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BIRCH COVE, OK

part ofBirch Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Birch Cove is located at Birch Lake in Osage County, Oklahoma.

Cradled in valleys surrounded by rolling, forested hills, the lake is a perfect setting for nature lovers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

The lake is small yet scenic and offers several excellent outdoor recreational opportunities for year-round enjoyment, such as fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding and picnicking.

Natural Features:

Birch Cove Campground is forested, and most sites have a mix of sun and shade. The 1,137-acre lake is part of Birch Creek, a tributary of Bird Creek.

The shoreline ranges from gentle to steep slopes with numerous rock outcrops. The hilltops and upper slopes are generously forested with small hardwood trees, primarily post oak, blackjack, other oaks, hickory, hackberry and elm.

Numerous species of grasses and wildflowers bloom in spring and fall. Forests, tallgrass prairie and shrub ecosystems surround the lake area.

Recreation:

Birch Lake is popular for fishing and hunting, as well as family fun and relaxation.

Fish species available for the angler include largemouth bass, walleye, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish and sunfish.

Principal game species for hunting enthusiasts include bobwhite quail, mourning dove, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit and whitetail deer.

Facilities:

With a boat ramp, fishing dock and playground, as well as a swim beach and hiking and horseback riding trails, Birch Cove has something for everyone.

All 85 campsites are on the waterfront or within a short walk from the lake. There are also two group picnic shelters that can be reserved; one shelter accommodates 100 people and 21 vehicles, and the other accommodates 60 people and 11 vehicles.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Playground
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • The B Loop of the campground is open year-round
  • Check-in is at 6 p.m. and check-out is at 4 p.m.
  • Alcohol is not permitted at the swim beach
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.53444, -96.16222
36°32'4"N, 96°9'44"W

From Highway 11 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, take a left onto West Chestnut Avenue and go 0.2 miles. Take a left on South Eighth Street and go 3 miles south. Take a right into the Birch Cove facility.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BIRCH COVE
14004 Lake Road
SKIATOOK  OK  74070-9803

Phone Number:

Information:  (918)396-3170
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