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Grand Cabin @ Dripping Springs
Entire cabin · 6 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths
Grand Cabin @ Dripping SpringsGrand Cabin in the heart of Dripping Springs at Grand Lake! Great location close to the South Grand Lake activities including the party cove with cliff jumping and all the gorgeous boats, nearby rock crawling in Disney, home of the premier 'Big Meat Run'. Grand Lake hosts many wonderful activities suiting all tastes and styles. There are many on the water eateries and nearby places to visit such as the Oasis Animal Adventures just down the road. Come visit Grand Cabin, kick back and relax!
Water front cottage + private dock on Grand Lake
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Entire cottage · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Water front cottage + private dock on Grand LakeLakefront studio cabin in Padley’s Point! This cabin is a full renovation with furnished kitchen but still has that cottage (one big room) charm. The bedroom area has a queen over queen bunk-bed that comfortably sleeps 4, and the couch in the living area is a sofa sleeper (queen size). Property is located 5 feet from a private launching ramp and private dock. Lakeside fun is just steps away! Swimming, fishing, and boating can be enjoyed from your private nautical oasis!
Best views on Monkey Island, and golfer paradise!
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Entire condominium (condo) · 8 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
Best views on Monkey Island, and golfer paradise!Relax and enjoy a newly renovated condo located on the Shangri-La Golf Course on Monkey Island with gorgeous lake views of Grand Lake. Within walking distance of Shangri La Resort, Golf Course, Marina and the new Shangri La Activity Center. This 10th floor unit, #4041 features an open concept kitchen/dining/den, 2 private bedrooms and 2 private bathrooms. One bedroom has a Queen bed and the other has 2 Queen beds. A Queen pullout couch in the den. Balcony overlooks the golf course and lake.

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Shorefront Home on Duck Creek
$175 per night
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3 bed 2 bath Waterfront Cabin-Dock-Indoor&out fire
$175 per night
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Water front cabin!
$160 per night
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Spectacular Waterfront Luxury w/dock Grand Lake!!!
$210 per night
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Tranquil Cabin with a Private Cove on the Neosho
$175 per night
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Beautiful lake house bungalow (Lake views/access)
$129 per night
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Turtlecove Treehouse - Lakefront studio apartment
$140 per night
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Lake life on beautiful Monkey Island at Grand Lake
$129 per night
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Cozy Rustic Cabin in the Woods near Grand Lake
$79 per night
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Beautiful cabin with hot tub!! Winter specials
$170 per night
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Massive, Luxury Waterfront Estate on Duck Creek.
$599 per night
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Modern. Rustic. Luxury.
$294 per night

Your guide to Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

Welcome to Grand Lake o' the Cherokees

Flanked by a dozen small towns in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, a reservoir on the Grand River, is one of the state’s largest lakes, making it a paradise for water-sports enthusiasts of all kinds. It’s also conveniently perched in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains at the crossroads of Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, a convenient stop for road trippers exploring the area. Part of the Big Three group of lakes in Oklahoma, which also comprises Lake Eufaula and Lake Tenkiller, Grand Lake was created during the big national push for hydroelectric power that materialized in the 1930s and ’40s.

The five park areas that wrap around the lake are great launching points for parasailing and other motorboat activities. The shores are peppered with rental companies that specialize in chartered yachts as well as smaller people-powered water vessels such as kayaks and paddleboards. For the traveler who prefers the indoors to out, the charming town of Miami, due north of Grand Lake, houses more than a dozen casinos in the greater vicinity.


How do I get around Grand Lake O' the Cherokees?

The closest airports to Grand Lake are Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) in Bentonville, 65 miles to the east, and Tulsa International Airport (TIA), 79 miles southwest. Both have direct routes to many cities across the United States. You could also fly into the state’s largest airport, Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City, which is 197 miles from Grand Lake and offers more flight options. If you’re traveling to Oklahoma from overseas, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the closest major international airport, though still quite far away: 320 miles. As with most areas outside of Oklahoma’s main cities, you’ll want to rent a car to get around.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees?

Late spring and fall are pleasant times to visit Oklahoma, when you can take advantage of Grand Lake’s many water-based activities without the crowds; it’s often warm enough to go out onto the lake through early November. If you’re wanting to cool off, however, the humid months of July and August are the perfect time to take a dip — just know that you’ll be competing with plenty of other visitors looking to do the same. The lake is open for activities like fishing year round, though some services and equipment rentals may only be offered seasonally in the warmer months.


What are the top things to do in Grand Lake O' the Cherokees?

Grand Lake

Along the Grand River, serpentine Grand Lake spans 1,300 miles of shoreline and 46,500 surface acres, making it one of the biggest lake recreation areas in Oklahoma. You can book a parasailing excursion or rent a yacht or other watercraft through one of the lake’s many marinas.

Pensacola Dam

Anchored by the GRDA Ecosystems & Education Center, Pensacola Dam offers tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day of the dramatic, arched, Art Deco-inspired, 5,000-foot-wide superstructure that has created the lake since 1938.

Grand Lake State Park

Grand Lake State Park is adjacent to the bottom of the Pensacola Dam, the perfect spot for birders to watch for the migrating waterfowl and bald eagles that feed in the rich waters flowing from the reservoir. Anglers, too, will want to cast a line in the so-called crappie capital of the world, whose park also boasts fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish, white bass, channel catfish, and bluegill.