Oologah Lake

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Oologah Lake

Oklahoma

(918) 443-2250

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Overview

Oologah Lake provides a great getaway for fishing, boating, picnicking, camping or just drifting over the sky blue waters. Plenty of wide stretches of water, perfect for catching the wind, make it one of the most popular lakes in the area for sailing. The forested hills around the lake provide excellent hunting opportunities. The Oologah Public Hunting Area comprises almost 13,000 acres of easily accessible land managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. It provides excellent hunting for quail, squirrel, rabbit, deer and waterfowl. Eleven public use areas scattered around the lake offer a variety of facilities making it easy to find something that's just right for you. Recreation opportunities include a swimming beach, mountain biking, marina, RV and tent camping, picnic tables and a playground. On the east side of the lake, the Will Rogers Country Centennial Trail winds around the shore from the Spillway to Blue Creek Park totalling 18 miles. This journey can be enjoyed by hiking or horseback riding. Horse rental is not available, so bring your own horse and enjoy the trails.

Map of Oologah Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 36.564108, -95.592733

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are boat ramps at Spencer Creek, Verdigris River, Winganon Ramp, Clemont and Redbud Bay.

  • Camping

    This site offers 16 free year-round campsites. 126 without electricity, 127 with. Half of the campsites (none of which have electrical hookups) remain open in the winter between October 31 and April 1.

  • Fishing

    Oologah lake supports one of the finest crappie fisheries in Oklahoma! An effective way to increase your chances for success when angling for these delicious fish is to concentrate your efforts on or near submerged piles of brush. Brush piles are placed around the lake each year by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation, and a group of dedicated volunteers to create attractive habitat for crappie. Oologah Lake's crappie population is made up of almost entirely white crappie (Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque), although black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus Lesueur) may be present in small numbers.

  • Hiking

    Skull Hollow Nature Trail is situated in the oak-hickory woods of Hawthorn Bluff Park, 1.5 miles east of Oologah on Highway 88. Remember to pack out any trash you bring with you (there are no facilities along the trail).

  • Horseback Riding

    The Will Rogers Equestrian Trail is great for horseback riding in the park.

  • Hunting

    Goose Island is designated as a non-ambulatory hunting area. There are currently two wheelchair accessible hunting blinds on Goose Island available only to non-ambulatory individuals. Each year the Oologah lake office hosts a fully accessible deer hunt in the Hawthorn bluff area. Meals, deer processing and other assistance is also provided. Hunters may apply through the ODWC controlled hunts program.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic areas near the overlook as well as at Spencer Creek.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is allowed in Spencer Creek.

Seasonality/Weather

While the park is open year-round, only half of the campsites (none of which have electrical hookups) remain open in the winter between October 31 and April 1.

Park Partners

Allen's Point RV Park

(918) 275-4719

Directions

Driving

From Tulsa, 30 mi N on US 169, 3 mi E on OK 88.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(918) 443-2250

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