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Arcadia Lake Recreation

Fishing

There are more fish in Arcadia Lake than you can shake a lure at. Our waters are teeming with largemouth and striped bass, catfish, crappies, and more. You don't have to worry about the good times ending as autumn approaches, as Arcadia Lake has a heated dock to keep cool-weather anglers busy year-round.

Camping and Picnicking

Campers can choose from four parks and more than 140 campsites. Set up camp on waterfront's edge or on a site secluded beneath majestic trees. Then sit back and watch the stars and moon dance across the sky.

We've made roughing it a lot smoother. Each campsite has a picnic table, utility table, charcoal grill, fire ring, and access to community water and restrooms. Electric and water hookups are available for recreational vehicles in select areas. We also offer numerous picnic areas nestled along the waterfront, with large community pavilions to accommodate group activities. 

Boating

Arcadia Lake has long been known as a haven for boaters and skiers. Sailboats and wind surfers cruise across endless expanses of water, while boaters and skiers ride lake waves.

Swimming

There are several public swimming areas for you and your family to get your feet wet. 

Trails

Arcadia Lake has excellent opportunities for those who like to go mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Totaling 13 miles of beautiful landscape and scenery, there's plenty of room for such use. All trails are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, so recreational opportunities are greater than ever!

The lake's most-used trail is the Multiple-Use Trail, which is approximately 6.5 miles one way and extends from the park office to Spring Creek Park. This trail was designed to be used by mountain bikers; however, hikers, cross-country runners, and nature walkers also use the trail. It is a single dirt track with added bridges and water crossings. During the rainy seasons, some parts of the trail can be impassable. A twisting and winding trail, the Multiple-Use Trail is used any season of the year, especially during the winter. During the summer, the best time to ride is after some rain, because of some sandy areas of the trail. This trail is accessible in Spring Creek Park, Edmond Park, and Central State Park. Numerous signs are located throughout the Multiple-Use Trail, indicating direction. These signs also designate the main and alternate trails. These trails eventually connect and end at the trail heads. A white arrow indicates the main trails, and a yellow arrow indicates alternate trails or routes.

Made especially for horseback riding, the equestrian trail is a six-mile trail graced with beautiful mature trees, wildlife, and soft breezes. The parking lot is situated in the middle of the trail, so riders can roam in any direction. The fee for this trail is $4 per day per person, or you can purchase trail annual passes at the park office or any fee collection station.The Equestrian Trail is accessible from the equestrian parking site. Trailer parking is available at this location.