Lake Kemp

Lake Kemp, eight miles north of Seymour, is formed by the Wichita River, which is dammed in north central Baylor County (at 33°45' N, 99°09' W). The lake is used for irrigation and at times has served as a water supply for Wichita Falls. Its elevation is 1,142 feet above sea level, and the local deep loamy soil supports grasses and wild upland plants. There are several parks and more than 100 miles of shoreline that furnish a variety of recreation opportunities.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Lake Kemp is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 15,357
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 245,307

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Wichita Falls

Date of Origin

1923 (101 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Kemp is classified as a Lake


  • Power generation
  • Municipal water supply
  • Irrigation