Canton Lake is located in northwest Oklahoma on the North Canadian River River, 2.5 miles from the town of Canton. Canton Lake plays host to a large number of campers, picnickers, boaters, fishermen, and hunters every year. It is one of the few places that offer these types of recreational opportunities in western Oklahoma. Canton Lake is known for its fishing opportinities especially walleye fishing. The Canton Lake "Walleye Rodeo" is held each May and draws thousands of visitors to the area. The campground supports 115 individual campsites, most of which offer a panoramic view of the lake. Visitor attractions at Big Bend include three boat ramps, a group picnic shelter, two shower houses, electric hookups, selected sites with water hookups, and a trailer dump station.
Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. 3 night minimum on holidays (single family sites). There are no sewer site hookups at this campground. There is a limit of 1 wheeled camper and 1 tent per camp pad. The campground is open from March 15-November 15. Fees from April 1 to October 31 are $11-$16 a night. No services are available during March and November, therefore no camping fee will be charged. An attendant is on duty April-September. The campground phone number is 580-886-3576. A self-deposit fee collection system is used in October when an attendant is not on duty. Reservations are only available May 1-September 30.
Directions: Traveling west of Oklahoma City, OK, on Interstate 40, exit Interstate Route 270 north to Interstate Route 281 to Watonga. Go west on Interstate Route 270 to Hwy 58, go north on Hwy 58 to Canton, OK. From Canton go 1.8 miles west on Hwy 51, then go 4 miles north on paved county road.
Normal Services Available:
May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .