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Huge and beautiful man-made lake, fun to watch water activities

Can’t believe this is a man-made lake, roughly 9.4 miles around it. Good for walking, biking. With... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen C
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Plenty to do, see and eat

From enjoying oysters and champagne at sunset over the lake to early morning biking and walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David M
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4491 S Lake Hefner Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1530
+1 405-297-2211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t believe this is a man-made lake, roughly 9.4 miles around it. Good for walking, biking. With strong winds, sailing and windsurfing are popular too and beautiful to watch. There’re several parks for younger ones, good restaurants too. Plus, it has a lighthouse!

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From enjoying oysters and champagne at sunset over the lake to early morning biking and walking, Hefner is a way of life for Okies.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove out to the lake a little before sunset and were thoroughly entertained by the number and variety of ducks and geese. We also caught a lovely sunset with sailboats skimming across the water.

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to watch the sunset. We parked the car nearby and walked with the kiddos around the lake and to the lighthouse for the best views. Absolutely stunning!

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is a nice spot to spend time with the family for free. Some areas of it away from the immediate East Wharf area are not as well manicured and maintained as the East Wharf area.

Thank Warrior44
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We drove around the lake, and did a walk as well !!! It's a quite & serene place. We saw few families doing BBQ, as well. My 6 year old was happy to see the ducks and chase them around !!!

Thank Veer Reddy K
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I enjoy going to Hefner Lake to walk a piece of the trail or, let's be honest, Pokehunt. This is a great place for cycling (I hear from friends). There is some major traffic around the lake, but the trails and parks are removed from...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We bike and walk around this lake. It's our go to place for some outside fun if we don't have a lot of time or want dinner at one of the great restaurants. Well worth the time.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We drove over to the lake to have lunch and really enjoyed the view and watching the windsurfers. Love having water to visit while visiting the state.

Thank 902bridgets
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Great quite place to enjoy the lake and take a walk, run or if you have a bicycle take a ride. I was there on business so the bike ride was out didn’t have one with me. People at the lake were friendly and waved...More

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Aliza R
21 August 2018|
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Response from Masha I | Reviewed this property |
Yeah. Very nice restaurants. Redrock Canyon grill and Hefner grill. With beautiful view especially on sunsets.
Karri D
20 July 2018|
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Response from Camryn B | Reviewed this property |
There are sailboats for rent at the boat house and I believe kayaks as well.
Darlene B
12 July 2018|
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Response from Brad M | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no bike rental places at the lake. Good idea, though!