In a cooperation with Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma City has established the "Close to Home" fishing waters in the metro area. They city fishing at its three primary reservoir lakes (Lake Hefner
, Lake Overholser
and Lake Draper
), but the "Close to Home" lakes and ponds around the OKC metro are another opportunity for fishing recreation in the metro.
Here are the "Close to Home" fishing waters in OKC:
- Oklahoma River: From NW 10th to NE 10th
- OKC Zoo Lake
- Crystal Lake: Special use area at 6625 SW 15th
- Dolese Youth Park Pond: NW 50th and Meridian
- Edwards Park Fishing Lake: 1515 N Bryant
- Kids' Lake on Wilshire: 3200 W Wilshire
- Route 66 Park Ponds: 3350 West Overholser Drive
- South Lakes Park Ponds: 4302 SW 119th
- Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Waters: NW 51 & Stinchcomb Road
Fishing permits are required at all of the city parks department's "Close to Home" waters. Daily fishing permits are $3.50; annual permits are $18.50. They can be purchased at Bass Pro Shops, Academy Sports & Outdoors, the OKC Zoo and some select Wal-Marts and Conoco locations. Get a full list
of purchase locations online.