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Cozy Cape Cod cabin, pet-friendly and waterfront views on beautiful Monkey Island! Grill out on the deck or relax next to the fire pit. Go for a dip in the neighborhood pool, enjoy the tennis courts and playground. The cabin has streaming tv, Netflix, Hulu, wifi, and a fully equipped kitchen. Nearby Shangri La Resort, Tera Miranda Marina, casino's, wineries, horseback riding, restaurants and more. The town is just a short 15-minute drive to tons of antique shopping, dining, movies, and fun!
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UNIQUE, PRIVATE, AND FUN LOG CABIN ON GRAND LAKE. NEWLY REMODELED. GREAT FOR FAMILIES OR FISHERMAN. This vacation spot is perfect for 2 couples w/kids. Deck is great space for just hanging out or would be wonderful space for a ladies crafts/scrapbook weekend!
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- New Eucha
Totally renovated LAKEVIEW cabin ready with everything you need to relax and reflect in a quiet serene wooded setting. Located on a hill overlooking the most popular cove at Grand Lake. Get away from your tv and cable and enjoy some time together or solo!
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Your guide to Grand Lake O' the Cherokees
Welcome to Grand Lake o' the Cherokees
Flanked by a dozen small towns in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, a reservoir on the Grand River, is one of the state’s largest lakes, making it a paradise for water-sports enthusiasts of all kinds. It’s also conveniently perched in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains at the crossroads of Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, a convenient stop for road trippers exploring the area. Part of the Big Three group of lakes in Oklahoma, which also comprises Lake Eufaula and Lake Tenkiller, Grand Lake was created during the big national push for hydroelectric power that materialized in the 1930s and ’40s.
The five park areas that wrap around the lake are great launching points for parasailing and other motorboat activities. The shores are peppered with rental companies that specialize in chartered yachts as well as smaller people-powered water vessels such as kayaks and paddleboards. For the traveler who prefers the indoors to out, the charming town of Miami, due north of Grand Lake, houses more than a dozen casinos in the greater vicinity.
How do I get around Grand Lake O' the Cherokees?
The closest airports to Grand Lake are Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) in Bentonville, 65 miles to the east, and Tulsa International Airport (TIA), 79 miles southwest. Both have direct routes to many cities across the United States. You could also fly into the state’s largest airport, Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City, which is 197 miles from Grand Lake and offers more flight options. If you’re traveling to Oklahoma from overseas, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the closest major international airport, though still quite far away: 320 miles. As with most areas outside of Oklahoma’s main cities, you’ll want to rent a car to get around.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees?
Late spring and fall are pleasant times to visit Oklahoma, when you can take advantage of Grand Lake’s many water-based activities without the crowds; it’s often warm enough to go out onto the lake through early November. If you’re wanting to cool off, however, the humid months of July and August are the perfect time to take a dip — just know that you’ll be competing with plenty of other visitors looking to do the same. The lake is open for activities like fishing year round, though some services and equipment rentals may only be offered seasonally in the warmer months.
What are the top things to do in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees?
Along the Grand River, serpentine Grand Lake spans 1,300 miles of shoreline and 46,500 surface acres, making it one of the biggest lake recreation areas in Oklahoma. You can book a parasailing excursion or rent a yacht or other watercraft through one of the lake’s many marinas.
Anchored by the GRDA Ecosystems & Education Center, Pensacola Dam offers tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day of the dramatic, arched, Art Deco-inspired, 5,000-foot-wide superstructure that has created the lake since 1938.
Grand Lake State Park
Grand Lake State Park is adjacent to the bottom of the Pensacola Dam, the perfect spot for birders to watch for the migrating waterfowl and bald eagles that feed in the rich waters flowing from the reservoir. Anglers, too, will want to cast a line in the so-called crappie capital of the world, whose park also boasts fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish, white bass, channel catfish, and bluegill.