Built in 1919, Lake Overholser is an urban reservoir nestled in west Oklahoma City. Catch excellent sunsets from the east bank or view the migratory birds from Stinchcomb Wildlife Reserve. Route 66 Family Park features a playground, duck pond and picnic pavilion for everyone to enjoy. Other facilities include boat ramps, fishing dock, covered fishing pier, picnic areas, grills, restrooms and group shelters. Recreation amenities feature a nature trail, soccer field and tennis courts.
Lake Overholser features seven miles of shoreline and 1,500 surface acres, with a depth ranging from six to 13 feet on average. Fishing, sailing, boating, jogging, jet skiing permitted. The eastern shoreline provides gentle, drive-up access. The boat launching area and dock on Overholser offer additional fishing access with one lighted fishing pier. Swimming is prohibited. City and state permits are required for boating, hunting and fishing.