10 minutes from Salina
2 ½ miles S. of Salina on Hwy 82 then 3 ¼ miles E on County Road 052.3
Lake W.R. Holway was created in 1968. It is located in the hills of northeastern Oklahoma, attached to Lake Hudson via the Saline Creek arm of the lake. Resting on a bed of rocks carved from the hills, the waters of the reservoir are clear and pristine.
In 1981, the reservoir was named to honor the late W.R. Holway, Grand River Dam Authority’s longtime consulting engineer. Prior to that, the reservoir was known as Chimney Rock Reservoir, after the valley in which its 200-foot tall earth and rock dam was built. The lake has 785 acres of pristine water, some of which reach 200 feet deep. The lake is secluded, and it is possible to enjoy a day’s fishing without seeing another human.
W.R. Holway Reservoir was first stocked with smallmouth bass in 1991 by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The 750-acre reservoir is deep, clear and rocky, all of the prerequisites needed for a great smallmouth fishery.
GRDA regulations prohibit internal combustion engines on the reservoir, ensuring a relaxing fishing experience. Swimming is also prohibited on the reservoir.
Fish species include: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappie & Catfish
LAKE SPAVINAW & SPAVINAW STATE PARK
20 minutes North of Salina on Hwy 82
401 E Lake Ave. Spavinaw, OK 74366
Lake Spavinaw is a quiet, secluded area with good eagle viewing in winter months. Facilities include boat ramps, fishing docks, picnic areas, grills, restrooms, playground, nature trail and a group shelter. No swimming or skiing allowed. Small fee charged for boat/fish access which can be purchased on site. Lake offers 1,584 surface acres and 25 miles of shoreline.
Lake Spavinaw fish species include: black bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish.
Spavinaw State Park offers camping, fishing, picnic areas and swimming RV and tent sites with electric, water and dump station, primitive sites also available. For more info 918-435-8066 or visit: www.stateparks.com