Misc. Info for Keystone Lake
Trophy Fish found in Keystone Lake: Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Striped Bass,
White Bass, Channel Catfish, Walleye, Saugeye
The land around Keystone Lake is full
of: white-tailed deer, raccoon, bobcat, coyote, beaver, squirrel, cottontail
rabbit, bobwhite quail, mourning dove,
ducks and geese.
It is estimated
that about 650,000 people visited the parks at Keystone Lake in 2002, according
to the records provided by the USACE.
The opportunity to enjoy Keystone Lake would not be possible without the work of
the many volunteers who help the corp maintain the 330 miles of shoreline that surround
the lake and its five counties that include Creek, Pawnee, Osage, Payne, and
Tulsa. In 2002, Volunteers and community workers put in more than 28,000 hours
at Keystone. Most volunteers are retired and enjoy living in their campers at
the lake however more younger volunteers are needed to help with the work that
requires more demanding physical labor. If you are interested in becoming a
Keystone volunteer you should call the Corp at 865-2621.
Summary of 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 the year round. The lake meanders into small
valleys, creating many arms and land fingers. A network of county, state,
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 flood control lake is truly
an urban playground. There are 16 recreation areas (3 with alcohol free
beaches); 11 boat ramps, miles of sandy beaches, 3 marinas, 2 off-road
vehicle areas, 5 short distance trails, a waterfowl refuge, 3 seasonal
green tree reservoirs, and thousands of acres of land open to public
Camping facilities range from primitive to full
hook up. Cabins are available at Keystone State Park. Boat rentals are
available through Keyport Marina 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.
and fishing are regulated by state and Federal laws. The same licenses are
required as in the other parts of the State of Oklahoma.
Services and supplies are available at commercial
concessions on the lake. Overnight accommodations are available in nearby
Inquiries regarding Keystone Lake and its uses
are welcomed. Copies of rules and regulations governing public use of the
lake may be obtained at the Keystone Project Office, where reservations
for group picnic shelters and powerhouse tours may also be made.
Text and Picture of Dam provided by USACE