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. The state's first white settlement was founded in 1796 on the banks of the Grand River near present day Salina, by Major Jean Pierre Chouteau. Be sure to visit the memorial in his honor. The first mission in the state was founded in Chouteau and a famous Civil War battle was fought in nearby Locust Grove.
The Markham Ferry Dam, which was constructed in 1964, created what many call "the best bass lake in Oklahoma". A large variety of fish can be caught including:
- Largemouth, Black, Spotted & White Bass
- Channel Catfish
- Spoonbill/ Paddlefish
Wildlife is abundant on and around the lake, and you don't want to miss the:
- Whitetail Deer
- Great white pelican
- 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.