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Boating At Grand Lake In Oklahoma

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Grand Lake of the Cherokees, Oklahoma

Free Public Boating & Watersport Activities

Grand Lake, located in northeastern Oklahoma, is a stunning reservoir nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. Positioned near the city of Grove, the lake's breathtaking scenery and diverse recreational offerings make it a beloved destination for nature lovers and boating enthusiasts.

The area around Grand Lake boasts numerous nearby attractions that enhance the appeal of the region. Har-Ber Village Museum, situated nearby, provides visitors with a glimpse into the history of the area, showcasing authentic pioneer buildings and exhibits, making it an excellent spot for those interested in local heritage.

Boating is a cherished pastime on Grand Lake, with its expansive waters providing endless opportunities for leisurely cruises and a wide range of water-based activities. From fishing to water skiing, the lake caters to the preferences of all boaters, ensuring an enjoyable experience on its tranquil waters.

Grand Lake is home to many marinas that enhance the boating experience, offering essential amenities such as boat slips, fueling stations, and boat repair services. These marinas provide boaters with convenient and well-equipped spaces to prepare for their aquatic adventures, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable time on the lake.

For water sports enthusiasts, Grand Lake offers an array of popular activities, including jet skiing and wakeboarding. The lake's clear waters and spacious areas create an ideal environment for engaging in these exhilarating water sports, attracting enthusiasts seeking high-speed adventures on the water.

Multiple boat launch ramps are available at various points around Grand Lake, ensuring easy access for boaters to launch their vessels. These launch ramps facilitate a smooth and efficient entry, allowing boaters to spend more time enjoying the water and less time preparing their boats.

For those who want to explore Grand Lake but don't own their boats, rental boats are available at numerous locations. Renting a boat provides a convenient and accessible option for visitors to experience the beauty of the lake without the commitment of boat ownership, making it an attractive choice for a day of boating fun.

The nearby city of Grove adds to the allure of Grand Lake, offering additional conveniences and amenities for visitors exploring the area. Grove provides dining, shopping, and accommodation options, making it easy for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy their time both on and off the water.

The boating season on Grand Lake typically extends from late spring to early fall, coinciding with the warmer months when the weather is most favorable for outdoor water activities. During this time, boaters can fully embrace the inviting waters and pleasant temperatures that make Grand Lake an ideal destination for boating and water recreation.

Fishing is also a beloved pursuit on Grand Lake, with anglers seeking various fish species, including bass, catfish, and crappie. The lake's abundant fish population and serene surroundings offer a rewarding experience for fishing enthusiasts, adding to the allure of this captivating water body.

For those seeking a complete outdoor experience, camping facilities are available near Grand Lake, offering the opportunity to fully embrace the natural beauty of the area and enjoy a tranquil camping retreat amidst the picturesque landscape, providing a chance to extend the enjoyment of Grand Lake beyond a day of boating.

Boating, camping and fishing.

To locals the term "grand" is as much descriptive of the boating and fishing as it is the name of Grand Lake, AKA Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Rental boats are available around the lake at boat rental shops and marinas. Restaurants, stores, bait, tackle, camping and lodging are all available at or nearby the lake. At many of the public use areas there is access for bank fishing and launching of small boats, car-toppers, kayaks and canoes. Nearly two dozen boat launch ramps provide easy access for water ski boats, pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats. Giant schools of big crappie, monster catfish and exception bass fishing are the draw to weekend anglers and tournament fishermen alike. And, there is plenty of water for boating and fishing in this 46,000-acre impoundment located in the northeast corner of the state, at the town of Grove. Whether you enjoy fishing from the bank or prefer to fish from a boat, there are 460 miles of shoreline to explore. Bluegill, white bass, hybrid stripers, paddlefish and bream are also abundant. Brush and laydowns provide cover for bass and crappie in some upper regions of the lake, however boat docks are favorite targets for many anglers anytime the fish are shallow. In winter and the warmest months of summer may drive the bulk of the bait and fish to deeper, cooler water where they suspend or hold on structure such as ledges, islands, humps and creek channels.

Grand Lake of the Cherokees Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Grand Lake RV Resort Campground - 918 782-2920

Wildwood Cove Resort Campground - 918 435-4054

Pine Island RV Resort - 918 786-9071

Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake RV Park - 918 786-9447

Walnut Cove Resort Campground - 918 786-2105

Cedar Oaks RV Park - 918 786-4303

Two Mom's Campground - 316 259-1050

Waters Edge RV Park - 918 782-1444

Spring River Canoe Trails Campground - 918 540-2545

Grand Lake of the Cherokees Map


Fish species found in Grand Lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, hybrid striped bass and paddlefish.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Paddlefish

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Local Contact Information

Grand Lake of the Cherokees
Clearwater Bay Marina & RV Park
1614 County Road 371
Eucha, OK 74342
918 435-5101

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