Drowning Creek/dripping Springs Coves, Eucha, Delaware County, Oklahoma
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Grand Lake of the Cherokees
If you’re in search of lake homes for rent in Oklahoma, look to Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees. Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees is known by locals simply as “Grand Lake,” and it is commonly identified by its prized Depression-era structure, the 51-arch Pensacola Dam. In addition to boasting a fully-functioning architectural marvel, Grand Lake stands out as offering some of the finest sailing, bass fishing, and Ozark Mountain landscapes in the region. It’s no surprise, then, that many lake goers have been known to call Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees home.
Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees spans 64 miles and is situated in Green County, in northeast Oklahoma. This lake is one of the few rocky lakes in the state. 1,300 miles of irresistible shoreline wrap and weave around the foothills of the great Ozarks. Speckled with lakefront properties, resorts, and restaurants, Grand Lake’s beaches also call to anglers and water enthusiasts. Bass fishing is especially popular on Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, which hosts over 400 fishing tournaments each year. Don’t worry about baiting up on a cold day, either—you’re sure to stay nice and toasty on the heated, enclosed docks as you hunt for catfish, bluegill, spoonbill, and crappie.
Since it’s ideally located near the borders of Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees attracts water recreation lovers from far and wide. Sail boaters are particularly fond of the lake’s winds due to the lake's northeast-by-southwest orientation. And with 46,500 acres of surface water to navigate, no one can resist the urge to make a splash. Lake properties for sale not only feature the water-front views, but also provide access to more than thirty marinas that line the shoreline.
For a truly leisurely lake experience, charter a private yacht to show you around. Likewise, most lake-view properties lie well within range of the Shangri-la Resort and Conference Center, where the finer side of lake recreation is showcased. You might also enjoy a game of golf at any of the local courses. A few notable links include Patricia Island, Cherokee Grove, and Peoria Ridge. If you’re interested in living on a Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees golf course, visit GolfHomes.com for property listings and details.
The Pelican Festival takes flight each year in Grove City, where white pelicans migrate through town in September. And while they may not be able to keep up with the flocks, the lake’s Cherokee Queen paddle wheel cruisers are just as graceful as they skim across the water.
Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees was created in 1940 with GRDA’s completion of Pensacola Dam. It is one of the premiere lakes in the Midwest and the crown jewel of a chain of lakes in the northeastern Oklahoma region. Its 59,000 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. Normal surface elevation is 742 feet above sea level. It is consistently ranked among the top lakes for bass fishing in the region. Grand is a haven for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife.
Small airport in Grove. Tulsa has International. Monkey Island has an airport as well as Joplin, MO.
Building restrictions and requirements:
Grove has restrictions and city ordinances.
We have great private as well as public courses close by.
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 Lake area, you don't have to worry about braving the cold. Sit back and relax 24 hours a day in these heated docks.
Get fishing gear and bait at :
Little of Shore
918-257-3474, Highway 125 & 85A, Afton, OK 74331
B & B Corner Bait
918-542-7585, 61101 E 110 Rd, Miami, OK
Grand Lake boasts several full service marinas and boat dealers to satisfy your individual desires. From renting a boat to purchasing your own lake toy you'll be sure to find what you're looking for on Grand Lake!
Gray's Marine & Machine
918-676-3725, 60701 E 230 Rd, Fairland, OK 74343-2306
918-257-4898, Highway 125, Afton, OK 74331
Teramiranda Marina Resort
918-257-8341, State Highway 125 S, Afton, OK 74331
Barker's Edgewater Marina
918-786-2885, 1513 98th St NW, Grove, OK 74344-4609
Horse Creek Storage
918-256-9998, 308 Garland, Afton, OK
Boat Repair :
Bob Weeks Alternator Exchange
918-786-4537, 204 S Center St, Grove, OK
Looking for a place to stay while enjoying Grand Lake? You'll find over 700 lodging units, over 800 condominiums and rental properties, 25 RV Parks, plus eight state parks featuring shoreline camping sites. You can choose from picturesque, on the water bed and breakfast inns, full service hotels, cozy cabins, luxurious resorts, condominiums, motels, hotels, and a variety of RV resorts and campgrounds. Many Lodging sources offer courtesy docks for your convenience if you choose to bring your own boat. During the peak summer holidays and festivals, accommodations fill up quickly, so it's always a good idea to make early reservations for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and the Annual Pelican Festival.
Twin Bridges State Park
918-540-2545, 14801 S Highway 137, Fairland, OK 74343-1930
Baker's Lake Ranch RV Park
918-782-9700, S of Cleora, Afton, OK
Bernice Point Resort
918-256-2263, 500 E Nine, Afton, OK
Grand Country Mobile & RV Park
918-257-5164, 1 Mile E of Bernice Brg, Afton, OK
Boy Scouts Camp Cherokee
918-786-5552, NE of City, Wyandotte, OK
Local Area Businesses
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, enjoy several live country music shows, 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, or visit a national custom car museum housing a collection of classic modified exotic cars dating from the fifties to the present day. While you're here, you can also visit the historical Seneca-Cayuga Mission Church, the only church in Oklahoma - and perhaps the United States - built solely by people.
The shores of Grand Lake boast many championship golf courses, both private and public, some with fabulous vistas of the lake. Visit www.grandlakefun.com for more information.
Sycamore Valley Rec Area
918-678-2758, 16924 S Hwy 9, Wyandotte, OK
918-786-8950, 121 W 3rd St, Grove, OK
Patricia Island Golf Club, email@example.com
Golf Vacation Packages available including golf, gambling, food, and other attractions. Play golf on our 18 hole championship Tripp Davis designed golf course. Golf Digest Evaluation Panelist called the greens "Awesome" and the fairways and tees "Great" plus our practice facility is first rate. 1-800-495-LAKE(5253)
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