Skiatook Wildlife Management Area

By: Matt Mattioda, Biologist at Skiatook WMA. Phone: (918) 629-4625. 

Area Description:Skiatook WMA covers 5,085 acres of Osage County in north central Oklahoma. Skiatook WMA is located on the upper ends of Skiatook Lake near the towns of Hominy and Skiatook.

Hominy Creek is the major drainage that supplies the lake.  Most of the WMA is comprised of post oak-blackjack timber with openings in tall grass prairie species.  While most of the bottomland hardwood timber was destroyed during reservoir construction, sizeable fragments still remain on the far upper ends of the major drainages.  Water portions of the lake comprise approximately 1,800 acres of the WMA.  Due to the rugged terrain and limited access points, much of the WMA is best accessed by boat.   

WMA Driving Directions: From Hominy: 6 miles east on State Hwy 20.

Game Species of Interest: 

Deer: White-tailed deer are present in fair numbers but are highly sought after.

Dove: Dove are usually found in fair number during the annual migration and around manipulated fields.

Quail: Bobwhites are present in low numbers.

Rabbit: Cottontails are present in low numbers.

Squirrel: Fox squirrel are present in fair numbers.

Waterfowl: Ducks may be present in low numbers.  

Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in low numbers.

Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat, raccoon, and beaver are available. 
 

Nongame Species of Interest:

            Bald Eagle: Eagles are occasionally seen from November-March. 

Description of Fish and Wildlife Management Practices:
 Management efforts focus on producing native wildlife foods and cover through habitat protection.  Food plots are found at limited locations on this area.  

Camping and Facilities:
Any location within 150 feet of a public use road is available for primitive camping on the area.  Primitive camping is also allowed within 100 yards of the confluence of Sand Creek and Hominy Creek (west side only). More modern campgrounds can be found on Skiatook Lake at the Corps of Engineers managed parks (918) 396-3170.  Lodging and restaurants are available in the nearby town of Skiatook.

Fishing Opportunities:
Abundant fishing opportunities exist on Skiatook Lake.  Crappie, largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, and sand bass are the species most sought by WMA anglers.  Excellent boat launch facilities can be found at Hominy Landing, Twin Points, and Bull Creek Peninsula Corps of Engineers parks. Striped bass hybrid fishing opportunities are found on the main body of the lake.

Maps:

Skiatook WMA Map - best general purpose map, pdf format (8.5x11)

Information on the lake and surrounding area 

Area map courtesy of US Army Corp of Engineers

 

Regulations: Seasons on public lands section of hunting regulations

For additional information and area attractions:

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Post Office Box 52002
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2002
(800) 652-6552 or (405) 521-2409
www.travelok.com

Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce
918-245-3221
www.sandspringschamber.com

Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Tulsa OK 74103
918-585-1201
1-800-558-3311
www.visittulsa.com