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Attention: The severe drought that has plagued the south central U.S. has taken a toll on Canton Lake. As the primary storage area for water allotted to Oklahoma City, calls for releases to replenish drinking water have resulted in the lake being at its lowest level in over 30 years and second lowest level in its 64 year history. Those visiting Canton should be aware that boat ramps may not be available and for those launching, there will be an increased risk of contacting submerged obstructions that would normally be way below the lake's surface.


Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates


Canadian Campground is located at Canton Lake in northwest Oklahoma on the North Canadian River, just 2.5 miles from the town of Canton.

Canton Lake hosts a large number of campers, picnickers, boaters, fishermen, and hunters every year, as one of the few places in western Oklahoma to offer all of these activities.

Natural Features:

The shores of Canton Lake and the North Canadian River are covered with eastern cottonwood, post and blackjack oak, black willow, buttonbush and roughleaf dogwood.


Canton Lake is known for its fishing opportunities, especially walleye fishing. The Walleye Rodeo fishing derby is held annually in May and draws thousands of visitors to the area.

The lake's gently sloping sandy beaches are inviting for swimmers and sunbathers. Water skiing is popular on the broad expanse of water paralleling the dam where winds are subdued.


This year-round campground's central location, scenic setting, and excellent facilities make it a very popular destination. It offers 120 family sites, two group sites, and one day-use group picnic shelter, all with electrical hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, two boat ramps and a playground.

Nearby Attractions:

A major attraction for hunters is the 14,877-acre Canton Wildlife Management Area. This year-round park is home to bobwhite quail, deer, squirrel, wild turkey, dove and waterfowl.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • There are no sewer site hookups at this campground
  • 3-night minimum required during the annual Walleye Rodeo
  • Maximum of two tents per campsite, or one RV and one tent per campsite
  • Pets are not allowed at the Sandy Cove Day-Use Area
  • Please register for the campsite during booth hours 10 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • From March-November, visitors are charged a reduced rate due to water being turned off

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.09056, -98.60583
36°5'26"N, 98°36'21"W

From Canton, OK: Go .5 miles west on HWY 51, turn north on HWY 58A. Travel for 2 miles, taking the left fork and head west where the highway joins a paved county road. Keep traveling west for about .25 miles, then travel north a very short distance to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HC 65 BOX120

Phone Number:

Information: (580)886-3454