Grand Lake, OK

Grand Lake Fishing

Grand Lake FishingGrand Lake Fishing
Fishing is by far the most popular sporting activity on Grand Lake, and you have the ability to enjoy this favorite pastime all year 'round. It has been said that October to April are the best months for catching the ever- popular Crappie. With the many enclosed fishing docks throughout the Grand La... continue

Grand Lake Boating

Grand Lake BoatingGrand Lake Boating
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees boasts over 30 full service marinas and boat dealers. You can enjoy everything from a comfortable, friendly fishing camp style marina to luxurious yacht clubs with every service imaginable. Many marinas offer fishing guides, boat and personal watercraft r... continue

Grand Lake Cruises

Cherokee Queen I & IICherokee Queen I & II
Cherokee Queen I has been one of Grand Lake's most popular and unique attractions sinceshewas assembled and launched in 1945. Over the years, her original charm and character have been enhanced so thqtshe really is reminiscent of the heyday of riverboats on the mississippi. This twin-decked, 67' bo... continue

Grand Lake Structural Landmarks

Pensacola DamPensacola Dam
Pensacola Dam was the first hydroelectric facility in the state. GRDA built the dam between December 30, 1938, and March 21, 1940, when depression-era labor was abundant. It is located between the communities of Langley and Disney, spanning a mile across the Grand River Valley and holding back the 4... continue

Grand Lake State Parks

Disney/Little Blue State Park
Extremely popular for its wealth of recreational activities and its abundant fishing opportunities, 46,300 acre Grand Lake is one of northeast Oklahoma's most popular vacation destinations. The southeast shoreline area of Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, just two blocks from Disney, is th... continue

Grand Lake State Parks

Bernice State ParkBernice State Park
Bernice State Park is located on the water front of Grand Lake, an area described as the "Crappie Fishing Capitol of the State." Located on the northwestern corner of Grand Lake, this State Park is famous for its gradual tapering and shallow swim areas with smooth pebble beaches and has become a po... continue

Grand Lake State Parks

Cherokee State ParkCherokee State Park
Cherokee State Park is located in northeastern Oklahoma on the shores of Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. Grand Lake is one of Oklahoma's largest lakes with over 59,000 surface acres and 1,300 miles of shoreline. Grand Lake's Pensacola Dam was constructed in 1940 and is considered to be the longest mult... continue

Grand Lake State Parks

Honey Creek State ParkHoney Creek State Park
On the shores of Grand Lake 'O The Cherokees, in the city limits of Grove, OK, Honey Creek State Park is approximately 38 acres and with its full bloom of Dogwood and Redbud trees, is especially beautiful in the spring. The park offers excellent fishing opportunities for bass, catfish, crappie, blue... continue

Grand Lake Birdwatching

Grand Lake Migratory FowlGrand Lake Migratory Fowl
The American White Pelican - Pelicans have lived in our world for over 35,000,000 years and have changed very little in that period of time - a truly pre-historic creature. We are fortunate in the Grand Lake area that the American White Pelican spends time here during both spring and fall mig... continue

Grand Lake ORV Areas

Grand Lake 4 x 4  ActionGrand Lake 4 x 4 Action
If extreme 4x4 action is what you want, Grand Lake offers plenty to keep you satisfied! From rugged wooded trails to sheer rock faces, the base of Pensacola Dam has terrain for any type of vehicle. Throughout the year, you will find drivers testing their abilities in such places as the "Rock Garde... continue

About Grand Lake

Grand Lake, Oklahoma
Grand Lake O' The Cherokees is one of the premiere lakes in the Midwest and the crown jewel of a chain of lakes in the northeastern Oklahoma region. It was created in 1940 with GRDA's completion of Pensacola Dam.

Its 46,500 surface acres of water are ideal for boating, skiing, fishing, swimming and sailing. In fact, the lake, which lies in a southwest to northeast direction, is popular with sailboat enthusiasts wishing to take advantage of the prevailing wind.

With 1,300 miles of shoreline meandering through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, everything from bustling lakeside communities to quiet secluded coves and lakeside resorts can be found along its shore. Grand and GRDA's Lake Hudson are the only two major lakes in the state where residents can own lakefront property on the water's edge.

Grand is consistently ranked among the top lakes for bass fishing in the region and is also a haven for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife.

Entertainment abounds in the Grand Lake Area. Visitors can enjoy cruising the lake on an authentic paddlewheel riverboat, experience horseback riding and hay rides, attend a live outdoor amphitheater production, visit an internationally known Japanese garden, and participate in high-stakes electronic bingo and off track betting.

You can also visit an historic antique museum featuring over one hundred reconstructed turn-of-the-century cabins and village shops. The shores of Grand Lake boast many championship golf courses, both private and public, some with fabulous vistas of the lake.

And, of course there is a wide variety of boating and fishing fun to be experienced, including parasailing, personal water craft rental, fishing guides to help you find the best spots to cast a line, as well as luxurious yachts for hire, complete with captain.

Several state parks in the area feature reserved waterfront campsites for complete family fun.

Grand Lake is also a great place to catch extreme 4x4 action. Nearly every weekend, you can find all types of "rigs" playing at the base of Pensacola Dam in Langely and Disney.