Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lake Corpus Christi State Park

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.
One of things Tom likes to do is fish and he was looking forward to doing just that here. The lake is stocked with crappie, striped bass, largemouth bass, white bass, catfish, and alligator gar. He has been out a couple of times, since we have been here, with not a lot of luck.

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.


  1. Dad.. selfie tips: chin up, smile and look at the camera at the top,not the button you have to press, and then instagram it and it will be perfect!

    Good Effort though.. the more you practice, the better you'll be at it :)

    1. Thank you for the advice. I am sure with practice I will get better.