Wes Watkins Reservoir, Oklahoma

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Wes Watkins Reservoir in central Oklahoma is located in the center of the city of McLoud.  Wes Watkins Reservoir has 1,142 surface acres.  Wes Watkins Reservoir is one of the youngest lakes in Oklahoma, and it is a great location for camping and fishing.

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Wes Watkins Reservoir has 1,142 surface acres.

Wes Watkins Reservoir Map

(405) 964-4507 Lake Office
(405) 964-5264 McLoud City Hall

From Oklahoma City, take I-40 east to McLoud exit #176, go north on McLoud Rd 2.5 miles to Redskin Rd, go west on Redskin Rd 1 mile to Arena Rd, then go south on Arena Rd 1 mile. Road ends at lake entrance.

Boat Docks, Boat Ramps, Group Facilities,Outdoor Grills, Picnic Area, Picnic Tables, Restrooms

Dump, Primitive Camping, RV Hookup Sites, Showers, Tent Sites

Channel Catfish, Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, White Bass

Swimming Beach
Jet Skiing
Water Skiing


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  1. Dave Harrell says:

    It is really hard to find much info on Wes Watkins lake. I used to fish it a lot but it has been several years. I can’t find what the fishing/boating fee is now and how late you can fish. Before we always had to leave 30 minutes before dark. I like catfishing there but the cost became prohibitive. I have heard it went down but can not confirm it. I usually go some place else because I can’t find the info.

  2. It would be nice to have access to lake hours like Dave mentioned. I would love to know the difference camping fees also

    • Oklahoma Outdoors says:

      Thanks for the comment. We will find out that info and update the page.


  3. McLoud Parks and Rec. Manager says:

    The reservoir is open 24 hours with an honor box in place. The daily boating fee is $5 and the daily fishing is $3 per day. The camping fees are $10 a night for tent camping and $25 a night for RV camping ($20 dollars until July 1, 2014.) Thank you for your interest!

  4. Thanks for the reply! Are smaller fireworks allowed there during the 4th of July holiday, as long as the mess is cleaned of course??

    • McLoud Parks and Rec. Manager says:

      Sorry, no. It against City of McLoud ordinance to discharge fireworks at any city park and will be police enforced.

  5. are you allowed to have a camp fire or are the camping grounds under a burn ban

  6. @ Chantz
    We were there for a little while this past Sunday and we saw different campers with campfires. I cant for the life of me remember if each camp site had a fire pit though. Do you happen to know that?

    • McLoud Parks and Rec. Manager says:

      Most sites have temporary fire pits that have been dug by past visitors. You are welcome to use those at any time as we are not currently under any burn bans. Thank you for checking! Please feel free to e-mail us at recreation@dobsonteleco.com!

  7. what is the earliest arrival time and latest leave for camp sites

  8. Would like to come and check out the rv camping sites, how many modern and semi- modern sites are available, can you reserve sites, we will also have a pet and a jet-ski,if you could send info covering costs

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