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Carl Etling

Fishing Contact: (580) 474-2668
Game Warden: (580) 651-9133

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Location: Lake Carl Etling (Google Map) is located 26 miles northwest of Boise City in Cimarron County within Black Mesa State Park. Vegetation around the lake is pinon-juniper-mesa type. (S5&6,T4N,R2E).

Driving Directions: From Boise City – 16 miles west on State Hwy 325, 4 miles north on State Hwy 325, 4.5 miles west on E0132 at sign for Black Mesa State Park, 1 mile north on N0080, ½ mile west on E0120.

Recreational Facilities: The lake has two boat ramps, good picnic, camping facilities and state park cabins.

Find a Fishing Campground: Black Mesa State Park

Fish Species of Interest: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth BassBluegill Sunfish, Walleye, Flathead Catfish

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Lake History: Lake Etling was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1958.

Physical Description:

  • Surface area - 159 ac. 
  • Volume - 1717 ac.ft 
  • Average depth - 10.8 ft. 
  • Shoreline development - 2.3 mi.
  • Maximum depth - 38 ft.
  • Shoreline length - 4.5 mi.

Description of Fish Management Practices: Good populations of largemouth bass, flathead catfish, walleye and smallmouth bass are present.

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