Lake Hefner, photo by Ethan Hall RPS 2019
Ethan Hall/RPS 2019

Hefner

Contacts

Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):
(405) 203-3178(Oklahoma)
(405) 203-3176(Oklahoma)
(405) 343-5489(Oklahoma)/(405) 343-5489(Canadian)

Oklahoma City Fishing License is required in addition to a State Fishing License, unless exempt.

Operated by OKC Water Trust Authority. Lake Hefner is an urban lake bustling with life, rated as one of the best lakes for sailboarding. Boat dock, fishing docks, enclosed heated fishing dock, picnic areas, grills, restrooms, playgrounds, group shelters, nature trail, running track, softball field, golf course with pro shop and cart rental, model airplane field, and soccer field. Boat slips and dry storage are available. Shoreline length is 18 miles, lake acreage 2,500, average depth 29 feet, maximum depth 94 feet, walking/jogging trail 9 miles. Activities: Stars & Stripes Park, fishing, boating, sailing, sailboarding, jogging.

Lake Hefner (Google Map) is located between NW Grand Blvd and Hefner Road, and Hefner Parkway (S.H. 74) and MacArthur Avenue.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 16.40 mi.
Volume: 69893.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 76.50 ft.
Surface Area: 2500.00 ac.

Located

Oklahoma County

Lake Hefner has a marina, fishing docks, enclosed heated fishing dock, picnic areas, grills, restrooms, playgrounds, group shelters, nature trail, running track, sailboard rentals, softball field, golf course with pro shop and cart rental, model airplane field, soccer field and 9 mile walking/biking trail that circles the lake. Boat slips and dry storage are available.

Annually stocked with walleye and hybrid striped bass. Occasionally stocked with channel catfish.

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.

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

Methods:

Fishing limited to no more than three rods and reels per person, with no more than three hooks per line (treble hooks are considered one hook). Bowfishing is permitted year-round but during daylight hours only. No other method of fishing allowed, including castnetting. For all special regulations visit okc.gov/lakes/regulations.html.

Hefner Report

May 15. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 74°F and murky. (USGS Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, White Excellent on crankbaits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits around coves, shorelines.

Crappie, White, Sunfish, Green Good on jigs, minnows, tube jigs, worms around brush structure, docks, shorelines.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Good on punch bait, shad around coves, docks, shorelines.

Report submitted by Tim Campbell (Game Warden Oklahoma County)

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