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Lake Arrowhead State Park

  • Lake Arrowhead Catch
    Anglers of all ages will enjoy trying their luck in the waters of Lake Arrowhead.
  • Monarch at  Lake Arrowhead
    Prairie flowers draw butterflies, bees, bats and hummingbirds.
  • Lake Arrowhead Walkers
    Stroll the park roads or explore 5 miles of trails on foot, bike or horseback.
  • Lake Arrowhead RVing
    Set up camp among the mesquite trees.
  • Lake Arrowhead Pier
    Fish for crappie, bass and catfish from our lighted pier. No fishing license needed!
  • Horses at Lake Arrowhead
    Bring your horse out for the weekend - we have equestrian campsites and trails.

Big Lake on the Prairie

Halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City is Lake Arrowhead State Park, on the north shore of a 16,200-acre lake. Create memories as you explore the lake and prairie here.

Things to Do

Fishing is a big draw, but you can also camp, hike, bike, ride horses, nature watch, swim, paddle, boat, water-ski, geocache and play disc golf!

This quiet park is 15 minutes south of Wichita Falls, just off highways 281 and 287. 

Fishing & Boating

The main catches here are crappie, bass and catfish. You do not need a license to fish from shore or pier within the park; you will need a license to fish from a boat. Borrow a fishing pole at headquarters and try your luck!

We have nine boat ramps, a lighted fishing pier and a fish cleaning station.

Exploring trails

Explore this part of the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of Texas on over five miles of multiuse trails (hiking, biking and equestrian).

  • Dragonfly Trail’s half-mile loop is a great introduction to the park.
  • Onion Creek Trail (the park’s longest at 4.4 miles) wanders near the lake, weaves through part of the disc golf course, and continues to the north side of the park with views of the spillway, native grasses and wildflowers.
  • Mesquite Ridge Trail connects the campground to Onion Creek Trail. It’s a great vantage point for catching a Texas sunset!

Camping

Reserve a campsite for an overnight stay. The park’s water and electric campground has a unique layout: eight loops with six campsites per loop; four sites are pull-through. We also have 19 water-only sites, a primitive walk-in camping area, and an equestrian camping area.

Park restrooms are accessible; one (in the water-electric campground) also has showers. The park has a dump station.

Birding

Many bird species rely on the habitat around Lake Arrowhead, and birders have identified over 200 species here.

Download Birds of Lake Arrowhead SP: A Field Checklist | PDF. Save on your device or in the cloud and check off species as you see them!

Equipment loaners

Borrow binoculars (limited number), discs for the golf course (ask for a scorecard!) and fishing poles (bring your own bait) at headquarters.

Get involved

Ask at headquarters about volunteering and joining our Friends group.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

We offer day and night hikes, nature study, arts in the park, touch tables, atlatl and more! Check our Events page for upcoming programs.

Annual events include fishing contests on the first Saturday in June, a disc golf tournament, Christmas in the Park, and First Day Hikes.

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Kids

Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal at headquarters. Complete tasks to earn a badge.
  • Borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.

Area Attractions

229 Park Road 63
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Latitude: 33.758578

Longitude: -98.395201

(940) 528-2211

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • 13 years and older: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily.

 

We often reach capacity, and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry,  reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

Busy Season

Spring and summer

Climate

January average low is 29 degrees. July average high is 99 degrees. First freeze occurs mid-November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

946 feet

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