TPWD District Fisheries Office

409 Chester
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-2383
Tom Lang, Biologist

About the Area

Nearby State Parks


Wichita Reservoir


Lake Wichita now has enough water for recreational boating. However, the fish population has been severely hampered by prolonged drought, golden alga blooms, and periods of low dissolved oxygen. It is not currently recommended as a fishing destination.

Looking Forward

Lake Wichita is the third oldest man-made lake in Texas and several groups are working together on a historic revitalization project. For more information, please visit For progress reports, visit Friends of Reservoirs, Lake Wichita Chapter on Facebook.

Lake Characteristics

Location: On the south side of the city of Wichita Falls, off Texas Highway 79
Impounded: 1901

Water Conditions

Current Water Levels: City of Wichita Falls (940) 761-7477
Conservation Pool Elevation: 976 ft. msl

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Wichita Falls
1300 7th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
(940) 761-7477