Things To Do At Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, Oklahoma

8 Activities To Make Your NE Oklahoma Trip One To Remember!

If you’re planning a trip to Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees and are looking for some inviting things to do while in the area, then continue reading! The Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees has 46,500 acres equipped for family outings and stunning views. Visitors can spend a whole weekend exploring the 1,300-mile shoreline, viewing wildlife, and enjoying the lake attractions.

Keep reading to find out our 8 favorite things to do at Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, Oklahoma.

1. Enjoy Aquatic Activities

Being out on the water is at the top of the list for the many lake lovers that come our way. Boaters can launch their watercraft from our private boat ramp or one of several located throughout the lake.

Waters Edge RV & Cabin Resort also contains multiple private boat slips to store your boat as you relax at your RV site or cabin. Fishing, tubing, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises are just a few activities that people enjoy while on the water. Many boaters love socializing and tie up beside other boats to make new friends! Adults can even unwind and relax while the kids burn off energy in the enclosed area.

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2. Take A Tour Of The Pensacola Dam

Standing at 147 feet tall, the Pensacola Dam is undoubtedly one of Oklahoma’s most stunning landmarks. It’s even the sole reason the lake exists to begin with!

Want to take a ‘dam tour’? The GRDA Ecosystem and Education Center located on Highway 28 near Langley is a great starting point for you.

There is even a courtesy dock at the west end of the dam for those looking to explore by boat. You can land your craft and walk right up to the Ecosystems and Education Center from there.

3. Monkey Island Trail Rides

Take a guided trail ride at Royal Horse Ranch across acres of lakeside pasture to immerse yourself in the ecosystem. New to horseback? No worries! You can take advantage of the available riding classes for anyone looking to become more comfortable on horseback.

After working up a thirst on the ride, don’t forget to stop by the winery at the front of the grounds. Here you can taste all types of wines grown on the property with winemaker and owner Val Saamer. Saamer has extensive experience, including having worked as a: chef, food and beverage director, and wine manager.

4. Go To The Har-Ber Village Museum in Grove

Har-Ber Town Museum is a village and history museum in Grove, situated on Grand Lake’s shoreline. Self-guided tours of the Grand Lake area’s history and environment include a walk through the grounds with various historic buildings such as a relocated schoolhouse, jail, and log houses.

The museum hosts various unique events for locals and visitors throughout the year. Har-Ber Village also includes a nature trail, a cafe, and an events center that hosts community events regularly.

5. Visit The Grand Lake State Park Bernice Nature Center

Outstanding exhibits of all types can be seen at Bernice State Park on Grand Lake’s Nature Center. You may view bees working in their hive, snakes and lizards in a 1,000-gallon aquarium, or native creatures, including a bobcat, posed in their native habitats. Bring the kids for an educational tour, or take your time absorbing the wonders of the local flora and fauna.

Did you know Bernice State Park has a beautiful nature walk? It includes multiple animal watchtowers positioned right on the Grand Lake coastline. These towers allow for stunning views and intimate wildlife viewing year-round.

6. Have Fun At Grand Lake Casino

For those of you looking for some adult-centered activities, Grand Lake has more than a few options. One of our favorite things to do is to go to the Grand Lake Casino in Grove. This is one of the finest Casinos in the area boasting over 45,000 square feet of space. Enjoy all types of games, live music, and more at this local favorite. The Casino features three different floors of activities with over 600 games. 

This casino is only one mile from Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees make it the number one casino in the area for nightlife and fun.  Play a game, have some dinner, and experience the live entertainment. 

Grand Lake Casino

7. Admire The Lendonwood Gardens

Starting with the Azalea Garden, this 8-acre botanical garden bursts with color in early spring and continues all summer long. With 8 distinct gardens and easy accessibility, anyone can view the tiny blossoms on these lovely shrubs highlighted by pinks, lavenders, reds, and whites. Later in the spring, daylilies in the Display Garden show off their bright colors follow soon by many other species.

As we move into the fall, autumn colors are cast by Japanese Maples along with much other local Flora. Visit the exquisitely designed Japanese Pavilion, which overlooks the Koi pond. The fish in the pool in front of the building is always a hit with the kids.

8. Visit The Coleman Theater

The Coleman Theater is an important piece of Oklahoma history, located off historic Route 66 in northeast Oklahoma. This iconic theater has been dazzling audiences with great theatrical plays and structural beauty since its opening in 1929.

Throughout the year, the theater offers a wide range of excellent entertainment. Ballet, opera, silent films, jazz, dance bands, and community pageants and events are all performed in the theater.

Whatever activity you choose, make sure to stay at Waters Edge RV Resort, your beautiful and favorite RV and cabin resort in NE Oklahoma. You can enjoy our top-class amenities such as our private boat slips and swimming docks while spending a lovely time with the whole fam. Free wifi, showers, restrooms, and laundry are other features we’re very proud to offer to all of our guests.

Learn more about our resort policies here.

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