Lake Arrowhead State Park

Coordinates: 33°45′31″N 98°23′43″W / 33.75861°N 98.39528°W / 33.75861; -98.39528
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Lake Arrowhead State Park
Lake Arrowhead State Park, 2017
Lake Arrowhead State Park is located in Texas
Lake Arrowhead State Park
Lake Arrowhead State Park is located in the United States
Lake Arrowhead State Park
LocationClay County, Texas
Nearest cityWichita Falls, Texas
Coordinates33°45′31″N 98°23′43″W / 33.75861°N 98.39528°W / 33.75861; -98.39528
Area524 acres (212 ha)
Operated byTexas Parks and Wildlife Department
Visitors63,636 (in 2022)[1]

Lake Arrowhead State Park is a state park located in Clay County, Texas, near Wichita Falls. The park is 524 acres (212 ha).[2]


Lake Arrowhead was built as a water source for the city of Wichita Falls and the surrounding area. The surrounding state park land was purchased from the city in 1970, and the park opened the same year.[2]


The land of Lake Arrowhead State Park was once part of a vast prairie of central North America. Agriculture changed the character of the land. The park has an ongoing prairie restoration project that includes controlled burns.


White-tailed deer, coyote, bobcat, skunks and armadillos are seen in the park. Monarch butterflies pass through during migration in spring and fall. Birds documented in the park include painted buntings, bald eagles, osprey, bluebirds, belted kingfishers, American white pelicans and scissor-tailed flycatchers.


Some plants in the park are Texas bluebonnet, Indian blanket, Texas Indian paintbrush, Maximilian sunflowers, Texas blazing star, pink evening primrose and milkweed.


The park offers ranger-led educational programs throughout the year. The park has facilities for picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, nature study, hiking, wildlife observation, horseback riding, camping, and disc golf. There are tent and RV campsites, as well as a pavilion and about 5 miles (8.0 km) of hiking trails.[3]

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  1. ^ Christopher Adams. "What is the most visited state park in Texas? Here's the top 10 countdown". Retrieved November 21, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Lake Arrowhead State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Lake Arrowhead State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". Retrieved June 12, 2021.

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