Boating on the lake is in accordance with Oklahoma boating laws and Corps of Engineers regulations. Regulations governing operational requirements of boats may be obtained from the Eufaula Project Office near the dam. Operate your boat in a ontrolled safe manner at all times.


Sudden swift rises may occur when water is being released for power. A horn will sound when water releases begin and red lights will blink during the time water is being released. Heed the warning. Eufaula lake has numerous hazards. Be especially careful for submerged stumps, logs, fences, and other obstructions particularly in shallow water and along the shoreline.


Before Getting Underway

  • Take a safe boating course.
  • Put on your life jacket and leave your alcohol behind.
  • Check the weather forecast.
  • File a float plan with a friend.
  • Check your boat for all required safety equipment.
  • Check your electrical system and fuel system for gas fumes.
  • Follow manufacturers suggested procedures before starting up.
  • Carry a navigation chart and know your waterway.
  • Follow the navigation rules of the road, buoys and other aids to navigation.

Diving Advice

(the ugly facts)

Never dive into lakes and rivers. Every year in diving accidents more than 8,000 people suffer paralyzing spinal cord injuries and another 5,000 die before they reach the hospital. It's all fun 'n games until someone bites it.