials/tof_welcome_complete.pdf)

What:    

    Lake Somerville SP and Trailway
    outdoor skills, workshops & seminars
    texas outdoor family

When:
Jun 11, 2011 09:30 AM to Jun 12, 2011 12:00 PM

Where:    Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit

Contact Email:    tofsp@tpwd.state.tx.us
Contact Phone:    512-389-8903

Original Article:  http://beta-www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/texas-outdoor-family-workshops/texas-outdoor-family-lake-somerville-state-park-between-austin-and-houston 


Title: Texas Outdoor Family Lake Somerville State Park between Austin and Houston
Post by: KamLata on August 10, 2019, 07:39:38 PM
We are thinking of booking our first camping trip in our T25.

We have come across St Ives Bay Holiday Park in Cornwall....

Has anybody ever been there and the big question is, can they recommend it???