Cherokee Landing State Park

Cherokee Landing State Park 28610 Park 20
Park Hill, OK 74451

Phone: 918-457-5716   918-457-4841
Fax: 918-457-4871

Located in the Cookson Hills, just south of Tahlequah on Lake Tenkiller, Cherokee Landing State Park features 93 RV sites with electric and water hookups, a dump station, 45 primitive campsites, covered picnic shelters and restrooms with hot showers. RV sites can accommodate rigs up to 40-feet in length.

Lake Tenkiller, which boasts 13,000 acres of water and over 130 miles of shoreline, is known as a wonderful place for boating, watersports and fishing. Fishermen staying at Cherokee Landing State Park in Park Hill can catch a variety of crappie, large and smallmouth bass, catfish and white bass. The park also offers a lighted boat ramp and handicap-accessible fishing dock.

Located in the Cookson Hills, just south of Tahlequah on Lake Tenkiller, Cherokee Landing State Park features 93 RV sites with electric and water hookups, a dump station, 45 primitive campsites, covered picnic shelters and restrooms with hot showers. RV sites can accommodate rigs up to 40-feet in length.

Lake Tenkiller, which boasts 13,000 acres of water and over 130 miles of shoreline, is known as a wonderful place for boating, watersports and fishing. Fishermen staying at Cherokee Landing State Park in Park Hill can catch a variety of crappie, large and smallmouth bass, catfish and white bass. The park also offers a lighted boat ramp and handicap-accessible fishing dock.

Cherokee Landing State Park offers entertainment for a day or a week with a swimming beach, children's playground and softball field.  With the park's central location between Oklahoma City (148 miles), Little Rock (163 miles) and Wichita (190 miles), Cherokee Landing State Park is the perfect destination for getting away without going too far. At only 80 miles outside of Tulsa, the park would be a great weekend getaway for city dwellers needing a reprieve.

Pack a picnic lunch and head out to the park's sandy swimming beach or rest under one of the many shaded picnic tables scattered throughout the park. Or, bring out the whole family for an old fashioned game of softball. Be sure to put Cherokee Landing State Park in Park Hill on your list when visiting Lake Tenkiller.

Shelters can be reserved by calling the Cherokee Landing State Park office. Most RV sites are first come, first served. Reservations are now available for the Choctaw RV Area up to one year in advance (holidays excluded).

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Camp Store, Campsites, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Elec. 50 Amp, Full Hookups, Gift Shop, Grills, Handicapped Parking, Lake Access, Office WiFi, Park Ranger, Pets Allowed, Pets Allowed in Park, Picnic Area, Playground, Pull Thru Sites, Restrooms, Showers, Swim Beach, Water Hookup, Waterfront Sites

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Group Rates Available

  • On-site Activities: Biking, Boating, Disc Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Volleyball, Watchable Wildlife, Waterskiing

  • On-site Lodging: RV Sites, Tent Sites





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To reserve an RV site, go to

Tent sites: $12

RV sites with electric & water hookups: $20

Premium sites: Additional $5

Winter rates: November 1 to March 1: $2 off all sites

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

From Tahlequah, take Hwy 62 south for three miles to the SH 82 junction. Go south on 82 for 11 miles.

From I-40, exit at Vian. Take Hwy 82 north, approximately 20 miles to entrance of park.

GPS Coordinates: 35.75651 N 94.92262 W.

Primary Contacts:

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From Staff on 07/22/16

Deirdre, for more specifics on the sandy beaches at Cherokee Landing State Park, you'll want to get in touch with park staff at 918-457-5716. Thank you for using!

From deirdre gist on 07/21/16

What is the swimming area like. It states sandy beaches but there are no photos of it.

From Les - park manager on 06/09/16

We are open and back up and running. All areas are available for either first-come, first-served camping or you may reserve in certain RV Areas at, or hit the green button at top of page. We do not have new restrooms, however, what we have are open and ready for your use. All of our RV sites have electric and water and only two have sewer, #26 and #28. If you need more information give the park office a call at 918-457-5716. Thanks and happy camping.

From Terry on 06/08/16

Are the new restroom facilities open yet? Also, do you have campsites with full hookups? If so, what are their numbers?

From Staff on 05/26/16

All camping areas are now open. Hope to see you soon!

