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Lake Kiowa Is A FireWise Community

June 20, 2016—Lake Kiowa, Texas—We are proud to announce that Lake Kiowa is being recognized for maintaining their status as an active Firewise Community recognized by the National Fire Protection Association, as part of their nationwide Firewise Communities/USA program.

If you were not aware take note! Lake Kiowa is now one of the elite nine Texas Firewise communities that are celebrating 5 years as an active community, since their initial recognition in 2012. There are a total of 141 communities nationwide that have reached the 5 year mark. Texas currently has 78 active Firewise Communities and there are 1,302 communities recognized across the nation. Lake Kiowa is the only community in Cooke County to receive the Firewise recognition and is helping to set a precedence for other communities to work together and take ownership of protecting their homes and property from the threat of wildfire.

With all the fires in the western United States it is very important to understand here at Lake Kiowa, our Volunteer Fire Department is ready. “It’s not a question of if, but when the next major wildfire will occur. Wildfires can happen anywhere and at any time, stated Nick Harrison Firewise Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service. Firewise Communities and Firewise practices are a process that empower neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risks.”

A 5-year Firewise recognition ceremony was held June 20, at the Lake Kiowa Property Owners Association meeting. Representatives from the Texas A&M Forest Service presented a 5-year plaque to Lake Kiowa for their sustained efforts in maintaining their Firewise Community. Join us in a big Congratulations to our Lake Kiowa Community!

The Secret Is Out

Welcome To Lake KiowaIf you are not familiar with Lake Kiowa and the community surrounding the lake, let us tell you about one of the best kept secrets in North Texas. Lake Kiowa, Texas on Farm Road 902  is seven miles southeast of Gainesville in east central Cooke County, and was established in 1967. Within an hour's drive of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis, Lake Kiowa has quickly became a popular resort development for North Texas families. In the 1980s its 1,800 acres included the lake for which it was named (a private, 600-acre lake on Indian Creek), two sandy beaches, and has a now PGA rated eighteen-hole golf course with a full time golf pro on staff.

At that time no businesses were allowed within the enclosed development, which was managed by a board of directors elected by the members of the property owners' association. In 1988 the community had 712 homes, about half of which were occupied year-round; the others were used primarily on weekends, holidays, and during the summer. The community is in the Callisburg school district. Its estimated population in 1989 was 1,500, and in 1990, some 1,200. By 2000 the population grew to 1,883. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), of which 3.0 square miles is land and 0.81 square miles , or 21.07%, is water.

Fun For The Asking!

Lake Kiowa Lodge & Tavern

The Lodge at Lake Kiowa is the center of activity for our community members and guests. Regular dining hours in both the Tavern lovingly call "The 19th Hole", and the Restaurant makes your life here like a cool breeze.   In addition to providing fine food in the restaurant and '19th Hole', the Lodge serves as a meeting place for many of the Lake Kiowa social clubs, service organizations, dances, entertainment and Sunday Chapel Services every month. As a resident or guest, the only choice you have to make each day is to decide to go and relax at any of the special events and activities planned for you by the staff.

Join family, neighbors and friends for a special event or fine dining at . . . The Lodge at Lake Kiowa Lodge  The Phone: 665-3741 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regular Lodge Hours:

  • Restaurant & 19th Hole
  • Monday  Closed
  • Tuesday thru Thursday -  11:00 am to 9:30 pm
  • Friday & Saturday -  11:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Sunday - 8:00 am to 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast Menu on Sunday morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

A PGA Rated Leon Howard Course

Lake Kiowa Golf Pro ShopThe eighteen hole PGA rated championship golf course is one of the many attractions of the Lake Kiowa community, and provides a rewarding experience for all golfers.

The Lake Kiowa Golf Course features three sets of tees ranging from 6,605 yards at the championship tees; to 5,085 from the forward tees.  This PGA rated course is easy enough for beginners but presents a challenge for more experienced players as well. Built by Leon Howard in 1969, this private course has decades of history and experience and is open year round for even the most dedicated golfers.

If golf is your passion, then you must find out more about the course, the tournaments, and the in-house golf pro which is available to help at any time, and the pro shop is available for all your golfing needs. The course itself is equipped with USGA regulation greens, and a completely automatic sprinkler system using lake water. A full-time greens superintendent and grounds keeping crew maintain the course for your golfing pleasure, and tee times are listed on the Lake Kiowa website along with USGA rules, regs, handicap information and an on line handicap system for your convenience.

Largest Year Over Year Gaines

7th Hole - Lake KiowaSteve Brown, Dallas Morning News Real Estate Editor reports that North Texas home prices have risen by 14% in May of 2015. This would represent the largest year-over-year gains ever for this area.

North Texas Real Estate Information Systems (NTREIS) and National surveys agree with Steve and report that according to data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University and NTREIS and take it a step further, saying it is the largest one-month sales total ever for the North Texas region. Median home sales prices were also at a record $215,000 during May for preowned single-family homes sold by real estate agents, and total sales were up 6% from May 2014 with 9,484 properties sold.

Lake Kiowa Front Gate Welcome To Lake Kiowa for Summer of 2015. You may not be aware but some things have changed that may effect you using the facilities here at the Lodge. We have also updated some phone numbers and fishing information for you for the upcoming summer. Enjoy your Lake Kiowa Summer!

There are several areas of the Lodge where we have financially supported a “revitalization” effort and we wanted to make you  aware of those as well. The purchase of a popcorn machine in the 19th  Hole, a remodel and upgrade of the look of the bar in the 19th Hole, the purchase of new bar stools in the 19th Hole, and finally, the financial support toward the  purchase  of  golf  pictures  on  the wall in the dining room of the Lodge.