Okmulgee Lake Area
Bass fishermen will love Okmulgee Lake and Dripping Springs Lake just outside of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. These two lakes, separated by only a short distance, offer peaceful, wide open waters surrounded by lush, gently rolling hills and some of the best bass fishing in the region. In fact, Dripping Springs Lake was the first designated "trophy bass lake" in Oklahoma and still offers top tier fishing. Formerly an Oklahoma State Park, the Okmulgee Lake & Recreation Area offers many camping and outdoor recreation amenities. A swim beach invites families to spend a day enjoying the water while tent campsites, RV hookups, showers, boat ramps and other amenities make your camping stay comfortable.
In Okmulgee, you'll find the headquarters of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and their rich Native American history. Tour the Creek Council House Museum to learn more about the tribe and get a glimpse of their culture. Browse the Redstick Gallery in downtown Okmulgee to find authentic items handcrafted by members of the Creek Nation. If you time your visit right, you can even join the fun at the massive annual Muscogee Nation Festival with free concerts by national recording artists, a parade, carnival rides, a stomp dance, a rodeo and sports events. You'll also find dining, lodging and even a casino in Okmulgee. You can also venture to nearby Henryetta, the charming hometown of professional football star Troy Aikman, for more sightseeing, dining and lodging options. Get away from it all with a visit to the Okmulgee & Dripping Springs Lake Area.