From Staff on 05/23/16

Danielle, all of the tent sites are first come, first serve and considered primitive, which means that they don't come with any hookups. However, you are welcome to reserve an RV site with electric and place your tent on it, but please keep in mind that you'll be paying a bit more. To make an RV site reservation, please click the green button at the top of this page. Reservations must be made at least five days in advance and holiday weekends require a three-night stay. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 918-457-5716. Thank you for using!

From danielle on 05/23/16

Are electric tent sites available to reserve for this weekend?

From staff on 05/20/16

All areas open for RV camping except Cherokee. Several tent sites available as well. All first come first serve. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

From Staff on 05/18/16

Amber, sorry the campgrounds are currently closed until the park staff is able to clean up and repair the storm damage. As soon as they are back open, we'll remove the notice from the top of this page. Thank you for using!

From Amber on 05/18/16

Are you currently open for tent camping?

From Staff on 05/11/16

Butch, we can't speak to those specific sites, but most of our parks that do offer RV campsite reservations also have areas that are reserved for first come, first serve campers in order to make sure that there are options available for everyone. If you'll give the park office a call at 918-457-5716, they may be able to give you more information. Thank you for using!

From Butch Eichholz on 05/10/16

When are your sights going to be on line to be able to reserve, in the creek area under the pines? Thanks

From Staff on 05/03/16

Jim, all tent sites are considered primitive and don't come with any hookups. However, you are welcome to set your tent up on an RV site with hookups, but please keep in mind that you'll be paying a bit more. To make an RV campsite reservation, please click the green booking link at the top of this page. Thank you for using!

From Jim Buntain on 05/02/16

Is there tent camping available with electric available for charging trolling motor battery?

From Staff on 05/02/16

Tiffany, for that information you'll need to talk to the park staff by calling 918-457-5716. Thank you for using!

From Tiffany Shivers on 05/01/16

I was wanting to have my wedding at Cherokee Landing. Would it cost anything?

From Staff on 04/25/16

Brooklynn, your best bet is to call the park office directly at 918-457-5716, and the staff there will be able to help you. Thank you for using!

From Brooklynn on 04/25/16

I am needing to reserve a picnic area for my son's birthday party on May 22,2016. I was curious as to if it was open that day, or if the first come, first serve rule applied to the picnic areas as well right now? Thank you!

From Staff on 04/08/16

Dwayna, Lake Tenkiller has largemouth, smallmouth, white and spotted bass, as well as crappie, channel, blue and flathead catfish, sunfish and bluegill. You can check the latest fishing reports to see what the fish are biting on by visiting If you have any questions, please call 918-457-5716. Thank you for using!

From Dwayna on 04/07/16

I was wondering if there were several places to fish off the banks? What type of fish is best known for the area

From Staff on 03/15/16

Dorothy, yes there is a fishing dock at Cherokee Landing State Park. Please click the red link on the right side of this page that says 'View Cherokee Landing State Park Map' to see the dock's location. Thank you for using!

From Dorothy on 03/14/16

is there a fishing dock for folks who don't have/own a boat?

From Staff on 03/12/16

Camping is open in Creek, Chickasaw and group areas. 30 amp sites with water and electric plus many tent sites available. Portable toilets have been placed in these areas due to the remodeling of the bathroom. Currently the dump station is unavailable until the restoration of Cherokee and Choctaw areas are completed. Thank you for your patience as we rebuild from the flooding this past year.

From Staff on 11/13/15

Open through December 6th

From Staff on 09/26/15

Boat courtesy dock is now open!

From Staff on 08/23/15

No reservations are made during holiday weeks. All sites are first come, first serve. This is the reason the reservation system shows there are 0 sites available, We have 57 RV sites, 16 sites in group camping and 30 tent sites to choose from.

From Staff on 08/21/15

Cherokee, Choctaw and Creek are all open and available for reservations. First come, first serve so come out and enjoy the weekend. We have 53 sites to choose from. To reserve your site at least 5 days out go to Chickasaw area and Group will remain first come, first serve. 3 picnic shelters are also available for group gatherings. The boat dock is open but still in need of repairs to our courtesy dock.

From Staff on 08/17/15

Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek areas are open with 3 picnic shelters available. We have both 30 and 50 amp sites and some with sewer. Cherokee area to open soon. To reserve Choctaw or Creek area go to

From Les on 08/07/15

The boat ramp is now open, however, the courtesy dock is still closed until repairs may be made.

