December 17, 2014
Lake Corpus Christi Texas State Park is a 356 acre park which opened in 1934. It was leased from the city of Corpus Christi in 1934 until 2032. The CCC developed this park between 1934 and 1935.
The Nueces River feeds the 21,000 acre lake which is one of largest artificial bodies of water in Texas. The present dam, Wesley E Seale Dam, was completed in 1958. The lake is owned by the city of Corpus Christi and is a major source of water for the city.
|Our view of the lake from our campsite.|
The Refectory, an open air building, is a highlight of the park. It was built with cast caliche blocks laid in a random ashlar pattern.
|Stairways leading up to lookout tower.|
|View of lake through one of several arches.|
|Views of lake from top of stairway.|
|Stairway down to lake.|
|For our children...|
Yes, Dad did take a selfie when he was fishing!
When researching this park one of the things Tom read about was the lighted fishing pier. He thought it would be a nice to be able to go out in the evening and do some fishing.
|The water is a little low.|
The park represents one of the few remaining stands of brushland in the area.
|Our view sitting out in our patio area.|
We are enjoying our time here. We have been able to sit out and the temperature has mostly been in the 70's. We have had some rain and dreary, cloudy days but we are not complaining there is no snow.
|We are in site 46|
|The Crusader from across the picnic area.|