Clayton Lake

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Clayton Lake
Location of Clayton Lake in Oklahoma, USA.
Location of Clayton Lake in Oklahoma, USA.
Clayton Lake
Location of Clayton Lake in Oklahoma, USA.
Location of Clayton Lake in Oklahoma, USA.
Clayton Lake
LocationPushmataha County, Oklahoma
Coordinates34°32′35″N 95°18′34″W / 34.54306°N 95.30944°W / 34.54306; -95.30944Coordinates: 34°32′35″N 95°18′34″W / 34.54306°N 95.30944°W / 34.54306; -95.30944
TypeReservoir
Primary inflowsPeal Creek
Basin countriesUnited States
First flooded1935
Surface area66 acres (0.27 km2)
Water volume953 acre-feet (1,176,000 m3)
Shore length12 miles (3.2 km)
Surface elevation665 feet (203 m)
SettlementsClayton, Oklahoma
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Clayton Lake is a small recreational lake in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Clayton, Oklahoma.[1]

The lake, which was built in 1935, impounds the waters of Peal Creek. It is operated as Clayton Lake State Park by the State of Oklahoma. The state park offers rental cabins, tent and RV campsites, picnic tables and shelters, comfort stations with showers, boat ramps, ADA accessible fishing dock, playground, hiking trails and swim beach.[2] It is a popular fishing and camping spot due to its scenic location nestled among the Kiamichi Mountains, surrounded by pine tree forests.

Clayton Lake comprises 66 acres (270,000 m2) of area and 2 miles (3.2 km) of shoreline. Normal pool elevation is 665 feet (203 m) above sea level. Its normal holding capacity is 953 acre-feet (1,176,000 m3).[3]

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  1. ^ "Clayton Lake, Oklahoma," OutdoorsOK. Accessed August 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Clayton Lake State Park". www.travelok.com. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
  3. ^ “Clayton Lake”, Oklahoma Water Atlas, Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

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