Lake Eucha State Park now goes by the name Lake Eucha Park after the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department decided to close seven parks including the former State Park back in 2011. Lake Eucha Park covers an area of 31 acres in Delaware County in Northeastern Oklahoma near Jay. To get to the park, just go 4 miles South of Jay, on Oklahoma State Highway 10/U.S. 59 (U.S. 59 and OK 10 share the same road).
The main reason for the closure of Lake Eucha State Park was low revenue generated by the park. In 2011 for example, Lake Eucha State Park attracted less than 4,700 people. Additionally, a reduction in the state budget further exacerbated the situation leading to the closure of several state parks. Management of Lake Eucha Park was thereafter taken over by the city of Tulsa, who now owns the park.
The main attraction at Lake Eucha Park is the picnic area which also includes a large swimming pool with shelter, poolside tables/chairs with an additional 55 picnic tables, comfort stations, and a barbecue area. The park management reserves the use of the park for day-use only since overnight use such as camping at the park is prohibited. That said, groups and families may rent the entire park (including the swimming pool) or just the swimming pool area for up to 24 hours.
Other activities you can enjoy at the park include walking along nature trails and hiking trails, hunting, fishing, or just hanging out with family and friends at the large open pavilion. These activities can be enjoyed in the company of your doggie. If you choose to bring your tail-wagger, be sure to carry some poop bags so that you can clean after your pooch. It is also recommended to keep your dog on a leash unless otherwise permitted by the park management.