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Fort Gibson

Fort Gibson, photo by Casey Taft (RPS 2021)
Casey Taft/RPS 2021


Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):
(918) 625-5796(Wagoner)
(918) 625-5085(Wagoner)
(918) 431-2562(Cherokee)
(918) 431-2552(Cherokee)

Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Impounded in 1953 Ft. Gibson is the last lake in the Grand River chain and is subject to drastic lake level fluctuations.  Located near Wagoner, Ok, Ft. Gibson Lake can be accessed through numerous USACE areas and two state parks, and it is very popular for all types of recreation.  Ft. Gibson is a highly productive lake, where the Ozarks meet the central irregular plains. Rocky bluffs and outcrops dominate the east side of the lake, and shallower with gradual slopes on the west side.

Fort Gibson Lake (Google Map) is located 7 miles east of Wagoner on SH 51.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 211.00 mi.
Volume: 306133.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 60.20 ft.
Surface Area: 19896.00 ac.


Wagoner, Mayes, Cherokee Counties

U.S. Corps of Engineers and Oklahoma State Parks manage campgrounds with full RV hookups, boat ramps and designated swimming areas.

Crappie have a 10" minimum and daily limit of 15.

On the west side of the lake, some access is possible from jetties and berms.

Daily/Size Limits:

All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.

Fort Gibson Report

Jun 23. Elevation is 2 ft. above normal (falling), water temperature 78°F and clear. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth Fair on crankbaits, flukes, jigs, spoons, topwater lures, worms around coves, docks, shorelines.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Good on chicken liver, cut bait, live shad, shad, sunfish, worms around below the dam, coves, rocks.

Bass, White, Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on crankbaits, hair jigs, minnows, spoons, tube jigs around brush structure, channels, docks, main lake.

Report submitted by Cody Morris (Game Warden Wagoner County)