Located in the heart of Northwest Oklahoma, Canton Lake is easily accessible for a fun-filled, action-packed summer vacation or just a weekend outing. This beautiful man-made lake offers various outdoor recreational activities for the entire family. Every year Canton Lake is visited by a large number of campers, picnickers, boaters, fishermen and hunters. Its gently sloping sandy beach is great for swimming and sunbathing. Water skiing is popular along the dam, where winds are subdued. With 7,910 acres of water and 45 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of area for jet skiing, boating and water sports.
The Corps of Engineers operates five multi-use recreation areas that offer overnight camping and day-use to the public. Sightseers may view the lake from the 2.5 mile stretch of State Highway 58A that crosses over Canton Dam. Three parking areas with fishing jetties are located on the dam. Other features include a nature trail, overlook visitor center, outdoor amphitheater with scheduled weekend programs, a scenic drive and an active prairie dog town.
Fees: Park Permit Required
Location: 2 miles N of Canton on Hwy 58A