Location: Lake Raymond Gary (Google Map) is located 1.5 miles south of US 70 on SH 209.
Driving Directions: From Fort Towson – .25 miles east on US 70, 1.5 miles south on SH 209.
Recreational Facilities: Oklahoma State Parks manages campgrounds with full RV hookups, one handicap accessible fishing dock, fishing jetties and two boat ramps.
Find a Fishing Campground: Raymond Gary
Bait & Tackle Nearby:
- Red Barn Propane - Bait, Tackle (2926 US-Hwy 70, Hugo, OK 74743)
- JC's Store (4456 Pine Creek Rd, Valliant, OK 74764)
- Walmart Supercenter (1911 E Jackson St, Hugo, OK 74743)
- Walmart Supercenter (1907 SE Washington St, Idabel, OK 74745)
Lake History: Lake Raymond Gary was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1956.
- Surface area - 263 ac.
- Volume - 1,681 ac.ft
- Average depth - 6.4 ft.
- Shoreline development - 4.4 mi.
- Maximum depth - 22 ft.
- Shoreline length - 10.1 mi.
Notable Characteristics of Lake: A major portion of the lakes public access lies within Raymond Gary State Park.
Habitat Types, Status, and Improvements: An abundance of vegetation surrounds the shoreline at the lake. The lake has 11 marked fish attractors made up of brush piles. Staff refurbished these attractors in 2010. In addition to maintaining fish attractor sites, staff will assist the Raymond Gary State Park staff in maintaining fishing access within the park.
Management Practices: The 16-22” protected slot limit was removed in 2011. Effective immediately, six (6) largemouth bass over the 14” minimum length limit may be harvested each day. Annual 9” channel catfish stockings will continue at a rate of 40 per acre. Future stocking rates and frequency could be adjusted following an examination of catch rates and growth rates during summer netting surveys. Additionally, 23,733 certified Florida strain largemouth bass were stocked in 2011. Stocked 1.5” Florida strain largemouth bass and offspring have the potential to reach 10 lbs. or greater. Total largemouth bass abundance was moderate during 2009 electrofishing surveys. Quality largemouth bass 14” and over are present in moderate to high abundance. A 6.0 lbs., 22” largemouth bass was recorded as the largest of the sample.