Hulah Lake lies in the upper reaches of the high rounded Osage Hills in Osage County and is named after the nearby community of Hulah. The name is derived from the Osage Indian word Hulah, meaning eagle.
Hulah Lake is located in a farming and ranching area where grazing cattle and working cowboys are familiar sights.
The gentle sloping terrain gradually slopes to the water's edge creating an attractive shoreline along the adjacent grasslands and forest areas. The picturesque setting is an open invitation to the visitor for:
For the nature lover, there are many native trees and flowering shrubs, including:
- Wild plum
- A variety of wild flowers
Hulah Lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. Principal species of fish in the lake include:
- Largemouth bass
- White bass
- Channel catfish
- Flathead catfish
- Bullhead catfish
There are areas available for public hunting. Game species available include:
- Mourning dove
- Bobwhite quail
- Prairie chicken
- Wild turkey
- Cottontail rabbit
Recreational facilities are available in park areas around the lake. These areas have boat launching ramps, camping and picnicking sites.
Overnight accommodations, services, and supplies are available at convenient locations on access roads leading to the lake and at commercial concessions on the lake.