Known as the Trout Capital of Oklahoma, Gore occupies a beautiful area along the Lower Illinois River, not too far from Tenkiller Lake. Popular year-round with anglers and boaters, Gore is the perfect hub between the lake and the river where you can explore the whole area and enjoy abundant outdoor recreation. Take a canoe, kayak or raft float trip in the warm summer months. Surrounded by thickly wooded banks with areas of gentle rapids and some high rock bluffs, the scenic Illinois River is a wonderful place for the whole family to make memories.
After a day spent on the water, head to Soda Steve’s where you can fill up on tasty American fare in a fun, tropical atmosphere, and consider a stay at Fin & Feather Resort for a cozy cabin stay. Another great lodging option is the Blue Doors at Tenkiller, a renovated motor court from the 1950s that offers southwestern-style cabins. as well as a garden, outdoor kitchen, fishing pond and occasional live entertainment. Or, rent a cabin at Marval Camping Resort and enjoy fishing on the river along with all kinds of family-friendly amenities including a swimming pool, splash pad, playground, game room, sport courts and activity center. With so much to offer, Gore is a great place for your next getaway!