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COYOTE LAKE. Coyote Lake, one of the largest natural salt lakes in the Panhandle of Texas, is ten miles southwest of Muleshoe in Bailey County (at 34°06' N, 102°53' W). It was a favorite campsite for Comanche Indian tribes and early buffalo hunters. During the 1880s Coyote Lake became a watering spot for the vast XIT Ranch. The area is surfaced by mostly barren loose sands that support scrub brush and some tall grasses and vine mesquite.


Bailey County History Book Commission, Tales and Trails of Bailey County, 1918–1988 (Dallas: Taylor, 1988).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"COYOTE LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.