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Fort Gibson PHA

Fort Gibson WMA, photo by Whitney Jenkins


Game Warden (County):
(918) 431-2562(Cherokee)
(918) 431-2552(Cherokee)
(918) 625-5796(Wagoner)
(918) 625-5085(Wagoner)

Area Acres
21,798 ac.
Area Non-Ambulatory Acres
2,281.80 ac.

Fort Gibson PHA covers 21,798 acres in Wagoner and Cherokee Counties. Located north and east of Wagoner, Oklahoma.  It is part of the Fort Gibson WMA, which also includes the Fort Gibson WRP.

Fort Gibson WMA is a mixture of upland and bottomland habitats.  Upland areas consist of tall grass prairie mixed with farm fields and brushy thickets. Bottomland areas consist of Crosstimbers oak forest with cottonwood and sycamores in and around Fort Gibson lake.

North Portion – From Wagoner: 2 miles north on U.S. Hwy 69.

South Portion (WRP) – From Wagoner: 2 miles south on State Hwy 16, 1½ miles east on E0760 (Wagoner Jack Rd).

  • Deer: White-tailed deer are present in fair numbers. 
  • Quail: Bobwhite are present in fair numbers.
  • Rabbit: Cottontail are present in fair to good numbers. 
  • Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are present. 
  • Dove: The area has small grain agricultural fields that provide fair to good dove hunting.
  • Squirrel: Fox squirrels are present in fair numbers. 
  • Waterfowl: There are usually good duck and goose hunting opportunities on and around Fort Gibson lake. 
  • Bald Eagle: Eagles winter on Fort Gibson lake. 

Approximately 2,700 acres are planted to row crops, annually.  Controlled burns are utilized to manage upland habitats.  A 3,500 acre waterfowl refuge, in the Jackson Bay area, is managed for waterfowl with 9 wetland units and numerous fields planted to wheat, sunflower, milo and millet.

No camping is allowed on the area.  However, numerous US Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds are available around the lake.

A rifle range can be found on the south side of Toppers road east of Wagoner.  The range offers two shooting benches and a 100 yard range.

Features: 100-yard rifle range with 2 shooting benches.

Coordinates: 35°57'31.0"N 95°20'05.3"W

Driving Directions: From Highway 69 and Highway 51 intersection in Wagoner, head east on OK-51 for 1.6 miles, and continue straight onto State Highway 251C for 1.8 miles. The range will be on the right (south) side of the road.

Be sure to review Department-Managed Area Rules on shooting ranges before use.

Fishing opportunities exist in numerous ponds on the area. Fort Gibson lake offers good fishing for white bass, catfish, crappie and black bass.

Lands near Snug Harbor and Blue Bill Point Development areas are restricted to archery equipment and shotguns with pellets only. The Long Bay area is closed to centerfire rifles.

Closed Seasons
Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Gun
Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Youth Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Turkey Fall Archery, Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring, Waterfowl, Trapping
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Gun

Open during the first nine days only. Closed to antlerless hunting.

  • Quail, Snipe, Woodcock, Rabbit, Squirrel, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

Additional Restrictions:

No camping allowed.


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Post Office Box 52002
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2002
(800) 652-6552 or (405) 521-2409

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PO Box 2361
Muskogee, OK 74402

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PO Box 845
Stilwell OK 74960

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Two West Second Street, Tulsa OK 74103


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PO Box Ten-K
Cookson OK 74427

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