Blackwell, “America’s Hometown” is located on the western edge of the Kaw Lake area, east of I-35 along the Chickaskia River.

Learn about the homesteaders from the Land Rush of 1893 at Blackwell’s Top of Oklahoma Museum.  Housed in the Electric Park Pavilion, the museum collection includes farm tools, cameras, saddles, furniture, clothing, kitchen equipment, Indian paintings, pianos, early televisions, and much more.  See the Brick Walk of History and the beautiful water fountain at the entrance.  Plans are for a Centennial Clock in 2007.

The statue of Lady Liberty in front of the Memorial Pool Complex is one of 150 originals remaining in the United States.  Other buildings that show the history of Blackwell are the police and fire department building, built in 1909 and the Blackwell Public Library with Roman/Greek architecture.

For recreation Blackwell has a state-of-the art softball complex, a nine-hole golf course, six parks (two with walking/jogging trails), six tennis courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and children’s pool.  Annual events include the Kay County Free Fair the second week of September, the Tulips-a-Bloom Festival in April, and the Water Garden Tour and Streeter’s Rod Run, both in June.  Christmas brings the largest Indoor Animated Christmas Display in Oklahoma open each Sunday before Christmas at the First Presbyterian Church.

If you’re into antiquing, you’ll be right at home in Blackwell.  Blackwell’s antique stores are open seven days a week.  For the outdoorsman, there is great deer and pheasant hunting along the river.

For more information phone Blackwell Chamber of Commerce at 580-363-4195 or go to their website at

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April 23, 2017
10:28 pm US/Central


64º F

Current Conditions:

Sun - Sunny, High: 68
Mon - Sunny, High: 75

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.

Campgrounds Open

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.  


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