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WASHUNGA BAY, OK

part ofKaw Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: WASHUNGA BAY
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Washunga Bay Campground is situated along the banks of Kaw Lake in north central Oklahoma.

Natural Features:

The lake covers 17,000 surface acres and has 168 miles of shoreline. Completed in 1976, the dam and lake help provide a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.

Recreation:

The lake and river are known for producing some of Oklahoma's largest catfish, as well as crappie, white bass and walleye, making it a popular destination for anglers.

Hikers and horseback riders are attracted to the beautiful trails along the eastern shore. The Eagle View Hiking Trail is approximately 12 miles long and runs between Osage Cove and Burbank Landing. The Five Fingers Equestrian Trail extends from Burbank Landing to the Sarge Creek Cove Public Use Area.

Hunters' skills are tested with excellent populations of whitetail deer, turkey, quail, rabbit and squirrel. During the fall waterfowl seasons Kaw Lake often attracts large numbers of migrating ducks and geese.

During the winter visitors are likely to spot migrating bald eagles, as Kaw Lake has one of the biggest populations in the state.

Facilities:

Washunga Bay Campground offers 24 campsites with modern amenities like electric hookups, drinking water and flush toilets. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake.

Nearby Attractions:

The area holds a number of historical sites, including several Native American settlements, archeological sites and the Pioneer Woman Museum.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Parking Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Sites are available on a first come, first served basis outside the reservation window
  • Sites 54 and 55 are subject to flooding
  • One tent and one RV or two tents per campsite
  • 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):
36.79215, -96.84535
36°47'32"N, 96°50'43"W

From Kaw City, Oklahoma, travel nearly 3 miles east on Highway 11, turn north onto County Road. Follow signs for about 5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WASHUNGA BAY
9400 LAKE ROAD
PONCA CITY  OK  74604-9629

Phone Number:

Information:  (580)762-5611
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