Bear Creek Cove offers 22 campsites with modern amenities like electric hookups, drinking water and flush toilets. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake.
Boaters should use caution when launching their boat. The Lake is currently experiencing low lake levels due to lack of rain and unknown hazards may surface or make ramps unusable.
Day Use fees will resume March 1, 2021.
Coon Creek gate house cannot take payments until further notice. If you wish to pay at the campground you will need to use the pay vault and pay 2 days at a time or make online reservations. Thank you for your patience.
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.
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.
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.
9400 LAKE ROAD PONCA CITY OK 74604-9629
For campground inquiries, please call: 580-762-5611
From Newkirk, Oklahoma, take Peckham Road and travel east for about 8 miles, turn right on Bear Creek Road and continue south for 3 miles. Campground will be on the right.