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.