|Lake Kemp, a popular North Texas
fishing and recreational site, is located approximately 40 miles west of
Wichita Falls. Cara Blanca Park, the recreational park surrounding the lake,
is owned by W. T. Waggoner Estate with headquarters in Vernon. The Waggoner
Ranch is well known in the area as it spans over half a million acres of
farm and ranch land in six counties with much of the acreage in oil production.
The reservoir itself covers an area of over 16,540 acres. Tracts of land
around the lake are leased on an annual lease rental basis.
Entrance to the park area may be gained through either of three toll gates: Flippen Creek Gate Entrance and Moonshine Gate Entrance are situated directly off highway 183/283 approximately 28 miles south of Vernon; Pony Creek Gate Entrance is located 7 miles north of Seymour off Highway 1919. Highway signs mark the route. For a minimal daily fee, visitors may enjoy a refreshing day of fishing, boating or relaxing in the sun. There are several public boat ramps on the lake.
Lake Diversion, a smaller and more secluded reservoir covering an area of 3,419 acres approximately 20 miles east of Lake Kemp and 30 miles west of Wichita Falls, also has a fishing and recreational park with lease sites on the north side of the lake. Entrance to this area is gained through the Diversion Toll Gate.
A. This is just a part of the Vernon side of Lake Kemp. Your looking South back toward Seymour. If you look at the upper right you should be able to make out the Seymour Side.
B. This is just the middle part of Lake Kemp Moonshine side. Looking West.
C. Lake Kemp Dam. Looking West.
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