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The lure of Oklahoma lakes and rivers brings travelers to northeast Oklahoma year round. Visitors delight in the picture-perfect scenery along our deep, clear waters. Of our more than 200 manmade lakes, there are also dozens of natural lakes in Oklahoma, each more beautiful than the last.

Oklahoma lakes are well-known as a recreation-seeker’s paradise. Green Country is home to some of the best lakes in Oklahoma for boating, swimming and fishing. Our sparkling waters the best-loved destinations for family-friendly fun, like swimming, hiking and horseback riding.

Campers flock to our lakeside campsites to sleep under the stars and experience the natural wonders of Oklahoma lakes firsthand. Other overnight visitors stay in RVs or find comfortable lodging in one of the many cabins in Oklahoma’s northeast region.

From the recreational destinations like Kaw Lake to the pristinely-preserved sites in our state parks, there is a lake getaway in northeast Oklahoma for every taste and budget.

The rumors are true: the lakes in Oklahoma are some of the most majestic in the region. Check out all of the lake vacations in northeast Oklahoma and plan your next stay!

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36.528503 -96.165956 Birch Lake

Birch Lake, located in Osage County, is an area once occupied by prehistoric Indians and later was considered as Cherokee Indian Territory. Cradled in valleys surrounded by the area's rolling forested hills, Birch Lake is a perfect setting for nature lovers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The region in… (read more)

36.887284 -95.953174 Copan Lake

Copan Lake, located 1.8 miles north of Copan, provides an excellent habitat for many species of game fish, such as:  Largemouth bass White crappie Channel and flathead catfish  Various species of sunfish A large portion of project land has been set aside to be managed for… (read more)

35.9069139 -95.2516297 Fort Gibson Lake

Fort Gibson Lake is located on Grand (Neosho) River five miles NW of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and lies in Wagoner, Cherokee and Mayes counties, extending upriver to the Markham Ferry Dam, Lake Hudson.    Construction of the Fort Gibson Dam began in 1942, was suspended during World War II and… (read more)

36.5700636 -94.9135374 Grand Lake

Grand Lake O' The Cherokees is a fun family water wonderland offering an extraordinary vacation experience. With more than 60,000 surface acres of clear, blue water and 1,300 miles of shoreline, Grand Lake and the immediate area offer boundless facilities and entertainment opportunities. Ten state parks… (read more)

36.932691 -96.097841 Hulah Lake

Hulah Lake lies in the upper reaches of the high rounded Osage Hills in Osage County and is named after the nearby community of Hulah. The name is derived from the Osage Indian word Hulah, meaning eagle. Hulah Lake is located in a farming and ranching area where grazing cattle and working cowboys are familiar… (read more)

35.9022661 -94.9248769 Illinois River

Cutting through the Cherokee Nation of northeast Oklahoma, the Illinois River presents river-goes an opportunity to float the river and test their canoeing skills.  The water sometimes meanders and at times scoots through the craggy bluffs and forested banks of the Illinois and occasionally offers up a sand… (read more)

36.750449 -96.872630 Kaw Lake

Whether you're a weekend warrior looking for a leisurely getaway or a family planning your action-packed summer vacation, Kaw Lake promises year-round adventure for all types of guests. Visitors love this area for its ample sightseeing and boundless recreational activities.… (read more)

36.2288968 -96.3252658 Keystone Lake

Discover the natural beauty and serenity surrounding Keystone Lake, just 20 miles west of Tulsa. Sprawling across the Creek, Osage, Pawnee and Tulsa counties of the lush "Green Country" region, Keystone Lake has 330 miles of shoreline and provides recreation, relaxation and enjoyment for visitors and… (read more)

35.288464 -95.5669168 Lake Eufaula

Looking for lake things to do in Oklahoma, you might want to visit Lake Eufaula.  Oklahoma's largest lake is located along Interstate-40, in eastern Oklahoma.  14 miles SW on Hwy 150 lies the community of Eufaula. With 600 miles of shoreline, Lake Eufaula offers multiple marinas and some offer… (read more)

36.2934164 -95.1617686 Lake Hudson

Lake Hudson is a paradise in a natural valley just a short drive from Tulsa, south of Grand Lake. The area is rich in history. The state's first white settlement was founded in 1796 on the banks of the Grand River near present day Salina, by Major Jean Pierre Chouteau. Be sure to visit the memorial… (read more)

36.7318848 -97.0296822 Lake Ponca

For maximum enjoyment, scenic Lake Ponca is ideal for:  Sailboats Fishing Motorboats Skiing Outdoor lovers will enjoy a picnic, camping or a nature hike through the Nature Center.… (read more)

36.3905087 -95.0402434 Lake Spavinaw & Lake Eucha

Lake Spavinaw & Eucha are located near the city of Jay and provide an area of pristine beauty in far eastern Oklahoma. Each lake has a nearby state park. The area has a multitude of great facilities including: Numerous scenic campsites with electricity Picnic areas Playgrounds… (read more)

35.7164763 -94.9419511 Lake Tenkiller

Lying in the heart of the rugged Cookson Hills is beautiful Lake Tenkiller. Surrounded by Dogwood forests and other flowering trees and known for it's crystal-clear water, you'll find a multitude of activities including: Fishing Boating Skiing Scuba Diving Picnicking… (read more)

35.7698815 -95.299441 McClellan-Kerr Waterway

Cruise the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MCKARNS) and enjoy the 445 - mile waterway which enters the Mississippi at river mile 599 above New Orleans. From towering rock cliffs to beautiful pastoral scenes, from thousands of monarch butterflies in the spring to deer and migratory waterfowl in the… (read more)

35.5813711 -96.0952463 Okmulgee & Dripping Springs Lake & Recreation Area

Dripping Springs Lake and nearby Lake Okmulgee are just minutes away from historic Downtown Okmulgee on SH-56. A long-time favorite among fishermen, the lakes & park boast:  Nearly 300 campsites Boating Water skiing Fishing Playgrounds Short equestrian… (read more)

36.6196086 -95.5722297 Oologah Lake

Oologah Lake, located north of Claremore in the heart of Will Rogers Country, provides a recreational setting that is just perfect for your family. Water enthusiasts enjoy:   Skiing Sailing Canoeing Swimming Thirteen boat launching ramps are located at convenient sites… (read more)

35.3679991 -94.9039424 Robert S. Kerr Resevoir

Robert S. Kerr Lake offers sightseers and nature lovers an enticing outdoor experience. Located in the picturesque Cookson Hills, the lake, with its many arms formed by tributary valleys, has 250 miles of rugged and irregular shoreline. The lake area is beautiful year-round with many flowering shrubs,… (read more)

36.367225 -96.128371 Skiatook Lake

Skiatook Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Formed by the confluence of Hominy Creek and Bird Creek, the lake has a surface area of over 10,500 acres and more than 160 miles of shoreline with steep, picturesque bluffs that offer spectacular views. Visitors to the area love the many recreational… (read more)