Fishing is allowed in the park in bodies of water west of U.S. Highway 177, which includes the Lake of the Arbuckles, Veterans Lake, Rock Creek, and a number of ponds. Travertine Creek and all other bodies of water east of U.S. Highway 177 are closed to fishing.
Fish Consumption Advisories
Fish is part of a healthy balanced diet, but eating fish caught in park waters is not risk free. Areas around a park affect the natural resources inside a park. Other aquatic toxins are the result of natural biological processes. To learn more about this topic, the National Park Service maintains information about Fish Consumption Advisories and Mercury and Toxins in Nature.
Responsible anglers help conserve our common natural resources for others to enjoy. Follow fishing regulation and limits. Be mindful to pack it out any waste items when you leave. Old fishing line, plastic containers, glass, and old hooks can be extremely harmful to wildlife.
Avoid Transporting Aquatic Invasive Species
Aquatic Invasive Species pose a signifcant threat to recreational and commercial waters throughout the United States. Cooperation between agencies and individuals to prevent further spread of these species is vital.
Visitors who may have discovered new aquatic invasives or new areas of infestation in the state of Oklahoma are encouraged to report to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Early notification can help prevent further spread and help protect our waterways.
Last updated: September 8, 2020