American Horse Lake

Byron Fish Hatchery: Phone (580) 474-2668

Attention Hunter and Anglers: American Horse Lake Fishing Area is closed while the dam is undergoing repairs. The lake was drawn down 30 feet below normal level.

Location: American Horse Lake is Located in Blaine County 10 miles west of Geary (S5,T13N,R12W). Vegetation around the lake is post-oak-blackjack forest and mixed grass eroded plains types.

Driving Directions: From Geary: 1 mile north on US HWY 281, 10 miles west on E0940, 1½ miles south on N2520.

Recreational Facilities: The lake has one concrete boat ramp, several picnic tables and one water well. Geary is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. The lake supports an abundant population of good-sized bluegill and catchable size largemouth bass.

Lake History: American Horse Lake was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1966.

Physical Description:

Surface area...... 100.0 ac.
Volume ...........2,200.0 ac.ft
Average depth.........20.5 ft.
Shoreline development............ 5.4 mi.
Maximum depth .................... 75.0 ft.
Shoreline length ...................... 6.8 mi.

Fish Species of Interest:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill Sunfish, Redear Sunfish

Description of Fish Management Practices:

Hunting: All forms of hunting are permitted during open hunting seasons from September 1 through spring turkey season. Hunting is restricted to shotguns and bows only. These lakes are closed to antlerless deer harvest, except during archery season. Hunting and shooting other than provided above is prohibited. “Closed areas” may be designated for purposes of safety and/or security.