Grand Lake O' The Cherokees is consistently ranked among the top lakes for bass fishing and 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.
Grand Lake has 46,500 surface acres of water that 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.
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.
Fish & Licenses
Get your name in the record books - Grand Lake is part of the new Oklahoma Lake Record Program.
Bernice State Park
Bernice State Park is located on the northwestern corner of Grand Lake. Known as the "Crappie Capital of the World," the park also offers fishing for largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish and bluegill. Visitors will find semi-modern RV sites and tent campsites, comfort stations with showers, boat ramp, courtesy boat dock for loading and unloading, picnic areas, playground, one mile paved walking and jogging path that is handicap accessible, two wildlife watch towers, swimming and a Nature Center.
1 mile E of Bernice on Hwy 85A
901 State Park Rd
Grove, OK 74344
Phone: (918) 786-9447
Fax: (918) 787-5634
Twin Bridges State Park
Twin Bridges State Park is known for its quiet country atmosphere and excellent fishing for trophy-sized bass, catfish, bluegill and spoonbill. A fishing center with bait/tackle, snacks and enclosed fishing dock is located within the park. Lighted boat ramps, picnic facilities, RV and tent campgrounds, lake huts, playgrounds, volleyball court and horseshoe pits are also available. Picnic facilities include tables, individual shelters and group picnic shelters for larger gatherings.
Campsites range from semi-modern RV sites to tent camping, and comfort stations with showers. The park offers one-room lake huts with electricity, ceiling fans, and screened windows inside; grills, tables, water and restroom facilities outside.
6 miles E of Fairland at junction of Hwy 137/60
14801 Hwy 137 S
Fairland, OK 74343
Phone: (918) 540-2545
Fax: (918) 540-2545
|Lance's Guide Service, 918-607-7357
|Fox Hollow Guide Service, 918-521-8801
|Wings in Flight Outdoors, 918-633-4589
|Dempseys Guide Service, 918-815-1652
|Inseine Fishing, 918-915-1761
|Jim's Guide Service, 918-786-2076
|Wings in Flight Outdoors, 918-633-4589
Cabins & Lodging
|Lee's Grand Lake Resort, 918-786-4289
RV Parks & Campsites
Hotels & Motels
Boat & Jet Ski Rentals
Tackle & Bait
Map & Directions
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees is a mere stone's throw from Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri located in Northeast Oklahoma.
Directions to the Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Oklahoma.
Nearby Oklahoma lakes & rivers include:
North: Spring River (KS)
Northeast: Lake Stockton (MO)
East: Table Rock Lake (MO)
Southeast: Lake Francis
South: Lake Eucha & Lake Spavinaw
Southwest: Lake Hudson
West: Lake Oologah
Northwest: Lake Copan