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LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI STATE RECREATION AREA

LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI STATE RECREATION AREA. Lake Corpus Christi State Recreation Area is on Lake Corpus Christi off Farm Road 1068, six miles southwest of Mathis in San Patricio County. The 365-acre park was built in the early 1930s. In 1934 the city of Corpus Christi signed a ninety-nine-year lease with the State Parks Board for the tract, and during the mid-1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps built a number of structures, including two boathouses, a bathhouse, a dock and concession building, and a dance terrace. The park's rolling terrain supports thorny shrubs typical of the South Texas brush country. Blackbrush acacia, bluewood, mesquite, lotebrush, and lime prickly ash form a densely wooded region along the lake shoreline. Animals common to the park include raccoons, opossums, and spotted skunks. Waterfowl and other migratory birds are also frequently seen. Park facilities include camping and picnicking areas, two fishing piers, playgrounds, and restrooms.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).
Christopher Long

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Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Lake Corpus Christi State Recreation Area," accessed July 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkl13.

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