Kaw Lake Association

P.O. Box 1933
Ponca City, OK 74602
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Located in Kay and Osage Counties in north central Oklahoma, Kaw Lake has 168 miles of shoreline, 17,500 acres of water and over 20,000 acres of undeveloped land for the naturalist in you. You will find something for everyone:

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming (2 Swim beaches)
  • skiing
  • Jet skiing

If relaxing and soaking up the sun from the comfort of your sailboat is more to your liking, Kaw Lake is perfect, with sheltered coves or windy wide-open spaces for a more exciting sail.

Accommodations and activities are plentiful with:

  • Over 300 Campsites
  • Seven Campgrounds
  • Electric Hook-ups
  • Water
  • Toilets
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Two Marinas
  • ORV Trail
  • Sun n' Fun Waterpark

Most campgrounds are open from March 1 - November 30 with advance reservations.   Many of them are available through the Corps nation-wide reservation system: 877.444.6777 or reserveusa.com

In addition, there are five privately owned campgrounds in the Kaw Lake Area.

For the hunter, there are seventeen different animals inhabiting the land, including:

  • Deer
  • Doves
  • Turkey
  • Quail

or check out Oklahoma's largest wintering habitat for bald eagles. An official Eagle Watch is held the third Saturday each January.

If shopping and sightseeing is more your style, there is plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding communities. visit:

  • Kaw City
  • Shidler
  • Ponca City
  • Tonkawa
  • Fairfax
  • Pawnee
  • Pawhuska

You will see everything from museums, historical sights, Pawnee Bill Wild West show, Marland Mansion, Pioneer Woman Statute and the famous Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.

Whatever your pleasure, you will find it at Kaw Lake.