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DAM SITE (FORT GIBSON LAKE), OK

part ofFort Gibson Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: DAM SITE (FORT GIBSON LAKE)
Status: Open through Sat Feb 28 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Dam Site Campground is situated below Fort Gibson Dam on the west bank of the Grand River in northeastern Oklahoma. The lake is named for historic Fort Gibson, which played a prominent part in the early military history of the state.

Visitors love the campground for its excellent river access. The lake provides camping, picnicking, fishing and swimming opportunities.

Natural Features:

Fort Gibson Lake sits nearly 8 miles from the confluence of the Grand and Arkansas Rivers. An oak-hickory woodland covers the rolling hills of the region.

A wide variety of waterfowl migrates through the area annually, providing plenty of opportunities for bird watchers.

Recreation:

The nearly 20,000-acre lake offers great boating and swimming opportunities.

Anglers enjoy fishing for black bass, white bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish and panfish.

The lake's 225 miles of shoreline are home to thousands of acres of public hunting lands, where white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel roam.

Facilities:

This year-round campground offers 48 family sites and two group day-use picnic shelters, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, a dump station and boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

Historic Fort Gibson, established in 1824, served as an important military post on the western frontier for close to 70 years. Now a National Historical Landmark, the site is open to the public year round.

Volunteers reenact the lifestyle of the late 1800s during various events held throughout the year. A reconstructed log stockade, and original barracks, hospital, bakehouse and other structures still stand today.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Park gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Entrance booth hours are 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.86778, -95.23361
35°52'4"N, 95°14'1"W

From Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, take Highway 62 and exit onto Lee Street north. Turn right onto Hickory Street and continue for 3 blocks, then turn left onto State Highway 80A/Garrison Street. The road will follow the Grand River to the Fort Gibson Dam. Go west over the dam, then turn left at the end of the dam. The park will be at the bottom of the hill.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DAM SITE (FORT GIBSON LAKE)
8568 STATE HWY. 251A
FORT GIBSON  OK  74434-9619

Phone Number:

Information:  (918)683-6618
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