Robert S Kerr Reservoir
Robert S. Kerr Reservoir, located in the picturesque Cookson Hills country, lies on the Arkansas River about eight miles south of Sallisaw. With its many arms formed by tributary valleys, Kerr Lake has 250 miles of rugged, irregular shoreline. Observation decks at the visitors' center offer an excellent view of barges and pleasure craft passing through the lock on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Hunting areas lie on either side of the Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge, established in 1970. The Corps of Engineers also manages 10,790 acres of project land around the lake for public hunting. The area offers eight public-use areas and numerous hiking and nature trails. Facilities include boat ramps, picnic areas, RV and tent campsites, drinking water, group shelters, restrooms, swimming beaches, change houses, electric outlets and concession services. Shoreline length: 250 miles.