Lakes

Pauls Valley City Lake
Located 1 1/2 mile east of Pauls Valley on State Highway 19 then 1/2 mile north and 1/2 mile west, the Pauls Valley City Lake offers a wide range of recreational opportunities including fishing, camping, swimming, jet skiing, hunting, and a pavilion for reunions or get togethers. Constructed in 1954 primarily as a water supply lake, the City Lake offers 750 acres of prime fishing water. Stocked with various species of catfish, crappie, black bass, and saugeye makes this lake worth trying. Camping facilities range from full hook ups to primitive camping. For the jet skiers, one can also enjoy the beach area and boat ramp that is located in the jet ski area.

R.C. Longmire Lake
Located eleven miles east of Pauls Valley on State Highway 19 then 3 miles south, this lake was constructed in 1989. Named after the late R.C. Longmire who among others, saw the need for another water supply lake. With over 900 acres of surface water, one just needs to drive out to the lake to observe the scenic beauty of this lake. Although constructed primarily as a water supply lake it was envisioned that the recreational opportunities of this lake were endless. How right they were! Longmire Lake offers recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, camping, hiking, bird watching, hunting, and swimming. Longmire Lake also has a pavilion for social functions and has modern bathroom facilities.

With the help of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department, Longmire Lake has been designated as a trophy bass lake. Since 1990 Florida bass have been stocked in this lake and is monitored by the ODWC on a semi-annual basis to help insure the lake’s status as a trophy bass lake. Since the construction of Longmire lake it has become a favorite wintering habitat for bald eagles having as many as a dozen eagles at one time.

General Rules

  1. The lake property is a refuge for all plants and animals. The taking, cutting, or killing of any plant or animal on the property is prohibited. Exceptions to this rule are those fish, waterfowl, and upland game discussed under Fishing and Hunting Rules.
  2. No firearms shall be allowed on lake property. Exceptions to this rule are any firearms used in the Valley Gun Club area, guns used for legal hunting, and blank pistols used for dog training.
  3. Throwing of trash in the lake or littering on lake property is prohibited. Glass containers are prohibited on lake property.
  4. All pets in the camping and picnicking areasmust he on a leash.
  5. Open fires are allowed only in designatedcampsite areas and approved picnic areas within the campgrounds.
  6. Permits are required for boating, fishing, trotlines, jug lines, hunting, and camping.
  7. Public intoxication will not be tolerated. City Police will be notified.
  8. Swimming is allowed in both lakes in designated, buoyed area. No lifeguard. Swim at your own risk. Small children must be supervised by an adult.
  9. Speed limit on roads running through the Lake Property is as posted on roads running through the camping area.
  10. No motor vehicles will be allowed off of established roads and designated parking areas.
  11. Conduct which disturbs the rights of others to a peaceful outdoor experience is prohibited.

City permit is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65 years old. Persons will abide by local and state regulations with certain modifications.

Fishing (permit Is good for both lakes)

Daily $2.00
Annual $10.00

Lake Limits: Pauls Valley City Lake
Bass: Daily Limit, 6 Fish Over 14″
Channel/Blue Catfish: Daily Limit, 15
Flathead Catfish: Daily Limit, 10 Over 20″
Crappie: Daily Limit, 37 Fish Any Size
Saugeye: Daily Limit, 5 Fish Over 18″
Other Species: No Daily or Size Limit

Lake Limits: Lake R.C. Longmire
Bass: Daily Limit, 3 Fish, Length Limit
All Bass Under 22″ Must Be Released
Channel/Blue Catfish: Daily Limit, 15
Flathead Catfish: Daily Limit, 10 Over 20″
Crappie: Daily Limit, 37 Fish Any Size
Other Species: No Daily Or Size Limit

Trot Line Fishing
Pauls Valley City Lake Only. Permit required: $10.00 annual in addition to other required permits. One twenty-five (25) hook line per person tagged with name and address; must be checked every twenty-four (24) hours or removed. Lines may not be left without hooks. Owner must have a regular annual fishing permit. Trot lines must be placed at least 100 feet from the bank.

Jug Line Fishing
Pauls Valley City Lake Only. Permit required: $10.00 annual in addition to other required permits. Jug Lines will be limited to 2 Hooks per jug, with no more than 10 lines per person.

Limb Lines / Yo Yos Are Not Permitted

Camping (city permit is required)

R.C. Longmire Permit
Daily: $5.00

Pauls Valley City Lake Permits
Daily: Water & Electricity $10.00/Night
Full Hook-Up: $12.00 Night
$2.00 Senior Discount 65 and Over

General Camping Rules
  1. No advance reservations for individuals:
    first come-first served.
  2. Only one family per campsite.
  3. Quiet hours are from 10:00pm-6:00am.
  4. Length of stay is limited to 14 consecutive days (cannot move from one campsite to another).

 

Exceptions (City Lake Only)
  1. Advance reservations for clubs with
    eight RVs or more.
  2. No tents in area around pavilion.
  3. No primitive camping.
  4. Reservations must be made for pavilion

Boating
All boats and jet skis will observe no-wake zones near boat ramps. No water skiing allowed on either lake. City permit is required. Permit is good for both lakes.

Daily $3.00
Annual $15.00

Jet Skiing
Pauls Valley City Lake Only. City Permit is required. Jet Skiing allowed in designated areas only. No water skiing or towing objects behind jet skis will be allowed.

Daily $3.00
Annual $15.00

Hunting
City Permit is required. Permit is good for both lakes.

Daily $3.00
Annual $15.00

Duck / Goose Hunting
(City & Longmire Lake)
  1. Hunter must be in compliance with State and Federal Regulations.
  2. Hunter must check-in with the Lake Ranger prior to the initiation of each hunt and check-out with the Lake Ranger at the completion of each hunt.

 

Deer Hunting
(City & Longmire Lake)
  1. Restricted to Bow and Arrow Hunting
  2. Hunter must be in compliance with State Regulations.
  3. Hunter must check-in with the Lake Ranger prior to the initiation of each hunt and check-out with the Lake Ranger at the completion of each hunt.
  4. No permanent tree stands shall be constructed or allowed on lake property.

 

Upland Game Hunting
(Quail, Dove, Rabbit, and Squirrel)
  1. Restricted to shotgun hunting only
  2. Hunter must be in compliance with State regulations