One popular spot among the locals for all kinds of recreation is Lake Hefner, on the city’s central northwest side. On any given day, you’ll find walkers, runners, bicyclers, roller-bladers, skateboarders and more enjoying the trails that circle the lake. Catch some of the city’s most glorious sunsets at Lake Hefner, as well as some waves, especially if you’re into sailing or water sports like kitesurfing. On the lake’s south side is the Lake Hefner Golf Course; on the east, at Britton Road off the Lake Hefner Parkway, are restaurants that sit on the lake.
Lake Hefner Restaurants
Red Rock Canyon Grill is a local favorite, in large part due to a spacious patio on the edge of Lake Hefner. Enjoy some local Southwestern flavors while taking in one of the best views of the sunset in the metro. Enjoy watching the sunset over shimmering Lake Hefner at the Hefner Grill while devouring fresh seafood with an Oklahoma twist, like the shrimp and scallops enchiladas covered in an ancho cream sauce.
RIVERSPORT at Lake Hefner
The mild waters of Lake Hefner make it a perfect spot for kayaking, and RIVERSPORT Adventures makes it easy with kayak rentals during the summer months. You can even sign your budding water adventurist up for a sailing camp.
Lake Hefner Trails
Circling Lake Hefner and the surrounding area are paved trails for running, walking or cycling – and the views can't be beat. Start your day off on the right foot with a sunrise run, or take a sunset stroll after an indulgent meal. Wherever you roam, don't miss a pit stop at the iconic lighthouse.