Duncan Area Lakes

Owned and operated by City of Duncan, the "Duncan Lakes' are four man-made lakes built as resevoirs between 1948 and 1962 by the community as resources for use in future droughts.

Today, the lakes are used year-round for recreation, fishing, camping and gatherings. Pets on leashes are permitted and owners are requested to pick up after them in all areas.

Hunting in season is permitting in designated areas only. Please note that for the 2023-24 season that the south end of Clear Creek Lake is off limits for hunting as there are contracted workers in that area throughout the season.  

Permits are required for all camping, fishing and hunting and must be purchased either onsite or at one of several locations in the city. See Permits and Kiosk information for details.

There are partial(water/electric but no sewer) camp sites and rough camp sites available. Camping sites are on a first come-first serve basis with the purchase of a camping permit. There is a 21 day limit on a single camping site. On the 21st day, you will be required to move to another single camping site.

Reservations of facilities are required. To reserve a facility at one of the lakes, please call 580-251-7734 or 580-251-7791.

Rules of Conduct

All motorized water craft must travel in a counterclockwise direction and should not come closer than 100 feet to the shoreline or 200 feet of any anchored boat unless coning to dock or shoreline.

All boats must have a life preserver on the boat for each person in the boat and children 12 years and younger must wear a life preserver at all times.

All persons on jet skis, sailboats,canoes and surf sails must wear a life preserver. Jet skiers, minimum of 16 years of age or older, will observe all ski boat regulations. Maximum boat speeds: skiing 40 mph, fishing 10 mph.

Swimming is in designated areas only for your safety and not allowed beyond 50 feet from the shoreline unless it is a buoyed area.

Please refer to the regulations below for all fishing information and be aware that there is no netting, casting or noodling permitted at the lakes.


Permits available at:

  • City Hall, 1600 S Highway 81, between the hours of 7 am to 5:30 pm
  • Duncan Police Department (outer lobby), 18 S 7th Street
  • Murf's Guns, 1720 Highway 81, between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm


Kiosks located at each of the four lakes, debit or credit card only, no cash onsite.

  • Clear Creek Lake - Kiosk located west of the public shower/restroom
  • Duncan Lake - Kiosk near public shower/restroom
  • Lake Fuqua - Kiosk next to the pavilion
  • Lake Humphreys - Kiosk near public shower/restroom
Lake Kiosk