Lake Elmer Thomas is located on the boundary between Fort Sill Military Reservation and the refuge, and therefore enjoys cooperative management. The lake was drained for dam replacement in 1988, with the new dam completed in 1993. The lake was reopened to fishing in 1995 and all regulations apply to the entire surface area of the lake. Boats of any size are permitted on Lake Elmer Thomas, but a "no wake" speed limit is enforced lake-wide. Personal water craft, such as Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, Wave-Runners and others are prohibited.Elmer Thomas has been stocked with both Florida and Northern largemouth bass, as well as smallmouth bass and a variety of other fish species. The refuge portion of Lake Elmer Thomas features two fishing piers, a double-lane boat ramp with floating boat dock, and multiple artificial fish structures. Information on Fort Sill's recreational facility, Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA), can be obtained by contacting the Fort at (580) 442-5541, or by mail at: 7453 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Lawton, OK 73503.
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