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About Lake Tenkiller
Located in eastern Oklahoma in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Lake Tenkiller (also known as Tenkiller Ferry Lake) is a stunning body of water located along the Illinois River. With 130 miles of shorelines and 13,000 surface acres around Tenkiller State Park, it’s an ideal destination for people of all ages. From fishing and hunting to ski boating and two state parks, Lake Tenkiller is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. There are many resorts, cabins and condos in the Tenkiller area, which make it a great place to stay while enjoying the beautiful nature of the surrounding area.
Things to Do in Lake Tenkiller
Boating and water activities are among the most popular pastimes at Lake Tenkiller, and there are several full-service marinas on the lake where one can get fuel, snacks, water toys, and other items. Marinas such as Pine Cove, Barnacle Bill’s, Burnt Cabin and Sixshooter are also floating restaurants where you can enjoy a casual dining experience straight from the lake. If you don’t have your own, many of the marinas rent out ski boats, wave runners and pontoons, making it easy and convenient. For campers, there is a range of RV hookups, boat ramps, restrooms, and picnic areas, and most of the camping grounds are patrolled by State Park Rangers. Year-round fishing is also popular, as the lake is stocked with everything from white and black bass to catfish and trout. Lake Tenkiller also hosts fishing tournaments, and for avid hunters, the area is ranked second in Oklahoma for the number of deer taken during deer season. Hiking is also common in the surrounding area, and if you’re looking to get up close to wildlife, the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is the winter home for all kinds of geese and birds. Admission is free and open from dawn to dusk. Standing Rock Trail is home to spectacular rock formations, boulders and lake views for a scenic hike. Other great rails are the Buzzard Roost Trail at Cato Creek Lading, and the Overlook Nature Trail at Tenkiller Dam Overlook. Scuba diving is also popular as a result of the clear, beautiful waters at Lake Tenkiller. Tenkiller State Park and Cherokee Landing State Park are located along the shores of the lake with plenty of camping and recreational activities as well.
Day Trips Near Lake Tenkiller
Oklahoma City is two-and-a-half hours west of Tenkiller Ferry Lake, and is home to many different sites and attractions, from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. The city of Tulsa, which is where countless museums like the Philbrook Museum of Art and Gilcrease Museum are located, is an hour and a half northwest of Lake Tenkiller.
Lake Tenkiller Accommodation
If you’re not looking to camp outdoors, Lake Tenkiller has plenty of beautiful homes around the lake that offer stunning views of both the water and the surrounding nature. Cookson is a rural area with lots of cabins and homes, and there are other small and peaceful neighborhoods with low populations near the lake including Park Hill and Tahlequah.
Transportation in Lake Tenkiller
One of the best and most common ways to get around Lake Tenkiller is by boat, as well as the shuttle service that travels up and down the river. There are 24 boat launching ramps around the lake in total, making it easy easily accessible by the various types of boats, kayaks and canoes available. Due to the numerous hiking and nature trails located around the lake, walking and biking are also popular forms of transportation. A rental car is your best bet if you’re looking to cover longer distances in a short amount of time, and the lake is also RV-friendly for those looking to camp overnight.