Chouteau Lock And Dam 17

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Chouteau Lock And Dam 17

Oklahoma

(918) 682-4314

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Overview

With recreational activities that including camping, hiking, hunting, and more, visitors at Chouteau and Newt Graham have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Spring offers the vivid pinks of redbud and the crispy white of dogwood trees to bring like to the grays of winter. Summer is alive with vibrant greens of oak, hickory, pecan, hackberry, sycamore and walnut trees. Numerous species of wild flowers dot the open areas. The autumn visitor will be greeted with vivid splashes of reds and golds. During the winter, the pattern of bare branches against the sky creates a striking picture. Numerous birds and animals inhabit the lands around Chouteau and Newt Graham projects. They provide interesting photographers and nature lovers who are patient. The Chouteau Lock and Dam, located just upstream from Three Forks, is named for the early Chouteau family. Col. Auguste P. Chouteau, son of Jean Pierre Chouteau who established the first permanent white settlement in Oklahoma at the present site of Saline in 1796, purchased a trading house at Three Forks in 1823.

Map of Chouteau Lock & Dam 17

Latitude, Longitude: 35.858433, -95.371913

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Activities

  • Boating

    Chouteau Lock and Dam has three public boat ramps.

  • Camping

    Chouteau Lock and Dam has class A and C camping sites available to the public. Class A campgrounds are those having flush restrooms, showers, paved roads, sanitary disposal stations, designated tent or trailer spaces, refuse containers, and potable water. Class C areas are those having basic sanitary facilities, designated tent or trailer spaces, refuse containers, and potable water.

  • Fishing

    Chouteau and Newt Graham projects provide ample opportunities for sportsmen. About 1,990 acres of land and water in the Chouteau area have been designated as a wildlife management area. Fishermen will find channel and flathead catfish, crappie, large-mouth and striped bass, various sunfish, carp, buffalo, walleye and bream.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are aavailable at this site.

  • Horseback Riding

    Equestrian trail is available at this site.

  • Hunting

    Chouteau and Newt Graham projects provide ample opportunities for sportsmen. About 1,990 acres of land and water in the Chouteau area have been designated as a wildlife management area. Public hunting is allowed here as well as in the timbered cutoff loops along the navigation system. Most areas along the system are open for hunting except areas around structures and in public use areas. Principal game species include: white tailed deer, dove, quail squirrel, rabbit, turkey and several species of migratory water fowl.

  • Picnicking

    Afton Landing at Chouteau Lock and Dam has a group picnic shelter.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is available at this site.

Seasonality/Weather

The recreatinal areas at this site are open year-round.

Directions

Driving

From Muskogee, 7 mi N on US 69, 3 mi SE on access road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(918) 682-4314

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