Copan Lake

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Copan Lake


(918) 532-4334

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Things To Do


Copan Lake offers a wide variety of family friendly activities including swimming, hunting, picnicking, and more! About 4,850 acres of water is impounded behind this dam on the Little Caney River. Copan Lake, located 9 miles north of Bartlesville, is named after the town of Copan, which lies not far from the lake's southeast shoreline. In it's beginning the town under went a couple name changes, first Lawton then Weldon, before finally settling on the name Copan. The name Copan was originally given to the depot by the railroad, after her namesake in Honduras. Starting in about 1905 Copan became a boom town with the discovery of oil and natural gas.

Map of Copan Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 36.926635, -95.948650



  • Boating

    There are several boat ramps around the lake.

  • Camping

    Copan Lake has class A, B, 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 B areas have similar facilities with the exception that flush toilets or showers are not provided. Class C areas are those having basic sanitary facilities, designated tent or trailer spaces, refuse containers, and potable water.

  • Fishing

    With the large uncleared areas and artificial fish shelters that were constructed prior to impoundment, the lake offers excellent habitats for many species of game fish such as largemouth bass, white crappie, channel and flathead catfish and various species of sunfish. The lake has also received an experimental stocking of the hybrid cross between the white bass and the striped bass, more commonly called the "hybrid".

  • Hiking

    There are hiking trails at Angler's Point and Washington Cove.

  • Horseback Riding

    There are several equestrian trails around the lake.

  • Hunting

    This park has public hunting.

  • Picnicking

    This park has single picnic areas, group picnic areas, and group picnic shelters.

  • Water Sports

    This park has a swimming beach.


Washington Cove and Osage Plains recreational areas are open year-round. The remainder of the recreational areas are closed over the winter months.



From Bartlesville, Ok 12 miles north on U.S. Hwy 75, turn left on OK Hwy 10W approximately 2 miles to the Project Office.

Phone Numbers


(918) 532-4334