Arcadia Conservation Education Area

By: Daniel Griffith, Aquatic Education Coordinator. Phone (405) 990-9753

Driving Directions: From Oklahoma City – North on U.S. Interstate 35, exit 138D, 2 miles east on E. Memorial Rd, ¾ miles north on N. Midwest Blvd.


The Arcadia Conservation Education Area is a unique management area for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. With a focus on education, and providing outdoor educational opportunities for the public and schools, the area is open by walk-in access from Jan. 16 – Sept. 30.

The area currently has a ¾ mile self-guided walking trail that provides educational information on Oklahoma’s wildlife and habitat.

Schools looking for an outdoor education area to conduct outdoor classroom activities can gain access to the area by contacting the area manager (405) 990-9753 to reserve the Outdoor Education Building, Pond, Wetland or Trail.

Both hunting and fishing opportunities are available on the area, see below for details.

Area Regulations:

The Arcadia Conservation Education Area is closed to all non-hunting and non-fishing activities from Oct. 1 – Jan. 15 each year.

Camping and fires of any kind are not permitted on the area.

For a full list of area regulations and details please see Regulations below.

Hunting Opportunities:

All seasons are closed, except through controlled archery deer hunts offered by the City of Edmond, for more information call (405) 216-7481 or visit

Fishing Opportunities:

Walk-in fishing allowed year-round in Arcadia Lake, but not any ponds.


Maps: FOR A MAP OF THE AREA CLICK HERE.  - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)


Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations