Kaw Lake

Kay County, 8 miles E of Ponca City, OK
17,040 acres
Shoreline: 168 miles

580-762-9494
or 877-671-6985

Kaw Lake impounds water of the Arkansas River.  The lake site was a point of controversy between the federal government and Indians prior to the turn of the century.  In 1870, the Osage Indians were finally forced to occupy the land that was originally know as the Cherokee Strip, 500,000 acres of what is now Osage County.

The Kaw Public Hunting Area consists of 16,254 acres of project lands around the lake.  The area provides habitat and hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, quail, waterfowl, squirrel and rabbit, as well as a 2,900 acres migratory bird refuge.  Fish species common in the lake are channel and flathead catfish, crappie, white bass, black bass and striped bass.

 

PUBLIC
REC AREA

FEATURES:

Bear Creek Cove Boat ramp; Picnic area; Campsites; Drinking water; Group shelter; Restrooms; Showers; Dump station; Electricity
Coon Creek Cove Boat ramp; Picnic area; Campsites; Drinking water; Restrooms; Showers; Dump station
Fisherman's Bend Picnic area; Drinking water; Restrooms; Playground
McFadden Cove Boat ramp; Picnic area; Campsites; Drinking water; Group shelter; Restrooms
Osage Cove Boat ramp; Campsites; Drinking water; Group shelter; Restrooms; Showers; Dump station; Electricity
Pioneer Park Boat ramp; Picnic area; Drinking water; Group shelter; Restrooms; Swim beach; Change house
Sandy Park Boat ramp; Campsites; Drinking water; Restrooms; Swim beach; Change house
Sarge Creek Cove Boat ramp; Campsites; Drinking water; Restrooms; Showers; Dump station; Electricity
Washunga Bay Boat ramp; Picnic area; Campsites; Drinking water; Restrooms; Dump station

Almost Home RV Park (privately owned)
100 Lake Dr, Kaw City, OK
580-269-2662
Boating, camping, fishing, fuel, golf course, groceries, marina, restrooms, RV hookups, swimming, showers, cable TV, pets welcome
 
Hawknest Hide-Away RV Park (privately owned)
Kaw City, OK
580-269-2327 or 580-269-2048
Full hook-ups, cable TV
 
Kaw Lake ORV Area
Kaw Lake Project Office, Ponca City, OK
580-762-5611
Kaw Lake is a Corps of Engineers project near Ponca City.  The off-road vehicle area is located just across OK-11 from the Sarge Creek Cove Recreation area. Terrain is heavily wooded with sandy soil. The riding area is not terribly huge but offers some great trail riding for motorcycles and ATVs
 
Kaw Lake RV Campground (privately owned)
Ponca City, OK
580-762-7389, brutz@myexcel.com
Boating, camping, fishing, hunting, groceries, restrooms, phones, RV hookups, showers, dump station, pavilion, game room, horseshoes, shuffleboard.  Water park, go-karts, mini-golf, game room & concessions next door.
 
McFadden Cove Marina (privately owned)
Ponca City, OK
580-765-0696
Open March-October
Boat ramps, docks, fuel, snack bar, boat and jet ski rentals
 
Oxbow RV Park & Storage (privately owned)
Kaw City, OK
580-269-3017
Boating, camping, fishing, fuel, groceries, restaurant, restrooms, swimming, cabins, RV hookups, showers, tents, cable TV
 
Pioneer Cove Marina (privately owned)
5 miles N on Hwy 77, E on Hwy 11 to Kaw City
Kaw City, OK
580-269-2258
Open March-October, 8am-8pm.
Boat ramps/docks, fuel, groceries
 
Snyder's RV Park (privately owned)
Ponca City, OK
580-762-7888
RV hookups, fuel, groceries, public phone, firewood, tackle/bait, pets welcome

 
Last Updated:  06/30/2006  
K Moon, Webmaster