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Lake
Description
Abilene
Acres: 595

Near town of
Abilene
Located approximately 15 miles southwest of Abilene this lake is adjacent to the Abilene State Park offering the visitor swimming, fishing, boating, camping and other water sports. Also accessible from Buffalo Gap.
Alan Henry (Fee)

Near town of
Lubbock
Built by the city of Lubbock this lake is the water supply for part of Garza County. It was constructed on the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River approximately 65 miles from the city. The recreational area offers picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and boating. For Information: 806-775-2602
Arrowhead
Acres: 16,200

Near town of
Wichita Falls
Located approximately 14 miles southeast of Wichita Falls this lake is on the Little Wichita River. Offers fishing, swimming, picnicking, boating - including the facilities at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Accessible via US 281 south and FM 1954 east; and from Archer City and Henrietta.
Brownwood
Acres: 7,300
Near town of
Brownwood
Located among pleasant hills this lake is the location of some religious and youth camps. Its 95 mile shoreline offers commercial camps and boat docks as well as swimming, boating, camping and water skiing. See Lake Brownwood State Park.
Champion Creek Reservoir
Acres: 1,560

Near town of
Colorado City
Located approximately 7 miles south of Colorado City off Texas 208. Provides campsites, picnic areas, boat docks, fishing and swimming.
Childress & Baylor
Near town of
Childress
Located approximately 9 miles west of Childress off US 287, these adjacent lakes are not only used for water supply for the city but also fishing and camping. Camping areas with RV sites and dump station are available.
Cisco
Acres: 445

Near town of
Cisco
Located in scenic hills about 4 miles north of Cisco off Texas 6; this lake is excellent for water sports and fishing. A city park has picnicking, primitive camping area and miniature golf. You'll also find unusual rock formations of interest to mineral collectors here.
Coleman
Acres: 2,000
Near town of
Coleman
Press Morris Park (190 acres/city of Coleman) is located on this lake. Activities include fishing, water sports, picnicking, camping and wildlife watching. Located approximately 17 miles north of Coleman off US 283.
Colorado City
Acres: 1,612

Near town of
Colorado City
Activities include fishing, picnicking with areas for boat ramps and camping and Lake Colorado City State Park (500 acres). Most activities can be enjoyed year-round. Located approximately 7 miles southwest of Colorado City off I-20 west or Texas 163 south.
Daniel
Acres: 950
Near town of
Breckenridge
Located about 7 miles south of Breckenridge via US 183 and FM 576, this lake is on gonzales Creek, operated by city of Breckenridge for recreation and water supply. Activities include primitive camping, picnicking at designated sites and fishing. No swimming.
Diversion
Acres: 3,419

Near town of
Wichita Falls
Impoundment on Wichita River; activities include water sports and fishing. Located approximately 27 miles southwest of Wichita Falls via US 82 / 277west to Dundee, then FM 2846 north. Also can be reached from Mankins, Electra and Vernon.
E. V. Spence Reservoir
Acres: 14,950
Near town of
Big Spring
Considered a showcase lake for stripped bass; operated by concessionaires with boat ramps, camping and supplies.
Eddleman & Graham
Acres: 2,500

Near town of
Graham
These two lakes are connected by canal. Activities include boating, fishing, and lake side camping. Located 2 miles northwest of Graham off US 380 west. Also accessible from Olney and Newcastle.
Fort Phantom Hill
Acres: 4,246
Near town of
Abilene
Twenty-nine (29) miles shoreline encircled by paved highways (south of old fort ruins). There are numerous marinas, campsites and other facilities for outdoor activities and water sports. Located 10 miles northeast of Abilene via FM 600. Also accessible from Anson.
Fryer

Near town of
Perryton
(Usually not shown on maps) Nice recreational area on beautiful Wolf Creek; 700 acre county park popular for boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking. Located approximately 12 miles southeast of Perryton off US 83.
Graham & Eddleman
Acres: 2,500

Near town of
Graham
These two lakes are connected by canal. Activities include boating, fishing, and lake side camping. Located 2 miles northwest of Graham off US 380 west. Also accessible from olney and Newcastle.
Greenbelt
Acres: 2,025

Near town of
Clarendon
Reservoir on Salt Fork of Red River with recreational activities including water skiing, boating and other activities. Located approximately 5 miles north of Clarendon off Texas 70
Hords Creek
Acres: 510

