Lake Arrowhead State Park

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Lake Arrowhead State Park

Texas

(940) 528-2211

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Overview

Lake Arrowhead State Park consists of 524 acres in Clay County, fourteen miles southeast of Wichita Falls. The area was acquired in 1970 from the City of Wichita Falls under the State Parks Bond Program and was opened the same year. The park offers fishing and is a participant in the "Loan A Tackle Program" (the park lends out fishing tackle to visitors); lake swimming on unsupervised beach; water skiing; disc golf; picnicking; camping; nature study; hiking; horseback riding, boating.

Lake Arrowhead itself is a reservoir on the Little Wichita River and covers approximately 16,200 surface acres, with 106 miles of shoreline. Built primarily as a water supply by the City of Wichita Falls, the lake is also a major recreational site for the North Central Plains.

Map of Lake Arrowhead (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.763408, -98.390228

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Activities

  • Boating

    There is one boat ramp and one floating boat dock.

  • Camping

    There are campsites (with water nearby); campsites with water and electricity (50 amp); and restrooms with showers.

  • Fishing

    The park offers fishing and is a participant in the "Loan A Tackle Program" (the park lends out fishing tackle to visitors). Popular fish include crappie, perch, catfish, and bass. Kids Fishing Contest and Adult Rough Fish Contest is held annually on the first Saturday in June.

  • Golfing

    There is an 18 hole disc (frisbee) golf course.

  • Hiking

    This site offers approximately 5 miles of multi-use trails on approximately 300 acres that are open to hikers as well as riders. The trails pass over grassy, flat terrain

  • Horseback Riding

    This site offers approximately 5 miles of multi-use trails on approximately 300 acres that are open to hikers as well as riders. The trails pass over grassy, flat terrain. Each of the 4 campsites has water, electricity, a picnic table, a fire ring, a tie rail, and picket line. Parking and restrooms are available near the group building. Restrooms with showers are located at the central campgrounds. Visitors must provide their own horses.

    There are 4 equestrian campsites with water, electricity (50 amp), a picnic table, a fire ring, a tie rail, a corral and 4 covered stalls.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic sites with shade located throughout the park.

  • Water Sports

    Fishing and floating are popular water past times.

Seasonality/Weather

Weather: July average high is 99 degrees; January average low is 29 degrees; first/last freeze: November 11/ March 11. Open: 7 days a week year-round. No gate.

Directions

Driving

From the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Hwy 287/82. Exit at Jolly, Texas. Travel south on FM 2393, go approximately 7 miles and turn left on FM 1954 for approximately 3 miles to the entrance of the park on the left. From Amarillo/Hwy 287 enter into Wichita Falls, and travel south on Hwy 281. Approximately 7 miles south of Wichita Falls, turn left on FM 1954 (8 miles to the park entrance).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(940) 528-2211

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