Grand Cherokee State Park

Grand Cherokee State Park
Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Cherokee State Park offers visitors a myriad of water recreation. The state park consists of smaller parks near the Pensacola Dam and around the Grand Lake O' The Cherokees.

Grand Lake O' The Cherokees

The Cherokee State Park is in Langley, right on the shores of the Grand Lake O' The Cherokees. The lake has 1,300 miles of shoreline and more than 59,000 surface acres.


The park abounds with outdoor recreation, including fishing, skiing, swimming, boating, golf and camping. The lake ranks high among the top bass fishing lakes in the region, according to the Grand River Dam Authority.


Campgrounds are available in the park and include such amenities as picnic areas, playgrounds, lighted boat ramp and a golf course. RV sites and tent sites are available with electric service. The Grand Cherokee area below the Pensacola Dam offers RV sites with full hookups.

Hours of Operation

You can visit the park year-round. The park is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Park rangers, however, are on duty during weekends only.

Fishing Regulations

You must have a fishing license to fish in the state park. All anglers ages 18 to 64 must obtain a valid, state-issued fishing license, according to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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