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Dam Site - Fort Gibson Lake - Primitive Camping

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US Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Gibson Lake

Overview

Dam Site Campground is situated below Fort Gibson Dam on the west bank of the Grand River in northeastern Oklahoma. The campground was severely damaged during recent flooding. None of the campsites offer water or electric. The campground is open for day use and free primitive camping. The group shelter and Overlook shelter can be reserved through the Fort Gibson Project Office.

Recreation

The nearly 20,000-acre lake offers great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers enjoy fishing for black bass, white bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish and panfish. The lake's 225 miles of shoreline are home to thousands of acres of public hunting lands, where white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel roam.

Facilities

The nearly 20,000-acre lake offers great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers enjoy fishing for black bass, white bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish and panfish. The lake's 225 miles of shoreline are home to thousands of acres of public hunting lands, where white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel roam.

Natural Features

Fort Gibson Lake sits nearly 8 miles from the confluence of the Grand and Arkansas Rivers. An oak-hickory woodland covers the rolling hills of the region. A wide variety of waterfowl migrates through the area annually, providing plenty of opportunities for bird watchers.

Nearby Attractions

Historic Fort Gibson, established in 1824, served as an important military post on the western frontier for close to 70 years. Now a National Historical Landmark, the site is open to the public year round. Volunteers reenact the lifestyle of the late 1800s during various events held throughout the year. A reconstructed log stockade, and original barracks, hospital, bakehouse and other structures still stand today.

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Location

Dam Site - Fort Gibson Lake - Primitive Camping is located in Oklahoma

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, take Highway 62 and exit onto Lee Street north. Turn right onto Hickory Street and continue for 3 blocks, then turn left onto State Highway 80A/Garrison Street. The road will follow the Grand River to the Fort Gibson Dam. Go west over the dam, then turn left at the end of the dam. The park will be at the bottom of the hill.

Address

8568 STATE HWY. 251A
Fort gibson, OK 74434-9619

Coordinates

35.8677778 N
95.2336111 W

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