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Fishing Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Department provides several specialized programs to provide for hunting and fishing opportunities for persons with disabilities. 

Fishing: Fishing piers and on-shore fishing are designed to meet the needs of people with physical disabilities, with protective railings or edges around them. The levels of accessibility of nearby parking areas and the paths leading to the piers and platforms vary from site to site. These piers and platforms are in urban and rural areas, on everything from small rivers to large lakes throughout the state.

Hunting: Special license and permits and non-ambulatory deer hunt offered through the controlled hunts program.

Precautions: With any outdoor facility exposed to the elements, there is always some degree of physical risk and considerable variability of site conditions. Due to the large areas of some of these facilities, there may be little chance that Department personnel would be at hand in case of an accident or emergency. 

Fishing Access


Adair Rec. Area: This area has easy access to the water's edge at normal lake levels. Adair County, 918-696-6613

Bixby City Lake (Bixhoma):  The northwest shoreline has a fishing dock. Wagnor County, 918-366-3859

Boomer Lake:  Just north of Stillwater, this lake has eight new fishing berms. Payne County, 405-747-8070

Bristow City Lake (George Horaney Lake):  New easy-access facilities at this lake include a fishing dock, berm and bridge. Creek County, 918-367-6233.

Claremore City Lake:  A wheelchair-accessible fishing pier is located near the Lake Ranger's office. Rogers County, 918-341-1238.

Corps Lakes: Most public-use areas on such corps lakes as Fort Gibson and Tenkiller have considerable shoreline access for fishing. Newt Graham and Chouteau have permanent boating docks with asphalt ramps leading from the parking areas.

Dale Zachary Pond: Wagoner County, no phone.

Eucha:  These lakes have easy access to the water's edge at normal lake levels. Delaware County, 918-253-4344.

Fort Gibson Lake: The Taylor Ferry and Flat Rock Creek areas have privately operated, heated fishing docks. On the west side of the lake some access is possible from jetties and berms.

Grand Lake: The Snowdale Recreation area has easy-access shoreline areas. Many of the private resorts operate fishing dock concessions. Ottawa, Delaware, and Mayes Counties, 918-256-5545, Grand Lakes Association 918-786-2289

Greenleaf: Muskogee County 918-487-5196

Haskell City Lake: Muskogee county 918-482-3933

Hominy City Lake: This lake has a new easy-access fishing dock. Osage County, 918-885-2164

Hunter Park Pond: Accessible fishing docks. Located in South Tulsa (Jenks)

Hudson: This lake has easy access to the water's edge at normal lake levels. Mayes county 918-256-5545.  Hudson Dogwood Marina 918-434-5181.

Kaw Lake: Easy access to to the water's edge is available in many of the public-use areas. The concrete walk along the spillway is also accessible.

Keystone Lake: Many public-use areas have gentle shorelines and there are a number of courtesy docks as well. A newly-constructed 1,000 ft berm with wheelchair access is located on the north side of the tailwater below the Corps of Engineers' office. The south shoreline of the spillway has a 500 ft berm with a wheelchair access.

Lake Tenkiller: Public-use areas provide easy access to the shoreline. Private resorts in the Burnt Cabin, Caney Creek and Tenkiller State Park areas operate fishing dock concessions.

Lake Oolagah: The Red Bud Bay Marina offers a fishing dock with easy access.

Lone Chimney: Payne County, 918-762-3581

Pawnee Lake: Pawnee County 918-762-2658

Porum City Lake: Muskogee County 918-484-5588

Owen Park: Accessible fishing dock located in downtown Tulsa.

Sapulpa City Lake (Sahoma): There is a covered and lighted fishing dock near the permit office, that offers some access. Creek County, 918-224-7184.

Spavinaw:  This lake has easy access to the water's edge at normal lake levels. Mayes, Delaware Counties 918-589-2460

Tulsa River Parks Pedestrian Bridge: Located at 31st St and Riverside, over Zink Lake, this facility provides some access from the east shoreline.


Bonham Pond:  Accessible fishing dock.  Kids and senior citizens only.  Located near Great Salt Plains refuge headquarters.  Open April 1-October 15.

Canton Lake: The ramp below the spillway leads to a concrete slab for angling within the spilling basin. Canadian Recreation Authority has a concrete fishing dock with a sidewalk for easy access. Blaine and Dewey Counties 580-886-2989.

Crystal Beach Lake: New fishing berms have been constructed at this Woodward lake. Woodward County, 580-256-2280

Dead Indian: Roger Mills County 580-497-2143

Foss Lake:  Next to the boat ramp at the Marina, there is a covered and lighted fishing dock with a sidewalk for easy access.  The Marina also offers an indoor fishing dock.

Ft. Supply Reservoir: Pull-off access locations are abundant and the road by the dam provides a number of access points. Woodward County, 580-766-2701

Government Springs: Easy-access fishing docks have recently been built at this Enid location.

