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Sandy Beach Picnic Shelter

Kaw Lake



Sandy Beach Day Use Area is a popular destination for anglers and hunters looking to test their skills, with large populations of catfish, white bass, walleye, whitetail deer, turkey, quail, rabbit and squirrel. The lake also offers a designated swim beach, picnic shelter and day use picnic areas, as well as access to nearby historical sites like Native American settlements and the Pioneer Woman Museum.


Sandy Beach Day Use Area is situated along the banks of Kaw Lake in north central Oklahoma. It is located near Kaw Lake dam and Hideaway 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.


Sandy Beach offers 1 Picnic Shelter, Vault Toilet, Volley Ball, Day Use Picnic Areas and a Designated Swim Beach. 

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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