Canton Lake

Fairview Campground is located at Canton Lake in northwest Oklahoma on the North Canadian River, 11 miles from the town of Canton.

Canton Lake hosts a large number of campers, picnickers, boaters, fishermen, and hunters every year, as one of the few places in western Oklahoma to offer all of these activities.

Fairview is a group campsite that's a popular destination for family reunions and other groups looking for a large secluded camping area. It can accommodate up to 100 people, four RVs and several tents. Amenities include a large picnic shelter, pit toilets and drinking water.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The shores of Canton Lake and the North Canadian River are covered with eastern cottonwood, post and blackjack oak, black willow, buttonbush and roughleaf dogwood.

Nearby Attractions

A major attraction for hunters is the 14,862-acre Canton Wildlife Management Area. This area, operated by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, is home for whitetail deer, wild turkey, dove, bobwhite quail, squirrel rabbits and several varieties of waterfowl.

There are several resturants located within 3 miles of the lake and also a casino and 9 hole golf course. Roman Nose and Glass Mountains State Park are only about a half hour or so drive from the lake. There is also a Disc Golf Course about 12 miles away in the Big Bend Recreation Area


Canton Lake is known for its fishing opportunities, especially walleye fishing. The Walleye Rodeo fishing derby is held annually in mid-May and draws thousands of visitors to the area for the 4 day event. The lake's gently sloping sandy beaches are inviting for swimmers and sunbathers. Personal watercraft use, tubing and water skiing are popular on the broad expanse of water parelling the dam where winds are subdued.

Contact Information


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Canton Lake Office 64600 N 2466 Rd. CANTON OK 73724-9522

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 580-886-3454

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Canton, OK: Go .2 miles west on HWY 51, turn north HWY 58A. Continue 2 miles north to a 3-way Stop intersection. Continue straight (west) through the intersection, curving right to a 4-way stop. Continue straight for a short distance, then take the right fork to the Canadian campground gate house where you will pick up the key to the Fairview Group Campground gate. After getting the key, return to the second Stop sign and turn left, traveling north over the dam on HWY 58A. Where the road forks, continue to the right on 58A until it intersects with HWY 58. Turn left on HWY 58 to the town of Longdale. Continue through the town 1 mile north (keeping left), and turning west on the secondary road. Continue west for 3 miles to the campground.

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