Lake Watonga

By:  Chas Patterson, Fisheries Supervisor. Phone (580) 474-2668

Location: Lake Watonga is located in Blaine County adjoining Roman Nose State Park, 7 miles north of Watonga (S18,T17N,S11W). Vegetation around the lake is exuded plains type.

Driving Directions: From Watonga – 4 miles north on State Hwy 8, 3 miles northwest on State Highway 8A to Roman Nose State Park.

Recreational Facilities: The lake has excellent recreational facilities in connection with state park. There is a lodge, restaurant, riding stables, cabins, picnic tables, grills, showers, electricity and one boat ramp. Watonga is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. Watonga Lake has winter trout fishing opportunities along with good populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie and sunfish.

Lake History: Lake Watonga was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1955.

Physical Description:

Surface area...... 55.0 ac.
Volume ...........656.0 ac. ft
Average depth.........11.9 ft.
Shoreline development............ 3.0 mi.
Maximum depth .................... 26.0 ft.
Shoreline length ...................... 2.5 mi.

Fish Species of Interest:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill Sunfish,

Description of Fish Management Practices:

 

MAP OF LAKE

RULES REGULATING USE OF DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION  OWNED LAKES