Kaw Lake, OK


Kaw Lake Fishing

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Kaw Lake and the Arkansas River have long been known for great hauls of giant catfish. Kaw Lake also has bass, crappie, walleye, stripers and even a spoonbill or two. With 168 miles of shoreline and 17,500 surface acres, the lake has several man-made fish attraction areas that are clearly marked on ... continue

Kaw Lake Hunting

Kaw Lake Hunting
For those who hunt and fish, Kaw Lake is a gold mine of opportunity. More than 20,000 acres of land in Oklahoma and Kansas, owned by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, surrounds Kaw Lake and is open to hunters. There is a hunting season for more than 23 different animals, from deer to nutria, and that's n... continue

Kaw Lake Camping

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There are seven public use areas and two lake access points and 13 boat ramps located around the lake for visitors to enjoy. Campers can select from 268 family campsites, many of which are equipped with water and electric hookups. Groups of all types enjoy three group camping areas at the Osage Cove... continue

Kaw Lake Boating

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Ten boat launching ramps provide boaters with easy access to Kaw Lake. Once on the water, boaters can find two full service marinas located at McFadden Cove and Pioneer Park. With long stretches of water lying in a north-south direction, sailboating is a favorite at Kaw Lake. Skiing ... continue

Kaw Lake Trails

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Hikers and horseback riders are attracted to the beautiful trails along Kaw Lakes eastern shore. The Eagle View Hiking Trail is approximately 12 miles long and runs between Osage Cove and Burbank Landing. The Five Fingers Equestrian Trail extends from Burbank Landing to... continue

Kaw Lake Birdwatching

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One of Kaw Lake's most popular winter attractions is the American Bald Eagle. Traditionally, Kaw Lake has one of the states largest populations of wintering bald eagles. Numerous sites around the lake offer visitors excellent opportunities to view our nation's symbol. Peak viewing usually occurs sho... continue

Kaw Lake ORV Areas

Kaw Lake ORV Area
Kaw Lake's off-road vehicle area is located just across OK-11 from the Sarge Creek Cove Recreation area. The terrain is heavily wooded with sandy soil. The riding area is not especially large, but it does offer some great trail riding for motorcycles and ATVs.... continue

About Kaw Lake

Kaw Lake, Oklahoma
Kaw Lake's beauty is like a beacon urging you to come romp and play in nature's playground. Here you won't find wall-to-wall houses, you'll find well-designed public campgrounds tucked into the many coves and inlets. You won't find traffic jams or hear screeching tires, but you will find roads that take you where you need to go and trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain hiking. You won't find polluted air or acres of parking lots, but you will find clean fresh air, sparkling water, the earth beneath your feet and a clear sky - give or take a cloud or two - above your head. It's an ideal vantage point to view nesting eagles in winter.

Kaw Lake covers 17,000 surface acres and has 168 miles of shoreline at the normal elevation of 1010.00 feet above sea level. Ten boat launching ramps provide boaters with easy access to the lake. Once on the water, boaters can find two full service marinas.

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