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Sportsman Lake is a 354-acre lake located in central Oklahoma near the town of Seminole. The lake is at the heart of a 1400-acre wildlife refuge and has 15 miles of scenic shoreline, a number of boat ramps, and several fishing docks. The lake is stocked with largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, blue catfish, and sunfish. The shoreline is in parts rocky and in others sandy, open in some areas and wooded and shady in others. Because of the lake’s small size and predominantly fishing purpose, water skiing, tubing, and motorboats are not allowed. The lake has large, shady camping areas, fine sandy beaches, playgrounds, covered pavilions, showers, and a nice covered bridge that serves as a fishing platform. The wooded wildlife refuge around the lake is a delight for hiking, biking, and nature observation, and there is a network of well-maintained trails. Wildlife that lives in the reserve includes deer, raccoon, bald eagles, turkey, hawks, ducks, and geese.
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