Keystone Lake, OK


Keystone Lake, Oklahoma

Keystone Lake's blue-green water and the natural beauty of its setting -- wooded shoreline, sandy beaches, high bluffs, grasslands, and low rolling hills -- make it a visual treat the year round. The lake meanders into small valleys, creating many arms and land fingers. A network of county, state, Federal highways invites sightseers into many points overlooking the lake.
The lake is on the Arkansas River 15 miles west of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This 26,000 acre flood control lake is truly an urban playground. There are 16 recreation areas (3 with alcohol free beaches); 11 boat ramps, miles of sandy beaches, 3 marinas, 2 off-road vehicle areas, 5 short distance trails, a waterfowl refuge, 3 seasonal green tree reservoirs, and thousands of acres of land open to public hunting.

Camping facilities range from primitive to full hook up. Cabins are available at Keystone State Park. Boat rentals are available through Keyport Marina and Pier 51. Services and supplies are available at commercial concessions on the lake. Overnight accommodations are available in nearby communities.

Cities Near Keystone Lake

Keystone Lake Fishingmore

Keystone Lake Fishing
Keystone Lake FishingKeystone Lake is noted for its striped bass, sand bass, black bass, lake strain small mouth bass, crappie, and catfish. Downstream fisheries are accessible from Whitewater and Brush Creek Parks. Swift Park (a day use Tulsa County park) provides boat access to the Arkansas River below the lake when water levels are adequate.

Keystone Lake Huntingmore

Keystone Public Hunting Area
Keystone Public Hunting Area, covering approximately 15,500 acres, lies along much of the shoreline which consists of bottomland timber and postoak, blackjack and prairie fields. Principal wildlife include squirrel, rabbit, quail, dove and waterfowl.


Keystone Lake Campgroundsmore

Keystone Lake Corps Campgrounds
Keystone Lake Corps CampgroundsCamping facilities range from primitive to full hook up. Among the several Corps of Engineers campground areas are three Class A locations, two which are open year round. Group Shelters and Campgrounds are also available.

New Mannford Ramp - Class Designation: A Phone: (918) 865-2096
Facilities include: Designated Campsites/Elec-Water, Restrooms, Showers, Trailer Dump Station, Picnic Area, Ballfield, Boat Ramp.

Park Opens: Year Round

26 Sites - $15.00
2 Non-Utility Sites - $11.00

Salt Creek North - Class Designation: A Phone: (918) 865-2845
Facilities include: Designated Campsites/Elec/Water, Restrooms, Showers, Trailer Dump Station, Picnic Area, Playground, Swim Beach w/Change House, Boat Ramp.

Park Opens: April 1 to October 31

81 Sites, Elec. only - $15.00 to $16.00
25 Sites, Elec/Water - $16.00 to $17.00
7 Non-Utility Sites - $11.00

Washington Irving South - Class Designation: A Phone: (918) 243-7673
Facilities include: Designated Campsites/Elec/Water, Restrooms, Showers, Trailer Dump Station, Picnic Area, Playground, Swim Beach, Hiking Nature Trail, Boat Ramp.

Park Opens: Year Round

26 Sites - $15.00 to $16.00
2 Non- Utiltily Sites - $11.00

Brush Creek - Class Designation: B
Facilities include: Designated Campsites, Fishing Berm.

Park Opens: Year Round

20 Sites, Elec. only - $14.00

Keystone Lake State Parksmore

Keystone State Park
Keystone State ParkThree different campground areas open year round provide over 150 campsites from primitive camping to full electric, water and sewer hookups, 40 full hookups, 10 pull-throughs. Five group picnic pavilions are available for public rental. Picnic tables and grills are scattered throughout the park for day use.

Keystone State Park offers family fun and recreation. Fishing, boating, sailing, camping and hiking are year round outdoor activities. RV and tent camp sites are available as well as comfort stations, shelters, picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, bicycle rentals, swimming areas, children's fishing pond, park office, restaurants marina with boat rentals, and a grocery store.

One-, two-, and three-bedroom cabins with views of the lake are available with fully-equipped kitchens. Each cabin has a fireplace, outside grill and picnic table.


Located on the northern arm of the 26,300 acre Keystone Lake is the 1,429 acre Walnut Creek State Park. It is just west of the town of New Prue in Osage County.

Open year round, 14 equestrian camping sites, 67 electric/water hookups, 84 primitive sites, equestrian campground, restrooms/showers, sanitary dump stations, picnic areas, group shelter, lighted and unlighted boat ramps, hiking/biking/equestrian trails, swimming beach, softball, playground.

* Located off the Cimarron Turnpike in Sand Springs, 13 miles east of the 209th Street exit. 918-242-3362. Email: walnutcreek@onenet.net

Keystone Lake Cabinsmore

Keystone Lake Cabins
Keystone Lake CabinsKeystone Lake State Park cabins typically range from the $80's to $180+ dollars a night. As a suggestion you might also check out Bears Glen Cabins at www.bearsglencabins.com

Within Keystone State Park are 21 Cabins (with fireplace) - Cabins range from 1 bedroom for 4 from lakeside efficiencies with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces to 2 bedrooms with fireplace and air-conditioning, to a special well-appointed 3 bedroom that meets all ADA handicapped accessibility standards.

2 Lakeside Cabins are isolated in the woods with a jacuzzi, fireplace, full kitchen, microwave, t.v. and shower. They are surrounded by woods and situated on a hilltop overlooking the lake.

Keystone Lake ORV Areasmore

Appalachia Bay ORV Area
Located on Keystone Lake, this 600 acre area is maintained by the Corps of Engineers. Many of the locals refer to this area as Motorcycle Island. A few years ago the Corps built a high roadbed leading to the Motorcycle Peninsula. However, if the water level rises above 735 ft. it's an island again. The terrain is sandy and ranges from open beaches to wooded trails. Moderate elevation changes keep the wooded areas interesting and a large circuit of sandy trails meander through briars.

White Water Park is another riding area on Keystone, it is located right next to the dam. It is only about 80 acres, mostly sand and closed while bald eagles visit the area.

Keystone Lake Map

Keystone Lake Information

Fees: Park Permit Required

Location: Hwy 412 at Sand Springs

Contact: 918-865-2621

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