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Fishing, Boating and Hunting Permits
Parks & Recreation

Fishing and boating permits are required on all City waters including Lake Hefner, Lake Draper, Lake Overholser and the Oklahoma River. Fishing permits are also required for any of those waters designated as "Close to Home" fishing locations.


A City fishing permit and State Fishing license are required for all anglers between the ages of 16 and 62, or those who are legally blind or otherwise exempt due to a disability. For more clarification exemptions, call 297-1426. Permits are not required during the hours of our "Hooked on Fishing" Summer fishing classes.

Daily fishing permits:
$3.50  Valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.
Annual fishing permits: $18.50  Valid for one year from date of purchase.

Boating permits are required for use of any watercraft on City waters. This includes all authorized motorboats, personal watercraft, sailboats, ski boats, fishing boats, racing shells and water skulls, canoes, kayaks and any boats used for recreational and/or transportation purposes. Inflatable boats that are used for boating/fishing and is not categorized as a toy also require a permit. Boating permits are not required for fisherman floats/tubes.

Permit placement: Permit stickers should be adhered to each side of the boat near the stern. Boat owners should also carry a copy of their paper permit on their person when in the water. 

Daily boating permits:
$6.25   Valid 24 hours from time of purchase.
Annual boating permits:  $33  Valid for one year from date of purchase.

Fishing and boating permits can be purchased from any of the vendors listed below.

HUNTING PERMITS (for seasonal waterfowl hunting at Stinchcomb and Lake Draper):
Hunting permits for the annual Waterfowl Blinds are available only at the Lake Draper Concession, the SuperMart on NW 10th and the Conoco Food-Mart on NW 10th.

Daily hunting permit:
$3.00  Valid 24 hours from time of purchase.
Annual hunting permits:  $12  Valid for one year from date of purchase.

For additional information about waterfowl blinds, visit our Waterfowl Blind page, or call the Lake Overholser Patrol Station at 789-3746 or the Lake Draper Patrol Station at 794-5010.

Fishing, Boating and Hunting Permit Vendors
Academy Sports & Outdoors
(Customer Service Counter)
63rd & NW Expressway 405 840-4822 X X  
Academy Sports & Outdoors
(Customer Service Counter)
2501 S Broadway
405 715-4530 X X  
Academy Sports & Outdoors
(Customer Service Counter)
7700 S Walker Ave.
(I-240 & Walker)
405 440-6660 X X  
Academy Sports & Outdoors
(Customer Service Counter)
2010 NW 24th Street
405-307-4700 X X  
Bass Pro Shop
(Downtown OKC -
Customer Service Counter)
200 Bass Pro Drive 405 218-5200 X X  
Conoco Foodmart (Bethany) 8001 NW 39th 405 787-2249 X X X
Fun Mart and Mix Shop 6723 N Meridian 405 722-8658 X X  
Goodluck Food Mart 1020 N Council Road 405-417-1308 X X  
Jones Bait and Tackle 220 S. Sooner Road 405-869-9890 X X  
Lake Stop 5801 West Britton Road 405-361-8442 X X  
Lake Draper Concession 8301 SE 104 405 799-0870 X X X
Lucky Lure Tackle 9427 N May Avenue 405-749-1808 X X  
Midwest Oil Phillips 66 (Bethany) 8288 NW 39 405 789-6877      
Supermart 9001 NW 10 405 787-5115 X X X
Wal-Mart @ Belle Isle 1801 Belle Isle Blvd 405 841-6502 X X  
Wal-Mart @ Quail Springs 2000 W Memorial 405 752-1900 X X  
Wal-Mart @ NW Expy 7800 NW Expressway 405 720-8272 X X  
ORV Permits
Ajax Kawasaki (ORV Only) 8417 S I-35 Service Road 405 634-8400      
Crosstimbers Riders Assoc. 405 945-1938      
Lake Draper Concession 8301 SE 104 405-799-0870      

Click here for a downloadable map of Oklahoma City fishing waters and permit vendor list.

For more information, or to sign up for regular e-mail information regarding Parks and Recreation programs and activities, e-mail us HERE.