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For more information on Wolf Creek Park & Lake Fryer, call the Lobo Trading Post at 806-435-4559.

Take a journey into an adventurous and historical past, just off Highway 83 near Perryton, Texas.  Camp on the very same grounds that our ancestors first discovered.  Escape to the tranquility of nature's quiet beauty at Wolf Creek Park & Lake Fryer, where you will find excellent facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming and boating.  Wolf Creek Park and Lake Fryer now offer a walking and jogging path, 2 playgrounds for the kids, a multi purpose tennis/basketball court and a handicap accessible floating fish dock and restrooms.


Camping

Surrounding this picturesque lake are 94 R.V. hookups that provide full electricity and water for your camping convenience.  There are also adequate electrical hookups for larger groups.  Picnic tables and barbecue grills are scattered among the spreading elm and cottonwood trees to make camping at Wolf Creek Park an enjoyable outdoor experience.  Bathhouses with restrooms and hot showers, are located on the north and south shores, just adding to the special features the park has to offer.

Fun At The Lake

One of the many highlights offered at Lake Fryer is fishing.  The lake is stocked with a variety of fish, and a bait house nearby will help you catch your whopper.  Other activities offered are wind surfing, swimming, and boating. 

Wilderness

Primitive camping, in secluded wilderness areas for the tenting enthusiasts, are located around the lake.  The roads in these areas are designated as "non-through traffic" to provide a very pleasant camping experience.  Fish, canoe or just enjoy the quiet beauty of Lake Fryer.

Hiking

Take a hike on the many interesting trails around the park.  Early morning hikers will have a chance to see nature at its best.  Deer, antelope, turkeys and many species of native wildlife populate Wolf Creek Park & Lake Fryer.

July 4th

A spectacular fireworks display marks Ochiltree County's celebration of the 4th of July.  Friends and families gather at the park for a day of outdoor fun ending with the sky blazing fireworks celebrating America's Birthday.

The Lobo

The Lobo Trading Post offers a pleasant dining experience for visitors at the park.  With a friendly atmosphere and good food, The Lobo is a welcome addition to Wolf Creek Park.  Picnic, camping and fishing supplies and permits can be purchased there.

History

Over 10 million years ago, woolly mammoths, mastodons, large land turtles, prehistoric camels and bone crushing dogs roamed the Wolf Creek Valley.  Through archaeological investigations, beginning with the first scientific excavation in the state in 1907 to the 1987 Texas Archaeological Society Field School, the Wolf Creek Valley has proved to be rich in both prehistoric animal remains and Indian culture.  Over twenty village ruins have been found on private property in the area.  Carbon dating tests show that the area was inhabited until 1500 A.D.  The sites are considered by archaeologists to be extremely important prehistoric Indian sites in the county.


Used for years as a gathering place for county residents, the beautiful Wolf Creek Park was purchased by Ochiltree County in 1935.  In 1939 the area was given to the federal government for the construction of a dam and creation of a lake.  The lake was named in honor of longtime resident and landowner, Jim Fryer.


Disaster struck lake Fryer in 1947.  Floods caused by torrential rains washed out the dam and drained the lake.  The area was returned to cattle grazing until 1954 when Ochiltree County obtained the land from the federal government and rebuilt the dam with local funds.


Over the past thirty years Lake Fryer filled with silt and sand.  From 1985 to 1987, a dredging project removed over 500,000 cubic yards of material from the lake and increased the average depth to 13 feet.  Improvements were also made in the support facilities at the park and dozens of new campsites were built.


Today Wolf Creek Park, surrounding Lake Fryer, is one of the finest family recreation areas in the Texas Panhandle.