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Lake McMurtry Park Rules
We are excited that you are choosing to stay at Lake McMurtry and we want you to be aware of our rules and regulations so that you can have the best time during your visit.
General Park Rules:
Permits are required for all vehicles and activities within the park.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all Lake McMurtry property.
Daily permits expire at 10:00 pm.
Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. Generators may be prohibited during these hours - please check with park staff.
The discharging of firearms, BB guns, paintball guns, bow and arrows, sling shots or any devices that use burning powder, explosives, compressed gases, etc. is prohibited.
Pets must be kept on leashes no longer than 10 feet and under control at all times.
Fireworks and bonfires are prohibited.
Removal of plants, animals, rocks, downed timber, artifacts or relics is prohibited without written permission from Lake McMurtry Friends, Inc. and/or the City of Stillwater.
Camping is only allowed in designated areas.
Camping is limited to 14 cumulative days in any 30 day period.
Park patrol is conducted regularly so please have permits readily available for park staff to check.
Campsite Capacity Limits:
1 RV, 1 tent, 2 vehicles - 2 vehicle permits per campsite
3 tents, 2 vehicles - 2 vehicle permits per campsite
Exceeding campsite capacity limits may result in camper having to acquire another site, paying additional camping fees or eviction from the campground.
All vehicles and trailers must be on paved or graveled surfaces except as otherwise permitted.
Sites not marked with a reserved sign are obtainable on a first-come, first served basis.
Only one electrical user is allowed per electric campsite. Plug-ins shall not exceed receptacles provided at the pedestal.
No personal property may be left unattended for longer than 24 hours.
Campfires are the responsibility of the camper and are restricted to fire rings or grills provided. Burning trash in the fire ring or grill is strictly prohibited.
Cutting, sawing, or harvesting of firewood from trees and other vegetation within the park is strictly prohibited.
Trenching around tents, littering or discharging sewage or gray water on the ground is prohibited.
Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7 a.m. Generators may be prohibited during these hours please consult with park staff.
No fishing in designated swim areas
Please abide by local and state rules and regulations.
Click here for Oklahoma Fishing Regulations
2 pole limit per person.
Fishing by net, seine, gun trap, trot line, jug line, limb line, yo-yo’s, and seine nets are prohibited.
Black Bass Limit – 5 daily. Length must be 14 inches.
Walleye/Saugeye Limit – 5 daily. Length must be 18 inches.
The following are prohibited: activities that involve towing a person behind a boat, sea-doos, jet skis, or any similar personal motorized watercraft.
Boats of any kind are not allowed in the swim area.
Watercraft must be properly registered by the state of Oklahoma before entering the lake.
Designated boat ramps are for “launching” only.
Maximum speed is 25 mph. No wake at boat docks and ramps.
Water skiing, jet skis, sea doo’s, water bikes, and any other related water sports are prohibited.
No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk.
No swimming around docks or boat ramps.
No containers such as glass, tin, etc. are allowed in the swim area.
Fires must be contained in either a designated fire ring or grill.
Mountain Biking and Hiking:
Helmets are recommended when mountain biking.
Slow down and use caution in approaching and overtaking a bicycle or other hikers, make your presence known in advance.
Stay on trails to avoid soft soils, damage to vegetation, and soil erosion.
Do not frighten the wildlife. Give them time to move out of your way.
Do not leave litter - Pack it in, pack it out. If possible, collect litter abandoned by others.
Follow the philosophy of minimal impact with nature.
Simply take pictures and leave only footprints.
Stay off of trails after a hard rain or when they are muddy.
Rules and Regulations
Annual Permit Application
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