Near town of
Coleman
Conservation reservoir offering all water sports, camping, fishing and picnicking. There are 3 Corps of Engineers administered parks with facilities: nature trails, boat launch ramps, fishing supplies and other services. Located approximately 8 miles west of Coleman off Texas 153.
Hubbard Creek Reservoir
Acres: 15,250

Near town of
Breckenridge
Activities include boating (rentals available), swimming, sailing, water skiing, picnicking and camping. Fishing good all year-round. Located approximately 6 miles northwest of Breckenridge; accessible via US 183 north or US 180 west.
J.B. Thomas
Acres: 7,820

Near town of
Snyder
On Colorado River with 75 mile shoreline. Activities swimming, skiing, boating, fishing. Located approximately 20 miles southwest of Snyder via Texas 350 south, FM 2085 west. Also accessible from Big Spring.
Jacksboro
Acres: 125

Near town of
Jacksboro
Popular spot for boating, skiing, picnics, swimming, fishing, and camping. Lake has bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. Located northeast Jacksboro via Texas 59.
Kemp
Acres: 16,540

Near town of
Seymour
Wichita Falls municipal lake with campsites and service facilities for fishermen and boaters. Located approximately 48 miles southwest of Wichita Falls accessible off US 183/283 north of Seymour. Also accessible from Wichita Falls and Vernon.
Kickapoo
Acres: 6,200

Near town of
Archer City
Popular water sports facility with fishing, swimming, water skiing, boating, picnicking and camping. Located on North Fork of Little Wichita River approximately 12 miles northwest of Archer city off Texas 25. Also accessible from Wichita Falls.
Leon Reservoir
Acres: 1,590

Near town of
Eastland
Activities include camping, fishing and other water sports. Golf Course and country club lake side - plus fishing, marina and boat services. Located approximately 16 miles southeast of Eastland via FM 570 and FM 2214. Also accessible from Ranger.
Lost Creek Reservoir
Acres: 450

Near town of
Jacksboro
Average depth is 45 feet with rock cliffs along shore providing excellent location for fishing. There is a public boat ramp and dock on southwest side of lake (off Texas 59). Located 2 miles downstream from Lake Jacksboro.
McClellan
Acres: 325

Near town of
Pampa
Popular local recreation area providing camping with RV hookups, wooded picnic areas, swimming, boat ramps, fishing for black bass, crappie, blue cat and hybrid white/stripers. Located approximately 28 miles south of Pampa via Texas 70 and FM 2477 east.
MacKenzie
Acres: 896

Near town of
Silverton
Located in historic Tule Canyon; facilities for camping, picnicking, boat ramps, RV hookups, swimming, and water skiing. Fishing for walleye, largemouth bass, catfish and striped bass. Access 12 miles northwest of Silverton via Texas 86 west.
Marvin
Acres: (small)

Near town of
Canadian
In national grasslands area with campsites, boat rentals, cottages, and picnic grounds. Also nature trails with spectacular fall color, Fishing: channel catfish, bass and sunfish. Hunting: wild turkey, deer, waterfowl and squirrels. Access approximately 11 miles east of Canadian via FM 2266 east.
Meredith
Acres: 16,500

Near town of
Fritch
Beautiful lake built by US Bureau of Reclamation. Facilities include boat/houseboat rentals at marina, 11 campgrounds, 9 picnic areas, 7 boat launch ramps. Fishing: bass, walleye, catfish, and crappie. Lake hq are located on Texas 136 one mile east of Fritch. Also accessible from Stinnett, Amarillo and Borger.
Miller's Creek Reservoir
Acres: 1,900

Near town of
Munday
Water activities for several surrounding towns - developed recreational facilities are pending. Fishing is permitted; no boat ramps. Access approximately 16 miles east of Munday via US 277 to goree; FM 266 south; FM 1608 east. Also accessible from Seymore.
Mineral Wells
Acres: 646

Near town of
Mineral Wells
Surrounded by a state park this small lake is popular for swimming and fishing. Located approximately 3 miles east of Mineral Wells via US 180. See State Parks - Mineral Wells.
Moss Creek

