Tom Steed Reservoir

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Tom Steed Reservoir


(405) 569-2032

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Visitors to the scenic Tom Steed Reservoir can enjoy water sports, fishing, boating, and camping on this beautiful man-made lake. Tom Steed Lake lies on the West Otter Creek, northeast of Altus in Kiowa County, Oklahoma. This area is believed by many to afford some of the best fishing in the Southwest due to its abundant catfish, crappie, bass and other species. The shoreline length of the Tom Steed Reservoir is 31 miles.

More than 6,000 acres to the east and south of the reservoir are also available for public recreation at the Great Plains State Park. This park has numerous amenities including boat ramps,several picnic areas, designated campsites, a group shelter, restrooms, showers, a seasonal swimming beach, concession services, a playground and several nature trails. In addition, the nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge offers abundant hunting opportunities and also hosts two of Oklahoma's most popular controlled hunts, the annual elk and deer hunts.

Map of Tom Steed Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 34.768127, -99.054108



  • Boating

    Two boat ramps are located at the Tom Steed Reservoir, providing access for all types of boats.

  • Camping

    Camping is available in the nearby Great Plains State Park, which offers campgrounds spanning approximately 460 acres with 56 RV hookups and 30 tent sites.

  • Fishing

    Fishermen will delight in the numerous fish species available in the lake. Predominate species include crappie, walleye, hybrid striped bass, and saugeye.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails around the lake offer serene views and a quiet, natural setting for visitors to the lake.

  • Hunting

    The nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge hosts two of Oklahoma's most popular controlled hunts, the annual elk and deer hunts.

  • Picnicking

    Enjoy five picnic areas and four shelters scattered around the lake's shore, together providing 74 picnic tables to park visitors.

  • RVing

    RV users will find amenities at the nearby Great Plains State Park.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming and water skiing are both popular activities at the Tom Steed Reservoir.


The lake is open for fishing throughout the year.



The lake is located two miles north of the town of Mountain Park and one mile west on County Road 1570.

Phone Numbers


(405) 569-2032