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Jap Beaver

Fishing Contact: (580) 529-2795
Game Warden: (580) 313-0451




Location: Lake Jap Beaver (Google Map) is located in Jefferson County 4 miles northwest of Waurika (S29, T4S, R8W). Vegetation around the lake is tallgrass prairie type.

Driving Directions: From Waurika – 2 miles north on State Hwy 5, 2 miles west on E1950.

Recreational Facilities: The lake has one boat ramp. Waurika is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. This lake is known for its abundant quality size bass with good numbers of sunfish and channel catfish. Two entrances on the east and west side of the lake, the west entrance access the boat ramp, roads were renovated in 2018.

Fish Species of Interest: Largemouth BassBluegill Sunfish

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Lake History: Lake Jap Beaver was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1953 and first opened to fishing in 1955. When first opened the lake was known as Waurika Lake. 

Physical Description:

  • Surface area - 40 ac. 
  • Volume  - 622 ac.ft 
  • Average depth - 10 ft. 
  • Shoreline development - 2 mi.
  • Maximum depth - 30 ft.
  • Shoreline length - 1.7 mi.

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