Wide open spaces and boulder-strewn mountains make Great Plains Country in southwestern Oklahoma one of the most awe-inspiring regions of the state. The area is also home to a number of fantastic lakes where you can enjoy water sports, swimming, boating, fishing and more. We profiled Lake Altus-Lugert in our "Big Six" overview of Oklahoma lakes, but take a look at some of the top lakes in southwestern Oklahoma and come see what makes this part of the state a can’t-miss destination for outdoors enthusiasts.Learn More
Fishing is a favorite pastime in Oklahoma. Whether you’re on the hunt for the popular walleye or crave the thrill of catching an alligator gar, Oklahoma has a fishing opportunity custom made for you. Guide your boat through shallow waters or cast your line in a rushing river and wait for the answering tug. With more than 40 documented species of fish, countless ponds and pristine campgrounds, the possibilities are limitless.
Grab a buddy, pack your rod and reel, and get hooked on fishing. Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma’s largest lake, is popular for its annual fishing tournaments as well as its enclosed, heated docks, which make fishing comfortable year-round. Located in southern Oklahoma, Lake Texoma is known for its year-round guided striper excursions. Check out local marinas to purchase fishing licenses, permits, poles, lures and bait. Your fishing experience in Oklahoma is sure to be memorable.
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South-central Oklahoma is a lake lover’s paradise, featuring many of the state’s most popular water attractions nestled among rolling blackjack prairie and ancient mountains that make this region a sight to behold. You’ve seen our profile of Lake Murray in our overview of the state’s top lakes, but check out some of these other major areas and start planning your next lakeside adventure in Chickasaw Country.Learn More