Want to see the greatest light show on earth? Look to the night sky at one of Oklahoma’s secluded stargazing hotspots. Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the back porch of a resort lodge with all the comforts of home, or take in the show from your backcountry campsite at a state park. Whether you join one of the orchestrated “star parties” in remote corners of the state or strike out on your own stargazing adventure, come to Oklahoma and see the universe in a whole new light.Learn More
Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma's largest lake, is located in southeastern Oklahoma near the city of Eufaula. Covering 105,500 surface acres with 600 miles of shoreline, Lake Eufaula is a precious Oklahoma resource. Visitors to Lake Eufaula will be amazed at the wide variety of activities that can be enjoyed both on the water and on the shore.
For fun on the water, Lake Eufaula has multiple marinas and rentals are available at some for houseboats, pontoon boats, ski boats and paddle boats. The marinas on the lake also provide boating accessories and groceries to ensure visitors are prepared on their outing. For visitors who bring their own boat, there are many boat ramps available for easy access. Enjoy the action of water sports including skiing, wakeboarding and tubing while speeding across the lake, or relax on a slowly-moving pontoon boat. Canoe and paddleboat rentals are also available at Lake Eufaula.
Fishing is a favorite pastime at Lake Eufaula. Tournaments are held every year and fishermen come from all around to compete for bragging rights. Fishing at Lake Eufaula is a year-round sport, and some marinas feature enclosed, heated docks for fishing in comfort during winter. Bait and fishing supplies are available at the marinas. Fish that can be found in Lake Eufaula include white bass, catfish, crappie and striper, among others.
There are also many things to see and do on Lake Eufaula's shores. Many different species of wildlife call the area their home, and can often be seen in their natural habitat. The nature center in Eufaula State Park is a great place to learn about these animals. Miles of hiking, biking, equestrian and ATV riding trails can be explored around Lake Eufaula. In the 31,800 acres of public hunting areas near the lake, deer, quail, geese and ducks can be found. Lake Eufaula State Park and the Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park both offer beautiful 18-hole golf courses. Visitors can also enjoy playgrounds and swimming beaches along the shores of Lake Eufaula.
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
- Area 51 Marina
- Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park
- Arrowhead State Park Golf Course
- Lake Eufaula Association
- Lake Eufaula Marina
- Lake Eufaula State Park
- Robbers Cave Stables at Arrowhead State Park
- Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
- Belle Starr Campground
- Gentry Creek Campground
- Ladybird Landing Campground
- Highway 9 Landing Campground
- Porum Landing Campground
- Lake Eufaula State Park Trail System
- Carlton Landing
- Lake Eufaula
- Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Recreation Guide
- Oklahoma Travel Guide and Map Kit
- Monthly TravelOK eNewsletter
- Nature & Outdoor Recreation