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Lake Corpus Christi
AKA Lake Lovenskiold

Texas Gulf Coast

2803' N, 9752' W

About 4 Miles SW of Mathis

On the Nueces River
TX - Lagarto Ferry Bridge, Lake Corpus Christie
The old Lagarto Ferry Bridge at Lake Corpus Christi
Photo courtesy Martin Deanda, June 2013

Lake Corpus Christi State Recreational Area

A man-made lake, owned by the city of Corpus Christi, it occupies land where Live Oak, San Patricio, and Jim Wells county lines converge.

The lake itself is said to be over 19,000 surface acres of water and is a source of water for several communities. The current lake covered the older Mathis Dam. In the mid 1930s the State leased land from the City of Corpus Christi to create the Lake Corpus Christi State Recreational Area. The agreement was a 99 year lease.

The park entrance is off FM 1068.

Photographer's Note:

"These are some pictures of the old Lagarto Ferry Bridge at Lake Corpus Christi. The remnants of the bridge, which was used in the 1930 to cross the lake, have been under water for the passed 50 years. Due to the current drought, what's left of the bridge has been uncovered." - Martin Deanda, June 03, 2013


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