Near Ponca City, the Kaw Lake ORV Area is a small area open to ATV riding. The trails are through heavy forest and on sandy soil.
The off-road vehicle (ORV) area at Kaw Lake is located approximately two miles east of Kaw City on Highway 11 near the Sarge Creek recreation area.
It covers approximately 80 acres and is, for the most part, heavily wooded. The area is best suited for small ATVs.
The Kaw Lake ORV Area is located on SR11 opposite the Sarge Creek Cove Recreation Area.
To reach the ATV riding trailhead for Kaw Lake ORV Area from the intersection of Business US 60 and US 77 in Ponca City, go north on US 77 and travel 4.5 miles. Turn right on SR 11 and go about 15 miles. The Kaw Lake ORV Area will be on the left, across SR 11 from the Sarge Creek Cove Recreation Area.
Open seven days a week, year-round, the ORV area is equipped with a parking lot, vault toilet facilities and potable water. Overnight camping facilities are available at Sarge Creek Cove for $17 per night per unit. Campsites have water and electrical hookups.
Registration of OHVs (ATVs) is not required in Oklahoma, and there is no minimum age for riding such. Muffler and spark arrestors are required on State and Federal land and the OHV must be equipped with headlights for night riding. On-road use is prohibited with certain exceptions, notably riding on unpaved National Forest system roads.
Overall, Kaw Lake OHV Area is the 11th most popular ATV riding trail of all 19 ATV trails in Oklahoma.