TPWD District Fisheries Office

409 Chester Avenue
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-2383
Robert Mauk, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

  • City of Iowa Park

Nearby State Parks


Buffalo Creek Reservoir

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure

Lake Characteristics

Location: 20 miles from Wichita Falls MSA
Surface area: 1,576 acres
Maximum depth: 28 feet
Impounded: 1964

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,049 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: 1-2 ft. visibility

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Iowa Park
103 E. Cash
Iowa Park, Texas 76367
(940) 592-2642

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass   yes    
Catfish     yes  
Crappie     yes  
Fishing Cover/Structure

Flooded terrestrial vegetation can be found throughout the reservoir. Some flooded timber exists in upper end, and there's a rocky shoreline on east side near dam. Brush piles have been placed along dam face. Rip-rap can sometimes be good for bass in March.