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
Welcome to Gore, the trout capital of Oklahoma. Nestled along the Lower Illinois River and just a few miles from Lake Tenkiller, this small town offers big fun for the avid angler. In addition to trout, the area also offers fishing for striped bass, walleye and paddlefish.
Visitors will also find a charming Main Street with ample shopping and dining opportunities. Browse fun finds at the Anne-Paige Gift Boutique and Garden Gate Shop & Emily’s Tea Room. Make your visit to Gore even better with an overnight stay at the Blue Doors at Tenkiller. Built as a motor court in the 1950s, these cabins have been completely renovated and updated. Guests will find a private fishing pond, vegetable garden and outdoor kitchen. Another family favorite is the Fin & Feather Resort, a year-round resort near Lake Tenkiller. While you’re there, fill up at Soda Steve’s, a unique eatery with a fun tropical atmosphere.
While making your way across Oklahoma, stop and gaze at vibrant mural artworks that bring building walls to life. Explore Oklahoma’s exciting past as you take in historical murals and appreciate the unique creative visions of some of Oklahoma’s most talented artists.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