Arcadia Lake lies completely within the limits of Oklahoma City and Edmond in northeast Oklahoma County. The natural environment around the lake has been preserved as much as possible to provide a country, woodland atmosphere in the metropolitan area. Each year, more than one million visitors enjoy a wide variety of water-oriented recreation on hundreds of acres.
Recreational opportunities at Arcadia Lake include fishing, boating, camping, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, playgrounds, and horseback riding. Horse rentals are not available, so visitors must bring their own mounts. Facilities include picnic areas, a Frisbee golf course, pavilions, boat ramps, designated swim beaches and an enclosed, heated fishing dock that is handicap accessible. Arcadia Lake also features RV campsites with full hookups and primitive tent campsites. Parks around the lake include Scissortail Campground, Spring Creek Park, Central State Park and Edmond Park.