Canton Lake

Canton Lake HC 65, Box 120
Canton, OK 73724

Phone: 580-886-2989
Fax: 580-886-3485
Description

The gently sloping land to the water's edge gives visitors easy access to Canton Lake for many types of recreation, both on the lake and along the scenic shoreline. The lake provides several species of fish, including largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, crappie and walleye. Canton has become the primary source of walleye eggs for incubation and stocking of other state lakes. Since 1968, community leaders and local merchants have promoted an annual Walleye Rodeo.  The four-day event offers visitors the chance to win cash and other prizes that total over $30,000. The community also hosts other festivities which attract fishermen from Oklahoma and surrounding states.

The gently sloping land to the water's edge gives visitors easy access to Canton Lake for many types of recreation, both on the lake and along the scenic shoreline. The lake provides several species of fish, including largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, crappie and walleye. Canton has become the primary source of walleye eggs for incubation and stocking of other state lakes. Since 1968, community leaders and local merchants have promoted an annual Walleye Rodeo.  The four-day event offers visitors the chance to win cash and other prizes that total over $30,000. The community also hosts other festivities which attract fishermen from Oklahoma and surrounding states.

The Canton Public Hunting Area, located along the north and west portion of the lake, covers 14,861 acres of land forested with post oak-blackjack timber on the uplands and cottonwood, chittam wood, elm and hackberry in the bottomlands. The area provides some of the best hunting in the state.  Approximately 2,000 acres are planted with wildlife foods such as maize, wheat and other grains for quail, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, dove, deer, waterfowl and other game. Additional facilities include boat ramps, picnic areas, RV and tent campsites, drinking water, group shelters, restrooms, showers, a swimming beach, both 30 amp and 50 amp electric sites, concession services and a nature trail.  The lake covers 7,910 acres.

View a detailed Canton Lake map.

***NOTE*** State Highway 58, south of Canton, will be closed due to bridge construction. At Canton Lake, the Canadian A and Blaine Park campgrounds are closed. The Sandy Cove swim beach is open, but the water is too low to swim within the buoy line. The Stilling Basin is open for foot traffic only and traveling to the basin requires walking down a 30 foot steep embankment.

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  • Facility Amenities: Concessions, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Elec. 50 Amp, Pets Allowed, Picnic Area, Playground, Restaurant on site, Restrooms, Showers, Swim Beach, Water Hookup, Waterfront Sites

  • On-site Activities: Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Waterskiing

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Close

Sunday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Monday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Hours noted reflect the Big Bend and Canadian gate house hours from April 1 through Sept 30. Sandy Cove campground gate house is open April 1 through Sept 10 from 1-10pm. The Londale gate house (non-electric campground) is open May 1 through Sept 30.

Canton Lake office located at HC 65, Box 10. Located 1 mile W of city on Hwy 51, then 2 miles N on Hwy 58A.




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From Donna Hames on 01/28/11

I drove with my mom around the lake as we had when I was a kid talking about where we had fished,went swimming,had cook outs first time I had been back in 30 years.I like your new improvements,I love this lake.Donna Hames


 
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