Lake of the Arbuckles

Arbuckle Lake's Clear Waters Offers Year-Round Fishing & Boating Activities

The Lake of the Arbuckles (a.k.a., Arbuckle Lake) is well-known as one of the best fishing lakes in Oklahoma. The Department of Wildlife rated it as the best lake in Oklahoma for bass fishing!

Arbuckle Lake in Southern Oklahoma

Lake of the Arbuckles

The Lake of the Arbuckles, formed by Arbuckle Dam and built in 1966 by the Bureau of Reclamation, is located within the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and is at the confluence of the Buckhorn, Guy Sandy, and Rock Creeks. The lake has some of the best year-round fishing in Oklahoma for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, and bluegill and its protective coves are also great for trotlines!

The Arbuckle Lake area presents unusual opportunities, combining recreational use with scenic, scientific, and historic values. There are approximately 36 miles of shoreline and 2,300 acres of open water. The wildlife area is a habitat for turkey, deer, and small game birds. There are also several boat ramps and camping facilities. Public hunting is available at the near by Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area.

Located only 6 miles southwest of the City of Sulphur in Murray County, Arbuckle Lake is one of only a handful of crystal clear water lakes in Oklahoma, making it a favorite among scuba divers.

If you're staying at one of our premier Oklahoma rental properties don't forget your water toys, because Arbuckle Lake should definitely be on your list of places to go to have some fun!

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