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AKA: Kerr Reservoir, Robert S Kerr Reservoir

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, striped bass, paddlefish and sauger at Robert S Kerr Reservoir in Oklahoma.

Robert S Kerr Reservoir, OK

Regarded as one of the top striper fishing lakes in Oklahoma, Kerr Lake - officially Robert S Kerr Reservoir, is an excellent place to catch a monster striped bass. In addition to stripers there are healthy populations of catfish, crappie, largemouth and spotted bass, white bass, paddlefish, sauger, bluegill and sunfish.

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Kerr Lake, is a magnificent reservoir located in east-central Oklahoma. It is a highly sought-after destination for fishing enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Fishing at Kerr Lake is a popular activity, with its vast expanse offering a diverse range of fish species. Anglers can reel in striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Whether you prefer fishing from the shoreline, casting from a boat, or trying your luck from a kayak, Kerr Lake provides ample opportunities for anglers of all levels to have a successful and exciting fishing experience.

Kerr Lake offers a perfect blend of fishing, boating, and camping experiences. Whether you're casting your line for your favorite fish species, cruising on the calm waters, or unwinding at a lakeside campsite, Kerr Lake provides a picturesque and serene destination for outdoor enthusiasts to embrace the natural beauty of the region and enjoy a truly memorable outdoor adventure.

Flathead catfish, blue catfish stripers and crappie receive the most attention of local anglers. The 44,000-acre lake is a literal fish factory making it an ideal destination for a quick fishing trip or an extended vacation.

Located in the east-central part of the state, at Sallisaw, OK, this reservoir provides 250 miles of shoreline for anglers to pursue their favorite fish species. Access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank, is available at dozens of locations around the lake, including at the wildlife refuge, five park areas, campgrounds and boat launch ramps. This is a good lake for pleasure boating and all types of fishing boats. However, be aware of the barge traffic! Keep out of their way and be safe. Canoes and kayaks are particularly susceptible to the tipping due to wakes from a barge. Kerr Lake has a marina, boat rentals, stores, restaurants and camping in the area.

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Primary fish species residing in Robert S Kerr Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Paddlefish Sauger

Robert S Kerr Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is another major draw at Kerr Lake, thanks to its expansive waters and stunning landscapes. Boaters can explore the lake's vast surface, take in the breathtaking views, and engage in a variety of water-based activities. From leisurely cruises to thrilling water sports like water skiing and tubing, there are endless opportunities for boating enthusiasts to enjoy the lake to the fullest. With its ample space and well-maintained boat ramps, Kerr Lake provides a welcoming environment for boaters of all kinds.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Applegate Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Applegate Cove Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Short Mountain Cove Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Short Mountain Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sallisaw Creek Public Use Area Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, northeast side, off Dwight Mission Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Stoney Point Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, north side, off N 4520 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Stoney Point Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, north side, off N 4490 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Vian Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off 4550 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping at Kerr Lake is a cherished experience, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility and natural beauty of the area. The lake features numerous campgrounds with various amenities to accommodate both tent and RV camping. Set up camp amidst the lush surroundings, enjoy evenings by the campfire, and wake up to the soothing sounds of nature. Campers can also take advantage of the lake's proximity by swimming, hiking, or simply relaxing by the shoreline. Kerr Lake's campgrounds provide a serene and inviting atmosphere for outdoor enthusiasts to connect with nature and create unforgettable memories.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lakeside RV Park & Campground - 918 775-7522

Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA Campground - 918 775-2792

Robert S Kerr Reservoir OK Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Robert S Kerr Reservoir
Applegate Cove Marina
113805 S 4605 Rd
Sallisaw, OK 74955
918 775-4522


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Robert S Kerr Reservoir in Oklahoma.

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Robert S Kerr Reservoir is well known for blue and flathead catfish, stripped bass, and crappie fishing in east-central Oklahoma.

Fishing on Robert S Kerr Reservoir.