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Boating At Hugo Lake In Oklahoma

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Hugo Lake, Oklahoma

Free Public Boating & Watersport Activities

Hugo Lake, nestled in southeastern Oklahoma, is a scenic reservoir surrounded by lush forests and beautiful landscapes. Located near the city of Hugo, the lake's serene waters and array of recreational activities make it a favored destination for nature enthusiasts and boaters.

The area surrounding Hugo Lake offers several nearby attractions that enhance the allure of the region. The nearby Hugo Lake State Park provides hiking trails, picnicking areas, and opportunities for birdwatching, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surrounding environment.

Boating on Hugo Lake is a popular pastime, with its expansive surface offering ample space for leisurely cruises and various water-based adventures. From fishing to water skiing, the lake caters to the preferences of all boaters, ensuring a delightful experience on its tranquil waters.

Hugo Lake features multiple boat launch ramps at various points around the lake, ensuring easy access for boaters to launch their vessels. These launch ramps facilitate a smooth and efficient entry, allowing boaters to spend more time enjoying the water and less time preparing their boats.

For those who enjoy the excitement of water sports, Hugo Lake provides opportunities for jet skiing, water skiing and wakeboarding. The lake's inviting waters and spacious areas create an ideal environment for engaging in these exhilarating water sports, attracting enthusiasts seeking thrilling adventures on the water.

The nearby city of Hugo complements the appeal of Hugo Lake by offering additional conveniences and amenities for visitors exploring the area. Hugo provides dining, shopping, and accommodation options, making it easy for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy their time both on and off the water.

The boating season on Hugo Lake typically extends from late spring to early fall, coinciding with the warmer months when the weather is most favorable for outdoor water activities. During this time, boaters can fully embrace the inviting waters and pleasant temperatures that make Hugo Lake an ideal destination for boating and water recreation.

Fishing is also a cherished pursuit on Hugo Lake, with anglers seeking various fish species, including bass, catfish, and crappie. The lake's abundant fish population and serene surroundings offer a rewarding experience for fishing enthusiasts, adding to the allure of this captivating water body.

For those seeking a complete outdoor experience, camping facilities are available near Hugo Lake, offering the opportunity to fully embrace the natural beauty of the area and enjoy a tranquil camping retreat amidst the picturesque landscape, providing a chance to extend the enjoyment of Hugo Lake beyond a day of boating.

Boating, camping and fishing.

Bring a boat, canoe, kayak, pontoon or fishing boat to Hugo Lake and enjoy this water wonderland. Several campgrounds, lodging, dining, convenience store and the Hugo Lake State Park Marina stand ready to enhance your fishing trips and vacations here. Quality bass and monster catfish, along with good numbers crappie, bluegill and bream, plus white, yellow and striped bass all thrive here. With over 100 miles of shoreline to fish on this 13,000-reservoir lake, there is still plenty of room for water skiers and boating enthusiasts. Thanks to established boating lanes in the upper half of the lake, anglers can enjoy about 5000 acres of prime fishing areas undisturbed by skiers. This diverse fishery is located in the southeast part of the state, at Hugo, OK. For anglers preferring to fish from the bank, there are plenty of areas with public access.

Hugo Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY


Hugo Lake Campground - 580 326-3345

Hugo Lake State Park Campground - 580 326-0303

Shady Oaks RV Park - 580 326-9680

Sawyer RV Campground - 580 326-0830

Hugo Lake Map


Fish species found in Hugo Lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow bass and hybrid striped bass.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

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Local Contact Information

Hugo Lake
Hugo Lake State Park
Highway 70
Sawyer, OK 74756
580 326-0303

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