Pretty Water Lake – 13801 W. 86th Street South
The Pretty Water Lake Revitalization Project with the Family Rainbow Trout Fishing Program won the 1998 Oklahoma State Award of Excellence given by the Oklahoma Recreation & Park Society. Since 1994, when the massive Pretty Water Lake Cleanup and Revitalization Project planned and started by the City’s Parks Department, the City of Sapulpa has invested enormous amounts of in-kind labor, equipment, materials and financial expenditures, as well as acquiring over $155,000.00 in grants for momentous and lasting improvements to the Lake. A beautiful, natural, spring-fed, 25 surface acre “jewel” of a lake with an appropriate name, the lake area is completely ADA accessible now, and is also easily navigated by foot, automobile or bicycle. The Lake has three offshore fishing docks, and a scenic pedestrian bridge which spans a beautiful waterfalls area. The Lake is located in the heart of Creek County in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and is easily accessible from Highway 97, Highway 117, the Creek and Turner Turnpikes, and from many other heavily traveled arterials. Currently, it is most heavily used by people living in the Sapulpa and Creek County Areas. From Highway 97 and 86thStreet, go 1 mile west on 86th until you see the Lake on your left hand side.
The Lake has picnic facilities, and features the“Pretty Trail”, the first phase of which has been completed and features a ½ mile long, eight-foot (8’) wide, concrete-surfaced, multi-purpose recreation trail, that provides expanded outdoor fitness and exercise opportunities, combining same with the existing boating and fishing opportunities currently available at the Lake. Everyone can now enjoy the safe and beautiful natural setting while also experiencing the many parallel health benefits of a leisurely stroll, jog, or ride around the Lake. The new “Pretty Trail” connects all of the Lake’s amenities, thereby making Pretty Water “barrier-free” and totally ADA accessible. The Park Department’s exciting future planning efforts will bring about the completion of the Pretty Water Trail, which will encompass and encircle the entire lake are with a 1.5 mile loop, and scenic trail route.
Pretty Water Lake is the home of the Sapulpa Park Department’s popular, winter Rainbow Trout Stocking Program, currently in its 8thseason and which runs annually from November 1st through April 15th and is utilized and enjoyed by people in the State-wide area. Pretty Water Lake is also home to the Department’s summer Channel Catfish and Hybrid Panfish Stocking Program, which also runs annually, from May 1st until October 15th. The City Lake now accommodates a very broad range of outdoor recreational interests and is a great tourist attraction for the Community.