Featuring more shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined, Oklahoma wears its Lake Country badge with pride. Glistening lakes in every corner of the state have beckoned swimmers, anglers, outdoors enthusiasts and casual vacationers for generations. Whether you want to take a swim surrounded by rolling hills, reel in the big one among ancient mountains or pilot your watercraft around lush forested shoreline, there’s a lake for every taste in the Sooner State. Here’s our rundown of standout lakes from each region of the state.Learn More
Kaw Lake covers 17,000 surface acres and has 168 miles of shoreline. Campers can select from over 294 RV campsites, many of which are equipped with water and electric hookups. Recreation facilities include restrooms, showers, group shelters, picnic areas, boat ramps, playgrounds, drinking water, swim beach, and two full service marinas. Kaw Lake and the Arkansas River have long been known for producing some of Oklahoma's largest catfish. Kaw Lake also offers anglers excellent opportunities to catch crappie, sand (white) bass, and walleye.
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