Lake Eufaula Information

Lake Eufaula, also referred to as Eufaula Lake, is located on the Canadian River. It’s the largest capacity lake in Oklahoma, and it covers part of the following counties: McIntosh, Haskell, Pittsburg, and Okmulgee. The water volume of Lake Eufaula is nearly 2.1 million acres with a surface area of 102 thousand acres. The lake holds roughly six hundred miles of beautiful shoreline for visitors to enjoy. 

Nearby cities to Lake Eufaula include Crowder and Henryetta - approximately thirteen miles from the lake. The following cities are located less than 20 miles from the lake: Checotah, Dewar, Schulter, and Dustin, Oklahoma. Within thirty miles of Lake Eufaula, nearby cities include Quinton, Morris, Weleetka, McAlester, and Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma City is approximately two hours from the lake. Tulsa, Oklahoma is approximately one and one-half hours commute. Fort Smith, Arkansas is also approximately one and one-half hours away.

Lake Eufaula is listed in Oklahoma’s Top 25 Bass Lakes. It’s a regular stop for pro and amateur bass tournament circuits. Lake Eufaula is considered in the top ten places to fish for crappie. The lake is the perfect place to get away from the noise of life and enjoy the quiet, gorgeous views of the surrounding area. 

Lake Eufaula History

In 1946, congress approved the construction of the dam and lake near Eufaula, Oklahoma. The construction now provides a water supply, plenty of recreational opportunities, flood control for the area, and is a power source to the nearby communities. Lake Eufaula currently attracts close to 2.5 million visitors annually.

A variety of highways cross to different areas of Lake Eufaula. I-40 crosses the north side of the lake while Highway 69 travels along the west portion of the lake. Highway 9 travels through the center of the lake, and Highway 31 leads toward the south side of the lake.  

Lake Eufaula Fishing

Fishing Lake Eufaula is a wonderful experience. Anglers enjoy catching a variety of species including crappie, bass, catfish, and sunfish. Lake Eufaula bass fishing includes angling for Largemouth Bass, White Bass, and Smallmouth Bass. Routinely, Florida Largemouth Bass are freshly stocked in the lake, which are known for both good size and fight. Lake Eufaula catfish varieties include blue cats, channel cats, and flathead catfish. 

Fishing on the lake is great for beginners as well as skilled fishermen. Nearby boat slips are plentiful in the area. Lake Eufaula marinas offer the ability to resupply your fishing baits, tackle, gear, supplies, and more. 

Lake Eufaula Fishing Guides offer guided tours and instruction for fishing the lake. The guides know the lake in-depth and offer the best fishing experience possible. For more information on fishing guides, be sure to take a look at the Lake Eufaula Fishing Guides page. 

Lake Eufaula Boating

Head to Lake Eufaula for many boating activities with your friends and family. Visitors and vacationers enjoy watching the lake tournaments, water skiing, participating in jet skiing activities, fishing, and enjoy the weather on the lake.  View the towering cliffs from the lake waters or simply take some time to relax. Boat rentals are available for those who prefer using this service, or you can buy and sell boats on our Boats For Sale page.

Lake Eufaula Marinas

Lake Eufaula marinas offer boat slip rentals, boating supplies, fishing tackle, gasoline, and boating apparel. There are five marinas for the lake including Evergreen Marina, Eufaula Cove Marina, Number 9 Marina, Belle Starr Marina, and Lake Eufaula Marina. Marinas also provide wet storage as well as dry storage for the community along with needed RV storage units. 

Additional lake services include barge services, full-service shops, and boating apparel options. Vacationers can rent houseboats, pontoons, fishing boats, cabins, and more. To see your full selection of options, please visit the Lake Eufaula Marinas page. 

Vacation Homes and Rental Cabins

Take some time off with the family and plan your getaway to Lake Eufaula. Lakeside views at vacation homes provide a wonderful experience for you and your family. Rental homes and cabins are found in various areas on or near Lake Eufaula. Some Lake Eufaula cabin rentals have private docks, pools, and other excellent amenities. For more information, please visit the Lake Eufaula Cabins & Vacation Home Rentals page. 

Lake Eufaula Tent & RV Camping

Enjoy camping with the family? Then be sure to head down to Lake Eufaula for some of the best camping locations near the lake. An exciting favorite for many campers is the Jellystone Park Camp which offers family fun camping and activities Yogi Bear style. 

Camping is also available at the Lake Eufaula West KOA campgrounds. Routine activities are offered for the family in the great outdoors near the shoreline of the lake. The Last Resort Campground, Crowder Point Family Campground, Indian Springs RV Park, and Lakeview Landing offers camping options. 

