Hugo Lake offers quiet campgrounds with plenty of elbowroom. There are three access points and six managed recreation areas within Hugo Lake, with various camping facilities and recreational opportunities. The beautiful wooded campgrounds provide the perfect setting for a relaxing visit. The large parks and miles of paved roads are ideal for cycling, jogging, hiking or horseback riding. Raccoon Road in Kiamichi Park also provides nine horse stalls for equestrian campers. Group picnic shelters and group camping are available for reservation.
There are always fish to be caught at Hugo Lake. From early season sand bass runs and spawning slab crappie to late season fall bass frenzies you are sure to find fishing excitement. Hugo Lake is also excellent for cat fishing, especially during the summer. Skiers and boating enthusiasts can enjoy some 8,000 acres of open water in the lake. A marina is also available in the Kiamichi Park area. There is something for everyone at Hugo Lake.
There are some 5000 acres of uncleared areas at the lake for fishermen to enjoy. Boating lanes have been provided through the uncleared upper half of the lake. The lanes are designated by a system of numbers for the east-west lanes and letters for the north-south lanes. The old river channel is marked by an RC designation followed with the appropriate lane designation where it crosses the old channel.
The Group Camp Area has four sites, each with camping facilities that include a 30-feet by 50-feet shelter, five electric/water hook-ups with waterborne toilets/shower and swimming beach access, making this area perfect for large family reunions. Most of the campgrounds in Hugo Lake offer flush toilets, showers, and RV hookup sites.
Fishermen will find a variety of options at Hugo Lake from early season bass fishing to summer catfish runs.
The lake area offers excellent hunting opportunities with over 25,000 acres of land available to the hunter. Bow hunting is permitted in and around most of the park areas. Kiamichi Park contains an archery practice range and is now a 3,000-acre Quality Deer Management Area. This makes Hugo Lake a one of a kind area, where quality archery hunting is available within walking distance of Class-A camping.
Hugo Lake also has an annual controlled fully accessible deer gun hunt on the first or second weekend in December in Kiamichi Park.
Group picnic shelters and group camping are available for reservation.
Skiers and boating enthusiasts can enjoy some 8,000 acres of open water in the lake. A marina is also available in the Kiamichi Park area.
While some campsites and access points are open year-round, summer is the only time when all areas of Hugo Lake are open.
On the Kiamichi River, about 7 mi E of Hugo.