Grand Lake Parks




Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees lies in northeast Oklahoma as a sapphire jewel that attracts visitors from miles around to play in its 45,600 acres of water with 1,300 miles of shoreline. Two sections of the original Route 66 pass between Afton, and Miami, Oklahoma, six and ten miles north of Grand Lake respectively. Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees is studded with history and beauty. 

Grand Lake State Parks

Seven state park areas surround Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees: Bernice Area, Cherokee Area, Disney Area, Honey Creek Area, Little Blue Area, Spavinaw Area, and Twin Bridges Area. You can book reservations for tent and RV sites online. 

Bernice Area State Park

54101 East Highway 85 A, Bernice, Oklahoma, 74331

The Bernice Area lies in the northwestern corner of Grand Lake of the Cherokees in the town of Bernice. This park is called the “Crappie Capital of the World,” even though this lake is best known for productive bass fishing. The Bernice Area features 88 acres with tent and RV camping, 

The Bernice Area features a mile-long, ADA accessible, paved path that winds along the shore of Grand Lake, and takes you past a wildlife feeding area and onto two wildlife viewing areas with a blind and tower. The Bernice Nature Center offers a variety of family activities, with a naturalist programs that include hikes and crafts and feeding the park’s animals every Saturday. 

Campsites offer views of the lake, swimming areas, playgrounds, and boat ramps. There are 33, 50-amp, RV sites, and 150 primitive tent sites. Park amenities also include two comfort stations with hot showers, picnic areas, and one covered shelter for large groups.  

Cherokee Area State Park

13000 East 387 Road, Langley, Oklahoma, 74340

The Cherokee Area is divided into four smaller parks located near the dam and around the lake and Neosho River below the dam: Lakeside, Riverside, Grand View and Grand Cherokee.

The Lakeside area is above the dam with a stunning view of the lake, 12 RV sites, and 15 tent sites with a swimming beach, playground, picnic sites, a restroom with a shower, and lighted boat ramp.

The Riverside area is located below the dam and offers exceptional fishing. Amenities include a boat ramp, 15 pull-through RV sites with five on the water bank and hookups, 50 tent sites, pit toilettes, and showers at the Grand Cherokee Campground. 

The Grand View area is below the dam just off highway 28 next to the spillway. Amenities include four RV sites with electric service only and 45 tent sites, a group shelter, a comfort station, picnic tables, and a shelter. 

The Grand Cherokee area is below the dam with 13 RV sites with full hookups including 50 amp electric. A few RV sites are pull-through. Amenities include a swimming beach, lighted boat ramp, picnic sites, a group shelter, and restroom with showers next to a nine-hole golf course along the river.

Disney Area State Park

232 Cliff Heights, Disney, Oklahoma 74340

This park is called Disney Island with 32 acres of hills and forests on the southern shore of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Follow OK SH 28 into the park. Disney Island offers a swim beach, lighted boat ramp, a waterfall, floating on the stream, and herds of deer roaming around. It is day use only with plenty of picnic tables. 

Honey Creek Area State Park

901 State Park Road, Grove, Oklahoma, 74344

Honey Creek area offers boating, camping, and fishing. It is 38 acres of 49 RV sites and 100 tent sites featuring a boat ramp, restrooms with showers, 30 and 50-amp RV sites, a dump station, picnic tables with fire pits, an outdoor swimming pool, two covered shelters, a fishing dock, a fish cleaning station, a lighted boat ramp, and a play ground. Honey Creek is known as one of the best parks on Grand Lake. 

Little Blue Area State Park

State Hwy 28 East, Disney, Oklahoma, 74340

The Little Blue Area is heavily forested and near the dam. It offers a creek with cool water and a swimming area, tent camping, and lots of parking. This is a smaller park for day use and primitive camping, but no boat ramp. 

Spavinaw Area State Park

555 S Main Street, Spavinaw, Oklahoma, 74366

The Spavinaw area is on the south end of the lake below the dam. It also offers a clear cool stream to swim in, tent camping, picnic tables, and plenty of shade trees for day use, but no boat ramp. 

Twin Bridges Area State Park

555 S Main Street, Spavinaw, Oklahoma, 74366

Twin Bridges area is jam packed with 60 RV sites,100 tent sites, a marina, and plenty of amenities. You must make a reservation for RV sites and cabins. The park offers five, one-room lake huts with electricity, ceiling fans, heat, screened windows, its own picnic table and grill, and outside water. 

Twin Bridges features a fishing center, lighted boat ramps, picnic areas, playgrounds, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and restrooms. This park is well-known to anglers for trophy-sized bass, bluegill, catfish, and paddlefish. A fishing center provides bait, tackle, snacks, beverages, an enclosed fishing dock, and lighted boat ramps to both the lake and the Neosho River.


Grand Lake RV Parks

Cedar Oak RV Park

1550 83rd Street N0W, Grove, Oklahoma, 74344

Cedar Oaks is a 37-acre, full-service RV park with 123 sites, lakefront and lake view, full 30 and 50-amp hookups. Each site comes with a grassy area, a patio, a picnic table, and most have at least one tree for shade.

