Doug & Barbara Peterson

Doug & Barbara Peterson
Barbara & I at a scenic overlook on the skyline drive in the Rocky Mountain National Park, 8-13-2016

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Summer Trip 2019, Lake Arrowhead State Park, Wichita Falls, TX

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Located just south of Wichita Falls, TX Lake Arrowhead is a nice park with spacious sites and clean restrooms. During our visit the Lake was a bit high from recent rains. One of the features we enjoyed was the prairie dog colony. The park has nice hiking trails although many of them were a bit wet to get out and hike on. 


Our shaded campsite at Lake Arrowhead State Park

Barbara at Prairie Dog Town 

Prairie Dogs always keep an eye out for predators

Great to observe as they frolic around their borrows


The fishing peer at Lake Arrowhead

The high waters of Lake Arrowhead on 5-21-2019

 Lake Arrowhead is a man made lake. We ventured out to explore the spillway and dam during our visit. This is oil country. We were surprised to see abandoned oil derricks on the lake that were there before they built the dam years ago. There is a working oil derrick, called a pump jack, in the park next to the restroom. You could hear the machinery pumping the oil near the restrooms when we went up for our showers. 

Abandoned Oil derricks on Lake Arrowhead

Pump Jack Oil rig at Lake Arrowhead State Park

The spillway on the Lake Arrowhead dam
We enjoyed our stay at Lake Arrowhead State Park. It is a great place to stop at on the way out west as it is on our direct route to New Mexico. 



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