Northeastern Oklahoma is lake country, pure and simple. There are plenty of reasons to visit this part of the state—the phenomenal cities, tallgrass prairies and wildlife preserves are just a few of them—but lakeside fun and relaxation is far and away the area’s biggest draw. We profiled the popular Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in our overview of Oklahoma's top lakes, but there are so many more fantastic lakes to be found in the region. Since it can be hard to figure out what lake is perfect for your next getaway, we’ve made it easier by overviewing some of the region’s top lakes and highlighting their most unique attractions. If you’re not already planning your next Green Country lakeside getaway, this rundown might be just the inspiration you need.Learn More
Bordering the northeast side of beautiful Lake Tenkiller, Cookson offers plenty of lakeside fun and beautiful lodging accommodations. Visit the Cookson Bend Resort & Marina for your one stop shop for fun in the sun. It offers a full marina with restaurant, gift shop and boat rentals, as well as cabin rentals.
As one of the clearest lakes in Oklahoma, Lake Tenkiller is a favorite destination for scuba divers. Whether you’re a novice or veteran diver, head to Nautical Adventures Scuba for all your diving needs. After getting certified, head to Lake Tenkiller’s underwater dive park to explore sunken airplane, helicopter, school bus and two boats.
Those looking for adventures on land will find it at the Cookson Wildlife Management Area, a 14,725-acre paradise of dense timber and rolling hills. Spot elk, cottontail rabbits, turkeys and even bald eagles in the winter.
There’s more than meets the eye at Oklahoma State Parks. Historic structures are just some of the wonders waiting to be found.Learn More
Oklahoma has played host to a variety of Hollywood films - heart-wrenching dramas, zany comedies and high impact thrillers have all been filmed here. Whether you’re a cinema buff or just catch the occasional flick, you’ll have fun exploring these filming locations in the Sooner State.Learn More