Birch Lake, located in Osage County, is an area once occupied by prehistoric Indians and later was considered as Cherokee Indian Territory.
Cradled in valleys surrounded by the area's rolling forested hills, Birch Lake is a perfect setting for nature lovers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
The region in which Birch Lake is located, offers outdoor sportsmen excellent opportunities for year-round enjoyment. For the angler, fish species include:
- Largemouth bass
- Spotted bass
- Black and white crappie
- Channel and flathead catfish
- Various species of sunfish.
Except for developed recreation areas, lands in the vicinity of the dam and other project structures, are open to the public for hunting.
Birch Lake offers numerous outdoor activities such as:
Three park areas located around the lake offer the public many opportunities for family fun and relaxation. These areas have:
- Picnic areas
- Drinking water
- Charcoal grills
- Boat launching ramps.