Run the Gordon Lake (AKA Duck Lake) Loop in Iowa Park

Gordon Lake, Iowa Park, TX

Along Highway 287, just outside of Wichita Falls, lies the small town of Iowa Park. A peaceful lake with a paved trail encircling it for a mile loop of bird-watching, fishing, and jogging paradise awaits everyone from the local to the weary traveler.

The loop around the lake is just over one mile, and is great for doing repeats. A six mile run here is a wonderful way to spend a morning, as the ducks and geese come to life and the sun rises over the lake. There are so many varied species, colors, and varieties of ducks here it can be quite amazing. This protected bird sanctuary is right across from a gas station, McD's and the highway, but you can feel transported to a very calm place here.

Except for a bridge over the lake the entire trail is cement paved, though several areas have dirt or asphalt accessible alongside for those wishing the terrain to be easier on the knees.

Don't get too close to geese along this trail, as they can be aggressive, especially in Spring when they are with their newborn chicks. Water fowl of all kinds populate the shore line.

This is a great stop right along the route of anyone driving from Denver to Dallas / Houston.

Pack List

  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Mosquito spray
  • Sunscreen
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RT Distance 1.1 Miles
Elevation Gain 0 Feet
Activities Fishing, Running, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Lake
Wildlife

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Not that good fishing.

Honestly ive fished at this lake so many times I've fished during the summer and spring and nothing seems to bite and when somthing dose bite its usuallysmall. Ive tried every bait i could think of that you can buy in the store but nothing works. If you fish here and know what the catfish would be biting would you please let me know.


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