Santa Rosa Lake

Santa Rosa Lake is an artificial lake on Beaver Creek fifteen miles south of Vernon in central Wilbarger County (at 33°56' N, 99°16' W). The lake is on land belonging to the W. T. Waggoner estate. It is 1,167 feet above sea level and has a conservation storage capacity of 11,570 acre-feet. The surrounding terrain is characterized by moderately steep slopes and locally high relief. Shallow to moderately deep silt loams support mesquite and grasses on its shores.

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

Lake Measurements

Surface Area (in acres)
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)

Belongs to

Santa Rosa Lake is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

W.T. Waggoner Estate

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Date of Origin

1929 94 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Santa Rosa Lake is classified as a Lake


  • Mining

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