You must visit Raymond Gary State Park. It’s a favorite spot to spend time if you live in Fort Towson, around Lake Raymond Gary, Sawyer, Hugo, or Valliant, in Southeast Oklahoma.
Raymond Gary state park is enjoyed by everyone. It’s a great place for:
Raymond Gary Lake Fishing:
In the past, The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife has conducted electrofishing surveys on the lakes in Oklahoma. The last data that I could locate was released in February of 2003. According to that article on the Kansas Angler Website:
“Among lakes smaller than 1,000 acres, Adair Recreation Lake in Adair County produced the most bass per hour during spring electrofishing surveys conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
In terms of overall numbers, Adair Lake produced 198 bass per hour of electrofishing, a big jump from last year when it yielded 124 bass per hour. Ranking second was Mountain Lake in Garvin County with nearly 183 bass per hour, followed by Lake Raymond Gary in Choctaw County (128 bass per hour), Taylor Lake in Grady County (124 bass per hour) and American Horse Lake in Blaine County (122 bass per hour).”
Lake Raymond Gary is managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, it is not a corp of engineer lake.
For information about Lake Raymond Gary, please review the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservations rules and regulations concerning allowed activities on Department owned lakes.
These regulations can be found at http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/laws_regs/fish1415.pdf or in the printed Oklahoma Fishing Guide booklet.
Daily/Minimum Size Limits: All species of black bass; six (6) combined per day, of which only one (1) may be 22 inches or longer / 16- to 22-inch protected slot limit. Channel and/or blue catfish; six (6) per day / no size limit.
Methods: Fishing limited to only two (2) rods and reels per person. Fishing limited to rod and reel and bowfishing. No other method of fishing allowed.
There are two boat ramps in the park and ample parking for your truck and boat trailer while you’re on the water.
Raymond Gary Lake Camping:
120 Campsites – Raymond Gary offer both RV sites with full hookups and tent sites. Many of the RV sites have concrete patios and concrete picnic tables. There are two group pavilions also that can reserved. Amenities include comfort stations with showers (hot water).
Many local families make use of the park for it’s playground for their children. Usually the week-end brings families with a picnic and the camera.
Cabin Rentals: There are several cabins available, some with bath, some with fireplaces.
Swimming: There is a swim beach available.
Canoe Rentals: Ask the park manager when you get there.