Camp McFadden

A Beautiful Multi-Use Recreation Area, Locate On The Shores Of Kaw Lake

Outdoor Education Program


We are currently looking for school groups to participate in our new Outdoor Education Program. If you are a school administrator, teacher or parent please contact us about this opportunity. Call the camp (580) 762-9955.



Attend the Outdoor Expo at Camp McFadden and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities; fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and hiking in the beautiful Oklahoma wilderness surrounding Kaw Lake.

Test your skills in a round of shotgun shooting and learn about gun safety.

Try the zip line or simply snack on tasty treats cooked over a campfire in a traditional Dutch oven.

Saturday, May 2 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday< May 3 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: (580) 762-9955.

Recent Events


Late fall and early winter has been busy with 15 different groups of out of state hunters staying for a week or more each. This will prove to be bigger in the future and keep an eye out for youth outdoor clinics to begin in the Fall of 2015.

Welcome to Camp McFadden

What is Camp McFadden?

Camp McFadden was first established in 1927 by Oilman William  McFadden as a Campfire Girls Camp. It now is a multi use recreational area with a Summer Resident Camp for boys and girls, an Outdoor Education program for school groups and available for rent by the general public. The camps location on over 250 acres of woods, hills & ponds overlooks the west shore of Kaw lake and provides a variety of facilities for church, youth or scout groups & family reunions, weddings or corporate events.


Summer Camp 2015

Sign your camper up today

Summer Resident Camp is open to boys & girls from ages 6 - 18 years old. Outdoor activities from the Ropes Course Challenge to evening campfire activities are all under the guidance of well trained staff. One three day, two night session is offered for the first time campers and all other sessions start on Sunday and conclude on Friday. Limited scholarship assistance is available and we also have a fundraising opportunity for any camper wanting to earn their way to camp.



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Camp McFadden

This original sign was one of the only items brought to the new location when Kaw Lake was built in 1975. The other item sits over the fireplace in our lodge and commemorates the first year Camp McFadden was operational in 1927 as a Camp Fire Girls camp.


This photo gives you a perspective of the layout of our cabins and lodge. A short walk to the water, Camp McFadden has about 250 acres and sits on the western shore of Kaw Lake, 2 miles from the dam and 8 miles east of Ponca City, Oklahoma.


These cabins, 6 total, are for rent through out the year when Summer Camp is not in session, and share a common bath house. Each cabin has ten single beds and air conditioning. Recently remodeled they have new windows and insulation.

Summer Camp

During the heat of summer here in Oklahoma the Summer Campers spent countless hours in the waters of not just Kaw Lake but also our two ponds.

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