Things to Do at Grand Lake

Things to Do at Grand Lake

101 Things (and more!) To Do
Around Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees

You’ll find there is ALWAYS something going on around the Grand Lake area:

On the lake

Watch the sun rise over Grand Lake

Board a southern-style paddlewheel riverboat

Catch huge spoonbill from shore or boat

Explore a cove

Take a dip in the waters of Lady Grand

Go Para-Sailing

Rent a sailboat and sail Grand

Explore our beautiful man-made lake

Raft-up in Party Cove

Try sport fishing

Paddle a canoe

Snorkel Grand

Rent a power boat

Behold the beauty of a live sailing regatta

Cruise Grand after dark

Participate in a fishing tournament

Take a dinner cruise

Hire a fishing guide and improve your angling

View over 1,300 miles of beautiful shoreline

Raft-out in Woodard Hollow

Jump off the cliff at Dripping Springs

Visit our beautiful marinas & yacht clubs

Try your hand at noodlin’ catfish

Watch a Pelican fly

Go fish and frog gigging

Catch Bass, Catfish or Crappie

Boat to an on-water dining establishment

Zip around the lake on a personal watercraft

Visit an historic enclosed fishing dock

Watch the sunset over Grand Lake

Boat under historic Sailboat Bridge

Around the lake –

Enjoy a live music show

Host a family reunion

Drive below the dam in a 4×4

Take a horseback riding lesson

Get a massage at a local spa

Experience Grand Lake nightlife

Take a short drive to see the Trail of Tears

Ride a bike at your own pace

Take an aerial tour of the lake area

Shop the year-round flea markets

Go bowling

Shoot a game of pool on the waterfront

Browse our local art and crafts

Pig out in one of our great area eateries

Pull out the binoculars and go bird watching

Take a shopping tour

Savor tasty drink offerings , visit a local winery

See a first-run movie on the big screen

Shop for a private RV resort

Play a round of golf

Browse our gift shops

Plan a romantic get away

Search for arrowheads and artifacts

Visit a resort

Take a hike

Attend a Native American Pow-Wow

Pitch a tent

Get married on Monkey Island

Enjoy our seasonal and year-round attractions

Visit one of our many State Parks

Play a game of chance to win big

Dance at one of our hot nightclubs

Show off your car on Cruise Night

Break out the wieners and have a cookout

Explore Grand Lake’s communities while house hunting

Drive part of the original Route 66

Shop our many antique stores

Attend a rodeo

Enjoy a live drama program

Drive across historic Sailboat Bridge

Worship at one of our many area churches

Go sightseeing

Eat calf fries in Vinita

Attend a live cattle auction

See the koi fish at the Japanese garden

Enjoy one of our seasonal festivals

Explore a cave (spelunking)

Read a book

Take pictures for your scrapbook

Attend a Boat Smart class

Stop by the Grand Lake Visitor Center for area information and a history of Pensacola Dam

Explore the unique communities around Grand Lake –

Grove Area Activities / Attractions:

Art galleries

Bike & hike trails

Cherokee Queen I & II

Har-Ber Village

Lendonwood Gardens

Grove Community Playmakers

Golf Courses

Grand Trolley

Cruise Nights

Downtown Shopping

Whitewater Jamboree

General Stand Watie’s gravesite

Historic Corey Hotel

State & City Parks

Home & Garden Show (February)

Grand Lake Boat & Sport Show (March)

Grovefest (June)

Pelican Festival (September)

Lights At The Lake (December)

Contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-786-9079

Jay Area Activities / Attractions:

Mariee Wallace Museum / Delaware County Historical Society

Fish Gigging Contests

Historical Society Farmers Market

Bulldog Football

Huckleberry Canyon

Delaware County Courthouse

Lake Eucha

Huckleberry Capitol of the World  Annual Festival in July

Cruise Night (August)

Delaware County Fair (September)

Farm Fest (September)

Veterans Day Parade (November)

Contact the Jay Chamber of Commerce: 918-253-8698

Miami Area Activities / Attractions:

Coleman Theatre

Laverne’s Wedding Chapel

Route 66

9 Tribes

Golf Courses

Dobson Museum



Spook Light

Tar Creek Superfund Site

Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle (Commerce)

Spoonbill Fishing

Neosho River

NEO A&M & NE Technology Center

Heart of America Rodeo (June)

Route 66 Sidewalk Sale (July)

OK 8-Man All-Star Game (July)

Designs of Autumn (September)

Chili Cook Off (September)

Ottawa County Expo (December)

IBRHC Christmas Parade (December)

Contact the Miami Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-542-4481

South Grand Lake Area Activities / Attractions:

Pensacola Dam Tours


Antique Shops

Wineries-Grape Stomp

4×4 Off-road Trails

Horseback Riding

Alpaca Farms

Historic Buildings

Dripping Springs

State Parks

Craft Shows

Walking Paths

Picture in Scripture Amphitheater

Welcome Back Weekend/Casino Night/ Poker Run (March)

Hot-N-Spicy Chili Cookoff (May)

4th of July Duck Creek Fireworks & Air Show

National Hook-N-Cookoff (September)

Land & Water Lighted Christmas Parade & Boat Review (November)

Polar Bear Plunge (December)

Contact the South Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-782-3214

Vinita Area Activities / Attractions:

Birthplace of Dr. Phil

Oldest Family-Owned Restaurant on Route 66

Livestock Auctions & Sidewalk Sales

Vinnie Ream Cultural Center

Annual Powered Parachute Fly-In (June)

Eastern Trails Museum


Historic Downtown

Route 66

Worlds Largest McDonald’s (Square Footage)

Working Cattle Ranches

Pecan Orchards


Teddy Roosevelt Rough Riders Reenactment (April)

Historic Home Tours


Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo / County Fair (August)

Route 66 Car Show and Cruise (August)

Battle of Cabin Creek Reenactment (Every 3rd Year in September)

World�s Largest Calf Fry Festival & PBR Event (September)

Oktoberfest (October)

Christmas Home Tours

Contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-256-7133

Cowskin Area Activities / Attractions:

Grand Lake Casino

Cayuga Mission Church

Boy Scout Camp

Sycamore Valley Park

Contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-786-9079

Monkey Island Area Activities / Attractions:



Horseback Riding


Golf Courses

Darryl Starbird�s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

Bernice Nature Center

Contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-786-9079

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