Established in 1885, town is commercial center for
agricultural area featuring livestock and cotton, also producing large quantities of grain
sorghum, flax and varied truck crops. San Patricio County has extensive oil
production, many petrochemical plants. Mathis is a major gateway to Lake Corpus
Christi and to a popular state park on its shores.
Lake Corpus Christi State Park-
On the southeastern shore of the 14, 000 acre lake, the state park
offers a wide variety of land and water recreation. Facilities on 350 acres of
parkland include utility equipped campsites, rest rooms and showers, and screened
shelters. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and boating. Park Road 25 off Texas
359 about six miles south of Mathis. Admission. 512/547 - 2635.