Surrounded by high bluffs, with the expansive lake on one side and rushing river on the other, the massive structure of Fort Gibson Dam is impressive. Observation areas provide excellent views. The dam is located on the Grand (or Neosho)
Campers and picnickers will find 21 park areas managed by the Corps of Engineers, and two parks managed by the State of Oklahoma. The parks have campsites, picnic areas, drinking water, restrooms, & boat launching ramps. Some campsites have electricity, showers, RV hook-ups, and dump stations.
Northeast Oklahoma has long been noted for its outstanding fishing, and at Fort Gibson sportsmen will find black bass, white bass, crappie, and several varieties of catfish and panfish. Three heated fishing docks offer winter fun for crappie fishing.