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picnic tables by the water at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Picnic tables by Fort Gibson Lake. Photo: Park Facebook Page

Situated on the western shore of Fort Gibson Lake, Sequoyah Bay State Park is a terrific getaway for those who want to fully immerse themselves in nature.

Not to be confused with a nearby Oklahoma state park – Sequoyah State Park – this public recreational space covers 303 spectacular acres.

Like Sequoyah though, it offers plenty of opportunities for camping. As well as partaking in a range of outdoor leisure pursuits that are based around the land and water.

For residents of Tulsa, who live less than an hour’s drive from the park, as well as wider Oklahoma, there is simply no better place in the Sooner state to rest and unwind.

How to get to Sequoyah Bay State Park

Sequoyah Bay State Park is located in Wagoner County, about 4.3 miles south of the town of Wagoner.

To reach it you will have to drive along State Hwy 16.

As mentioned above, if you are coming from Tulsa it will take you just under an hour to drive there. While from Oklahoma City the journey time is more like two and a half hours to drive there.

If you are driving from Dallas or Little Rock, it will take you closer to four hours all up.


Blessed with 225 miles of scenic shoreline and over 19,100 surface acres of shimmering lake, the park is a haven for those who enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Here is some more information about what you can do while you are there.

Water Sports at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Centered around Fort Gibson Lake, the park is a brilliant destination for recreational water sports like canoeing, kayaking and SUP. You’ll no doubt find yourself spending hours traversing the lake, and generally immersing yourself in the serenity of the area.

While there, three boat ramps will provide you with easy access to enter the water via your chosen vessel.

There is also a full service marina directly on the lake that offers food, ice, bait, gas and a range of other provisions, should you need to top up on them.

Swimming at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Swimming takes place by the beach area around the lake. However, as it is not patrolled, you will have to exercise caution as you swim there.

Fishing at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Anglers from all over Oklahoma come to the park to enjoy the fabulous fishing opportunities it offers.

There are several prime spots on and around the lake, you can choose to cast a line. If this is something you are partial too, expect to catch walleye, catfish, crappie and plenty of large and smallmouth bass.

Hiking at Sequoyah Bay State Park

One of the park’s main draw cards is the miles of trails that meander its way through it.

Showcasing some of the park’s outstanding natural beauty, you will get to see a stunning landscape that features beautiful plant species, captivating wildlife, alluring songbirds and plenty of stately trees.

Biking at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Those into biking will love what is on offer at the park.

Not only can you ride your vehicle on the park roads, you can also traverse the nature trails on them too.

While biking can be done all year round, arguably the best time to engage in such activity within the park is during spring or autumn.

At this time the stunning colors of the blooms, or the fall foliage, will leave you breathless.

Playing Sports at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Just because you are heading to a national park does not mean you have to miss out on your favorite sport!

Throughout the park there are plenty of sporting facilities you can take advantage of, including courts and fields set aside for basketball, baseball and volleyball.

So, rest assured, you should still be able to get your fix of cardio!

Picnicking at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Picnicking is a very popular activity at the park.

With 110 tables and four shelters to choose from, you shouldn’t have any trouble securing one for a spot of al fresco dining.

Each of the shelters come with electricity and water and they are dotted around the park’s 303-acres.

Birding at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Sequoyah Bay State Park is a very popular spot for bird watching, with enthusiasts from all over the country coming here with their binoculars to observe a range of species.

Some of the ones that appear frequently in the park include northern cardinal, mourning dove, house sparrow, Carolina chickadee and tufted titmouse.

Pets at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Pets are allowed in the park but there are restrictions. To gain clarification of what they are, it is worth contacting the park’s main office.

Camping at Sequoyah Bay State Park

When it comes to overnight camping accommodation options, the park offers plenty for the visitors.

All up there are four separate campgrounds, all of which have Cherokee names. These include the Attakullakulla, Payamataha, Hulbutta Micco and Pushmataha campgrounds.

Between them there are 94 RV sites that come with electric and water hookups. All of which must be reserved online.

Collectively, these four campgrounds offer comfort stations with flush toilets and hot showers, as well as picnic shelters, a dump station and a playground for kids to enjoy.

In addition to this, for extra comfort, visitors can also choose to stay a couple of nights at one of the marina’s cabins. Stylish and well appointed, they accommodate two queen size beds, a full bathroom, small kitchen and a range of other home comforts and amenities.

Park Location

Sequoyah Bay State Park
6237 E 100th St N
Wagoner, OK 74467
Phone: 918.772.2046