Mcfadden Cove

Kaw Lake

McFadden Cove is a small campground situated along the banks of Kaw Lake in north central Oklahoma.  It is located near Kaw Lake dam and Hideaway Marina and convenient to several recreational day use areas.

McFadden Cove Campground offers 15 campsites with amenities including electric and individual water hookups as well as a vault toilet. The boat ramp is right around the bend.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

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


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. 

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.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

9400 Lake Road Ponca City OK 74604

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 580-762-5611

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Ponca City, Oklahoma, travel 7 miles east on Lake Road. Turn north on to McFadden Cove Road and the camground is on the immediate right. If you cross the dam, you've gone too far.

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