From Park Staff on 08/06/15

Boat Ramp is OPEN

From Staff on 07/16/15

Stac, here is the latest update from Cherokee Landing State Park: The main entrance to the park is open. The upper area of Cherokee Landing is open for RV and tent camping. Amenities available will be water and 30-amp electric only. Boat ramps are closed. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 918-457-5716. Thank you for using!

From Stac on 07/16/15

Are campsites open and available?

From Jeff Garrett on 06/26/15

We are open in the upper end of the park. There are several sites available and also there are two shelters available. COME SEE US!!!!!!!!!!

From Blake on 04/05/15

If you plan on coming here make sure you don't have something wrong with your vehicle or your tag is out of date I had a terrible experience with the park ranger who was not nice at all and towed my vehicle for the tag being out of date and I had just purchased the vehicle days before. I was the only person even fishing on Easter day came here to relax and had this happen. He never even asked me for my fishing license absolutely terrible park ranger very rude and had no r eason to even go check my car

From Violisa Russell on 02/22/15

It's a Pocket of Paradise at Cherokee Landing State Park

From Staff on 02/11/15

Shannon and Shaon, thanks for your interest in Cherokee Landing State Park! Please call the park directly at 918-457-5716, and the staff there will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Best wishes and thank you for using!

From Shannon and Shaon Koehler on 02/11/15

Please call us ASAP. We like o speak to someone about tent camping at Cherokee Landing. 775-440-0885.

From Staff on 02/11/15

Dustin, you are welcome to occupy the same site for 14 days at all Oklahoma State Parks. After that, you would need to get the park manager's approval to remain on the same site. At this time we do not have any extended stay discounts. If you have any questions, please call 918-457-5716. Happy camping and thank you for using!

From dustin g on 02/10/15

Days** not dysfunction . That was a error

From dustin g on 02/10/15

Is there a maximum number of dysfunction you can stay at the park? Is there a special rate for someone who wants to pay for an extended stay?

From Staff on 02/09/15

Michael, at this time the campsites at Cherokee Landing State Park are all first come, first serve. To see what parks do accept online reservations, please visit Have a great day and thank you for using!

From Michael Iten on 02/08/15

Are the campsites first come, first serve

From Staff on 12/03/14

Heidi, from November 1 to March 1 all comfort stations will be winterized with the exception of the comfort station at the Choctaw RV Area. If you have any other questions, please call the park directly at 918-457-5716 . Best wishes and thank you for using!

From Heidi on 12/03/14

Hot Showers in the winter months?

From Becky reeves on 09/07/14

Been This park twice. both times was great. The park ranger is awesome. He is Very nice an helpful.... Place is beautiful. Restrooms clean. Enjoyed the. Disc golf. Will be back soon

From Les - Park Manager on 06/23/14

The sites in Cherokee Area near the dock are first-come, first served only. We do accept reservations in Choctaw Area, except for the week of Holiday weekends. At that time, all sites are first-come, first served. Sounds like a big 4th of July so get out and get your sites as early as possible. Thank you for your interest. If you have any other questions contact the park office at 918 457 5716.

From Shelly Wells on 06/23/14

Drove through the park yesterday and think we would like to try one of the premium sites close to the docks. Are these sites reservable or first-come sites?

From Dana on 06/20/14

Just left the park after an encountered an EXTREMELY rude park ranger. We were having difficulty with our jet ski running and pulled it onto the trailer on the side of the boat ramp to see if we could fix it. We were there for a little while but didn't think it was a problem since we had left plenty of room for others to load and unload. Out of the blue the park ranger comes by on the golf cart and in a very rude and threatening way says...We don't do this here. It is a single boat ramp. You must leave...Before my husband could say anything he turned around and drove off. We didn't realize we were doing something wrong and would have gladly moved if we were asked. He did not need to be so rude and threatening. He even scared my daughter. I don't think we will be returning any time soon.

From Les Pulliam on 06/17/14

We have been made aware of ecoli reports on Lake Tenkiller. We do not have any reports of findings at Cherokee Landing or Tenkiller State Parks. To check the most current lake conditions, visit

From Staff on 06/09/14

Pamela, when staying on an RV site, one child's tent will be allowed at no extra cost. Any other tent found on an RV site accompanying an RV is charged a base rate fee of $12.00 in addition to the fee for the RV. If you have any questions, please call 918-457-5716. Have a great day and thank you for using!

