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McGee Creek State Park, Atoka

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#33 of 57 in Nature in Oklahoma
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McGee Creek State Park is a state park in southern Oklahoma. The park is on the south side of McGee Creek Reservoir. Created in 1985 the reservoir provides flood control. The park is approximately 2,600 acres (1,100 ha) and the reservoir is approximately 3,800 acres (1,500 ha). Its main staple is recreational and sport fishing. The main fish fished for in this park include Crappie, Sunfish, Largemouth bass, and Channel catfish. The McGee Creek Wildlife Management area is located between the two arms of the reservoir.
Bear and deer are among the animals present. Shortleaf pine, though near its western limit, is abundant.
When the park, the lake and the Wildlife Management Area are considered together, the total protected area around the lake is about 20,000 acres (8,100 ha).
McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area is connected to with McGee Creek State Park. Both are a part of the McGee Creek Wildlife Management Area. The Natural Scenic Recreation Area is located in the top northeast area of the wildlife refuge. Activities in the Scenic Recreation Area include horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and bouldering.

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  • My family of four (husband, 10 year old daughter and 8 year son) plus two of the kid's friends stayed at the Post Oak Campground over fall break in spot 1. It was right next to the bathroom and...  more »
  • My stargazing friends enjoyed coming to McGee Creek State Park especially because the area is on the Bortle Scale possibly in the "Rural Sky" classification; but, we had a little moon light, and...  more »
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  • I visited the lake on a mild day in mid-March. The air was smoky and the sky stained from nearby forest fires, but the land itself was beautiful and the lake serene. Very few patrons visiting, which was fine with me. Saw a group of 6 deer about an hour before sunset which really highlighted the experience. I'd love to see this place in the fall.
  • Great trails! Be aware!! We (my two small dogs and myself) ran into a pack of about 8-12 wild boar! Eeeek! Lots of rooting in the muddy ground gave us a heads up that they were around. But WOW! Trails were awesome!
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