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"Close to Home" Fishing


Looking for a nearby lake or pond to fish?

Through agreements between Oklahoma municipalities and the Wildlife Department, these areas offer convenient “Close to Home” fishing opportunities in metro areas.

Close-to-Home Fishing waters have the following restrictions:

  • Fishing is limited to no more than three rods and reels per person, with no more than three hooks per line (treble hooks are considered one hook). No other fishing methods are allowed, except noodling is allowed in the North Canadian River from the NW 10th Street bridge downstream to the MacArthur Street bridge in Oklahoma City.
  • All largemouth bass caught must be released (returned to the water) immediately after being taken; no harvest is allowed.
  • Channel catfish and blue catfish have a combined daily limit of six; only one blue catfish over 30 inches is allowed to be kept.
  • No netting of any kind (including castnetting) is permitted.

For all other species, consult the statewide regulations.

Oklahoma City – (405) 755-4014:

  • Crystal Lake (6625 SW 15th). Fishing pier may be reserved for youth-related aquatic programs. For more information, contact City Care at (405) 657-7947.
  • Dolese Youth Park (5105 NW 50th)
  • Edwards Park (1515 N Bryant Ave.)
  • Kids Lake (3200 W Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Kitchen Lake (5894 SE 119th) (Opening mid-2013)
  • Oklahoma River from NW 10th Street bridge to NE 10th Street bridge.
  • Route 66 Park (9901 NW 23rd)
  • South Lakes Regional Park (4210 SW 119th) — west pond fishing access is closed.
  • Waters of the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge (5101 N Stinchcomb Ave.)
  • Zoo Lake (2101 NE 50th) — east shoreline only

Choctaw – (405) 390-8198:

  • Choctaw Creek Park (2001 N. Harper)
  • Ten Acre Park (NE 10th Street and Choctaw Road)

Del City – (405) 670-7314:

  • Eagle Lake (3405 E Reno)

Edmond – (405) 216-7641:

  • Hafer Park (1034 S Bryant Ave.)
  • Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Road)
  • Bickham-Rudkin Park (450 E 33rd St.)

Enid – (580) 554-1536:

  • Meadowlake Park (Corner of South Van Buren Street and West Rupe Avenue)
  • Government Springs North Park (300 S 5th St.)
  • Crosslin Park (1600 block West Purdue Avenue)
  • City of Enid Water Works (1400 block West Chestnut Avenue)

Guthrie – (405) 282-8400:

  • Mineral Wells Park (Division and Mineral Wells Circle)
  • Highland Park (Warner Avenue and N Drexel Boulevard)

Harrah – (405) 454-2951:

  • Heritage Park (1374 N Church Ave.)

Jones – (405) 399-5301

  • Battey-Mullhousen pond (North Henney Road and West Main Street) CLOSED FOR RENOVATION.

Lawton – (580) 581-3400:

  • Elmer Thomas Park – Lake Helen (Interstate 44 and NW Cache Road)

Moore – (405) 793-5090:

  • Little River Park (700 SW 4th)
  • Buck Thomas Park Pond (1903 NE 12th St.)

Mustang – (405) 376-7739:

  • Wildhorse Park (SW 59th and Mustang Road)

Norman – (405) 366-5472:

  • George M. Sutton Urban Wilderness Area (12th Avenue NE and Rock Creek Road)
  • Norman Lions Northeast Park (1800 Northcliff Ave.)
  • Griffin Community Park (1001 E Robinson)

Yukon – (405) 354-7208:

  • City Park (2200 S Holly St.)
  • Welch Park (615 Annawood Road)
  • Robertson Activity Center (1200 Lakeshore Drive)

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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