Welcome to Lake Tenkiller
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Welcome to Oklahoma's clear water paradise! Whether this is your first adventure or a return visit, we know that you will find what your heart desires with our vast array of activities. Scuba diving, camping, hiking, fishing, golfing, water sports, scenic nature, fishing, and hunting are all surrounded with beautiful rock bluffs and days that end with spectacular sunsets. Almost 13,000 acres of water and over 130 miles of shoreline of Lake Tenkiller and scenic Illinois River's 70 miles of floating and 8 miles of trout fishing provide the ideal setting to forget about Monday.
Tenkiller is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded with dogwood forests, hilly terrain, and beautiful foliage from spring until fall, when the changing autumn leaves draw many travelers around the lake and up scenic highway 10. It also serves as one of the flyways of migratory animals, such as Canada geese, ducks, monarch butterflies, warblers, bald eagles, and many others.
The State of Oklahoma and the U.S. Corps of Engineeers manage ten marinas and fourteen parks with many different facilities around the lake. There are twenty-four boat launching ramps around the lake, three floating restaurants, and many islands to explore, the most famous being “Goat Island”, which is actually inhabited with goats that can sometimes be spotted grazing at the shoreline.
Enjoy your trip and soak in as much of the relaxation and fun that you have time for, while remembering what else there is to offer that can be experienced in your next trip to Oklahoma's gem in the woodlands.
There has been talk of "Blue Green Algae" lately. Click here to learn all about it.
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Photos are by Ron Day.