Watonga

Area Notice

Repairs to the Watonga dam are currently underway. The lake will be dewatered during the repair of the primary spillway. In addition, the emergency spillways will be renovated.

Lake Watonga, photo by Darrin Hill

Contacts

Game Warden (County):
(580) 623-0206(Blaine)

Lake Watonga is located in Blaine County adjoining Roman Nose State Park, 7 miles north of Watonga (S18, T17N, S11W). Vegetation around the lake is exuded plains type.

The lake has excellent recreational facilities in connection with Roman Nose State Park. There is a lodge, restaurant, riding stables, cabins, picnic tables, grills, showers, electricity, and one boat ramp. Watonga is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. Watonga Lake has winter trout fishing opportunities along with good populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

Lake Watonga was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1955.

Lake Watonga (Google Map) is located in Blaine County adjoining Roman Nose State Park, 7 miles north of Watonga (S18, T17N, S11W). Vegetation around the lake is exuded plains type.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 2.50 mi.
Volume: 656.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 26.00 ft.
Surface Area: 55.00 ac.

Located

Blaine County

From Watonga – 4 miles north on State Hwy 8, 3 miles northwest on State Highway 8A to Roman Nose State Park.

The lake has excellent recreational facilities in connection with Roman Nose State Park. There is a lodge, restaurant, riding stables, cabins, picnic tables, grills, showers, electricity and one boat ramp. Watonga is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. Watonga Lake has winter trout fishing opportunities along with good populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

Lake Watonga was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1955.

Roman Nose State Park provides level, grassy access around the lake, and also an earthen fishing jetty. Easy access restrooms.

Daily/Size Limits:

Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

Methods:

Allowed methods: only one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times up to two rods and reels per person), bowfishing.

Note: For additional trout regulations, see Trout Regulations. The dam at Watonga will be under repair until further notice.

CLOSED to hunting or taking wildlife by any means.

See specific WMA regulations for other restrictions that may apply to lakes within WMAs.