Lake Corpus Christi State Park

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Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Lake corpus christi sp pier.jpg
The fishing pier at Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Location San Patricio County, Texas
Nearest city Mathis
Coordinates 28°3′48″N 97°52′26″W / 28.06333°N 97.87389°W / 28.06333; -97.87389Coordinates: 28°3′48″N 97°52′26″W / 28.06333°N 97.87389°W / 28.06333; -97.87389
Area 356 acres (144 ha)
Established 1934
Governing body Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Lake Corpus Christi State Park is a state park located in San Patricio County, Texas, United States southwest of Mathis. The land was leased from the City of Corpus Christi in 1934 and the park was opened in 1934.[1]

History[edit]

The park was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 886 between 1934 and 1935. CCC buildings included a bathhouse, park residence, boat house and a refectory, but only the refectory remains. Other CCC structures include a lookout tower, Park Road 25, and bridges.[2]

Flora[edit]

The park is a mixture of brushlands, wetlands, woodlands and the open waters of Lake Corpus Christi creating a diverse ecological area.[3]

Fauna[edit]

Common birds within the park include the black-bellied whistling duck, American purple gallinule, white-winged dove, pauraque, long-billed thrasher, white-eyed vireo, pyrrhuloxia and black-throated sparrow. Common mammals include javelina, cottontail rabbits and white-tailed deer. Popular fish include blue, channel and yellow catfish and sunfish, bass and crappie.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lake Corpus Christi State Park History. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Lake Corpus Christi. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Lake Corpus Christi State Park Nature. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Retrieved June 1, 2014.

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