Schooler, photo by Kelly Adams

Schooler

Contacts

Game Warden (County):
(580) 317-5000(Choctaw)

Currently access is walk in only and boat ramp is closed due to vandalism of barricades and safety issues associated with the spillway. Non-motorized watercraft can still be launched but the lake level is being maintained below normal while spillway issues are evaluated.

Located 7 miles north of Sawyer in Choctaw County.

Primitive camping and primitive boat ramp, good bank access for fishing.

An abundance of vegetation surrounds the shoreline at the lake. The lake has two marked fish attractors made up of brush piles. Staff refurbished these attractors in 2011. In addition to maintaining and creating additional fish attractor sites, staff will focus on improving bank and boat access, and controlling vegetation.

Schooler Lake (Google Map) is located 6 miles north of US 70 on SH 147.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 1.40 mi.
Volume: 306.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 25.00 ft.
Surface Area: 22.60 ac.

Located

Choctaw County

From Sawyer – .5 miles east on US 70, 6 miles north on SH 147.

Lake Schooler was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in the 1930s.

Currently, access is walk-in only and the boat ramp is closed due to vandalism of barricades and safety issues associated with the spillway. Non-motorized watercraft can still be launched but the lake level is being maintained below normal while spillway issues are evaluated. 

Habitat Types, Status, and Improvements: An abundance of vegetation surrounds the shoreline at the lake. The lake has two marked fish attractors made up of brush piles. Staff cleared the front of the dam in 2020 for inspections and to improve bank access.

Daily/Size Limits:

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

Methods:

Fishing limited to only two rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.

Open only from Sept. 1 through the end of spring turkey season each year. CLOSED to antlerless deer gun harvest, deer hunting is restricted to shotgun or archery only, and all other hunting is restricted to shotgun with pellets or archery.

Closed Seasons
Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun, Turkey Fall Gun, Trapping, Bear Muzzleloader