What to do in Wah-Sha-She State Park

Nestled deep in the heart of the Osage Nation, Wah-Sha-She means "The Water People" in the Osage language. Water people will find plenty to love about Wah-Sha-She State Park. Boating and fishing are popular pastimes on Hulah Lake.

Located on the shores of Lake Hulah. Fishing, boating and water skiing are popular, and amenities feature loading docks and lighted boat ramps. Fishermen will find largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, channel catfish and bullhead catfish. Hunting is plentiful in the Wildlife Management Area which also includes a Waterfowl Refuge for bird watchers. The park also offers a swimming beach, playground, modern comfort stations, nature trail, picnic tables, group picnic shelters, semi-modern RV sites with water and electricity and regular tent sites.

Features/Facilities: 266 Park Acres • 3,600-Acre Hulah Lake •

Nearby: Osage Tribal Museum, Pawhuska • Cathedral of the Osage, Pawhuska • Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska• Tom Mix Museum, Dewey • Dewey Hotel Museum, Dewey • Prairie Song, Indian Territory, Dewey • Price Tower, Bartlesville

The name "Hulah" was derived from the Osage word for eagle, and wintering eagles are a common site on the lake, January through mid-March.

Fishing: Largemouth Bass • Crappie • Sunfish • White Bass • Channel Catfish • Blue Catfish

158 Campsites • Boating • Water Skiing • Fishing • Nature Trail

From Hwy 75, go 13 miles W on Hwy 10. OR, from Hwy 99, go 13 miles E on Hwy 10.

This state has a mild climate due to its southern location and low elevations. The western regions of the state are somewhat drier than that of the east. Winter temperatures range from 50 degrees to 25 degrees F. The season extends from December through February and very little snow fall during this period. Spring begins in March, with temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F. Temperatures rise throughout the season and summer highs begin to peak in July and August. All regions of Oklahoma receive days with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. The southwestern corner of the state usually records the hottest temperatures. by October fall temperatures provide relief from the heat of summer. Temperatures during this season reach into the 60s for highs and dip into the 30s for the lows. The relative humidity has an annual average of 64 percent. The most rainfall occurs during the months of May and June.

Hwy 10 W
Copan, OK 74022

Phone: 918-532-4627

Fax: 918-337-2176

Email: OsageHills@OklahomaParks.com
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