Ski Point

Ski Point is our most popular day use area with sun and shade for your enjoyment. Picnic tables, a pavilion, and a sand vollyball court add options for your use. A lot of room to play and great new people to meet!

Heated Fishing Dock


Our fishing dock is open and the fishing is great. Get out of the sun in the summer or the cold in winter and enjoy year-round fishing!

Lake Side Convenience Store

In this aerial view of the docks area we can see the fuel dock. The two buildings in the picture are the Oklahoma State sailing club building and the convenience store. Water sports are the fastest growing use of the university's lake.

On Water Fuel Dock

The water fuel dock is a convenient way to refuel boats.


There are now 8 improved campgrounds at the lake.
Blackjack Cove, Cedar Point, Deer Run, Sunset Bay, Turkey Hollow and a portion of Pine Grove all of which have electric and water hookups. These campgrounds are intended for long term (Annual) licensing.
Fox Run is a long term (Annual) campground and has electrical hookups only no water service available. For information on these campgrounds contact OSU Property Management (Chuck Fleisher) at 405-744-3855.
Pine Grove, a portion of Beaver Cove and Scissortail Lane campgrounds are for nightly campers. These Campgrounds have electric and water hookups. For information please contact the Park Office at 405-372-5157.
A portion of Beaver Cove and all of HPELS campgrounds are unimproved for those wishing to “rough it”. Hunts Meadow, with improved and primitive sites, serves as our trailhead campground for equestrian use.
Camping Sites are available on a "first paid, first serve" basis for nightly rentals. Reservations are available for Scissortail Lane. Call the Park Office to make your reservation at 405-372-5157.



The cabins offer the best accomodations and also have a patio area looking to the calm water of lake Carl Blackwell. 13 cabins are leased on an annual basis. Seven cabins are rented on a nightly basis. See our cabin rental page for more information, or call 405-372-5157.


State Fishing License and LCB Use Permit is required. Lake Carl Blackwell is not an easy lake to fish. Patience and a willingness to get to know the lake is required for success. That does not mean fishing is not fun at LCB, it only means it's a challenge. Check out our enclosed fishing dock.

Noodling is not allowed at Lake Carl Blackwell.


Lake Carl Blackwell is an excellent lake for water skiing, water biking, boating, and swimming. Swimming areas are designated by bouy markers and boats/jet skis are not allowed inside the designated areas. The best place for watching water sports as well as taking part in them is Ski Point recreational area.
With a 3 lane, lighted ramp built in the Fall of 2003, Lake Carl Blackwell now has four active ramps for your convenience. Please note the locations on the park area map.
The more traditionally family oriented swimming area is located just across the road from the lake store. Its gradually sloping bank allows easy access to children and folks with any type of handicap. This area also is bouyed off from water traffic. Pine Grove has a sand beach and the newly expanded Ski Point area is a great place for water play!