Beautiful Arcadia Lake, located on the Deep Fork River, features water-oriented recreation opportunities in an urban setting.Facilities include picnicking, camping, swimming, water skiing, boating, disc golf, and hiking / biking / equestrian trails. A fishing pier and a heated, covered dock is provided for year-round fishing for bluegill, channel catfish, blue catfish, and largemouth bass.
Arcadia Lake is a relatively young body of water. This lake was constructed as a cooperative effort between the City of Edmond and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and opened in 1987.
The normal elevation of Arcadia Lake is 1,006 feet. The lake has 1,820 surface acres and 26 miles of shoreline. The dam itself is a rolled-earth, earthfill embankment nearly a mile long. At maximum capacity, the lake has an elevation of 1,029.5 feet and a surface area of 3,820 acres.
Arcadia Lake serves many functions:
It acts as a flood control for the Deep Fork River Basin.
It provides habitat for fish and wildlife.
It provides recreational and educational opportunities for the community.