Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

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Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Grand Lake O' the Cherokees
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Grand Laker
3 contributions
Jul 2021
Living here for over 20 years I believe Grand is truly one of the top lakes in the country. With over 1,300 shoreline mile there is plenty room for recreation, excellent marinas, and Bass Master quality fishing. The South part of the lake is the high dollar end with 50 foot cruisers and million dollar homes. The North end is more of a nature, redneck, pontoon boat area. Shangri-La is a great place to stay if like a resort type stay. Pine Lodge has little cabins in the woods. Both I recommend. The best place to eat is Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant in Grove. Try the Tamales and the Margarita Gold.
Written July 8, 2021
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cmoss2016
Painesville, OH13 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
We recently traveled to Grand Lake, Oklahoma - we had no idea what to expect. The lake is beautiful with 1300 miles of shoreline. The unfortunate part of our trip is that this is really a seasonal place to visit - we stayed on Monkey Island. Our resort was virtually empty the entire week. All the marinas were closed up for the winter. Many of the restaurants on the water were closed for the season. If we wanted to eat, it was drive 25 minutes to find a grocery store, stock up and head back to our resort to cook. The weather and setting were beautiful, but not much to do when out of season.
Written October 17, 2016
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Shadylady88
Afton, OK66 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
There are many places here on the lake to see. Fishermen or unique gift shoppers will be thrilled. Bass Pro even has an event here because of the bass. But crappie, spoonbill, catfish and others are here. Bernice is the Crappie capital. Unique gift shops all around of course flea markets all over the place to find treasures. Rodeos and lake life intermingle. check out the Grand Lake Association for pamphlets they will mail to you. Harbor Village is a historical remake of old time living, Lendonwood gardens are great for a picnic lunch. Many lake side restaurants to enjoy.
Written March 29, 2016
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lucsimsthomas
San Antonio, TX222 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Grand Lake is simply gorgeous. It has 1,300 miles of shoreline so it is a very big lake. We toured the lake aboard the Cherokee Queen and it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. While staying at Monkey Island we often had great views of the lake as we drove around the area. It is supposed to be one of the top bass fishing lakes in the country but even without fishing we had a great time just taking in the beautiful views.
Written September 12, 2013
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Mary M
Tulsa, OK1,586 contributions
Jun 2020
I grew up spending time with family on Grand Lake, but it had been a while (10 years or so?) since I had visited. A close friend was given a really nice boat by a family friend and it is docked at Grand Lake. She invited me and another friend to join her for a day on the lake on a very hot Friday in late June of 2020. We really enjoyed touring the lake by boat while sight-seeing and enjoying the fine company.

The lake is huge. There are quiet, peaceful areas as well as crowded, boisterous party areas, so you can choose to hang out wherever you feel most comfortable. Folks are generally friendly and welcoming.

The lake is great for boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet-skiing, tubing and other water sports. Or you can just enjoy the natural beauty and relax.

If you have never visited Grand Lake and you have the opportunity to visit -- go!
Written September 1, 2020
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john u
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May 2019 • Family
Despite the ramblings of the crazy person below, this lake is NOT connected to the Tar Creek Superfund, nor do the fish have "sores in them".

As with any lake community, though, there are some strange people. Wait, that's pretty much ANY community. So yeah, she's a crazy person.

This lake is incredibly unique, with it's 1300+ miles of shoreline and deep underwater ledges. It also has many medium and small sized islands, which offer ample fishing structure as well as leisure coves. It's not uncommon to find underwater shelves that drop 100ft in depth in just a few feet.

As long as it's not in the middle of a blue-green algae bloom, I highly recommend a visit.
Written June 11, 2019
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Terry D
Bentonville, AR44 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Grand Lake in Eastern Oklahoma (officially 'Grand Lake O' the Cherokees) is 67 miles long and has 1,300 miles of shoreline! You could take the whole summer just to explore it, and a lifetime to enjoy it all! I have visited the lake many times in my life, and each experience is unique. We most recently spent a night at Candlewyck Cove Resort just a couple of miles out of Grove, OK, near Har-Ber Village, rented a jet ski to explore the Honey Creek and Shangra La area, and dined at Parrot's above the Honey Creek Marina. There are fabulous homes perched above the lake along that area. I hear fishing is wonderful on the lake, whether bass, catfish, crappie, etc. If you love water sports, fine dining, a river excursion, hiking, horseback riding, golf...oh my, the list is endless! There are many different access points for fishing, swimming, boating, or picnicking. Whatever your level of physical condition, there is something here at the lake for you! You can tent camp or stay in a luxury resort, or if a secluded cabin with a lake view is more your speed, you can find that, too. Fabulous food abounds at Afton, Grove, Disney, Langley, Monkey Island, Ketchum, & on & on! Find your Happy Place at Grand Lake! I did!
Written September 26, 2017
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John E
Ballwin, MO1,412 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Based on driving by and over it (on several bridges) on U.S. 59, the appearance of this lake looked inviting and made us want to come back and explore further. We did stop at a visitor center which had loads of info regarding nearby attractions and it made me think of Hot Springs, Arkansas in that the area around this lake appears to offer a lot to see and do. Will re-rate and give more details if we ever get back. Looked really nice based on what we saw from the car and at the visitor's center.
Written May 11, 2017
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Mike H
8 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Grand Lake is one of only two lakes in Oklahoma that are private. Grand is the largest lake in Oklahoma that you can own lakefront property that is not Army Corp of Engineers managed.

In my opinion, the north part of the lake around Grove is the slightly nicer because of the size of the coves are just right to allow fishing and skiing while still offering protection from wind that the main body of water near Shangri-La doesn't offer. About half a dozen restaurants are accessable by boat
Written March 31, 2017
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Julie H
21 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
The lake is not too small and not too large. North end has smoother water for tubing and skiing. Water is rougher around Shangri-la due to the larger boats. Eat at Quarter Deck, Ugly Johns, or The Landing around Monkey Island, Blue Bluff on the north end if it is open. Fish for bass, crappie, and catfish.
Written October 12, 2016
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