Muskogee, OK 74403
About Webbers Falls
The Webbers Falls Reservoir, managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, covers an area of about 3,000 square kilometers in Oklahoma, USA. It is located in the town of Webber, a town named after a seven-foot waterfall on the Arkansas River.
The reservoir is located near a historic waterfall, where many steamship captains were forced to unload their cargo to avoid the steep fall. In this area is Fort Gibson Stockade, located at the top of the reservoir, and the headquarters of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The Webbers Falls Lock and Dam was commissioned as part of a multi-purpose project to improve the Arkansas River and its tributaries. Webber's Falls Lake is located at the top of the falls, south of Fort Gibson Stockade, and offers an observation deck and visitor facilities so visitors can observe the inertia of barges and recreational craft.
In addition to flood protection, the project provides hydropower, habitat for fish and wildlife and recreation for the area. The vast Webber's Falls Reservoir stretches from Green Country in Oklahoma to the Kiamichi Country Region, from the Arkansas River and its tributaries to the Great Plains.
Webber's Falls Reservoir and its tributaries are home to a growing population of striped and striped perch. Forecasters say they will reach more than 40 pounds at Webbers Falls Reservoir.
Hunting enthusiasts can look for mourning pigeons and other birds of prey such as black bears, coyotes, foxes and wolves. There are several areas around the lake that offer boat ramps, including the Big Bend National Wildlife Refuge and Great Bend State Park. The site, which is operated by the Army Corp of Engineers, offers tents at a cost of $5 per person per day for a two-night stay. Hiking is possible from the Bending River Trail, with a full campsite at Webbers Falls Reservoir for $10 per day.
Limited vacation rentals are available at Webbers Falls Reservoir, but for a more permanent stay, check out Webber's Falls Resort and Spa or Great Bend Falls Lodge for more on amenities.
The historic Webbers Falls area was home to a salt mine as early as 1820, and salt was transported to Louisiana when the Cherokees invaded this part of Native American territory. The chief of the Western Cherokee, Walter Webber, took over the salt mines in 1829 and established a trading post.
A post office was established in Webbers Falls in 1856, but its location was not determined until 1857 due to the construction of a bridge over the Katy River. The city prospered until the Civil War, when it was burnt down by US troops in 1863. Rebuilt after the war, the town remained heavily frequented with the founding of the Katerbahn in 1872. Eventually, when the railroad took over, the importance along the river diminished.
In addition to fishing and hunting, outdoor activities at Webbers Falls Reservoir include kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, fishing, swimming and other activities. The lake is located on the east side of the Katy River, just a few miles from the town of Webber Falls, Oklahoma. The best time to visit Webbs Falls and its neighboring lake, Katerbahn Lake. A lot of rain shakes the lake and makes it a lush paradise that attracts visitors in early spring, when flowering trees and shrubs are in full bloom.