Blue River

Bask in the Beauty of Nature at the Blue River in Tishomingo, Oklahoma!

Those looking for an outdoor adventure will enjoy Tishomingo's majestic Blue River. This 3,367-acre river is best known for its abundance of rainbow trout, small-mouth and largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie and channel catfish. During the colder months of November through mid-March Blue River is a designated trout area with rainbow trout stocked every two weeks. Meanwhile, if you are looking for catfish visit this reservoir in the spring and summer when channel catfish are regularly stocked.

The Blue River Association plays host to two annual trout derbies that take place the first in November on Veteran's Day Weekend and the second in February on President's Day Weekend. Both derbies draw true blue anglers from all over the region who come to fish and compete in friendly competition for cash prizes, awards and trophies. Visitors do need a fishing license to participate in any fishing activity at Blue River. Those in need of a license can find Hunting and Fishing licenses at the nearby Chickasaw Nation Information Center.


D1854 Rd
Tishomingo, OK 73460
  • Monday - Sunday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Quiet hours: 11 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Visitors also enjoy a range of other outdoor recreational activities at the Blue River including deer, turkey and wild hog hunting in addition to fishing, swimming and camping. Greater adventure calls for those who brave kayaking down the river. As a Class II-III river, these waters offer a pleasant floating experience featuring several short falls, interval currents and ledges. Public access points are limited and a Blue River Conservation Passport is required for anyone entering the premises. Visitors must check with the Oklahoma Wildlife Department for availability and criteria. Plan a trip to the Blue River and come explore a naturally blue paradise in the heart of Chickasaw Country!

  • ADA Compliant
  • Campsites
  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting

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