From Pamela Good on 06/08/14

If we have a premium rv campsite can we put a couple of tents up on our site if children are able to come stay a night?

From bob & sharon on 06/02/14

many miles from any services. no more than 6 level/big rig sites. hundreds of potholes. hundreds of small and unlevel sites.Way off the highway. nothing but a small pothole pond. No phone/TV/or WiFi at the campsites. Nice countryside along the hour-long drive into Memphis. Quiet nights if no events are being staged there. Green, woodsy countryside. Doubt we'll ever go back.

From Park Manager on 04/30/14

RV reservations are available in Choctaw Area -B Area. Reservations require payment of the first two nights at the time of the reservation. We are not able to pencil in reservations, we must receive payment first. Call soon as weekends are filling quickly.

From Les on 04/30/14

Shelter reservations are available at Cherokee Landing - we have four shelters with beautiful views of the lake. Book one now for your family reunion, picnic, birthday party or just come and relax by the water. Shelter reservations cost $75 per day, call the Cherokee Landing State Park office at 918-457-5716 to reserve. Payment is due at time of the reservation. Thank you.

From violisa Russell...9183162154. on 04/29/14

Please pencil me into your shelter reservation book for August 16th, 2014 shelter A. If it is available. I will be by the office with the deposit on Wednesday . April 30th during office hours. Thank you.

From Staff on 01/27/14

Ramona, we suggest that you call Cherokee Landing State Park at 918-457-5716 to check on availability and pricing. Best wishes and thank you for using!

From Ramona Brown on 01/27/14

Can you tell me how much it costs to rent the shelter for the first saturday in may for a family reunion?

From Angela Van Auken on 12/24/13

We stayed in late early Oct. My son, 7, and I had a great time. We went fishing, took walks, watched the plentiful duck and geese population come in for a landing and take off again. The view of the lake and hills is breathe taking! We chose a premium site and it was so worth it. They host is so nice and very helpful! THe park is patrolled often and very family friendly. We plan on going back this spring 2014.

From jeff on 11/12/13

I would be happy to take care of this for you Mr. Bowling, you may contact the office 918-457-5716 or bring in your ticket and we will straighten this out for you. I am sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.

From R.W.Bowling on 11/11/13

I would like to know who to contact about being overcharged at Cherokee landing i have a bill that clearly shows two nights stay and was charged for three.

From R.W. Bowling on 11/11/13

Worse camp host Jesse Copper i have ever run across he was rude and accused me of trying to run out on my bill and the over charged me

From Staff on 07/30/13

Andrea, all of Oklahoma's state parks are on the following fee schedule - $12 per night for a site without hookups, $20 per night for a site with water and electric hookups and $23 per night for a site with full hookups. Some premium sites, like those along the water's edge, are an additional $5 per night. Have a great time at Cherokee Landing State Park and thank you for using!

From andrea on 07/29/13

Me and my family plan to visit this state park this weekend for a few days and use an electric campsite. We have heard nothing but good things about this park. Does anyone know the cost of a tent site with electric hookups?

From Mark and Mindy Duty on 07/20/13

We have been coming to Cherokee Landing State Park for years to camp, we have utilized both RV and Tent camp sites and have always had a wonderful experience. We also hold our family reunion here every other year and have always had a wonderful experience. The Cherokee Landing State park has everything that we are looking for in a camp ground. When our children where small they had plenty to keep them busy in the park and now that they are older, they still enjoy the basketball court and softball fields. We have never not been able to swim and have never been over crowded. I just wanted to let everyone know that works at the park how much we enjoyed our stay and that all them where helpful and courteous and we plan on coming back for years to come. If you want a great place to spend quality time with the family this is the place to come. Thank you Cherokee Landing from the Duty Family.

From Les on 07/01/13

Fireworks Extravaganza on Lake Tenkiller At the dam - near Tenkiller State Park Jul 4, 2013 Dusk This free fireworks show will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2013 on the south end of Lake Tenkiller around dusk. The show will be shot off near Tenkiller State Park. The area between the two big islands should afford excellent viewing for boaters. In addition, the shoot site is somewhat higher in elevation this year, so there should be excellent viewing in the central part of the lake, perhaps as far north as Cookson Bend and Sixshooter. Guests in cabins 1-24 can view the show from the park side of their cabins. Campers in all areas of the park will have a great view. Visitors to Tenkiller State Park should have a great advantage to watching this free fireworks show from cabin areas, campgrounds, the marina area, scuba park area, cabin office area, pool area and swim beach locations. This event is funded solely by donations to the Greater Tenkiller Area Association, which sponsors this extraordinary event for park and lake visitors. 8 miles N of Gore on Hwy 100 Vian, OK 74962

