There’s nothing like summertime on Keystone Lake. Whether you prefer quiet mornings or adrenaline-packed afternoons, there’s something for everyone to enjoy: biking, boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and watching wildlife 𑁋 plus plenty of places to eat and snooze!
Ideal for family staycations, birthday gatherings, picnics, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and everything in between, Keystone Lake is also a great place for lovebirds looking for a date night or weekend respite.
FOOD THAT’S TROUT OF THIS WORLD: BEST PLACES TO DINE
Winn’s on the Water: Located at the Pier 51 Marina on Keystone Lake, Winn’s on the Water offers waterfront dining and a full menu of all your fried favorites. Who said fried pickles, bacon cheese fries, and cold beer aren’t romantic? After you and your beloved are done water skiing, visit this popular lake hangout for some all-American classics!
Harbor Grill: Have an evening reminiscent of the nights you and your sweetheart were falling in love in college. The food was cheap, the music was loud, and love was in the air. At Harbor Grill, you can enjoy lots of affordable favorites like a chicken caesar wrap or a Burn Co. bratwurst, plus the restaurant offers 50 cent wings on Thursday nights. With a DJ every Friday night and a live band every Saturday night, you and your date can dine and dance the night away. Visit the upstairs bar for cold drinks and moonlit lake views!
CAPS Steakhouse: Formerly Freddie’s Steakhouse, CAPS Steakhouse recently opened with plans to offer “the same great quality food Mannford has known for 51 years.” Enjoy steak, grilled shrimp, or catfish and chilled white wine from the patio, which looks out onto Keystone Lake. Looking to shake up your usual date night routine? Visit for karaoke night and belt out love songs with your darling or come out Sunday from 11am to 2pm for a delicious buffet.
GOOD TIMES AND TAN LINES: BEST ACTIVITIES TO TRY
At Pier 51 Marina, you and your sweetie can rent a variety of boats for a romantic day on the water. Choose from pontoons, tritoons, and kayaks and enjoy bobbing (or paddling) around the clear-blue waters of one of Oklahoma’s best lakes. Up for something a little more adventurous? Pier 51 Marina also rents skis, tubes, and wakeboards so you and your partner can splash and play. Watercraft and water toys are available for rental in increments of 4 to 8 hours and range from $25 to $575. Note: A deposit may be required.
STARRY LIGHTS AND BONFIRE NIGHTS: BEST PLACES TO STAY
There are more cabins, cottages, RV parks, and campsites at Keystone Lake than we can count, so if you want to treat your other half to an extended date, you have plenty to pick from! Check out Bears Glen Cabins, Paradise Cottage, or AirBNB for overnight accommodation options. Looking for something more playful or something that’s family-friendly where you and your mate can spend time together after the kiddos head to bed? Book a stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone State Park, which features paddle boards, kayaks, swimming, an activity pool, a splash pool, water slides, fishing piers, volleyball and basketball courts, playgrounds, and more. Nothing sparks love like paddleboarding and fishing with your water-loving honey!
Sand Springs has lots of fantastic places for date nights, like Little Venice and Napoli’s, but when you want to soak up the magic of summer with your babe, it’s gotta be Keystone Lake.
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