Lakes » High Plains

The lure of Oklahoma lakes and rivers brings travelers to northeast Oklahoma year round. Visitors delight in the picture-perfect scenery along our deep, clear waters. Of our more than 200 manmade lakes, there are also dozens of natural lakes in Oklahoma, each more beautiful than the last.

Oklahoma lakes are well-known as a recreation-seeker’s paradise. Green Country is home to some of the best lakes in Oklahoma for boating, swimming and fishing. Our sparkling waters the best-loved destinations for family-friendly fun, like swimming, hiking and horseback riding.

Campers flock to our lakeside campsites to sleep under the stars and experience the natural wonders of Oklahoma lakes firsthand. Other overnight visitors stay in RVs or find comfortable lodging in one of the many cabins in Oklahoma’s northeast region.

From the recreational destinations like Kaw Lake to the pristinely-preserved sites in our state parks, there is a lake getaway in northeast Oklahoma for every taste and budget.

The rumors are true: the lakes in Oklahoma are some of the most majestic in the region. Check out all of the lake vacations in northeast Oklahoma and plan your next stay!

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36.528503 -96.165956 Birch Lake

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… (read more)

36.887284 -95.953174 Copan Lake

Copan Lake, located 1.8 miles north of Copan, provides an excellent habitat for many species of game fish, such as:  Largemouth bass White crappie Channel and flathead catfish  Various species of sunfish A large portion of project land has been set aside to be managed for… (read more)

36.932691 -96.097841 Hulah Lake

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… (read more)

36.750449 -96.872630 Kaw Lake

Whether you're a weekend warrior looking for a leisurely getaway or a family planning your action-packed summer vacation, Kaw Lake promises year-round adventure for all types of guests. Visitors love this area for its ample sightseeing and boundless recreational activities.… (read more)

36.2288968 -96.3252658 Keystone Lake

Discover the natural beauty and serenity surrounding Keystone Lake, just 20 miles west of Tulsa. Sprawling across the Creek, Osage, Pawnee and Tulsa counties of the lush "Green Country" region, Keystone Lake has 330 miles of shoreline and provides recreation, relaxation and enjoyment for visitors and… (read more)

36.7318848 -97.0296822 Lake Ponca

For maximum enjoyment, scenic Lake Ponca is ideal for:  Sailboats Fishing Motorboats Skiing Outdoor lovers will enjoy a picnic, camping or a nature hike through the Nature Center.… (read more)

36.367225 -96.128371 Skiatook Lake

Skiatook Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Formed by the confluence of Hominy Creek and Bird Creek, the lake has a surface area of over 10,500 acres and more than 160 miles of shoreline with steep, picturesque bluffs that offer spectacular views. Visitors to the area love the many recreational… (read more)