Near town of
Big Spring
Local water supply and recreational facility for local area. Open 6am with over night stays permitted. Activities: Fishing, swimming, camping facilities, groceries and bait available, boating (limited to 15 HP motor). Excellent for bird watching. Located approximately 10 miles south east of Big Spring - take I-20 from Big Spring east to county road.
Nasworthy
Acres: 1,596

Near town of
San Angelo
Companion lake to Twin Buttes Reservoir; this municipal lake offers picnicking, fishing, camping, swimming and other water sports. Also 2 non-native species of game fish have been introduced here. Located approximately 6 miles southwest of San Angelo off US 277.
Oak Creek Reservoir
Acres: 2,375

Near town of
Sweetwater
Services and accommodations available at lake side. Activities include swimming, fishing, skiing, boating and other water sports. Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Sweetwater via Texas 70.
O.C. Fisher
(aka North Concho Lake or Lake San Angelo)
Acres: 5,440

Near town of
San Angelo
Reservoir on North Concho River with camping, swimming, fishing and other water sports. Located approximately 3 miles northwest of San Angelo - accessible from FM 2288 that edges the lake's west shore.
O.H. Ivie Reservoir

Near town of
Ballinger
Offers 3 public recreation areas: Concho (south side); Padgitt (north side); and Kennedy (near north end of dam). Rest rooms and picnic tables available. Located approximately 25 miles southeast of Ballinger; 50 miles east of San Angelo, 25 miles south of Coleman; and 55 miles northwest of Brady.
Palo Pinto
Acres: 2,661

Near town of
Palo Pinto
On Palo Pinto Creek offering fishing and water sports. Located approximately 25 miles south of Palo Pinto via FM 4 south. FM 3137 west; also accessible from Mineral Wells.
Pauline
Acres: 612

Near town of
Quanah
Small lake on Wanderers Creek with tent camping sites (w/hook-ups), swimming, picnicking, bait & tackle and boat ramp. Fish: largemouth and Florida bass and crappie. Located approximately 5 miles east of Quanah off US 287. Also, accessible from Vernon.
Possum Kingdom
Acres: 14,440

Near town of
Mineral Wells
One of Texas' most popular lakes with lake side camps and resorts dotted around the area. Activities include skin divers, swimming, boating and fishing. Surrounding area has good seasonal hunting. Possum Kingdom State Park (see Caddo) is on southwestern shore. Located approximately 30 miles northwest of Mineral Wells via Texas 337. Also, accessible from Breckenridge , Caddo, Graham and Graford.
Stamford
Acres: 4,690

Near town of
Stamford
Impoundment offering boating, water skiing, and fishing. Vacation cabins and campsites at lake side. The Stamford municipal park includes lodes, cabins, concessions, and docks. Located approximately 15 miles northeast of Stamford via US 277 and FM 618 east. Approximately 14 miles southeast of Haskell.
Sweetwater
Acres: 630

Near town of
Sweetwater
City park surrounds this meandering impoundment. Activities include water sports, fishing and golf (course on lake shore). Located approximately 8 miles southeast of Sweetwater via FM 1856 from Texas 70 or I-20 east.
Trammell
Acres: (Small)

Near town of
Sweetwater
Smallest of Sweetwater's lake system. No swimming, skiing or boating. Fishing allowed with bait and permit service at lake shore. Located approximately 10 miles south of Sweetwater via FM 1809 from Texas 70.
Twin Buttes Reservoir

Near town of
San Angelo
Impoundment on South and Middle Concho Rivers with earth-fill dam built by US Bureau of Reclamation. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, and other water sports. Lake side camps and service facilities. Lake Nasworthy is an adjacent impoundment. Located approximately 8 miles southwest of San Angelo off US 277.
White River
Acres: 1,808

Near town of
Crosbyton
Water supply for Post, Crosbyton, Spur and Ralls. Features lake side cabins, camping areas, picnic areas, fishing supplies and boat launch and rentals. Located on tributary of Salt Fork of Brazos approximately 16 miles southeast of Crosbyton via FM 651 south, FM 2794. Also accessible from Dickens, Spur and Post.
Wichita
Acres: 2,200

Near town of
Wichita Falls
Popular for picnicking, swimming and weekend outings. Excellent fishing with lake record of 12.25 lb. largemouth bass. Located at the south limits of Wichita Falls.






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