P.O. Box 99, 14320 River Authority Road, Spearman, TX 79081, US

(806) 882-4401

Welcome to Palo Duro Water District


About Us


The Palo Duro River Authority and Lake Palo Duro began with the completion of the Lake Palo Duro Dam in March 1991.  Lake Palo Duro is located 10 miles North of Spearman.  It consists of 8,983.50 acres.   Lake Palo Duro's surface area is 2,413 acres. The depth at this time is 11 to 17 feet.  In 2017, the Palo Duro River Authority changed to the Palo Duro Water District.  The Palo Duro Water District is supported by Moore County, Hansford County, and the City of Stinnett.


Board of Directors


     Jay Goodwin             Moore County

     Gene Legg                   Moore County

     Gary Bain                    Moore County

     Lee Gibson                  Moore County

     Roger Odegaard       Hansford County

     Paul Stavlo                 Hansford County

     Bob Tolleson              Hansford County

     Roger Buchanan      Hansford County

     Loren Tooley              City of Stinnett


Park Fees and Rules

RV Camping with hookups          $20.00/per night

Tent Camping                                   $5.00 /per night

Day Use Permit                                 $3.00/per vehicle

Boat Use Permit                               $5.00/per boat

Shelter Rental                                   $35.00 plus $25.00 deposit

ATV Area                                              $12.00/ per atv

Permits are required at all times. 

Fishing requires a Texas Fishing License

Keep all areas clean 

No skiing, jet skis, or tubing allowed

No trotlines or jug fishing allowed

Leash law enforced on pets

Meetings & Downloads

October 8, 2019  Board Meeting 2:00 pm at the Palo Duro Water District

LakePaloDuroMap (pdf)


August 13, 2019 Agenda (docx)


September 10, 2019 Agenda (docx)


October 8, 2019 Agenda (docx)


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our visitors, so feel free to visit the office during normal business hours.

General Manager           John Fisher

Office Manager               Jennifer Lozano

Palo Duro Water District

P.O. Box 99, 14320 River Authority Road, Spearman, TX 79081, US

(806) 882-4401

Office Hours

Open today

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lake Palo Duro and park areas are open at all times

Drop us a line!


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