Description - Lake Arrowhead State Park consists of 524 acres in Clay County, fourteen miles southeast of Wichita Falls. The area was acquired in 1970 from the City of Wichita Falls under the State Parks Bond Program and was opened the same year.
Lake Arrowhead itself is a reservoir on the Little Wichita River and covers approximately 16,200 surface acres, with 106 miles of shoreline. Built primarily as a water supply by the City of Wichita Falls, the lake is also a major recreational site for the North Central Plains.
- Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites with shade, campsites (with water nearby), campsites with water and electricity, a group picnic pavilion in the equestrian area (capacity 125), a walk-in group primitive area (capacity 40). The group dining hall has a full stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, central heat and air and restrooms (capacity 50). Also available are an 18-hole disc (frisbee) golf course, 5 miles of trails, a trailer dump station, a concrete launching ramp and lighted fishing piers. Fish-cleaning shelters are available at the boat ramp and at the fishing pier. There are 300 acres for day-use horseback riding with potable water and restrooms. There are 4 equestrian campsites with water, electricity, a picnic table, a fire ring, a tie rail, and picket line.
Recreation - The park offers fishing and is a participant in the "Loan A Tackle Program" (the park lends out fishing tackle to it's visitors). Recreation opportunities include; lake swimming on unsupervised beach, water skiing, disc golf, picnicking, camping, nature study, hiking, horseback riding and boating.
Climate - July average high is 99 degrees; January average low is 29 degrees; first/last freeze: November 11/ March 11.
From the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Hwy 287/82. Exit at Jolly, Texas. Travel south on FM 2393, go approximately 7 miles and turn left on FM 1954 for approximately 3 miles to the entrance of the park on the left.
From Amarillo/Hwy 287 enter into Wichita Falls, and travel south on Hwy 281. Approximately 7 miles south of Wichita Falls, turn left on FM 1954 (8 miles to the park entrance).