Lake Elmer: Located just north of Kingfisher, this Department lake has fishing berms. Kingfisher County, 580-762-2248

Lake Watonga: Roman Nose State Park provides level, grassy access around the lake, and also an earthen fishing jetty. Easy access restrooms.

Salt Plains Reservoir: The Coon Hollow approach channel has an easy access fishing dock and ramp. Below the spillway on the north side is a large paved area and fishing jetty. Restrooms accommodate wheelchairs. The small lake near the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge headquarters has a new easy access fishing pier., Alfalfa County, 580-626-4794

Sunset Lake: Located in Guymon, this lake has a fishing dock accessible to those with disabilities.  

Oklahoma City

Lakes Hefner: The eastern shoreline of these lakes provide gentle, drive-up access. The boat launching and dock on Hefner offers additional fishing access. There is 1 lighted fishing pier.  In addition to the docks there is a heated enclosed dock.

Lake Overholser: The eastern shoreline of these lakes provide gentle, drive-up access. The boat launching and dock on Overholser offers additional fishing access.  There is 1 lighted fishing pier.

Lake Stanley Draper: The gentle, sloping terrain allows access at many locations. A number of fishing docks and park-like areas are other fishing spots.

For more information please contact Oklahoma City Lakes at 405-755-4014


Ardmore City Lake, Carter County, 580-223-4844

Blue River PF&H Area, Johnston County, 580-443-5728

Boswell State Park Lake: A fishing dock extends into the lake, and has guard rails on all sides. Choctaw County, 405-789-2146

Dahlgren, Cleveland County, 405-325-7288

Dripping Spring Lake: Has a fishing dock in Drippings Springs State Park, 918-756-5971.

Eufaula Lake: State Park and Belle Starr Marina offer an enclosed fishing dock.  Contact State Park at 918-689-5311, and Belle Starr Marina at 918-689-2132.

Holdenville City Lake, Hughes County  405-379-3397

Jean Neustadt, Carter County, 580-223-4844

Lake of the Arbuckles, Murray County, 580-622-7234

Lake Murray, Carter & Love Counties, 580-223-4044

Lake Eufaula: Most public-use areas have gradual shorelines. Many private marinas and resorts have commercial docks with walkways and ramps.

Mt. Fork River, Beavers Bend State Park, McCurtain County, 580-494-6301

McAlester City Lake covered fishing area, Pittsburg City, 918-962-9300

McGee Creek Reservoir, Atoka County 580-889-5822

Nanih Waiya fishing jetties accessible from a vehicle, Pushmataha County, 580-924-4089

Nichols Park Lake: Has a covered fishing dock with good handicapped access, Okmulgee County, 918-652-3348 (City of Henryetta).

Okmulgee Lake: Has a new handicapped-accessible fishing dock in Okmulgee State Park, 918-756-5971.

Pauls Valley City Lake, Garvin County, 405-238-5134

Pine Creek Reservoir: The old highway 3 & 7 bridge extends a considerable distance into the lake, offering easy access. McCurtain County, 580-933-4239.

Raymond Gary State Lake: Several short earth berm fishing jetties extend into the lake, providing deep-water fishing access from shore Choctaw County, 580-924-4087.

Sardis Lake, Latimer/Pushmataha County 918-569-4132

Scott King, Carter County 580-223-4844

Shawnee Twin Lake #1: Has an enclosed fishing dock for public use.
Pottawatomie County, 405-273-1250.

Shawnee Twin Lake #2, Pottawatomie County, 405-273-1250.

Sportsman's Lake (Seminole City Lake): A bridge over a small cove and a fishing dock offer easy access for angling. Seminole County, 405-382-4330.

Stigler lake, Haskell County, 918-967-2164

Texoma, Marchall County, 580-564-2566

Ward Lake, Leflore County 918-962-2477


Most lakes and reservoirs in this part of the state have abundant shoreline access. Also, many have state or city parks adjoining them such as Lawtonka, Ellsworth, Tom Steed, Ft. Cobb and Duncan City lakes.

Burtschi Lake: Recently constructed easy access facilities at this lake include several fishing berms and a dock. Grady County, 405-224-2513

Chickasha Lake, Grady County, 405-453-7915

Crowder, Washita County, 580-343-2443

El Reno, Canadian County, 405-262-4070

Ellsworth, Comanche County, 580-529-2663

Elmer Thomas, Comanche County, 580-429-3222

Ft. Cobb, Caddo County, 405-643-2249

Healdton Lake, Carter County, 580-229-0675

Lawtonka, Comanche County, 580-529-2663

Scott King Lake: Located at Ardmore, this lake has a newly constructed easy-access fishing pier. Carter County 580-223-2933

Vanderwork, Washita County, 580-529-2795