Birch Lake (Oklahoma)

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Birch Lake
Location Osage County, Oklahoma
Coordinates 36°32′03″N 96°09′46″W / 36.534212°N 96.162915°W / 36.534212; -96.162915Coordinates: 36°32′03″N 96°09′46″W / 36.534212°N 96.162915°W / 36.534212; -96.162915
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1137 acres
Shore length1 27 miles
Settlements Barnsdall, Oklahoma
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Birch Lake is a lake 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, Oklahoma and about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Bartlesville.[1] It impounds about 1,137 acres (4.60 km2) of water.[2] It is formed from Birch Creek, which is a tributary of Bird Creek.[2] It eventually empties into the Arkansas River. It is twenty miles (32 km) southweast of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.[3]

The lake has largemouth bass, walleye, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish, and different types of sunfish.[3] The marine law enforcement branch of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Troop W, is headquartered at Birch Lake. [4]

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