Watonga Lake Dam at Roman Nose Park.
Fishing Contact: (580) 474-2668
Game Warden: (580) 623-0206

Repairs to the Watonga dam will begin in early April 2021. The lake will be dewatered starting around April 12th to repair the primary spillway. In addition, the emergency spillways will be renovated. Repairs are expected to be completed by August 2021. 




Location: 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.

Directions: From Watonga - 4 miles north on State Hwy 8, 3 miles northwest on State Highway 8A.

Recreational Facilities: 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.

Find a Fishing Campground: Roman Nose State Park

Fish Species of Interest: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill SunfishChannel Catfish, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Rainbow Trout

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

Physical Description:

  • Surface area - 55 ac. 
  • Volume - 656 ac.ft 
  • Average depth - 11.9 ft. 
  • Shoreline development - 3 mi.
  • Maximum depth - 26 ft.
  • Shoreline length - 2.5 mi.

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