Foss Reservoir

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Foss Reservoir


(405) 592-4433

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Foss Dam and Reservoir, which are located on the Washita River in Custer County, provide regulation of the river flows as well as municipal and industrial water supplies for several cities in Oklahoma. The lake contains approximately 6,800 acres of open water, and is accessible from numerous roads in the area. Several boat ramps and camping facilities exist around the lake and allow visitors to easily access and enjoy all the lake has to offer. Predominate species of fish in the lake include largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and white bass. Due to the abundance of fish, fishing is popular year-round on the reservoir. In addition, 19 miles of hiking trails around the lake provide visitors with ample opportunities to experience beautiful views of Foss Reservoir and the surrounding forest. Bird watchers will enjoy visiting the reservoir during the winter, when numerous bald eagles can be seen nesting near the reservoir.

Map of Foss Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 35.530640, -99.210180



  • Boating

    Boating is popular on the lake and accessible from numerous boat ramps along its shore.

  • Bird Watching

    Bald eagles and numerous species of waterfowl can be seen on the lake at various times of year.

  • Camping

    Camping is available at the bordering Foss Lake State Park.

  • Fishing

    Foss Lake is noted for sand bass, striped bass hybrid, catfish, saugeye and excellent waterfowl hunting.

  • Hiking

    Nineteen miles of multi-purpose trails are located around the lake.

  • Horseback Riding

    Foss State Park has an equestrian camp and 19 miles of equestrian trail are located around the lake.

  • Hunting

    Waterfowl hunting is popular around the lake.

  • Picnicking

    Free picnic areas are scattered around the lake and group shelters are also available for rent.

  • RVing

    RV campsites with full hookups are available in the Foss State Park.

  • Water Sports

    Jet skiiing, water skiing, and swimming are popular on the lake.


The lake is accessible year-round. Don't miss the "Christmas in July" annual lighted boat parade, scavenger hunt, and festival.

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The site is 11 miles west of Clinton, Oklahoma, then two miles north on Highway 44 (or 7 miles north of Foss on Highway 44).

Phone Numbers


(405) 592-4433