Lake Eufaula RV parks are also offered for interested parties. RV camping is available along the sandy shores of Lake Eufaula. Many locations offer full water and electricity hookups for daily as well as weekly stays. Shady locations offer a break from the warmer days at the lake. Picnic areas and playgrounds provide a place to create family memories at the lake. 

A selection of Corp of Engineer parks surround Lake Eufaula. Many locations have camping options as well as boat launches available. For more information, please take a few moments to browse our Lake Eufaula Camping, Resorts, and RV Parks page. 

Hiking Near Lake Eufaula

While hiking the trails at Lake Eufaula, enjoy the sounds of nature and wildlife while viewing the beautiful surroundings. Hiking in the area provides photographic opportunities, fitness skills, and healthy challenges to exercise more freely while partaking in the sights and sounds of nature. Hiking excursions include seeing the natural wildlife in the area and bird watching. 

Abundant wildlife species found near Lake Eufaula include quail, white-tailed deer, turkey, rabbits, furbearers, doves, waterfowl, and squirrel. During the winter season, Bald Eagles nest around Lake Eufaula. They can be seen sometimes year-round depending on the location.

Oklahoma birds that may be seen in the Lake Eufaula area include American Goldfinch, Tree Sparrows, Bewick’s Wren, Blue Jays, Brown Creeper, Brown Thrasher, Carolina Chickadee, Cedar Waxwing, Common Grackles, Downy Woodpeckers, and Eastern Bluebirds. Avid bird watchers may also see Eastern Towhee, Interior Least Tern, Northern Cardinals, Mockingbirds, Rufa Red Knots, and Piping Plovers. There are plenty of opportunities to watch, study, and enjoy a variety of bird species while hiking through the trails near Lake Eufaula.

Adults and children alike enjoy walking the hiking trails at Lake Eufaula State Park. Arrowhead Area at the park offers a beautiful area to hike, walk, and jog on well-maintained pathways. Nearby enthusiasts partake in the nature trails at Carlton Landing in Canadian, Oklahoma.  Hummingbird Beach offers hiking trails for visitors as well as an excellent nature center for all to enjoy. 

Lake Eufaula Things to Do

Lake Eufaula offers plenty of things to do for the family and with friends. The area includes plenty of golfing opportunities for the beginning player as well as the experienced golfer. Golfing facilities are available in McAlester, Henryetta, Latimer, and at the Fountainhead. Golfers enjoy playing at Arrowhead and Brier Creek on a routine basis.

Shopping opportunities abound for those who enjoy the experience of newness and unique findings. Whether you are shopping for lake apparel, unique gifts, self-care products, or products made in Oklahoma, you will find plenty of shopping experiences to enjoy for the day.

Desiring a massage after a long day at the lake? Health spas offer massage packages for body massage, facials, deep tissue massage, scalp massages, and chair massages. Include a trip to the local salon for a hairstyle, updo, new haircut, or hair color. Also, enjoy getting a spa pedicure, manicure, nail extensions, or fun nail art near Lake Eufaula locations.  

Lake Eufaula Restaurants provide a variety of taste experiences. Options include BBQ cuisine, roadhouse favorites, breakfast options, grill-style foods, and comfort food pleasures. Near the lake, you will enjoy delicious pizza, Mexican foods, and Chinese cuisine with family-friendly options. 

Enjoy family entertainment options while visiting Lake Eufaula year-round. Visit nearby museums, art galleries, historical locations, and landmarks. Learn about the culture, history, and preservation of the communities surrounding the lake area. For additional Lake Eufaula Things to Do, please visit our listings page. 

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Lake Eufaula Zip Codes

McIntosh County Zip Codes

Checotah: 74426, Eufaula: 74432, Hitchita: 74438, Rentiesville: 74438, Stidham: 74461, Hanna: 74845

Haskell County Zip Codes

Hoyt: 74440, Stigler: 74462, Whitefield: 74472, Kinta: 74552, Keota: 74941, Lequire: 74943, McCurtain: 74944

Pittsburg County Zip Codes

Canadian: 74425, Crowder: 74430, Indianola: 74442, McAlester: 74501, Alderson: 74522, Blanco: 74528, Blocker:74529, Haileyville: 74546, Hartshorne: 74547, Kiowa: 74553, Krebs: 74554, Pittsburg: 74560, Quinton: 74561, Savanna: 74565, Wardville: 74576

Okmulgee County Zip Codes

Beggs: 74421, Dewar: 74431, Henryetta: 74437, Morris: 74445, Okmulgee: 74447, Preston: 74456, Schulter: 74460

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Lake Eufaula Water Level (last 30 days)

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