Location: Doc Hollis Lake (Google Map) is located in Greer County, 18 miles northwest of Mangum (S13, T6N, R25W). Vegetation around the lake is shortgrass high plains type.
Recreational Facilities: The lake has an entrance road and parking lot, no picnicking, restroom, or camping facilities. Mangum is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. Anglers can expect fair bass, sunfish, and channel catfish fishing. There is a fishing dock, ADA parking, dam, and shoreline renovations were done in 2019, and primitive camping. The main entrance road with parking and ADA pad was constructed in 2017.
Bait & Tackle Nearby:
- Castaway Bait Shop (619 E 1st St, Granite, OK 73547)
- Brian's Bait Shop (200 Zinn Ave, Blair, OK 73526)
- Roger's Tackle (1224 W Broadway St, Altus, OK 73521)
- Walmart Supercenter (2500 N Main St, Altus, OK 73521)
- Walmart Supercenter (210 Regional Dr, Elk City, OK 73644)
Lake History: Doc Hollis Lake was purchased by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and opened to public in 2015.
- Surface area - 40 ac.
- Volume - 250 ac.ft
- Average depth - 4 ft.
- Maximum depth - 10 ft.
- Shoreline length - 3 mi.
Description of Fish Management Practices: Doc Hollis is a clear, salty lake with aquatic vegetation. A "no harvest", catch-and-release rule on largemouth bass is in effect to maintain quality bass fishing. Channel catfish are stocked annually, and a limit of 6 channel catfish is in effect. No boats are allowed because Doc Hollis Lake is highly vulnerable to golden algae blooms that can cause fish kills. Anglers are asked not to dump water or bait into the lake after fishing. Fishing access improvements are planned.