Fishing and Hunting
Although Fort Supply Lake is one of the oldest impoundments in the state, fishing is still considered remarkably good by fishing enthusiasts. Principal fish species availabe to the angler include largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, walleye and several species of catfish.
Hunting opportunities are equally as good for the hunting enthusiast. Approximately 5,418 acres of project land and water have been made available to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for wildlife management purposes. These lands and all other project lands except developed recreation areas are open to the public for hunting. These public hunting areas are managed primarily for bobwhite quail, waterfowl, deer, turkey and dove.
Public hunting maps showing areas open for hunting are available at the lake office. Both hunting and fishing are in accordance with state laws, and the same licenses are required as in other parts of the state of Oklahoma.
Camping and Picnicking
There are two developed park areas at Fort Supply Lake. Recreation facilities at these areas include camping and picnicking sites, beaches, water and sanitary facilities, and boat launching ramps.
Skiers and boating enthusiasts can enjoy some 1,786 surface acres of open water at Fort Supply Lake. Launching ramps have been provided in the park areas for easy loading and launching of boats. Boating on the lake is in accordance with Oklahoma boating laws and Corps of Engineers regulations. Copies of rules and regulations governing operational requirements of boats may be obtained at the lake office located near the dam.
Because the region in which Fort Supply Lake is located has long been noted for its natural beauty and colorful western heritage, the lake has become an oasis for thousands of sightseers from Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Stretching approximately three miles upstream from the dam, the lake has a shoreline that is comparatively regular and unbroken by the entrance of tributary streams and is dotted with some of the whitest natural sand beaches to be found this side of the Gulf of Mexico.
Located one mile north of the lake office is historic Fort Supply. Five original buildings remain, including the Guard House which now houses a museum.
In Woodward, visit the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum. Interpretive exhibits on the area's Native American and pioneer heritage are displayed. A complete office is furnished with the belongings of Temple Houston, youngest son of the legendary Sam Houston.
Six miles east of Woodward on SH 34C, Boiling Springs State Park offers 820 acres for recreation activities. The park offers camping and hiking, a swimming pool and an 18-hole golf course. The park is named for a spring that “boils” almost 200 gallons of water per minute from the sand of the North Canadian River.
Alabaster Caverns State Park is six miles south of SH 50 and one-half mile east on SH 50A. A large gypsum cave containing selenite and alabaster formations is surrounded by a 200-acre park.
The Corps of Engineers welcomes you to visit our parks and observe our efforts - and your wildlife.
Swimming is allowed in all areas of the lake except around boat ramps, courtesy docks and in the buoyed-off area in front of the gates. The designated swimming beach is recommended for swimming as it is a more controled area where boats are prohibited. The area is designated alcohol free. Pets and glass containers are restricted as well.