Keystone Lake's blue-green water and the natural beauty of its setting -- wooded shoreline, sandy beaches, high bluffs, grasslands, and low rolling hills -- make it a visual treat year round. The lake meanders into small valleys, creating many arms and land fingers. A network of county, state, and federal highways invites sightseers into many points overlooking the lake.
The lake is on the Arkansas River 15 miles west of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. This 26,000 acre lake is truly an urban playground. There are 16 recreation areas (3 with alcohol free beaches); 11 boat ramps, miles of sandy beaches, 4 marinas, 2 off-road vehicle areas, 5 short distance trails, a waterfowl refuge, thousands of acres of land open to public hunting and 3 seasonal green tree reservoirs, which consist of bottomland hardwood forest land which is shallowly flooded.
Camping facilities range from primitive to full hook up. Cabins are available at Keystone State Park. Boat rentals are available through Keystone Harbor and Pier 51. Keystone Lake is noted for its striped bass, sand bass, black bass, lake strain small mouth bass, crappie, and catfish. Downstream fisheries are accessible from Whitewater and Brush Creek Parks. Swift Park (a day use Tulsa County park) provides boat access to the Arkansas River below the lake when water levels are adequate.