Scribe offers up places to fish around Lawton
You don't have to go far to get in on some fishing action, especially when Oklahoma offers it's Free Fishing Weekend. Below is a list of easy to get to fishing spots that you can load up the family and get in on the action.
• Elmer Thomas Park, Lake Helen The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife used Sport Fish Restoration funding to, along with the City of Lawton, completely revamped this little city fishing hole. Installing jetties and fishing piers, the facilities are very family friendly. And if the fish are not biting, there are ducks, geese and other wildlife to watch. The water is low from the drought, but still some easy fishing access for kids.
• Lake Elmer Thomas, LETRA Not to be confused with the afore mentioned lake, Elmer Thomas lake is a beautiful lake set in the Wichita Mountains. Lying half on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and half on Ft. Sill, the lake provides some of the most scenic fishing opportunities in the state. The Ft. Sill side Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA) not only has some great fishing, but has a beach, mini golf and paddle boats.
• Quanah Parker Lake Located across from the Wichita Mountains Refuge Visitor Center, this beautiful lake has great sunfish and bass fishing. A box of worms is all you need to get your kids hooked on catching sunfish. If they get bored, then head over the visitor center to learn the history of the Refuge.