Lake Tenkiller

Cookson, OK 74427
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Lying in the heart of the rugged Cookson Hills is beautiful Lake Tenkiller.

Surrounded by Dogwood forests and other flowering trees and known for its crystal-clear water, you'll find plenty of activities for the whole families. Engage in outdoor sports such as fishing, boating, water skiing, and even scuba diving. If you're looking for a nature experience on land, consider picnicking, camping, hiking or hunting on the bountiful grounds surrounding the lake.

Year-round fishing is rewarding with Lake Tenkiller, which is stocked with black, white and striped bass, crappie, catfish, bream, walleye, and you can even find rainbow trout stocked in the Illinois River below the dam.

Hunters will enjoy the Gruber Public Hunting Area and the Cherokee Game Refuge on old Camp Gruber near the western shore of the lake. Principal game species include:
  • Whitetail deer
  • Bobwhite quail
  • Mourning dove
  • Duck
  • Geese
  • Cottontail
  • Rabbit
  • Squirrel

Surrounding Lake Tenkiller, eighteen (18) parks have been developed by the Corps of Engineers and there are two state parks - both with boat ramps and campsites. Also available are picnic areas, wimming beaches, places for cooking and three Nature Trails.

You'll have a BOATload of fun anywhere you visit Lake Tenkiller!