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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.  Arbuckle Dam and water levels are managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Recreational access, patrols, and lakeside facilities are managed by the National Park Service.

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:

 Crappie: 15 combined per day, must be 10 inches or longer.