Three one-room cabins come with a double bed, futon, private bath, kitchen sink, small refrigerator, toaster oven, and microwave. Other amenities include a nine-slip boat dock, a boat ramp, a covered pavilion with a charcoal grill, a bathhouse which is open during season, and laundry facilities.  

The Grand Country Lakeside RV Park 

55015 E 270 Road, Afton, Oklahoma, 74331

The Grand Country Lakeside RV Park offers 39 sites with 30 and 50 amp full hook-ups and showers. You can rent sites for a day, week, month, or year. It features an enclosed pavilion, a storm shelter, a convenience store, a bait shop, a horseshoe pit, and an 150-yard chip/iron golf range. Find excellent canoeing, rafting, and swimming along with views of herons, geese, turtles, and pelicans.

Grand Lake RV Park

31527 S 4510 Road
Afton, OK 74331

Grand Lake RV Resort lies on the backwaters of Duck Creek with 176 spacious sites with 63 on the waterfront with overhanging decks and available for all sizes of motor coaches, travel trailers, and fifth wheels. You can rent by the day, week, month or year. This park offers boat slips, dry, and outside storage for boats and RVs. Amenities include a boat ramp, picnic areas, a sheltered pavilion with a BBQ grill, fishing docks, and laundry facilities.  

Lee’s Grand Lake Resort

24800 South 630th Road, Grove, Oklahoma, 74344

Lee’s Grand Lake Resort has 42 RV sites with water, sewer ,and 50-amp electric hookups, cable TV, free Wi-Fi. This resort offers 25 air-conditioned lakefront cabins from one bedroom to lodges that accommodate up to 14 people, with linens and fully equipped kitchens and baths. It provides boat slips, pontoon, ski, and bass boat rentals, water sports gear rentals, a full-service marina, a store, a heated fishing dock, fish cleaning stations, a boat ramp, laundry facilities, restrooms with hot showers, a swimming pool, playground, volleyball, basketball, and bocci ball courts, shuffleboard, a horseshoe pit, and a restaurant nearby. 

Monkey Island RV Park

56140 E 280 Road, Afton, Oklahoma, 74331

Monkey Island RV Park is a luxury RV park is on Monkey Island, which is actually a peninsula jutting out from the northern shore of Grand Lake. It offers 73 RV sites with pull-thrus and back-ins, with 30 and 50-amp hookups, water, and sewer hookups, room for slideouts, patios, picnic tables, fire rings, and trash service. 

This park also rents 21 cabins, with queen-sized beds, sleeper love seats, big screen TVs with cable, kitchens, and a bath with large showers. Other amenities include spaces for primitive camping in tents, private indoor showers, a large clubhouse, a convenience store, a small laundry room, swimming pool, horseshoe pits, a playground, shuffleboard, and bicycle rentals.

Pine Island RV Resort

32501 South 571 Road, Jay, Oklahoma, 74346

Pine Island is semi-private and open to members, guests, and visitors. It offers 175 RV sites and 90 primitive tent campsites on a first come/first serve basis. Its cabins accommodate four to nine people. Pine Island has a boat ramp, a well-stocked ship’s store, a fishing dock, shoreline fishing, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, pavilion, free Wi-Fi, playgrounds, a teenage recreation center, outdoor pool, heated indoor pool, miniature golf, Frisbee golf, ping pong tables, horseshoe pits, and basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts.

Water’s Edge RV and Cabin Resort

446714 East 355 Road, Vinita, Oklahoma, 74301

Water’s Edge offers 80 “Big-Rig” RV sites, with some on the waterfront and non-waterfront sites ranging from 40 feet to 100-feet long and at least 25-feet wide with 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical service, city water, and sewer service. Some of its waterfront sites feature private decks overlooking the lake. This resort offers cable TV, boat slips, fishing docks, a convenience store, laundry facilities, fuel, and Wi-Fi is available. Each site has a grill, picnic table, and fire ring. There are 11 waterfront cabins, including one with three bedrooms, that have private decks overlooking the lake, shade trees, and fire rings.

Wildwood Cove Resort

6820 County Road 373, Eucha, Oklahoma, 74342

Wildwood Cove sits on Drowning Creek, an inlet of Grand Lake. Wildwood Cove has 41 RV sites with 20, 30, and 50-amp electric service with water, sewer, and septic service. It features five restored 1939 stone-faced cabins with air-conditioning, full kitchens, stove and oven, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, barbecue grills, bedding, and towels. Two large cabins sleep up to ten people, and three small cabins sleep up to four people. Wildwood Cove offers limited tent camping, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, paddle boat rentals, and water skiing.


Grand Lake Colorado

Sometimes, people get confused about the two Grand Lakes, Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, more commonly called Grand Lake in Oklahoma, and Grand Lake in Colorado. Grand Lake in Colorado is a tiny lake near two larger lakes fed by the Colorado River 55 miles northwest of Denver.

Grand Lake, Colorado, adjacent to the Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapaho National Forest, is almost completely surrounded by the town of Grand Lake, Colorado. Grand Lake in Colorado has several parks and lodging options, and the town of Grand Lake will take you back in time with its setting that looks like a Hollywood movie set, restaurants, shops, and night life. 




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