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.

March 3rd, 2015 All Day - March 6th, 2015
918-287-4170
March 5th, 2015 All Day - March 8th, 2015
Performances March 5, 7 & 8. 620-229-6171
March 7th, 2015 All Day
580-767-0470
March 7th, 2015 All Day
918-793-2721
March 7th, 2015 10:30 AM
Co-Hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum and Pioneer Genealogical Society. Reservations required. Call 580-765-6108 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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Kids Focus on Fishing

The annual Kids Focus on Fishing event will be held at Pioneer Park in Kaw City on Saturday, May 9. 2015.  For more information on this event call the Kaw Lake Assn at 580-762-9494.  Join us for lots of fun, food and fishing this Spring.  

Campgrounds Open

Kaw lake campgrounds operated by the Corps of Engineers, will open on 1 March for "dry camping" only.  Water and electric utilities and restroom facilities will be available on 1 April.  



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