101 Things (and more!) To Do Around Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

You'll find there's ALWAYS something going on around the Grand Lake area:

On the lake  

Watch the sun rise over Grand Lake
Board a southern-style paddlewheel riverboat
Catch huge spoonbill from shore or boat
Explore a cove
Take a dip in the waters of Lady Grand
Go Para-Sailing
Rent a sailboat and sail Grand
Explore our beautiful man-made lake
Raft-up in Party Cove
Try sport fishing
Paddle a canoe
Snorkel Grand
Rent a power boat
Behold the beauty of a live sailing regatta
Cruise Grand after dark
Participate in a fishing tournament
Take a dinner cruise
Hire a fishing guide and improve your angling
View over 1,300 miles of beautiful shoreline
Raft-out in Woodard Hollow
Jump off the cliff at Dripping Springs
Visit our beautiful marinas & yacht clubs
Try your hand at noodlin' catfish
Watch a Pelican fly
Go fish and frog gigging
Catch Bass, Catfish or Crappie
Boat to an on-water dining establishment
Zip around the lake on a personal watercraft
Visit an historic enclosed fishing dock
Watch the sunset over Grand Lake
Boat under historic Sailboat Bridge 
Enjoy a live music show
Host a family reunion
Drive below the dam in a 4x4
Take a horseback riding lesson
Get a massage at a local spa
Experience Grand Lake nightlife
Take a short drive to see the Trail of Tears
Ride a bike at your own pace
Take an aerial tour of the lake area
Shop the year-round flea markets
Go bowling
Shoot a game of pool on the waterfront
Browse our local art and crafts
Pig out in one of our great area eateries
Pull out the binoculars and go bird watching
Take a shopping tour
Savor tasty drink offerings / visit a local winery
See a first-run movie on the big screen
Shop for a private RV resort
Play a round of golf
Browse our gift shops
Plan a romantic get away
Search for arrowheads and artifacts
Visit a resort
Take a hike
Attend a Native American Pow-Wow
Pitch a tent
Get married on Monkey Island
Enjoy our seasonal and year-round attractions
Visit one of our many State Parks
Play a game of chance to win big
Dance at one of our hot nightclubs
Show off your car on Cruise Night
Break out the wieners and have a cookout
Explore Grand Lake's communities while house hunting
Drive part of the original Route 66
Shop our many antique stores
Attend a rodeo
Enjoy a Live Drama program
Drive across historic Sailboat Bridge 
Worship at one of our many area churches
Go sightseeing
Eat calf fries in Vinita
Attend a live cattle auction
See the koi fish at the Japanese garden
Enjoy one of our seasonal festivals
Explore a cave (spelunking)
Read a book
Take pictures for your scrapbook
Attend a Boat Smart class
Stop by the Grand Lake Visitor Center for area information and a history of Pensacola Dam
Explore the unique communities around Grand Lake -

Grove Area Activities / Attractions:

Art galleries
Bike & hike trails 
Cherokee Queen I & II             
Har-Ber Village
Lendonwood Gardens
Grove Community Playmakers
Golf Courses         
Grand Trolley        
Cruise Nights
Downtown Shopping    
Whitewater Jamboree
General Stand Watie's gravesite
Historic Corey Hotel                            
State & City Parks
Home & Garden Show (February)
Grand Lake Boat & Sport Show (March)                   
Grovefest (June)
Pelican Festival (September)
Lights At The Lake (December)            


Contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-786-9079


Jay Area Activities / Attractions:

Mariee Wallace Museum / Delaware County Historical Society
Fish Gigging Contests
Historical Society Farmers Market
Bulldog Football
Huckleberry Canyon
Delaware County Courthouse
Lake Eucha
Huckleberry Capitol of the World / Annual Festival in July
Cruise Night (August)
Delaware County Fair (September)
Farm Fest (September)
Veterans Day Parade (November)

Contact the Jay Chamber of Commerce: 918-253-8698

Miami Area Activities / Attractions:

Coleman Theatre
Laverne's Wedding Chapel
Route 66
9 Tribes
Golf Courses
Dobson Museum                            
Spook Light
Tar Creek Superfund Site
Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle (Commerce)
Spoonbill Fishing
Neosho River
NEO A&M & NE Technology Center
Heart of America Rodeo (June)
Route 66 Sidewalk Sale (July)
OK 8-Man All-Star Game (July)                                 
Designs of Autumn (September)
Chili Cook Off (September)
Ottawa County Expo (December)
IBRHC Christmas Parade (December)

Contact the Miami Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-542-4481

South Grand Lake Area Activities / Attractions:

Pensacola Dam Tours                      
Antique Shops
Wineries-Grape Stomp
4x4 Off-road Trails
Horseback Riding     
Alpaca Farms
Historic Buildings
Dripping Springs
State Parks
Craft Shows   
Walking Paths
Picture in Scripture Amphitheater
Welcome Back Weekend/Casino Night/ Poker Run (March)   
Hot-N-Spicy Chili Cookoff (May)                        
4th of July Duck Creek Fireworks & Air Show
National Hook-N-Cookoff (September)                                               
Land & Water Lighted Christmas Parade & Boat Review (November)
Polar Bear Plunge (December)                    

Contact the South Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-782-3214

Vinita Area Activities / Attractions:

Birthplace of Dr. Phil
Oldest Family-Owned Restaurant on Route 66
Livestock Auctions & Sidewalk Sales
Vinnie Ream Cultural Center
Annual Powered Parachute Fly-In (June)
Eastern Trails Museum
Historic Downtown
Route 66
Worlds Largest McDonald�s (Square Footage)
Working Cattle Ranches
Pecan Orchards
Teddy Roosevelt Rough Riders Reenactment (April)
Historic Home Tours
Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo / County Fair (August)
Route 66 Car Show and Cruise (August)
Battle of Cabin Creek Reenactment (Every 3rd Year in September)
World�s Largest Calf Fry Festival & PBR Event (September)     
Oktoberfest (October)
Christmas Home Tours

Contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-256-7133

Cowskin Area Activities / Attractions:
Grand Lake Casino
Cayuga Mission Church
Boy Scout Camp
Sycamore Valley Park

Contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-786-9079

Monkey Island Area Activities / Attractions:

Horseback Riding
Golf Courses
Darryl Starbird�s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum
Bernice Nature Center

Contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce: 918-786-9079