Oklahoma State Parks: Hugo Lake State Park

(Photo by Michael Barrera)

By Laci Jones

Tucked away in southeastern Oklahoma lies a state park known for its recreational opportunities. With 110 miles of shoreline, Hugo Lake State Park is a popular state park for cabin rentals.

Conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Hugo, Okla., Hugo Lake State park was established in the 1960s. The Kiamichi River and the building of the Hugo Lake Dam helped form Hugo Lake, an 8,000-acre lake. The construction on the dam began in October 1967 and was completed in 1974, costing approximately $37 million.

The state park has long hiking trails for visitors to enjoy the nature of southeastern Oklahoma. A marina is also located at the state park. The Hugo Lake State Park Marina has more than 50 slips and a store for essentials. 24-foot pontoon boats can be rented first come, first serve at the marina for four or seven hours.

Hugo Lake State Park is known for its fishing opportunities with sand bass, crappie, catfish and more. Fishing tournaments are frequently held at the state park. If visitors do not have a fishing license, it can also be purchased at the marina.

The state park offers 16 resort cabins. Each of these resort cabins has two-bedrooms with a full-size kitchen, dishes, pots and pans, utensils, coffee maker and a microwave. The size of bed provided varies among the cabins. Visitors also have access to a television with Dish Network and a view of the lake from the deck.

The resort cabins can be reserved for Monday thru Thursday for $115 per night, or Friday thru Sunday as well as holidays for $140 per night excluding tax. Visitors may receive a full refund for cancellation if notified five days prior to the reservation date, according to the Hugo Lake State Park website.

Learn more in the September issue of OKFR!