Beauty in Our Backyard
Arcadia Lake is located on the Deep Fork River just East of Edmond. As a result, it offers outdoor adventures next to an urban core. A relatively young body of water, it opened to the public in 1987. The surface of the lake covers 1,820 surface acres. Not to mention the 26 miles of shoreline it boasts. While acting as flood control for the river basin, Arcadia Lake also became a habitat for a wide array of wildlife. Eagles, water fowl and fish of all kinds call this lake home.
Camping at Arcadia Lake
Are you ready to rough it? Conversely, maybe you want to spend the weekend in an RV with full hook-ups. Have no fear, Arcadia has you covered. Camp spots range from primitive to RV sites with water, electric and sewage connections. A small piece of advice, don’t show up fashionably late! The park staff won’t hold reservations and all camp sites are first come-first serve. Each site has a picnic table, charcoal grill and fire ring. The seclusion that each spot offers will defy the fact that your a stone’s throw from the City.
Let’s Play Outside!
Arcadia Lake holds no punches when it comes to outdoor activities. A fishing pier and a covered (and heated!) dock allow for year-round fishing. Some of the fish you might catch include bluegill, channel catfish and largemouth bass. Boats can be seen dotting the water in search of that perfect catch, or that perfect wake. The lake has become a hotspot for water sports of all kinds. Wake skating to waterskiing beckon the bold at Arcadia. Swimming or working on your bronze is just a short drive to one of the lake’s swimming areas.
Hiking and cycling have become a mainstay around Arcadia Lake. Multiple trails lead off into the tree line and unknown adventures. Area mountain bikers flock here for the “Out & Back” trail. This trail is around 7 miles long, and is perfect for beginners as well as intermediate riders. We love how our City is investing in healthy outdoor living and these trails are a prime example.
The cities of Edmond and OKC are part way into a massive multi-use trail system that will be approximately 18 miles long. When this system is completed, residents and visitors alike can enjoy wide lanes of asphalt trail and bridges that will surround the lake. We’ll put out a full write up once the trails are completed. We can’t wait to see this massive project finished!