Kaw Lake

People on a boat fishing Kaw Lake


Game Warden (County):

Kaw Lake (Google Map) is located 11 miles east of Ponca City on SH 11.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 149.00 mi.
Volume: 428600.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 74.50 ft.
Surface Area: 23610.00 ac.


Kay, Osage Counties

U.S. Corps of Engineers manages campgrounds and boat ramps.

Walleye are stocked and brush piles are put into the lake for fish habitat.

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

Kaw Lake Report

Nov 29. Elevation is 2 ft. below normal (stable), water temperature 40°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Excellent on cut bait, goldfish, punch bait, shad, sunfish around channels, main lake, river mouth.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on hair jigs, jigs, minnows, tube jigs around brush structure.

Paddlefish Good on snagging around main lake, river channel.

Report submitted by Spencer Grace (Game Warden Kay County)

Larry Simmons
Cody Hasty
Bryce Hamilton
Rin Miller