Pioneer Cove Picnic Shelter

Kaw Lake



Pioneer Cove Day Use Area is situated along the banks of Kaw Lake in north-central Oklahoma, providing excellent fishing and hunting opportunities, a boat ramp, and a picnic shelter. Visitors may also admire the lake's 17,000 acres and 168 miles of shoreline, and explore its historical attractions such as Native American settlements and the Pioneer Woman Museum.


Pioneer Cove Day Use Area is situated along the banks of Kaw Lake in north central Oklahoma. It is located near Kaw City Oklahoma and Pioneer Cove Marina and convenient to several recreational day use areas.


The lake and river are known for producing some of Oklahoma's largest catfish, as well as crappie, white bass, and walleye, making it a popular destination for anglers. 

Hunters' skills are tested with excellent populations of whitetail deer, turkey, quail, rabbit, and squirrel. During the fall waterfowl seasons Kaw Lake often attracts large numbers of migrating ducks and geese.  

During the winter visitors are likely to spot migrating bald eagles, as Kaw Lake has one of the biggest populations in the state.


Pioneer Cove offers 1 picnic shelter, boat ramp, water, and a vault toilet. 

Natural Features

The lake covers 17,000 surface acres and has 168 miles of shoreline. Completed in 1976, the dam and lake help provide a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.

Nearby Attractions

The area holds several historical sites, including several Native American settlements, archeological sites and the Pioneer Woman Museum.

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