People tend to do things big in Texas, and Lake Arrowhead State Park is no exception. Lake Arrowhead is a 16,200-acre reservoir located on the Little Wichita River in Wichita Falls, less than two hours from Fort Worth.
Plan to visit Lake Arrowhead State Park in September and drive over to Henrietta for the annual Clay County Pioneer Reunion Rodeo. Be sure to book an RV in Wichita County and spend some time discovering the vastness of Texas during your Lake Arrowhead State Park RV camping adventure.
Spending time camping with an RV is a great way to see the country in style. While camping at Lake Arrowhead State Park, you can enjoy many different activities such as hiking, boating, water skiing, horseback riding, and disc golf. Equestrians can bring their horses and enjoy riding through the five miles of trails that meander through about 300 acres. These are multi-use trails, so be courteous to others using the trails. Visitors must bring their own horses and provide proper care while inside the park. Campsites for visitors with horses are available.
When packing your rental RV, be sure to bring along your fishing gear. When visiting in June, visitors can participate in the annual Adult Rough Fish Contest; children even have their own Kids' Fishing Contest. Anglers can expect to reel in largemouth bass, carp, catfish, and crappie. A fishing license is not required for those fishing along the shoreline within the park boundaries. When fishing from a boat, a fishing license is required. Lake Arrowhead State Park has a tackle loaner program where visitors are allowed to borrow rods, reels, and tackle from the park office.
Many people camp in an RV near Lake Arrowhead State Park just to visit the prairie dog town. Visitors that come in early fall will likely see several new prairie dog pups playing and enjoying life. Be sure to watch your step when exploring the prairie dog town in Lake Arrowhead State Park; the holes they dig tend to crop up everywhere. You can sign up for a guided ranger tour through the prairie dog town and learn more about these amusing little creatures.
Camping at Lake Arrowhead State Park
Texas state park RV campgrounds will be a hot ticket item during the summer and fall, so be sure to make reservations early to ensure you have a campsite waiting when you arrive. Lake Arrowhead State Park has 67 campsites for motorhomes with electric and water hookups. Restrooms with shower facilities are within walking distance of each campsite. Every campsite also has a fire ring and a picnic table.
The Burkburnett/Wichita Falls KOA also offers plenty of room for RV camping. Like most KOA camps, full hookups are available here. The KOA is only a few minutes from Lake Arrowhead State Park and is a great place to unwind after spending the day exploring the state park. Wi-Fi and cable TV are available to all guests. Check out the camp store and stock up on supplies and groceries while staying at the KOA.
If the Lake Arrowhead State Park RV campgrounds are filled to capacity, check out the Wichita Falls RV Park, just minutes from the park. This RV park offers full hookups with 30 or 50-amp service. There's also plenty of room for RVs with slide-outs. A laundry room, modern restrooms, and showers are available for guests.
Exploring the Area
While RV camping at Lake Arrowhead State Park, take some time to explore areas outside the Wichita Falls area. Take a trip to Fort Richardson State Park in Jacksboro. While visiting this state park, you can see several restored buildings of the original fort, including a hospital, morgue, officer’s quarters, bakery, and guardhouse. Alternatively, you can have a picnic, go hiking or biking, wade in the creek, or swim in the Lost Creek Reservoir.
Since Lake Arrowhead State Park is located in northern Texas, drive just over the state line and visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Indiahoma, Oklahoma. This refuge was established in 1901 to protect endangered and threatened species. Certain species have also been reintroduced to the area, such as wild turkey, bison, river otter, burrowing owl, prairie dog, and elk. While visiting the refuge, you'll be able to see Texas longhorn cattle grazing on the grasslands as well as white-tailed deer.
Plan to visit Lake Arrowhead State Park near the end of September so you can enjoy the annual Clay County Pioneer Reunion Rodeo held in Henrietta. The first Pioneer Reunion Rodeo was held in 1932 and hosted several events for residents of Clay County to enjoy. This rodeo has grown to include a parade, full rodeo, and rodeo queen contest. It's now a part of the Stand United Series, and visitors from across the country bring their RVs for motorhome camping during this event.