Jap Beaver

Jap Beaver

Contacts

Game Warden (County):
(580) 313-0451(Jefferson)

Lake Jap Beaver is located in Jefferson County 4 miles northwest of Waurika (S29, T4S, R8W). Vegetation around the lake is tallgrass prairie type. The lake has one boat ramp. Waurika is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. This lake is known for its abundant quality size bass with good numbers of sunfish and channel catfish.   Two entrances on the east and west side of the lake, the west entrance access the boat ramp, roads were renovated in 2018. Lake Jap Beaver was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1953 and first opened to fishing in 1955. When first opened the lake was known as Waurika Lake.

Lake Jap Beaver (Google Map) is located in Jefferson County 4 miles northwest of Waurika (S29, T4S, R8W). Vegetation around the lake is tallgrass prairie type.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 1.70 mi.
Volume: 622.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 30.00 ft.
Surface Area: 40.00 ac.

Located

Jefferson County

From Waurika – 2 miles north on State Hwy 5, 2 miles west on E1950.

The lake has one boat ramp. Waurika is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. This lake is known for its abundant quality size bass with good numbers of sunfish and channel catfish. Two entrances on the east and west side of the lake, the west entrance access the boat ramp, roads were renovated in 2018.

Lake Jap Beaver was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1953 and first opened to fishing in 1955. When first opened the lake was known as Waurika Lake.

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, Trapping

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