Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, near OKC is considered best for paddling when the local North Canadian River (AKA Oklahoma River) flow gage is at or above 1240 feet. It looks like the paddling is geting good at Stinchcomb!
The Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge lies north of Lake Overholser and follows the North Canadian River past Morgan Road in Yukon. It contains over 1,000 acres that haven’t changed much in the last 150 years. Hundreds of birds, small mammals such as beaver, and deer make their homes in the refuge.Just make sure you have your Oklahoma City Boat Permit ($5.00 per day or $25.00 per year), you can buy then at a number of locations just call 405-297-2191 for a listing of vendors.
The primary ways to enjoy the refuge are by foot, mountain bike and boat. Several trails suitable for hiking run through the refuge linking four small lakes to the river. Entrances to the trails are from NW 50th on the east side of the refuge and County Line and Morgan Roads on the west side. -- Jeff Patterson