Dam Site (Fort Gibson Lake)

8568 Oklahoma 251A

Overview

Dam Site Campground is situated below Fort Gibson Dam on the west bank of the Grand River in northeastern Oklahoma. The campground was severely damaged during flooding in 2015 & 2016. Repairs are still ongoing, but a few campsites are only available on a walk in basis. Visitors love the campground for its excellent river access and fantasitc fishing opportunities.

Recreation

The nearly 20,000-acre lake offers great boating and swimming opportunities.

Anglers enjoy fishing for black bass, white bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish and panfish.

The lake's 225 miles of shoreline are home to thousands of acres of public hunting lands, where white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel roam.

Facilities

This seasonal campground offers only 4 electric campsites; however, other primitive campsites are available. Large family groups can take advange of the group day use shelter within the park, as well as, one located at the Overlook. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, a dump station and boat ramp.

Natural Features

Fort Gibson Lake sits nearly 8 miles from the confluence of the Grand and Arkansas Rivers. An oak-hickory woodland covers the rolling hills of the region.

A wide variety of waterfowl migrates through the area annually, providing plenty of opportunities for bird watchers.

Nearby Attractions

Historic Fort Gibson, established in 1824, served as an important military post on the western frontier for close to 70 years. Now a National Historical Landmark, the site is open to the public year round.

Volunteers reenact the lifestyle of the late 1800s during various events held throughout the year. A reconstructed log stockade, and original barracks, hospital, bakehouse and other structures still stand today.

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