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The great outdoors... Who knew there were so many lakes around Stillwater? When you have the urge to get outdoors, whether you’re taking a hike, enjoying the day or spending a night under the stars with some friends, our lakes and parks have a lot to offer. Whittenberg Lake A small city-owned lake located in Whittenberg Park, the south half of the lake is owned by the City of Stillwater. No boating is allowed. The north end is privately-owned and not open to the public. Located at U.S. 177 and Richmond Rd. Sanborn Lake A small city-owned lake tucked away near Stillwater Regional Airport, Sanborn Lake offers hiking trails, fishing and bird- watching. Non-motorized boats are allowed. Located off Airport Road and Land Run Drive Boomer Lake A 251-acre city-owned lake in the heart of Stillwater, Boomer Lake offers a 5k walking/ running/biking path that encircles the lake, picnic shelters, grills, fishing, disc golf course and seasonal splash pads and kayak rentals. Boating is permitted, but jet skis, swimming and water skiing are not. Located on N. Boomer Road between Lakeview and Airport roads Lake McMurtry This city-owned lake offers RV and tent camping, swimming, fishing, fishing docks and an all-season fishing house, boating, more than 28 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking and trail running, two 18-hole disc golf courses and seasonal kayak and stand up paddle board rentals. Picnic areas with grills, fire rings and seasonal rest rooms are available. Located about 10 miles northeast of Stillwater on Lake McMurtry Road (east side) and Broncho Road (west side). Lake Carl Blackwell A mid-sized lake owned by Oklahoma State University, Lake Carl Blackwell offers camping, swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, sailing, equestrian trails, mountain bike trails, picnic facilities with a sand volleyball court, a heated fishing dock and nightly cabin rentals. So you’re under 21... You’re over 21… Your off-campus nightlife options are limited until you reach that magic number and the world of possibilities that is The Strip becomes available. Until then, here are a few spots 18-year-olds can get in. Obviously, that stretch of Washington Street between University Avenue and Sixth Avenue known as The Strip caters to the college crowd. The names on the signs change periodically, but Stillwater mainstays like Willie’s Saloon are hanging on under new ownership and you know the crowd will still be heading “straight to Murphy’s” at midnight. Here are a couple of options away from the strip. Tumbleweed Dancehall & Concert Venue Open only for special events and concerts 5212 W. Lakeview Road Cimarron Casino A 24-hour casino featuring 600 slot machines, blackjack and Texas hold-em plus a cafe and sports bar, sometimes features live music 821 W. Freeman Ave., Perkins The Blue Diamond Cabaret An adult entertainment club featuring exotic dancers. 7320 E. 6th Ave. Iron Monk Brewing Company Sample one of the 10 local beers from Stillwater’s hometown brewing company in Iron Monk’s smoke- free tap room. You’ll find core brands, seasonals and special small-batch brews. Food trucks offer food, and the tap room hosts live bands and a lively Singo competition. 519 S. Husband St. Finnegan’s Fighting Goat This is a smoke-free, dog-friendly pub in downtown Stillwater that offers 36 beers on tap and attracts a diverse clientele. The bar has billiards, shuffleboard, darts and foosball. 716 S. Main St. STILLWATER SURVIVAL GUIDE 101 | 2018 21