Lake Corpus Christi State Park

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Lake Corpus Christi State Park

  • Lake Corpus Christi Vista
    The park features a placid lake amid one of the last remaining stands of South Texas brush country.
  • Lake Corpus Christi Lake
    Gather up the family for a day of fishing and fun in the sun.
  • Jet Skiiers at Lake Corpus Christi
    Jet ski, paddle or boat on the calm waters of the lake.
  • Lake Corpus Christi Fishing Pier
    Bring your gear and fish from our lighted, ADA-accessible fishing pier.
  • Camping at Lake Corpus Christi
    Choose from a variety of campsites, screened shelters and cabins for your weekend getaway.
  • LCCSP CCC Building
    Admire the craftsmanship of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Fun in the Sun

Families have been enjoying Lake Corpus Christi State Park for more than 80 years. Come for the water sports, varied wildlife and relaxing atmosphere. Leave refreshed!

Things to Do

On water, you can swim (no lifeguards), paddle, fish, boat, and water ski. On land, you can camp, hike, bike, geocache, and bird and nature watch. Rent one of our pavilions for your next gathering. 

We have an all-terrain wheelchair for use in the park; email us to ask about borrowing the chair on your visit. 

Be safe on the trails, no matter how you access them. Bring plenty of water and travel with a partner.

Fish in the 18,256-acre Lake Corpus Christi. Anglers pull in largemouth and white bass; crappie; blue, channel and flathead catfish; and bluegill and redear sunfish. The park has two lighted fishing piers, one of which is 400 feet long and wheelchair accessible. We also have two boat ramps and two fish cleaning shelters. You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore or pier in a state park!

Stay in one of our screened shelters, cabins or campsites. Choose from a basic campsite with water only, sites with water and electricity, or full hookup sites (with sewer).

Birding is rich and diverse here. This area is an important stopover for Neotropical migrant birds. We’ve identified more than 200 bird species in the park. Learn more on our Nature page.

Paddle on the lake! Bring your own, or rent a kayak or paddleboard; you can reserve your rental up to one week in advance from the PaddleEZ website.

Civilian Conservation Corps: CCC Company 886 built several buildings and bridges here, as well as Park Road 25, in the mid-1930s. The only structure remaining today is the refectory. Learn more on our History page.

Treats: Kona Ice offers shave-ice treats and more. They are open weekends and some weekdays. You can contact them at or (361) 658-6244.  

Ranger Programs

The park offers programs throughout the year. Check the Events page for upcoming programs, or contact the park to arrange a special tour for your group.

Kids: Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Borrow an Explorer Pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.
  • Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal at headquarters. Complete tasks to earn a badge.

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Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Area Attractions

Visit the bustling bayside town of Corpus Christi, with its many restaurants and museums.

Padre Island National Seashore protects 130,000 acres of natural barrier island.

Explore the Brush Country Loop of the Great Texas Wildlife Trails to see the best places to view wildlife in this area.

23194 Park Rd. 25
Mathis, TX 78368

Latitude: 28.063101

Longitude: -97.872178

(361) 547-2635

Entrance Fees
  • Adult : $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.

We often reach capacity, and recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

Busy Season

Weekends in late winter through summer


January average low is 44 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Wettest month is September. First freeze occurs mid-December. Last freeze occurs mid-February.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

161 feet