History of Arcadia Lake

Arcadia Lake is a reservoir in Northeastern Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA. The lake is located northeast of Oklahoma City and east of the city of Edmond.

The lake has a surface area of 1,820 acres and has about 26 miles of shoreline.

Construction of the earthen dam, located on the Deep Fork River, began October 15, 1980.  The project became operational in November 1986, and the conservation pool filled on May 28,1987. This lake was constructed as a cooperative effort between the City of Edmond and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Arcadia Lake was authorized to manage flooding in the Deep Fork River Basin, supply water to the city of Edmond and provide recreational resources to the surrounding communities.

Recreational opportunities at Arcadia Lake include fishing, boating, camping, mountain biking, hiking, disc golf and equestrian trails. Horse rentals are not available, so visitors must bring their own mounts. Facilities include picnic areas, a Frisbee golf course, pavilions, boat ramps, designated swim beaches and an enclosed and heated fishing dock that is handicapped accessible. Arcadia Lake also features RV campsites with full hookups and primitive tent campsites. Parks around the lake include Scissortail Park, Spring Creek Park, Central State Park and Edmond Park.