Lake Jap Beaver

By:  Larry Cofer, Fisheries Supervisor. Phone (580) 529-2795

Driving Directions:  From Waurika – 2 miles north on State Hwy 5, 2 miles west on E1950.

Location: Lake Jap Beaver is located in Jefferson County 4 miles northwest of Waurika (S29,T4S,R8W). Vegetation around the lake is tallgrass prairie type.

Recreational Facilities: The lake has one boat ramp. Waurika is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. This lake is known for its abundant quality size bass with good numbers of sunfish and channel catfish.

Lake History: Lake Jap Beaver was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1953 and first opened to fishing in 1955. When first opened the lake was known as Waurika Lake.
 

Physical Description:

Surface area...... 65.0 ac.
Volume .............662.0 ac.ft
Average depth.........10.2 ft.
Shoreline development............2.0
Maximum depth .................... 30.0 ft.
Shoreline length ...................... 1 mi.

Fish Species of Interest:

Largemouth Bass,  Bluegill

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.

MAP OF LAKE

RULES REGULATING USE OF DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION  OWNED LAKES