Lake Kickapoo Reservoir is an artificial lake twelve miles northwest of Archer City in west central Archer County (at 33°39' N, 98°46' W). The waters of the North Fork of the Little Wichita River were impounded in 1945 to form the reservoir, which has a capacity of 106,000 acre-feet and covers 6,200 acres. The lake serves as a municipal water supply for Wichita Falls, thirty-two miles to the northeast. It was named for the Kickapoo Indians and for Kickapoo Creek, which empties into the reservoir. Lake Kickapoo has a drainage area of 275 square miles. The 3,000 acres of shoreline are owned by Wichita Falls. Since construction of the lake, various recreational spots have been developed, including picnic areas on Long and Council islands, which lie in the southern portion of the lake.
Lake Kickapoo Dam is on the North Fork Little Wichita River in Archer County, Texas and is used for flood control purposes. It was built in 1945. Its normal surface area is 9.7 square miles. It is owned by the City Of Wichita Falls.
Lake Kickapoo Dam is of earthen construction. The core is homogeneous, earth. The foundation is soil. Its height is 58 feet with a length of 8,200 feet. Maximum discharge is 82,500 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 202,000 acre feet. Normal storage is 106,000 acre feet. It drains an area of 0.43 square miles.
|(A) Public Boat Ramp|
|(B) Kickapoo Fishing Camp|
(A) Public Boat Ramp:
(B) Kickapoo Fishing Camp:
Surface area: 6,028 acres
Maximum depth: 48 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,045 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6 feet
Normal Clarity: 1-2 feet visibility
1300 7th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
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