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COYOTE LAKE

COYOTE LAKE. Coyote Lake, one of the largest natural salt lakes in the Panhandle of Texas, is ten miles southwest of Muleshoe in Bailey County (at 34°06' N, 102°53' W). It was a favorite campsite for Comanche Indian tribes and early buffalo hunters. During the 1880s Coyote Lake became a watering spot for the vast XIT Ranch. The area is surfaced by mostly barren loose sands that support scrub brush and some tall grasses and vine mesquite.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Bailey County History Book Commission, Tales and Trails of Bailey County, 1918–1988 (Dallas: Taylor, 1988).

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"COYOTE LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/roc27), accessed April 19, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.