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“Close to Home” Fishing

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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.
  • All largemouth bass must be released (returned to the water) immediately after being caught; 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) 297-1426:

  • 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)
  • Route 66 Park (9901 NW 23rd)
  • South Lakes Regional Park (4210 SW 119th)
  • 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) 359-4630:

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

El Reno – (405) 262-4070:

  • Legion Park (620 S. Reno Ave.)
  • Southern Hills North (2710 Faith Ave.)
  • Southern Hills South (2810 Faith Ave.)

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.)

Jenks – (918) 299-5883:

  • Veterans Park Pond (E 101 and Elm)

Jones – (405) 399-5301:

  • Battey-Mullhousen pond (North Henney Road and West Main Street)

Lawton – (580) 581-3400:

  • Elmer Thomas Park – Lake Helen
    (Interstate 44 and NW Cache Road)
  • Liberty Lake (1717 NW Kinyon)
  • Skyline Pond (NE 27 and Dearborn Ave.)
  • Park Lane Pond (Southeast Pinewood Dr.)

Medicine Park – (580) 529-2825:

  • Medicine Creek (From Gondola Dam to State Highway 49 bridge)

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 Rd.)

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)

Tulsa Urban Fisheries

Residents in the Tulsa area have access to many urban ponds. For local residents looking for a place to fish that is close to home, these sites offer plenty of opportunities. Listed sites are open to the public in the Tulsa area. All statewide fishing regulations apply, in addition to any municipal or county regulations not listed here. For more information, go online to

  • Brookwood: 81st and South Yale, southwest corner.
  • Crescent Pond: South of 81st between Sheridan and Memorial, in Southfield Estates neighborhood.
  • Garden Ridge Pond: Behind the Hillcrest building, southeast corner of U.S. 169 and State Highway 51. Simplest access from Garnett Road then west on South 109th East Avenue. 
  • The Gardens: 51st and South Hudson, southwest corner. 
  • Hunter Park: South of 91st between Sheridan and Yale.
  • Leake Park: 71st and South Memorial, southwest corner.
  • Lynn Lane Reservoir: South of 21st between South 177th East Avenue (Lynn Lane) and South 193rd East Avenue (Tulsa County Line).
  • Metcalf: South of 11th on South Mingo Road. 
  • Minshall Park: 71st and Sheridan, southwest corner.
  • Mohawk Park: Zoo main entrance is 36th Street North east of Sheridan Road. Mohawk Reflective Ponds are accessible by taking an immediate right turn on Cherokee Drive once in the main entrance. Public fishing allowed in Mohawk Creek area; from main entrance, continue north on Chickasaw Drive to Creek Drive, which parallels Mohawk Creek. 
  • MS6: North of 11th on South Mingo Road.
  • Nelson Park: South 92nd East Avenue and Skelly Drive (south of Interstate 44).
  • Owen Park: West Edison Street and North Quanah Avenue, south of Tulsa Country Club.
  • Redford: North of East Skelly Drive on South 101st East Avenue.
  • Veterans’ Pond: 101st and South Elm in Jenks, northeast corner.

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