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Heyburn WMA

Heyburn WMA, photo by Jennifer Benge


Game Warden (County):

Area Acres
5,725 ac.
Area Non-Ambulatory Acres
133.07 ac.

The Heyburn WMA is a 5,725 acre tract of US Army COE land surrounding Heyburn Lake.  It has numerous post oak-blackjack ridges and old abandoned agricultural fields. It is located south of Hwy. 33, east of Hwy. 48, and north of Hwy. 66, in central Creek County.

Oaks, elms and  sycamores dominate the woodland canopy, with native grass meadows in woodland openings. Due to its varied soils and vegetation types, the area supports a diversity of native and migratory wildlife. Heyburn Lake is a small COE flood control and water supply reservoir that is now very shallow in its upper reaches and no longer navigable by large boats. The average annual precipitation is 42 inches. 

From Bristow: 12 miles north on State Hwy 48, 3 miles east on State Hwy 33, 2 miles south on S. 305th Ave W (access road to COE Sheppard Point Park).

  • Quail: Bobwhite quail are present in low numbers adjacent to agricultural areas. 
  • Deer: White-tailed deer are present in good numbers but are highly sought after. 
  • Turkey: Rio Grand turkeys are present in fair numbers but are highly sought after. 
  • Rabbit: Cottontails are present in good numbers, very few swamp rabbits. 
  • Furbearers: Bobcat, coyote and raccoon are abundant. 
  • Dove: Dove are present in low numbers, area is not in a major flyway. 
  • Waterfowl: Ducks are usually present in low numbers.

Approximately 150 acres of the area are row cropped annually. In addition, wildlife plots are planted annually.

Two camping areas are located at Heyburn Lake and operated by the COE. One is located on the north side of the lake, south of Hwy. 33 and the other is located near the dam on the south side of the lake just west of Kellyville. Check dates as campgrounds are open seasonally.

Bass, crappie, and catfish are all abundant in Heyburn Lake. Both campgrounds have improved boat ramps, but this lake is not suitable for large boats.

Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Youth Deer Gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Deer Muzzleloader, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Crow, Waterfowl, Turkey Fall Archery, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Trapping
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Gun

Open during the first nine days only.

  • Quail, Snipe, Woodcock, Rabbit, Squirrel

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Turkey Fall Gun

Tom only, shotgun only.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined.

Additional Restrictions:

Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.

Cushing Chamber of Commerce

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

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101 E Dewey, Sapulpa OK 74006

Q: Do I need a special permit to hunt on Heyburn WMA? 

A: No, all you need to possess in order to hunt on Keystone WMA is a valid hunting license and the proper unfilled tags if required (unless otherwise exempt).   

Q: Can I hog hunt at Heyburn WMA? 

A: Yes, hogs may be taken on Heyburn WMA during any established hunting season with methods authorized by the Department for that hunting season, except that during any open deer and/ or turkey season, only appropriate methods, hunting hours and legal equipment for that deer and/or turkey season are authorized for taking or pursuing feral hogs. No feral hogs may be removed alive from a WMA. 

Pursuit of hogs with hounds is prohibited during the deer and turkey seasons on department managed lands. Pursuit of hogs at night is prohibited from Oct. 1 - Jan. 15 and during any spring turkey season. Pursuit of hogs at night during any other time of the year has the following restrictions: Use of a firearm is prohibited.  In addition, persons pursuing hogs must comply with all other WMA regulations. 

Resident & Nonresident License Requirements: All persons pursuing hogs must possess a hunting license, unless otherwise exempt. In addition, persons pursuing hogs on WMAs open during youth deer gun, bear muzzleloader (in open counties), deer muzzleloader, deer gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun (in open zones), elk gun (in open counties) and antelope gun (in open areas) seasons with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rimfire, must possess either a filled or unfilled license appropriate for the current season, unless otherwise exempt. 

Q: Where can I camp on Heyburn WMA? 

A: There are no designated camping areas on the WMA but the Corps of Engineers allows camping at Sheppard Point and Heyburn Park throughout the year. 

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