TPWD District Fisheries Office

409 Chester Avenue
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-2383
Tom Lang, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

  • City of Iowa Park

Nearby State Parks


Buffalo Creek Reservoir

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics


Due to extremely low water level, the public boat ramp is not usable at this time.

Lake Characteristics

Location: 20 miles from Wichita Falls MSA
Surface area: 1,576 acres
Maximum depth: 28 feet
Impounded: 1964

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,049 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: 1-2 ft. visibility

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Iowa Park
103 E. Cash
Iowa Park, Texas 76367
(940) 592-2642

Aquatic Vegetation

Small patches of pondweed can be found around the reservoir.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass   yes    
Catfish     yes  
Crappie   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

At the current reservoir elevation, the rock rip-rap of the dam is the primary habitat. Brush piles have been placed along the dam face.

Tips & Tactics

Catfishing is good year round for all the major species. Crappie fishing has been productive off the dam and the east side rocky points. Largemouth bass are good fishing shallow near flooded terrestrial trees and brush with a spinnerbait using a slow retrieve.

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