Lake Overholser East Trail

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Built in 1919, Lake Overholser is Oklahoma City's oldest reservoir. The scenic Lake Overholser East Trail closely follows its eastern shore and offers boat ramps, fishing piers and picnic areas. A highlight of the journey is the Lake Overholser Dam, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and can be found near the southern end of the trail.

At the trail's northern end, a cattail marsh attracts herons, egrets, blackbirds and many other types of birds. It's here that you can find a connection to the Hefner-Overholser Trail. Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, a beautiful forest and marshland area along the North Canadian River, is also nearby, on the other side of State Route 66.

Parking and Trail Access

A parking lot is available at the southern end of the Lake Overholser East Trail, off E. Overholser Drive, just south of the Lake Overholser Dam.


Beautiful walk

   April, 2016 by rhondaturl

This easy to access trail provides an easy walk with beautiful scenery. The park description doesn't mention it, but there is parking at the north end of the trail just south of 39th St (Route 66). There is access to the top of the dam about half way more


   June, 2015 by macdingolinger

This is an outstanding trail especially for pushing a wheelchair. We covered nearly the entire trail from the dam on the south end to the Route 66 bridge on the north end. I had no problems pushing my son's chair along the entire course! We are likely more