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LAKE KICKAPOO. Lake Kickapoo 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.


Reservoirs in the United States (Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 1838 [Washington: GPO, 1966]).


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

"LAKE KICKAPOO," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.