What to do in Lake Arrowhead State Park

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.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.

Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites with shade; campsites (with water nearby); campsites with water and electricity; a group picnic pavilion in the equestrian area (capacity 125), a walk-in group primitive area (capacity 40), the group dining hall has a full stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, central heat and air, and restrooms (capacity 50), about 50 yards from parking at the edge of the road (one fire ring; .6 miles to the lake); 18-hole disc (frisbee) golf course; 5 miles of trails; a trailer dump station; a concrete launching ramp; lighted fishing piers; fish-cleaning shelters - one at the boat ramp, and one at the fishing pier; concession with groceries and gas; a floating boat dock and courtesy fuel dock; and a day-use horseback riding area (300 acres with potable water and restrooms). There are 4 equestrian campsites with water, electricity, a picnic table, a fire ring, a tie rail, and picket line.

The park offers fishing and is a participant in the "Loan A Tackle Program" (the park lends out fishing tackle to it's visitors); lake swimming on unsupervised beach; water skiing; disc golf; picnicking; camping; nature study; hiking; horseback riding, boating

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).

July average high is 99 degrees; January average low is 29 degrees; first/last freeze: November 11/ March 11.

229 Park Road 63
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Phone: 940/528-2211

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