Grand Lake Area
With 46,500 surface acres of sparkling waters and 1,300 miles of serpentine shoreline, Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, also known simply as Grand Lake, is considered a premier lake in the surrounding multi-state region. You'll find a variety of outstanding outdoor recreation facilities at the seven areas of Grand Lake State Park located on the shores of the lake. Campgrounds, swim beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps and marinas are available to guests. Marinas offer boat and personal watercraft rentals as well as floating restaurants, ship stores, fuel, lodging and even parasailing and yacht charters. Grand Lake is one of the best fishing lakes in this part of the country and frequently hosts professional fishing tournaments. Anglers enjoy snagging massive paddlefish and hooking largemouth bass, white bass, hybrid stripers, crappie, channel catfish and bluegill.
Several charming towns are perched on the scenic shores of Grand Lake and offer fun things to do, a variety of lodging options, restaurants and festivals and events. Grove is a perfect getaway destination with two casinos, attractions including the renowned Har-Ber Village Museum and Lendonwood Gardens and several dining options. You'll find a many resort-style casinos offering hotels, restaurants, bars, live entertainment, pools and other resort amenities in the area surrounding the Route 66 town of Miami along with other attractions. Vinita, Langley and Disney also offer attractions and dining options, festivals, lodging and family activities as well as lake-centered fun. Monkey Island is home to Shangri-La Resort where you'll find first-class accommodations, fine dining, a premier golf course, a marina and a huge family recreation complex featuring outdoor sports courts, a kids' fishing pond, indoor sports bar, virtual reality gaming center, arcade games, golf simulator and more.
Whether you prefer to stay in a well-appointed hotel, rent a cozy cabin, reserve a luxury vacation home or camp in tent or RV campgrounds, the Grand Lake area has plenty of lodging options to make your stay comfortable. And you'll find plenty of fun and interesting things to keep you busy as you build lasting memories in the Grand Lake area.