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Lakes, Boating & Fishing
City of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City's three urban reservoirs store the City's ample water supply which reaches your home as fresh, pure drinking water at some of the lowest rates in the region. The lakes also provide many water recreation activities. Oklahoma City manages the reservoirs to maximize recreational activities while protecting the water supply.

Fishing and boating are available at all three reservoirs. Water skiing and jet skiing are enjoyed at Lake Draper, which is our largest lake. A State fishing license and City fishing permit required unless otherwise exempt. A State boating license and boating permits are also required, including City permits for canoes and kayaks (State licenses not required).

Permits for all lake-related activities are available through designated vendors across the OKC Metro, and also at the Lake Draper concession area, which stocks fishing and picnic supplies. For a complete list of vendors, please click here.

The Police Department's Lake Patrol provides security and enforces permits and lake reservation regulations.


Click here to download a copy of our 2016 Fishing Regulations, or call 297-1426 to receive one by mail.

All fishing areas are open 24 hours with a valid City fishing permit, except for Crystal Lake and the North Pointe fishing pier at Lake Stanley Draper.

Close to Home Lakes

In addition, fishing is available at several neighborhood lakes in the Parks Department's Close to Home program.

"Close to Home" fishing waters are bodies of water designated under a cooperative intensive fisheries management program between Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. These waters include:

  • Crystal Lake, 6625 SW 15 (special use area)
  • Dolese Youth Park Pond, NW 50th and Meridian
  • Edwards Park Fishing Lake, 1515 N Bryant
  • Kids' Lake, 3200 W Wilshire
  • Kitchen Lake, 5501 SE 119th Street
  • Route 66 Park Ponds, 3350 West Overholser Drive
  • South Lakes Park Ponds (East and West), 4302 SW 119
  • Zoo Lake, 2101 NE 50

Other waters (NOT Close to Home):

  • All waters within Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, NW 51 & Stinchcomb Road
  • The Oklahoma River, extending downstream from NW 10th Street (including impoundments, ponds and wetlands) to NE 10th Street.
    Eastern boundary: Eastern Ave    Western boundary: Meridian Ave

Download a map of all City of Oklahoma City fishing waters.


Wheelchair Accessibility IconThe City offers multiple fishing docks and piers accessible to persons using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. They are conveniently located near paved areas and HC-accessible parking lots. Accessibility to floating docks is dependent upon water pool levels.

City Marina:
1 courtesy dock, 1 enclosed fishing dock, 3 boat ramps with tending docks
Near Hefner Golf Course: Covered fishing pier
Fisherman's Neck: Covered fishing pier

Lake Overholser
Southwest corner of lake: 1 covered fishing pier
East side by Patrol Station: 1 boat ramp with tending dock
South end by dam: 1 boat ramp with tending dock

Lake Draper
City Marina:
boat ramp with tending dock
North Pointe: boat ramp with tending dock and fishing pier
Pt. 1: Boat ramp with tending dock
Pt. 4: Covered fishing pier
Pt. 6: Covered fishing pier
Pt. 9: Covered fishing pier
Pt. 19: Covered fishing pier
Pt. 21: Boat ramp with tending dock
Pt. 23: Covered fishing pier

"Close to Home" Fishing Waters

Crystal Lake
South side of lake:
uncovered fishing dock

Dolese Youth Park Pond
West side of pond
: 3 wheelchair-accessible fishing pads

Edwards Fishing Pond
Southeast and east side of lake:
uncovered fishing docks

Kitchen Lake
West side of lake:
uncovered fishing dock