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
Lake Thunderbird, situated in central Oklahoma, hosts tens of thousands of visitors each year. The state has established Lake Thunderbird State Park on the shores of the lake which is framed by rolling, oak-covered hills and sandy shores with some 86 miles of shoreline. Fishing is excellent with crappie, catfish and saugeye being the most sought after species. A large public hunting area offers deer archery and shotgun waterfowl during applicable seasons. Activities include fishing, hunting, boating, sailing, sailboarding, picnic areas, jogging, walking, bicycling and many others. For overnight accommodations and additional recreational activities, see Lake Thunderbird State Park.