Construction of Lake Palo Duro, by the Counties of Hansford and Moore and the City of Stinnett, was completed March 1991. The lake is 10 miles North of Spearman.

  • Total surface acres: 2,413 acres
  • Total land area: 8,983.5 acres
  • Approximate shore line: 48 miles
  • Drainage area of lake: 614 square miles
  • Height of dam: 128 feet
  • Length of dam: 3,800 feet
  • Lake capacity: 60,900 acre feet
  • Average depth: 46 feet
  • Depth of dam: 77 feet
  • 2 boat ramps with docks
  • Camping areas, picnic tables, and shelters

Fees are used for daily operations and maintenance of the park. We ask for your honest support so that we may better serve you.

Destruction , injury, defacement, removal, or any alteration of public property inlcuding, but not limited to, developed facilities, natural formations, mineral deposits, historical and archeological features, and vegetative growth, is prohibitited except when in accordance with written permission of the Palo Duro River Authority. Note: A fine of not more than $500.00 or imprisonment or both may be imposed for violations of the above rule.

  1. Recreation permit required of any person 13 years and older
  2. Camping and boat permits are required
  3. Trotlines or jug fishing not permitted in Lake Palo Duro
  4. Bag and possession must conform to state laws
  5. It shall be unlawful to use any game fish or fresh water rough fish, including gold fish as bait
  6. All persons on lake must wear a life jacket
  7. All motor driven vehicles shall be driven on main roads only
  8. Leash law enforced on pets
  9. Horseback riding in designated areas only
  10. No digging allowed
  11. Area must be left clean. Place trash in containers or carry out

Daily Entry: $2.00 per person 12 & under free
Daily Boat: $2:00 + entry fee
Daily Camping: $4:00 + entry fee
Camping permits expire at 2:00 pm on the following day
RV w/hookups: $10:00 + entry fee
Extra tent: $4:00
Annual family entry permit: $30.00
Annual individual entry permit: $15.00
Annual boat permit: $30.00 (lost preplacement $2.00)
Shelter Rent (by reservation only) $35.00
Cleanup deposit: $25.00