Tenkiller State Park

 
Tenkiller State Park

Fisherman's Point  Day Use Fee Area.

Driftwood Nature CenterLake Tenkiller Oklahoma

Tenkiller State Park
8 miles N of Gore or SH 100
Vian, OK 74962
Park Office: 918-489-5641
State Park Website for Lake Tenkiller
Park Map (from OK State Parks)
Google Maps
Oklahoma Water Atlas Map
 
 

Tenkiller State Park, Oklahoma

 Located on Lake Tenkiller close to Vian & Gore, Oklahoma, the park sign reads "Heaven in the Hills", and it is one of our favorites.

NOTICE DAY USE FEE AREA: Fisherman's Point is now a Day Use Fee Area. This area includes the Swimming, Dive Use, and Boat Ramp Areas! Cost $5 - Seniors & Active Military free. Annual Passes available at the park office.

NOTICE: In order to book your site for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day; contact the Tenkiller Cabin Office at 918/489-5641. *Note* Summer holiday reservations require a minimum length of stay of 5 nights during the week of the holiday. All other reservations can now be made online at GoCAmpOK.com

 One of the best things about Lake Tenkiller State Park, other than the lake itself, is Driftwood Nature Center. The park Naturalist is super friendly and there are so many wonderful exhibits and things to see inside; be sure you don't miss the Barred Owl exhibit outside. Checkout their activities sheet for educational things like nature hikes, eagle watches (seasonal) and other fun things to do while in the park. Each year the Nature center hosts Halloween haunting with a spooky trail that is a must see.

Nature Center Activities are listed on the TravelOK website on right side under "more information".

Driftwood Nature Center is also on Facebook

 A pond for the kids 16 and younger is also available and is stocked with trout in the winter months.

 Lake Tenkiller State Park is also a SCUBA Diving Park and divers come from miles around to visit and explorer the underwater sights like a sunken bus, boat and other neat underwater items .

 Pine Cove Marina has full services and also Clear Water Cafe Restaurant.

 RV sites are nice and we saw several family reunions taking place while we were there. Flying Squirrel, and Fox Squirrel RV areas are located as soon as you get into the park on the right hand side and have full hookups. Shady Grove & Blue Jay Knob RV areas are nice, but a little curvy to get to, they are located at the back of the park. Blue Jay Knob site # 136 , a preferred site, is the best site in the park in my opinion, view is nice from the back, and the door side view area is totally secluded. Goose neck bend south is great for tents, and fishing. Tenkiller also has nice cabins and cottages.

Tenkiller takes reservations by calling the park office directly  for the Fox Squirrel RV area.

 Tulsa Audubon Society Birding Guide for Tenkiller Ferry Lake.

VirtualTenkiller.com, Lake Tenkiller Visitors Guide.

 Things to do in the area also include Trout fishing (seasonal), MarVal Family Resort, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Webbers Falls Lock and Dam and  float trips on the Illinois River. Also look at area information on Cherokee Landing, and Greenleaf State Park. 

We really enjoy Soda Steve's little restaurant close by at Fin and Feather Resort for good food and fun.

Corp of Engineers Lake Tenkiller Information

Tenkiller Lake Level

Tenkiller Lake Central Website Information

Lake Tenkiller .com

Tenkiller State Park - Lake Tenkiller Oklahoma from Explore Southern History

Virtual Tenkiller: Great pictures & videos of the Lake Tenkiller area.

Local Scuba Shops: Genes Aqua Pro & Nautical Adventures have gear, classes, etc. for those interested in diving into the Lake Tenkiller Scuba area.