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Lake Information for Grand Lake O' the Cherokees


Grand Lake O' the Cherokees is situated in Northeast Oklahoma, nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountain Range.

It was created in 1940, first envisioned prior to statehood as a source for hydroelectric power for the Cherokee Nation. With an electric utility company incorporated in 1935, construction began in 1938 on the Pensacola Dam on the Grand River (lower Neosho River) as a Works Progress Administration project. The dam was completed in March 1940, creating the lake behind it.

Grand Lake has 46,500 acres of water and 1,300 miles of shoreline.

Fishing Description: 

Grand Lake is considered one of the best bass fishing lakes in the country. It is also an excellent crappie lake.

Largemouth Bass
Bass Family
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Blue Moon Bait & Tackle
  • E Highway 85 - Ketchum, OK
  • (918) 782-4009
    Blue Water Bait Tackle Center
  • 235 W Main St - Disney, OK
  • (918) 435-4623

Boat Rental

    Boat Rentals
  • 30736 S 4539 Rd - Afton, OK
  • (918) 782-9043
    Arrowhead Boat Sales
  • 4616 Highway 59 N - Grove, OK
  • (918) 782-8800

Vacation Rental

Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - 2009/05/13/ - Nice day fishing... Bass seemed a little deep. Some action o... Continued

Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - 2009/02/13/ 60F - My friend and I went fishing and she got lucky, I tryed diff... Continued

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