Arbuckle Lake



Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):
(580) 618-0044(Murray)

The Lake of the Arbuckles is a 2,350-acre reservoir formed by the impoundment of Guy Sandy, Buckhorn, and Rock Creeks, approximately 8 miles southwest of Sulphur in Murray County, Oklahoma. It was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1967 and has a watershed of 126 square miles in south-central Oklahoma.  It is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Lake of the Arbuckles (Google Map) is located 6 miles southwest of Sulphur in between SH 7 and US 177 within the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 36.00 mi.
Volume: 72400.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 82.00 ft.
Surface Area: 2350.00 ac.


Murray County

The National Park Service manages campgrounds with full RV hookups, boat ramps, covered fishing piers and designated swimming areas.

Florida strain largemouth bass are stocked annually.

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Contact the Bureau of Reclamation for ADA information at (580) 622-7234 or the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Daily/Size Limits:

Largemouth and smallmouth bass: six combined per day. Largemouth and smallmouth bass between 13 and 16 inches must be released.

All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.

Arbuckle Report

Jul 3. Elevation is 0.5 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 84°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Comments: Bass fair early morning on shallow running baits then on shaky head lures, Ned rigs and jigs later in the day. White bass are chasing shad and could be anywhere from the dam to upper creeks. Crappie being caught in 25-35 ft. around brush piles with jigs. Crappie fishing around docks is slow.

Report submitted by Jack Melton

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