Lighthouses of the United States: Oklahoma
The U.S. state of Oklahoma is in the south central part
of the country north of Texas. The Coast Guard maintains aids
to navigation on the Arkansas River waterway in the eastern part of Oklahoma,
but those aids do not qualify as lighthouses. This page includes one private lighthouse found on an Oklahoma lake.
Note: To be listed here, a lighthouse must actually serve as an aid
to navigation. This means it must be located on a navigable lake or river
and must be lit as a navigational aid at least during the local boating
ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS
World List of Lights.
- Oklahoma Lighthouse
- * East
Wharf (Lake Hefner)
- 1999. Active; focal plane approx. 40 ft (12 m); red light, 2 s on,
2 s off. 36 ft (11 m) hexagonal concrete tower with lantern, painted
beige; lantern painted dark red. Steve Melki's photo is at right, a closeup photo is available, Lighthouse
Digest has Bill Edwards's September 2003 feature on
the lighthouse, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the marina in a commercial
development on Lake Hefner, on the north side of Oklahoma City. It was prefabricated
and erected by a "tilt-up" technique, for which it won an
award. Located on the eastern shore of the lake, just off Lake Hefner
Parkway. Site open, tower closed. Owner/site manager: East Wharf Development.
Notable faux lighthouses:
- Centennial Lighthouse (2007),
Elk City (Beckham County), Oklahoma. This is an active lighthouse, but it stands beside a small pond,
not navigable water. The lighthouse commemorates the 100th anniversary of Oklahoma's admission to the union as a state in 1907. Guy Bowen has a photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view.
East Wharf Light, Oklahoma City, May 2008
Flickr Creative Commons photo by
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Posted July 15, 2003. Checked and revised August 19, 2018.
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