Sandy Cove Campground is located on the north end of Canton Dam in northwest Oklahoma on the North Canadian River, just 5 miles from the town of Canton. Canton Lake hosts a large number of campers, picnickers, boaters, fishermen and hunters every year, as one of few places in western Oklahoma to offer all of these activities.
Though none of the campsites are adjacent to the lake, Sandy Cove is a very popular destination. It offers 35 family sites and one day-use group picnic shelter, all with electrical hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water and a large swim beach.
There are no sewer hookups at this campground. Water hookups are available with the use of Y's but no individual water hookups. Water hoses of 100 ft. may be required to reach a hydrant from your campsite.
2-night minimum required during the annual Walleye Rodeo (starts the Thursday after Mother's day in May).
Pets must be on a leash and are not allowed at the Sandy Cove Beach Day-Use Area
Gate house hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m (May 1 to Labor Day) and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (April 1-30 & Tuesday after Labor Day to September 30). Arriving campers please check-in as soon as possible after arrival.
Campground is closed from November through March. Day use/ Swimming Beach area is closed from mid-October through April.
The campground is nestled in a woodland of blackjack oak and post oak trees, providing abundant shade for the camping environment.
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 to whitetail deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, rabbits, squirrel, dove and a variety of waterfowl. There are several resturants located within 3 miles of the lake and also a casino and 9 hole golf course. Roman Nose State Park and Glass Mountains State Park are only about a half hour or so drive from the lake.
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. Personal watercraft use, tubing and water skiing are popular on the broad expanse of water paralleling the dam where winds are subdued and gently sloping sandy beaches are inviting for swimmers and sunbathers.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Canton Lake Office 64600 N 2466 Rd. CANTON OK 73724-9522
For campground inquiries, please call: 580-274-3576
From Canton, OK: Go .5 miles west on Highway 51, turn right (north) on Highway 58A and travel 2.3 miles. Turn right at the 3-way Stop intersection and continue on Highway 58A to the north end of the dam. The swimming area and campground are on the left.