The Purcell Lake Trails are envisioned, sponsored, and created by the community and its citizens to provide an exceptional attraction for improvement in the physical and mental health and well-being of Purcell citizens and friends.
Funded in part by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism Recreational Trails Program, these ADA accessible paved trails are located on the south and east sides of Purcell Lake. The south trail travels west and is one mile long and loops around the Rotary Pavilion with playground and ADA-restrooms. The east trail follows the lake side north to the spillway bridge and across the dam. These trails give gorgeous scenic views of the lake and natural surroundings.
The south trail was first constructed in 2004, and refurbished in 2018. The east trail was completed in 2023. More phases of the Lake Trail are planned in the near future.
Purcell Lake Trail Phase 2 Ribbon Cutting
The 2nd Phase of the Purcell Lake Trail was officially opened on May 24th, 2023 with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce.
Purcell Lake 5k Course
Purcell Lake features two certified 5k courses. Lake Road follows a large portion of the perimeter of the lake, then connects with the Lake Trails. One course is an out-and back trail, and one is the full perimeter of the lake. Follow the link below for information about our certified 5k Course: Purcell Lake 5k Course Page
Online Maps and Other Listings
Purcell Lake Trails are listed on the AllTrails service, which helps connect people with outdoor adventures. Follow the link below for our AllTrails listing: AllTrails map for the Purcell Lake Loop