Mcfadden Day Use Picnic Shelter

Kaw Lake

McFadden day Use Area is 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 Day Use Area offers 4 Picnic Shelters with individual water hookups as well as a vault toilet in the area. The boat ramp is right around the bend.

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

Phone Number

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

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