From max on 06/29/13

this is a response to jasonandjen! So sad that some people fell they need to run down a good thing, because they tried to cheat the system!!! Really sad we have people like this that use our State parks, and then feel they are above the rules!!! We have used the park a number of time, and the park personnel are THE BEST! Yes, the rest rooms are old, and sometimes people make a mess, but they are fine, and cleaned good! This is a GREAT PARK! well maintained, and kept up, pkease don't listen to idiots who try to beat the system, and when caught, make a BUTT outa themselves!!!

From Doug on 06/29/13

UPDATE Cherokee Landing is now taking reservations for the B Area also known as Choctaw Area and also for the Wildcat Point tent camping area. You may reserve a site up to one year in advance. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation over the phone you can contact us at 918- 457-5716.

From Les on 06/28/13

Hello Gerry, You will need to contact your group if they have reserved a shelter. We are not sure of your group's plans tomorrow. Good luck and we hope you enjoy the park.

From Gerry on 06/28/13

My daughter has her T-ball closing ceremonies at Cherokee Landing tomorrow, the 29th. I originally heard that it would begin at 11 a.m. but have recently heard it has now moved to 3 p.m. Is this correct and why has the time changed?

From Les on 06/28/13

JasonandJen, We are very sorry to hear that you had anything but an excellent experience at Cherokee Landing. If you would like to contact us directly you may call the park office at 918-457-5716. Our small staff and volunteers have worked hard this year to make improvements and repaint all bathhouses and shelters. We have replaced all of the fixtures that our budget allowed. Thank you for your comment.

From JasonandJen on 06/28/13

Absolutely horrifying! The restrooms are not maintained in any sense of a hygienic fashion. The shower stalls in both the ladies and men's facilities were visibly coated with human excrement. Layers of deceased insects surrounded the floors. Nails were askew and wood had peeling paint with termite infestation. The rest rooms in the slums of Quito Ecuador were cleaner and better maintained. We were nearly run down by the groundskeeper on his mower when we unintentionally drove on the unmarked road to the gatekeepers home. After the five minute screaming diatribe by the groundskeeper, we requested they place a sign on the entrance to any road that access is restricted. This is no tourist destination and is an embarrassment to all Oklahoma taxpayers.

From owner on 05/01/13

We have detected an error in the Description information. There are no bunkhouses at Cherokee Landing. No lodging facilities at this park. Great location for tent camping and RV campgrounds.

From Park Manager on 03/15/13

Cherokee Landing is seeking a camp host volunteer to help staff the park office, collect fees and trash pickup. Join our small staff for a pleasant season at Lake Tenkiller. For more information call 918 457 5716.

From Staff on 06/12/12

Bruce, we're very sorry that you had anything but a pleasant experience at Cherokee Landing State Park. We have forwarded your concerns to park officials. Thank you for your comment and we wish you the best.

From Bruce on 06/10/12

Cherokee Landing State Park is terrible. The batrooms are horrible. My wife and I would not, did not, stay there. We searched for other campgrounds on the North end of Lake Tenkiller. I could not believe a State Park would be that bad. I was ready to pay more to get something a little nicer and what I found was HORRIBLE. Oklahoma needs to be a better steward of it's citizen's tax dollars.

From Brian S. on 06/01/12

Just returned from a camping trip to this park. I have been going camping here about once a year for almost 15 years. In general, the Park is clean and the views are great. The bathrooms and other park facilities are in serious need of repair however. There are 2 bathrooms in the park and, as far as I can tell, the only thing piece of equipment that has been replaced in them in 15 years are the toilet paper holders. The older bathroom is in serious need of new fixtures throughout and the newer bathroom is sliding into equal disrepair. I have been to several other state parks and this seems to be the norm unfortunately. This is an important thing to me as I tent camp and am usually camping for one or two weeks. I will be visiting the park ahead of my next camping trip. If the downhill slide of the bathrooms has continued, will regretfully no longer be staying at this, or any other, state park.

From Cherokee Landing State Park on 03/05/12

It's March and the RV and tent sites are now open, including Wildcat Point.

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