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Mathis, Texas Campgrounds and RV Parks

“Small town. Big lake. Great people.” The motto of Mathis, Texas couldn’t be any clearer about who they are and why you ought to hitch up, drive down, and make camp in the area. This part of Texas is a kind of economic crossroads, as the region is known for natural gas, oil, rich hayfields and grasses for cattle ranching, and correspondingly rich earth for growing staple crops like corn, rice, and vegetables.

Formerly called Lake Lovenskiold, and still lovingly called Lake Mathis by locals because of its proximity to the town of the same name, Lake Corpus Christi was created by a dam and subsequent filling of the reservoir along the Nueces River. Lake Corpus Christi State Park offers more than eighteen thousand acres of water filled with largemouth bass, sunfish, and bluegill, and plenty of room for boating, paddling, and swimming, although there isn’t a lifeguard on duty.

There are many excellent options for getting outdoors around Mathis. Set aside a few hours to take in the naturalism of the South Texas coastal prairie at Rob and Bessie Welder Park, Lake Corpus Christi State Park, or Choke Canyon State Park further north. To the south of Mathis is Corpus Christi, of course. “Corpus” as it is locally called is home to the Texas State Aquarium, the USS Lexington aircraft carrier from World War II which has now become a naval museum, and there’s even a Hurricane Alley Waterpark for the kids.