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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Canton Lake in Oklahoma.

Canton Lake, OK

Access to the 45 miles of shoreline, for fishing from the bank, is easy at Canton Lake. Use numerous unimproved roads and trails off the main roads around the lake. This is an 8,000-acre reservoir in the northwest part of the state, at Longdale. The lake is home to hybrid stripers (wipers), white bass, catfish, sunfish, walleye and largemouth bass. An annual walleye derby, and bass tournaments are held here due to the great fishing. Several boat ramps are available to the public.

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Canton Lake in Oklahoma is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. The lake is known for its fantastic fishing opportunities, drawing anglers from near and far. It boasts a diverse range of fish species, with the most popular catches being channel catfish, flathead catfish, walleye, and crappie. Whether you prefer casting from the shore, trolling in a boat, or trying your luck from a kayak, Canton Lake offers a variety of angling experiences for all skill levels. The lake's fertile waters and ample fish populations ensure an exciting and rewarding fishing adventure.

Canton Lake in Oklahoma offers a combination of excellent fishing, boating adventures, and serene camping experiences. Whether you're seeking the thrill of catching trophy fish, cruising on the lake's calm waters, or unwinding in nature's embrace, Canton Lake is a destination that will leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for Oklahoma's outdoor beauty.

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Primary fish species residing in Canton Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Stripers

Canton Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to its excellent fishing, Canton Lake provides a scenic setting for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can explore the expansive lake, soak in the breathtaking views, and enjoy various water-based activities. From sailing to water skiing, the possibilities for adventure on the water are endless. The lake's calm waters and ample space make it an ideal destination for boating, creating a memorable experience for visitors.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Big Bend Recreation Area North Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off N4260 Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Big Bend Recreation Area South Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off N2463 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Canadian Recreation Area Boat Ramps
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off N2466 Road, there are two, two-lane, concrete ramps with docks and paved parking.

Longdale Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off E0610 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Camping at Canton Lake is a popular choice for those seeking a peaceful retreat in nature. The lake offers several campgrounds that provide a range of camping options. Whether you prefer primitive tent camping or RV camping with full hookups, there is a spot for you. Wake up to the sounds of chirping birds and the gentle breeze rustling through the trees, and spend your days exploring the lake or simply relaxing in the serene surroundings. Canton Lake's campgrounds provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

US Army Corps of Engineers Canton Campground - 580 886-2989

Cedar Country Campground - 580 744-0043

Big Bend Campground & RV Park - 580 886-3576

Canadian Campground - 580 886-3454

Sandy Cove Gate Shack Campground - 580 274-3576

CORP of Engineers Campground - 580 274-3454

Canton Lake OK Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Canton Lake
Cedar Country Campground
62931 N. 2491 Rd
Longdale, OK 73755
580 744-0043


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