Oklahoma Lakes

From the gently flowing Illinois River to the majestic Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, natural beauty has never been in short supply for Cherokee Nation.


Cherokee Nation’s Reservation includes dozens of lakes with thousands of miles of picturesque shorelines.  


Two of Oklahoma’s “big three” lakes are located in Cherokee Nation—Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees and Tenkiller Ferry Lake.


The extraordinary number of lakes in this state—203 in total—create an incredibly diverse selection of outdoor recreation in Cherokee Nation.


Whatever your preference, Cherokee Nation’s outdoor recreation and boating options can be counted on for good old-fashioned fun.


Are you a fisherman after a trophy bass, catfish or crappie? Do you enjoy the thrill of jet-skis and speed boats? Are you a water skier? A scuba diver? Do you enjoy entertaining friends and family on a yacht? At the campgrounds? On the shore?


If you are interested in outdoor water recreation, there is a place for you here in Cherokee Nation.