McGee Creek State Park

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McGee Creek State Park

Oklahoma

(580) 889-5822

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Overview

Located in southeast Oklahoma, McGee Creek State Park occupies the southwest edge of the Ouachita Mountain Range. This 2,600-acre park is the perfect place to stay while fishing in one of Oklahoma's finest trophy lakes, the 3,350-acre McGee Creek Reservoir. Visitors to McGee Creek State Park will enjoy an abundance of water recreation along 64 miles of shoreline. The lower part of the reservoir was cleared for the use of water skiers, boaters and fishermen. Fishermen will find an abundance of large and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, perch, crappie and sunfish.

McGee Creek State Park has two main recreational areas, boat ramps, comfort stations with showers, a fishing pier, swimming beach, picnic sites and a playground. The McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area offers hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. Campers may choose from staying in one of eight lake huts, 41 paved and regular RV campsites with electric hookups, or the numerous primitive campsite in the wilderness areas of the park. Virtually all land surrounding the McGee Creek Reservoir is covered with dense forest and provides scenic enjoyment and excellent hunting opportunities. The McGee Creek Wildlife Management Area is popular among hunters and offers over 10,000-acres stocked with crow, deer, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl and more.

Map of McGee Creek (OK)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.364320, -95.866308

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Activities

  • Boating

    Various boat ramps around the lake provide convenient, year-round access to the reservoir.

  • Bicycling

    The McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area is located on the northeast side of the park and features 25 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

  • Camping

    Camping at McGee Creek State Park is available year round. The Buster Hight Area features paved camping sites with water and electric service, a four-lane boat ramp, courtesy dock, comfort stations with showers, a dump station, fishing pier, playground and swim beach. The Potapo Area consists of a two-lane boat ramp, paved RV sites with water and electric service, a comfort station with showers and more. There are also over 200 primitive camping sites located throughout the two areas.

    McGee Creek State Park also features eight lake huts located near the Potapo Campground. These rustic huts are 12-ft x 24-ft and include a back porch overlooking the lake, bunk beds, a fireplace and air conditioning. Linens are not provided. Water service and barbecue grills are available outside each hut.

  • Fishing

    Fishermen will be excited to find that McGee Creek Lake is well stocked with largemouth bass, all varieties of catfish, crappie, smallmouth bass, and perch.

  • Hiking

    McGee Creek State Park offers some of the best hiking areas of the state and 25 miles of trail are located in the nearby McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riders will enjoy the 25 miles of wooded trails, which offer exquisite views of the lake.

  • Hunting

    Virtually all land surrounding the McGee Creek Reservoir is covered with dense forest and provides scenic enjoyment and excellent hunting opportunities. Hunters will enjoy over 10,000-acres stocked with crow, deer, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl and more.

  • Picnicking

    Grills are located in several picnic areas, which are conveniently scattered throughout the park.

  • RVing

    RV users will find numerous paved sites with electric and water service in the park.

  • Water Sports

    Visitors to McGee Creek State Park will enjoy an abundance of water recreation along 64 miles of shoreline. The area provides numerous water-oriented recreation opportunities, including swimming, sailboarding, water skiing, boating and fishing in the lower reservoir area.

Seasonality/Weather

The Potapo Ridge Campground remains open year-round, but the comfort station closes for the winter from November 1 to March 1. The comfort station near the lake huts remains open year-round.

Directions

Driving

McGee Creek State Park is located 16 miles east of Atoka, and then three miles north of Highway 3.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(580) 889-5822

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