Shell Lake

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Shell Lake, which lies approximately six miles west of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, in Osage County, provides outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating, picnicking and sightseeing for residents of the City of Sand Springs. For any questions about Shell Lake call Frank Weigle at 918-246-2590.


Hours of access to Shell Lake shall be from daylight to dusk.

Use Permit

A permit is required for fishing and boating on Shell Lake. This includes shore fishing. Daily permits can be purchased on site at Shell Lake, or at the Sand Springs City Hall Customer Service Window. A daily permit fee of $2.00 per person, but not more than $6.00 per boat, will be charged for fishing and/or use of the boat launching area. A $25 annual use permit can be purchased at Sand Springs City Hall Customer Service. The permit year is from January 1 through December 31, and fees will not be prorated for fractional parts of the year. All anglers between the ages of 16 and 65 must have a valid Oklahoma fishing license. Permit fees will not be charged for persons under the age of 16 or over the age of 65.

To view Shell Lake's location and lake access, click this map.

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Shell Lake Boating Regulations

Shell Lake Fishing Regulations

General Rules & Regulations