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.
The National Park Service manages campgrounds with full RV hookups, boat ramps, covered fishing piers and designated swimming areas.
- Arbuckle Bait Box- (580) 622-5359
- Buckhorn Bait- (405) 487-8180
- Point Bait Shop- (580) 622-6338
- Walmart Supercenter (Sulphur)- (580) 622-6146
- Walmart Supercenter (Ardmore)- (580) 226-1257
- Academy (Ardmore)- (580) 768-6429
- Dickey's Tackle Box
- Jones Wholesale Bait Inc- (580) 224-9944
- Lake Country Store- (580) 226-0030
- Scotty's Blue River One Stop- (580) 371-9288
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.
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