Welcome to Kaw Lake: Nature’s Playground

The Bivin Garden - Kaw LakeKaw 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.

October 10th, 2015 All Day
October 13th, 2015 6:00 PM
Reservations required. Donations accepted. Call 580-765-6108 for information.
October 17th, 2015 All Day - October 24th, 2015
October 31st, 2015 All Day

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Sandy Park Closed Sept. 8

The Sandy Park campground and the fishing access road will be closed due to construction beginning 8 Sept.  The fishing area will be open for weekend usage only.  Sandy Park campground will remain closed during construction.


Off Road Vehicle Area Closed

The Sarge Creek Off Road Vehicle Area will be closed 1 October - 30 November 2015.  The area will be closed and used for a special youth deer hunt.  

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