Tenkiller State Park

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Tenkiller State Park

Oklahoma

(918) 489-5641

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Overview

Tenkiller State Park is known as Oklahoma's "heaven in the hills." The sparkling blue waters of Lake Tenkiller offer water enthusiasts an abundance of recreational opportunities including water skiing, fishing, boating, tubing and scuba diving. Anglers may choose from various bass species, crappie, catfish, bream and walleye. Rainbow trout are stocked below the dam. Facilities include a scuba diving park, volleyball court, basketball court, shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit, amphitheater, playgrounds, community building, a swimming pool, nature center, group picnic shelters, swim beaches, kids' fishing pond, paved hiking trail and lighted boat ramps. Tent camping, RV camping, and cottage rentals all provide visitors the chance to comfortably extend their visit to Tenkiller State Park.

In addition to all the recreational opportunities on Lake Tenkiller itself, approximately 2,590 acres of project land to the west of the lake are licensed to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for a state game management and hunting area. Hunters in this area will find abundant deer, quail, dove, duck, geese, rabbit and squirrel.

Map of Tenkiller (OK)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.604925, -95.028631

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Activities

  • Boating

    Numerous access points throughout the park provide convenient access to Lake Tenkiller. The park's Pine Cove Marina also offers fuel, gifts, sportswear, snacks, repairs and boat slip rentals, as well as the floating Clearwater Cafe.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling in Tenkiller State Park offers visitors the chance to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Tenkiller.

  • Camping

    In addition to tent and RV campgrounds, Tenkiller State Park guests may choose from 39 cabins, ranging from one to three bedroom styles. All the cabins, except for the three bedroom model, are duplexes. Cabins are equipped with dishes, linens, full kitchens, heat, air conditioning and satellite television. Tenkiller State Park also offers courtyard cottages. Each room features heat and air, a refrigerator and linens. Restrooms and showers are located in comfort stations throughout the park.

  • Fishing

    Lake Tenkiller is a prime fishing spot, where anglers may choose from various bass species, crappie, catfish, bream and walleye. In addition, rainbow trout are stocked below the dam. Children 16 and under may catch their limit of three fish per day with no charge or permit in the kids' fishing pond at Tenkiller State Park.

  • Hiking

    Hiking through Tenkiller State Park gives visitors the chance to see some of the area's fascinating wildlife and plant species.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas and shelters throughout the park are equipped with outdoor grills for visitors to enjoy a hot meal outside.

  • RVing

    RV users will find both full hookups and sites with beautiful views of Lake Tenkiller.

  • Water Sports

    The underwater scuba diving park features underwater attractions ranging from a completely submerged school bus, various sunken boats, an aircraft fuselage and more. 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.

Seasonality/Weather

Shady Grove and Blue Jay Knob RV areas are closed during the winter. The Hickory Flat tent area (including the boat ramp and courtesy dock), the Upper DX tent area, the Bluff View tent area and the Flying Squirrel RV area are also closed during the winter, as are cabins 25-38 and all 10 courtyard cottages. In addition, all bathrooms are closed during the winter with the exception of the facilities in the Fox/Squirrel RV and Fisherman's Point tent areas.

Park Partners

Pine Cove Marina and Clearwater Cafe

The Pine Cove Marina offers boat rentals, fuel, boat repairs, slip rentals, and the Clearwater Cafe serves everything from burgers to steak. Seating is available both inside and out, combining good food with beautiful scenery.

(918) 489-5735

Directions

Driving

Driving towards the east on I-40, take Exit 287. Follow Highway 100 north through Gore to the park. From I-40 W, take Exit 297. Go 10 miles north on Highway 82 to Highway 100, then three mikes south to the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(918) 489-5641

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