History

View of lakeshore and fishing pier at sunsetLake Arrowhead State Park is 524 acres in Clay County, about 15 minutes southeast of Wichita Falls. The state acquired the area in 1970 from the city of Wichita Falls under the State Parks Bond Program. The park opened the same year.

Like most lakes in Texas, Lake Arrowhead is a man-made reservoir. To meet demand for a reliable source of drinking water, the growing city of Wichita Falls dammed the Little Wichita River.

The lake covers about 16,200 surface acres, with 106 miles of shoreline. Besides providing water for Wichita Falls, the lake offers welcome water recreation in a semi-arid part of the state.