Arcadia Lake

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Arcadia Lake

Oklahoma

(405) 396-8026

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Overview

Arcadia Lake offers water-oriented recreation opportunities in an urban setting. There are four beautiful parks at Arcadia Lake with a variety of amenities. Lands around the lake have been developed to provide facilities of picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing, water skiing, boating and hiking. Recreation facilities at this lake are provided by the City of Edmond, Oklahoma.

Morning hours are the best time to view and listen for the many bird species around the lake. The woodlands which make up much of the parks are home to a wide variety of species. Listen for the drumming of the downy woodpecker or the "chickadee-dee-dee" of the Carolina Chickadee. Fall is a great time to view the many species of waterfowl that visit the lake. Mallards, redheads, canvasbacks, scaup, and the elegant pintails and wood ducks may be seen. Canada geese and white pelicans spend time in the quiet backwater areas.

Many mammals, from the large white-tailed deer to the tiny shrew, make the parks and lake area their home. A quiet afternoon stroll along a nature trail may startle a buck from his daybed, or result in a brief glimpse of a bobcat or gray fox. Nature study along the shoreline or on one of the many ponds may reward the curious with a beaver, raccoon, or sunning turtle. Terrapins roam the woodlands and fields, as do deer mice, cotton rats, and voles.

Map of Arcadia Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 35.626725, -97.391342

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Activities

  • Boating

    Sailboats and wind surfers cruise across endless expanses of water while boaters and skiers ride lake waves. There are several boat ramps for easy access to the lake and the Rusty Store that offers fishing equipment, bait, paddle boat rentals and more. Ramps are located at Central State Park, Edmond Park and Spring Creek Park.

  • Bicycling

    The multiple use trail, the one most often used, is approximately 6.5 miles one way from the Park Office, which is located at 9000 East 2nd Street, to Spring Creek Park, which is located at 7200 South East 15th Street. The Arcadia Lake multiple-use trail was designed to be used by mountain bikers, though hikers, cross country runners, and nature walkers, also use the trail. This multiple-use trail is a single dirt track with added bridges and water crossings. During the rainy seasons some parts of the trail can be impassable.

  • Camping

    At Arcadia Lake campers can choose from four parks and over 140 campsites. Each campsite has a picnic table, utility table, charcoal grill, fire ring and access to community water and restrooms. Electric and water hookups are available for recreational vehicles in select areas.

    Primitive Campsites in Central State Park and Edmond Park are available for campers who are not in need of electrical, water or sewage hookups. Regular Campsites feature electric hookups and community water. Regular campsites are located in Central State Park and Scissortail Campground. Full Hook-Up Campsites include electric, water and sewage connections. Full Hookups are available in Central State Park.

    Each campsite has a maximum limit of two sleeping units, two vehicles, and up to 10 people allowed per site.

  • Fishing

    Lake Arcadia's waters are teaming with largemouth and striped bass, catfish, crappies and more. Arcadia Lake has a heated dock to keep cool-weather anglers busy year round.

  • Hiking

    The multiple use trail, the one most often used, is approximately 6.5 miles one way from the Park Office, which is located at 9000 East 2nd Street, to Spring Creek Park, which is located at 7200 South East 15th Street. The Arcadia Lake multiple-use trail was designed to be used by mountain bikers, though hikers, cross country runners, and nature walkers, also use the trail. This multiple-use trail is a single dirt track with added bridges and water crossings. During the rainy seasons some parts of the trail can be impassable.

  • Horseback Riding

    Made especially for horseback riding and nothing else, a six mile equestrian trail is graced with beautiful mature trees, wildlife and soft breezes. The parking lot is situated in the middle of the trail so riders can roam in whichever direction they like. Annual passes for this trail can be purchased at the Park Office. The Equestrian Trail is open sunup to sundown and is accessible from the Equestrian Parking Site located south of 33rd on Air Depot.

  • Picnicking

    We also offer numerous picnic areas nestled along the waterfront. And there are large community pavilions to accommodate group activities.

    Pavilions are also offered. Small, intimate gatherings as well as large groups will find that nature is a beautiful setting for the pavilions at Arcadia Lake. Each area is unique and scenic...secluded and surrounded by trees...near the lake shoreline...or sitting atop a hill.

    All pavilions have the following amenities:

    •4 electrical outlets •6 picnic tables, 8 feet long •1 large grill •1 small grill •1 fireplace with grill •Lights •Water •Buffet shelf •Restrooms near by •Each pavilion is 20' X 30'

  • Water Sports

    Water skiing is available at this lake.

Seasonality/Weather

This park is open year-round.

Directions

Driving

From Edmond, 5 mi E on US 66.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(405) 396-8026

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