Welcome to Kaw Lake: Nature’s Playground
Kaw Lake is the best Recreation paradise awaiting your discovery. The 11,000-foot long dam and spillway rise 121 feet above the riverbed, creating a 38-mile long lake with more than 170 miles of shoreline encompassing over 16,000 acres. Located in north-central Oklahoma, Kaw Lake beckons you with boating, skiing, hunting and fishing, picnicking, and camping opportunities. A Corps of Engineers lake, Kaw Lake’s beauty is like a beacon urging you to romp and play in nature’s playground.
You’ll find well-designed public campgrounds tucked into the many coves and inlets; trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking; clean, fresh air, sparkling water; the earth beneath your feet and a clear sky – give or take a cloud or two – above your head. It’s an ideal vantage point to view nesting eagles in winter, enjoy fishing in the spring and summer, and take in the crisp, cool air while hunting in the fall.
Kaw Lake and the Arkansas River have long been known for great hauls of catfish. Kaw Lake also has bass, crappie, walleye, stripers and even a spoonbill or two. There are seven public use areas and 13 boat ramps located around the lake for visitors to enjoy. Campers can select from 268 family campsites, many of which are equipped with water and electric hookups. Groups of all types can enjoy two group areas at the Osage Cove Public Use Area.
Focus On Fishing
Hey Kids, the annual Focus on Fishing event will be held at Northern Oklahoma College Cove on Kaw Lake on May 13, 2017. Northern Oklahoma College Cove is located on the west side of Kaw City, Ok just south of state Hwy 11. There will be food, fun and fishing all morning long so plan now to attend this fun event. More details will be posted on this web site as they come available or you can contact the Kaw Lake Assn at 580-762-9494.
Major camping areas at Kaw Lake are now open and overnight campsites are available. Beginning 1 April contract gate attendants and the National Recreation Reservation System will be available at Sarge Creek, Coon Creek, Osage Cove and Washunga Bay. The Kaw Lake Assn invites you to come and enjoy some fabulous spring camping at beautiful Kaw Lake. Spring crappie and sand bass fishing as well as spring turkey hunting is some of the best anywhere.