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  • Lake Wister is located in the San Bois Mountains on the Poteau River -- the only river that flows north in Oklahoma. Wister Lake was authorized for flood control and conservation by the Flood Control ...
  • Established in 1901,Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 546 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service....
  • Waurika dam is located on Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Red River, about six miles northwest of Waurika, Oklahoma. The primary authorized project purposes for Waurika Lake are to provide flood cont...
  • Established in 1961, Washita National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 545 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. ...
  • The 16,464 acre Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge lies at t...
  • Recreation opportunities abound in the Lake Tenkiller area. Nestled in the Cookson Hills of eastern Oklahoma, this body of water is known as 'Oklahoma's Clear Water Wonderland' and its reputation is w...
  • Gentle rolling hills of Blackjack and Post Oak interspersed with Tall Grass Prairie surround beautiful Skiatook Lake. The meandering shoreline is accentuated be steep picturesque bluffs which offer sp...
  • Nestled in gently rolling foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is home to wildlife as unique as the bald eagle and as elusive as the bobcat....
  • The Pushmataha WMA comprises 19,237 acres (77.85 km2), over 29 square miles (75 km2), all of it in the Kiamichi Mountains. Its predominant characteristics are a mixture of oak/pine forest with steep s...
  • Pine Creek WMA consists of 10,280 acres (41.6 km2). It is adjacent to Little River and its impoundment, Pine Creek Lake, which offers additional and coextensive protected areas for wildlife....
  • Recreational activities allowed include wildlife observation and public hunting per special regulations. All hunting is restricted to shotgun or archery only. Special hunting regulations can be found ...
  • Oologah Lake provides a great getaway for fishing, boating, picnicking, camping or just driftin' and dreaming over the sky blue waters....
  • McGee Creek Dam and Reservoir project includes water conveyance facilities, public recreation facilities, a wildlife management area, and a natural scenic recreation area....
  • Keystone Lake's blue-green water and the natural beauty of its setting -- wooded shoreline, sandy beaches, high bluffs, grasslands, and low rolling hills -- make it a visual treat the year round. ...
  • Kaw Lake is located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 8 miles east of Ponca City, Oklahoma, on the Arkansas River. Project land extends northward into Kansas, ending near Arkansas City. The lak...
  • The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation manages over 18,000 acres of land and water, which is open to hunting along with an additional 8,000 acres managed by the Corps. Wildlife around the la...
  • Located near Kellyville in the Sandstone Hills of the Osage Section central lowlands with good hunting and fishing....
  • Fort Supply Lake is located in northwest Oklahoma in Woodward County on Wolf Creek, approximately 1 mile south of Fort Supply, and 12 miles northwest of Woodward. This man-made lake offers extensive o...
  • Fort Gibson Lake is located on the Grand (Neosho) River about 5 miles northwest of historic Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, from which it draws its name. It is about 7.7 miles above the confluence of the Grand...
  • Fort Cobb Dam and Reservoir, Washita Basin Project, are on Pond (Cobb) Creek, a tributary of the Washita River in Caddo County, Oklahoma. The lake has approximately 4,000 water surface acres, 4,5550 l...
  • Eufaula Lake is the largest lake located entirely in the State of Oklahoma. It is located on the Canadian River, 27 miles upstream from its confluence with the Arkansas River. With over 600 miles of s...
  • The east-central Oklahoma landscape provides a backdrop of lush hardwood forests surrounding oxbow lakes, with a meandering river winding through bottomland forests. Upland prairies and cast iron fore...
  • Lush hardwood forests surrounding oxbow lakes and a meandering river add up to precious remnants of a vanishing ecosystem in the east central Oklahoma landscape. The 9,000-acre Deep Fork National Wild...
  • Copan WMA is a mixture of cross-timbers, tall grass prairie and river bottom habitat. Bottomland habitats occur along Little Caney River and Cotton Creek drainages. Upland sites are a mixture of tall ...
  • Canton Lake is located in west Oklahoma on the North Canadian River, 2 miles north of the town of Canton. This man-made lake offers extensive opportunity for outdoor recreational activities. Canton La...
  • Candy Creek in Osage County was once slated to become an Army Corps of Engineers flood control reservoir. Since the Corps no longer found a reservoir necessary, in 2009, the National Park Service’s ...
  • The McCurtain County Wilderness Area at the lake's north end retains its primitive, natural beauty....