Lake Hudson

Lake Hudson is a paradise in a natural valley just a short drive from Tulsa, south of Grand Lake.

The area is rich in history. Visit the memorial dedicated to Major Jean Pierre Chouteau, who founded the state's first white settlement in 1796 on the banks of the Grand River near present day Salina.  The first mission in the state was founded in Chouteau, and a famous Civil War battle was fought in nearby Locust Grove.

Guests will marvel at the Markham Ferry Dam, which was constructed in 1964 and created what many call "the best bass lake in Oklahoma."

A large variety of fish can be caught at the Dam in Lake Hudson, including:

  • Largemouth, Black, Spotted & White Bass
  • Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Walleye
  • Spoonbill/ Paddlefish

Wildlife is abundant on and around the lake, and you don't want to miss the whitetail deer, great white pelican, or iconic bald eagle!

All types of water sports are available on Lake Hudson and public access is easy with numerous boat ramps, recreation areas, and marinas. Overnight camping is available at several scenic locations.

Quality motels, restaurants, and shopping are also available at nearby Pryor. While in Pryor, visit the Coo-Y-Yah Museum and view Indian artifacts of Mayes County.

There is no shortage of fun and entertainment around Lake Hudson.