Arbuckle Lake

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Arbuckle Lake

Oklahoma

(405) 622-3161

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Overview

Lake of the Arbuckles is formed by Arbuckle Dam and is located at the confluence of the Buckhorn, Guy Sandy, and Rock Creeks. The area presents unusual opportunities, combining recreation with scenic, scientific, and historic values. The Arbuckle Mountains are the highest part of a large area of Precambrian granites and overlying sedimentary strata that were uplifted some 300 million years ago. Subsequent erosion has exposed features which make the area an outstanding laboratory for students of geology. Arbuckle Lake is one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, and bluegill. There are 36 miles of shoreline and 2,300 acres of open water. Fishing is permitted year round. The wildlife area is a habitat for turkey, deer, and small game birds. The lake forms the western portion of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Facilities include three campgrounds, trailer spaces, picnic areas, shelters, tables, public restrooms, drinking water, boat docks, and boat ramps.

Map of Arbuckle Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 34.429142, -97.015286

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Activities

  • Boating

    Motor boats, kayaks, canoes, and rafts all share the open water on Arbuckle Lake.

  • Camping

    254 campsites in four campgrounds are located around the lake.

  • Fishing

    Arbuckle Lake is one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, and bluegill.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are available in the bordering Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

  • Hunting

    Chickasaw National Recreation Area offers hunting opportunities for visitors to the lake.

  • Picnicking

    Ten picnic areas and one picnic shelter offer 88 picnic tables around the lake.

  • RVing

    RV campsites and dump sites are available in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

  • Water Sports

    The lake offers ample opportunities for visitors to enjoy its cool waters in the summertime.

Seasonality/Weather

The lake is accessible for fishing year-round.

Directions

Driving

From Sulphur, OK, drive 10 miles south on State Highway 177.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(405) 622-3161

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