Lake Lawtonka

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Lake Lawtonka
Lake Lawtonka and Mount Scott and Migrating Geese.jpg
East Shore of Lake Lawtonka at Sunset, with Canada Geese. Mount Scott in Background. Photo by Schyler, August 1, 2011.
LocationComanche County, Oklahoma
Coordinates34°45′21″N 98°30′15″W / 34.7559°N 98.5041°W / 34.7559; -98.5041Coordinates: 34°45′21″N 98°30′15″W / 34.7559°N 98.5041°W / 34.7559; -98.5041
Primary inflowsMedicine Creek
Primary outflowsMedicine Creek
Catchment area92 sq mi (240 km2)
Basin countries United States
Managing agencyCity of Lawton
Built1905 (1905)
Surface area2,325 acres (941 ha)
Average depth23.6 ft (7.2 m)
Max. depth58.4 ft (17.8 m)
Water volume63,000 acre⋅ft (0.078 km3)
Shore length119.2 mi (30.9 km)
Surface elevation1,345.55 ft (410.12 m)
SettlementsLawton, Medicine Park, Meers
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Lawtonka is a lake in Comanche County in the state of Oklahoma in the United States.[4][5]

The lake is 2 square miles (5 square kilometers) in area. It is formed by a dam 60 feet (18 meters) high and 375 feet (114 meters) long across Medicine Bluff Creek.[6][7] The lake provides the water supply for Fort Sill and Lawton to the south.[5]


Fishing and camping facilities are maintained by the City of Lawton, Oklahoma.[8]

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  1. ^ Oklahoma Water Resource Board. "Hydrographical Survey of Lake Lawtonka (2006)" (pdf). Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  2. ^ "Lake Lawtonka" (pdf). Oklahoma Water Resources Board ~ Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP). Oklahoma State Portal ~ Retrieved 2012-10-21.
  3. ^ "Lake Lawtonka Map". Oklahoma Water Resources Board ~ Lakes Of Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Portal ~ Retrieved 2012-10-21.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Lawtonka
  5. ^ a b Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 636.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Medicine Creek
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Medicine Bluffs
  8. ^ Lawton Boating-Fishing-Camping-Swimming-Hunting Regulations Archived 2007-10-17 at the Wayback Machine.

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