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Bordering the northeast side of beautiful Lake Tenkiller, Cookson offers plenty of lakeside fun and beautiful lodging accommodations. Visit the Cookson Bend Resort & Marina — your one-stop shop for fun in the sun — for a full marina with a restaurant, gift shop, boat rentals and 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 treasures like an 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. Here, spot elk, cottontail rabbits, turkeys and even bald eagles in the winter.