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.

Lake Watonga, photo by Darrin Hill

Watonga

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:

Fishing limited to one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times no more than two rods and reels per person). Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Note: For additional trout regulations, see Trout Regulations. The dam at Watonga will be under repair for the duration of summer months. For more information visit www.wildlifedepartment.com

CLOSED to hunting or taking wildlife by any means.

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

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