Lake Overholser Boathouse
RIVERSPORT’s Lake Overholser Boathouse is located on the east shore of Lake Overholser just south of the historic Route 66 bridge, and offers access to the North Canadian River and Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge for rowing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. New in 2021 – the Trailhead Cafe offers housemade breakfast and lunch fare daily, 7a-2p.
RIVERSPORT Adventures at Lake Overholser include a “stunt jump” free fall, a giant swing, and a double zip line across the water. Stand up paddle boards and kayaks plus lessons and coached programs are also available. Guided group paddling excursions into the adjacent Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge are available by reservation, and both sunset and full moon paddles are held throughout the season. Note: Adventures at Lake Overholser are currently closed due to COVID-19
Summer camps ensure kids get the opportunity to explore local trails while also learning to kayak and stand up paddle board. Trails along the lake’s edge provide a beautiful setting for running, cycling or leisurely walks.
A landmark structure on the lake for decades, the Lake Overholser Boathouse marks where rowing first made its debut in Oklahoma. It was renovated in 2018 with a $2 million grant from the Ann Lacy Foundation and is now a community gathering place, providing access to the water for both elite and recreational athletes.
The boathouse is available for private events including family reunions, community meetings, birthday parties and weddings.