Fishing and Hunting
Sportspeople will find recreation opportunities at Webbers Falls Lake the year around. For the fisherman, the predominant species of fish in the lake are catfish, white bass, black bass, crappie, walleye, and a rapidly growing population of striped bass.
Opportunities are equally as good for the hunting enthusiast. Principal game species present at the project include white-tailed deer, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit, swamp rabbit, raccoon, mink, opossum, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, and several species of waterfowl.
Approximately 2,663 acres of project lands are licensed to the State of Oklahoma for wildlife management purposes. Hunting and fishing activities are regulated by both State and Federal fish and game laws. These laws are enforced by agents of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Oklahoma hunting and fishing license requirements are applicable on all Corps projects in the state.
Camping and Picnicking
There are three recreation areas on the lake that offer many opportunities for water oriented activities. The facilities at these areas include designated campsites with full hook-ups (electric and water), primitive campsites for tents, charcoal grills, picnic areas, boat launching ramps, and sanitary facilities.
Pleasure boating on the Navigation System is in accordance with all state boating laws and Corps of Engineers regulations.
Take notice of barge traffic, and remember, it is much easier for you to avoid them than for them to avoid you!
Lockage is available to recreational vessels 24 hours a day. However, if commercial traffic is heavy, pleasure craft may be required to wait approximately 1.5 hours or may be permitted to lock through with the commercial vessels. Also be sure to check the Navigation Notices page for any potential closures or delays.
The Webbers Falls area attracts many visitors during the early spring, when the many flowering trees, such as, redbuds and dogwoods and the many shrubs are in bloom, and again in the fall, when the hardwood trees are changing to their colorful fall foliage.
If you want to leave the peaceful atmosphere, you may want to take a quick visit to some of the sites around and near the project. Oklahoma's oldest frontier fort, established in 1824, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma is near the upper reaches of the reservoir. Muskogee is rich in Native American heritage and is home to the Five Civilized Tribes Museums. It also offers several festivals during the year and you can even tour a World War II dry-docked submarine.