Cherokee Landing State Park

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Cherokee Landing State Park

Oklahoma

(918) 457-5716

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Things To Do

Overview

Cherokee Landing State Park is located in the Cookson Hills, south of Tahlequah and next to Lake Tenkiller. The park features RV hookups with electric/water, dump station, primitive campsites, covered picnic shelters, restrooms with showers, boating, a lighted boat ramp, water skiing, a swimming beach, fishing, an accessible fishing dock, playgrounds, and a softball field. Anglers on Lake Tenkiller may choose from various bass species, crappie, catfish, bream and walleye. Rainbow trout are stocked below the dam. In addition, Lake Tenkiller is considered one of the best places to go scuba diving as its waters are clear from eight to twenty eight feet. Two diving pro shops are located on the lake.

Although hunting is not allowed in Cherokee Landing State Park, nearby are approximately 2,590 acres of project land west of Lake Tenkiller, which are licensed to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for a state game management and hunting area. Popular game species in the management area include deer, quail, dove, duck, geese, rabbit and squirrel.

Map of Cherokee Landing (OK)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.843923, -95.000938

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boat ramps in the park are open year-round, providing convenient access to Lake Tenkiller.

  • Camping

    The numerous camping opportunities in Cherokee Landing State Park range from rustic tent sites to full RV electrical and water hookup sites.

  • Fishing

    Boaters and shore fishermen alike will love fishing in the beautiful Lake Tenkiller which borders the park. A fully accessible fishing dock is also located in Cherokee Landing State Park. Anglers may choose from various bass species, crappie, catfish, bream and walleye. Rainbow trout are also stocked below the dam.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is not allowed within the park, but a nearby wildlife management area offers the chance to hunt various seasonal game species such as deer, quail, dove, duck, geese, rabbit and squirrel.

  • Picnicking

    Several picnic areas and pavilions offer stunning views of Lake Tenkiller.

  • RVing

    RV hookups with electric and water, some with 50 amp service, are available in the park, as is a convenient RV dump station.

  • Water Sports

    Visitors to Cherokee Landing State Park enjoy swimming and water skiing in the bordering Lake Tenkiller. Lake Tenkiller is considered one of the best places to go scuba diving as its waters are clear from eight to twenty eight feet. Two diving pro-shops are located on the lake outside of Cherokee Landing State Park.

Seasonality/Weather

Wildcat Point is closed from November 1 to April 1. The remaining campgrounds and restrooms in the park are closed from December 1 to March 1 each year. The main road into the park and the boat ramps remain open year-round.

Directions

Driving

From I-40, exit at Vian. Take Highway 82 north, and drive approximately 20 miles to the entrance of Cherokee Landing State Park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(918) 457-5716

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Comments

I understand that an annual pass is availiable for disabled persons.  How do I go about getting one of these prior to my trip in June?  Thank you------Joe in Az

Oklahoma State Parks does not have a park pass program. The state offers a totally disabled discount of 50% off the base camping rate per night. The full utility rate is charged per night per site. Appropriate forms of verification of your eligibility are:

  • A Medicare or Medicaid card showing that you began receiving benefits prior to age 62 (of course, we will request an ID verifying your current age).
  • A certificate issued by the Oklahoma Tax Commission showing that you are exempt from sales tax based on disabled veterans status.
  • An ID issued by the Veterans Administration indicating total disability.
  • A fishing/hunting license for the disabled issued by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conversation.
  • A letter from your physician verifying your total disability.

Oklahoma State Parks do not honor the Golden Age Passport. That card is good at federal facilities, not at Oklahoma State Parks.