The Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeastern Oklahoma. Surrounding the more than 50,000-acre lake are five state parks and 1,300 miles of serpentine shoreline that twists and turns into secluded coves then stretches out into long spans of pristine beaches for sunning, swimming and picnicking. Sailboat enthusiasts flock here for the lake’s southwest to northeast direction where they can take advantage of the prevailing wind.
The Grand earned “15th Best Bass Fishing Lake” in Bassmaster Magazine, but it’s not just about the bass. It’s also about huge catfish, hybrid stripers, and the fish fries around the lake with mounds of crappie. The Grand also has the largest population of prehistoric paddlefish in the world.
There are three music festivals each summer, with blue grass, Cajun and country music, arts and crafts, and gourmet rib-stickin’ food.
53978 East 304 Road
Afton, OK 74331
Website: Bedford Cabins