Go east out of Kaw City to experience the north end of 17,000 acre Kaw
Lake or east out of Ponca City to experience the south end. With 168
miles of shoreline,Kaw Lake includes seven Corps of Engineers
campgrounds with 268 campsites with electric and water hook-ups.
There are two group campsite locations in Osage Cove at the south end
and one at Sarge Creek near Kaw City. Reservations can be obtained
through the Corps of Engineers website at www.recreation.gov or by
phoning toll-free, 1-877-444-6777. Other privately owned campgrounds
Kaw Lake includes two swimming beaches, one at the south end by the
dam just east of Ponca City and the other just east of Kaw City in
Pioneer Cove. There are excellent opportunities to catch catfish,
crappie, sand bass and walleye. Hunter's skills are challenged with
excellent populations of whitetail deer, turkey, quail, rabbit, duck
and squirrel. Hikers and horseback riders can enjoy the beautiful
trails on Kaw Lake's eastern shore.
For those into four-wheeling, check out the ATV trails at the north
end of the lake across from the Sarge Creek Campground. The off-road
vehicle area at KawLake is located approximately two miles east of Kaw
City on State Hwy. 11. The ORV area is approximately 80 acres in size
and is, for the most part, heavily wooded. The area is best suited
for small ATV's and dirt bikes. The ORV area is open for use seven
days a week, all year.
For more information phone the Kaw Lake Association at 580-762-9494 or
1-877-671-6985 (toll free) or go to their website at www.kawlake.com.