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Make Enid Lake Your Destination For Recreation

The newly renovated amphitheater located at the Persimmon Hill Recreation Area.

By Park Rangers
Chris Hannaford and
Jackie Ferrell

    After the 2008-2009 whitetail deer season closed last month, many outdoor enthusiasts have already begun fishing for crappie. Others are planning their spring and summer recreational functions including family picnics and weddings.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake would like to remind all outdoor enthusiasts that a day use fee is charged for launching a boat at designated boat ramps beginning March 1, and at designated swimming beaches beginning April 1. Boat launching fees are $3 a day, and the fee for using designated swimming beaches is $1 per person per day or a maximum of $4 per vehicle per day.     Visitors may purchase an annual pass from any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Office which allows visitors to launch their boat or swim at designated swimming beaches without having to pay every time they utilize these facilities. Annual passes cost $30 and are valid for one (1) year from the date of purchase.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake would also like to remind visitors that Enid Lake offers 14 picnic shelters located around the lake which are great for hosting family functions including company picnics, birthday parties, etc.             Shelters amenities include  picnic tables with handicap accessible tables, cooking grills, service tables, lights, potable water, and electrical outlets. Enid Lake also offers two amphitheaters that are great for weddings. Amenities include lights, plenty of seating, and electrical outlets.     Amphitheaters are located at Hickory Ridge Day Use Area and the Persimmon Hill Recreation Area. The fee to reserve a picnic shelter or amphitheater is $50, which can be paid at Enid Lake Field Office.

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