Lake Arrowhead State Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park in Clay County is just 18 miles south of Wichita Falls, Texas.  At 524 acres this is a small park on a very large (16,200 acres) reservoir with 106 miles of shoreline.   Fishermen  are drawn to the large abandoned steel oil derricks that dot the lake and  yield the fish.  Lake Arrowhead State Park participates in “Loan A Tackle Program” where the park lends fishing tackle to the visitors.  A Kids Fishing Contest and an Adult Rough Fish Contest are held in June.  Check the park calendar for current schedule.  When not fishing there are 5 miles of mostly flat and grassy trails shared by hikers and equestrians to enjoy.  If you bring your horse there are 4 equestrian campsites.  48 campsites with water and electric as well as 19 sites with water only are spacious and partially shaded.  We stopped at this park on our way home from Utah in the summer of 2008.  Close to Hwy 287 it is a welcome respite from the roadside highway campgrounds.  Tip:  Lake Arrowhead State Park is home to an active black-tailed prairie dog “town.”

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