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Sandites know the importance of getting summer sun at the lake. Sand Springs lakes provide locals and visitors with opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with hiking, boating, camping, fishing, off-roading  and more. With plenty of sunny days left this summer take advantage of this list of ways to Lake Like the Locals.

Play Like a Local
Keystone Harbor Marina
1989 Crosstimbers Harbor Lane, Mannford OK
Rent a boat online or visit the marina to ask about rentals. Rent a pontoon boat and have a full day on the water. If you want to go fast, rent a runabout boat. For accessories, ask the harbor about their tube, skis & wakeboard rentals.
Pier 51 Marina
Keystone State Park
If you like to rent your fun, try here. Rent skis, wakeboards, and tubes. If you’d like, rent you and your friends a pontoon boat for four hours or a kayak for two hours.
Fish Like a Local
Woody’s Bait & Tackle
209th and 412 Highway
Shop here if you’re heading out to Keystone Lake. Woody’s has everything from live bait, to tackle, to fishing licenses! Locals say you can’t go wrong with the place. The staff is incredible!
Mannford Fishing Dock
1200 S Keyport Rd , Mannford, OK
Look no further for great fishing. Cast a crankbait to catch largemouth, smallmouth, and striped bass. There aren’t many better spots for fulfilling your daily limit.
White Water/Brush Creek  
Just South of Highway 151 and US 412
Fish below the dam. A surefire way to catch a lot of fish. Reel in more bass, bullheads and catfish this summer when you fish here.
Sand Springs Lake
East 10th Street and South 81st West Avenue
If you don’t want to make a day out of a big lake, stay in town and experience Sand Springs Lake. Enjoy easy access to parking, fishing, picnic areas, and bike and walking trails. The lake serves as a great family atmosphere for fishing, as you can park, walk straight up to the water’s edge, and cast your line.
Eat & Entertain Like a Local
The Crow’s Nest
Keystone State Park, OK
Try here for lunch or dinner. Open Thursday through Sundays, you’ll find it on the west side of the lake. Live music every Saturday night at The Crow’s Nest. Eat American favorites like fresh burgers, chicken entrees, pulled pork, catfish and steak.
Harbor Grill
1989 CrossTimbers Harbor Ln, Mannford, OK
Wanting live music and food? Spend your evening here! The place has great eats and features live, local bands on various nights of the week.
Freddies Steak House
68 Industrial Dr, Mannford, OK
Sink your teeth into some of the areas’ most exquisite seafood and finely cut steaks. Nestled close to the lake with a rebuilt dock for easy access from the water making for fantastic views of the lake.
Off-Road Like a Local  
Appalachia Bay and Recreation Area
W Appalachia Bay Rd, Shady Grove, OK
Located near Shady Grove, the recreation area is filled with welcoming people, a lot of swimming opportunities, and a great powersports landscape. Bring your trailer packed with off road vehicles. Enjoy doing donuts in the dirt, spend time with your family, and watch the sunset from the beaches.
White Water ORV Park
Just South of Highway 412 off of Highway 151
If you’re looking for more off-roading opportunities you’ll find them here. Spin your wheels in this area just below the dam near Keystone State Park. Enjoy lots of trails, mud and obstacles as you navigate your ATV through its muddy landscape.
Lodge Like a Local  
Paradise Cottage
Keystone State Park
Wind down with a cottage-cooked meal in one of the park’s most quaint destinations. The getaway comes with a full kitchen, bathrooms, a fireplace and an indoor jacuzzi tub.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
29365 OK-51, Mannford, OK
Camp at 1 of 73 newly renovated campsites. Keep in mind the park is currently constructing 30 cabins and 43 full hookup RV sites that visitors will soon be able to enjoy.
Airstream Trailers at Keystone Harbor
Keystone Lake near Mannford
Show your fun side and stay in these classic RV’s. Sitting directly on the harbor, enjoy picturesque views and a gentle breeze as you take in the summer sun. You’ll need to go through Keystone Harbor for booking.