Kaw Lake is Nature’s Playground.
Camping or picnicking…fishing or skiing….hunting or hiking….if it’s outdoors you can enjoy it at Kaw Lake in north-central Oklahoma.
A Corps of Engineers lake, Kaw Lake has 17,000 acres of water and 168 miles of shoreline with seven Corps campgrounds, 268 individual campsites and four group sites with bathrooms, picnic pavilions, showers, and dump stations. You can make reservations on-line at www.recreation.gov.
Nearby communities offer various museums, festivals, golf and shopping opportunities. Visit the many sections of our website for details. For a Kaw Lake Visitor’s Guide call 580-269-2213 or e-mail [email protected] ...then getaway to Kaw Lake.
Fall Kaw Lake Camping
All major campgrounds at Kaw Lake will be open and all facilities available thru October. Coon Creek and Sarge Creek will close for the winter on 31 October. Bear Creek, Osage Cove and Washunga Bay will be open for camping thru November and will close on 30 November. Water and toilet facilities will be available depending on freezing weather during November. McFadden Cove is scheduled to remain open through out the winter season. To be sure, check with the Kaw Lake Project Office for current information at 580-762-5611.
BE SAFE, WEAR YOUR LIFEJACKETS AND HAVE FUN!!
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High Lake Levels
On 12 October the Kaw Lake level was almost 14 feet above the normal pool elevation of 1010 feet mean sea level. This will impact some boat ramps, campsites and circulatory roads. Kaw Lake is expected to crest late Saturday or early Sunday around the 1027 level, 17 feet above normal. You should call the Kaw Lake Office to find out any facility closures before you come to Kaw Lake. Also, there are some fairly high releases from Kaw Dam so extreme caution should be exercised if you are fishing in the Arkansas River below the dam. Remember, safety first.
Ultimate Eagle Watch
The annual Kaw Lake Ultimate Eagle Watch presented by the Kaw Lake Assn. will take place at Kaw City on Saturday, 19 January 2019. Educational programs and presentations will take place at the Kaw City Community Center, Kaw City School and the Kaw Nation Learning Center. Guided eagle viewing tours will be conducted by Kaw Lake Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and viewing sites complete with spotting scopes will be available at Pioneer Park Swimming Beach and Sarge Creek Public Use Area. The activities will get under way at 8:00am and the last eagle viewing tour will depart at 1:00pm. So, for a complete day of food, fun and of course, bald eagles come to Kaw City and enjoy the day. For more information call the Kaw Lake Assn at 580-269-2213.