Make your way to Oklahoma to the Cherokee State Park on a motorhome camping trip this year with family and friends. Located in Langley and very close to the city of Disney, the state park is on the west shore of the Grand Lake O’er the Cherokees near the Pensacola Dam, in the northeastern part of the state. With vast open expanses of clear, blue waters to enjoy, many folks flock to Cherokee State Park to indulge in an array of outdoor activities. Camping at Cherokee State Park opens up plenty of outdoor opportunities, including fishing, boating, hiking, water sports, swimming, golfing, and more. Cherokee State Park is divided into several smaller parks, including the Riverside area, lakeside area, Grand View area, and Grand Cherokee area.
For visitors without their rig, RV rentals in Mayes County make it easy to explore the surrounding areas. You’ll also find it easier to access different parts of the state park by renting an RV and moving around. And with over 46,000 acres of Grand Lake’s waters to enjoy, you can only imagine the fun in store for you when you go RV camping at Cherokee State Park.
The Grand Lake region is ideal for wildlife viewing, and nature enthusiasts are assured of excellent wildlife viewing when they visit Cherokee State Park.
Offering great fishing waters, Cherokee State Park has been welcoming anglers for decades. Fishing in the lake is popular for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill, saugeye, wiper, sunfish, walleye, and paddlefish. Take your fishing boats into the lake or fish from the shore. From the Riverside lake area, anglers enjoy bank fishing. Remember to have a valid Oklahoma state fishing license.
Camping with an RV at Cherokee State Park is ideal for boaters and water sport enthusiasts. Each area of the park has a boat ramp, including a lighted boat ramp that provides easy access to the lake for boaters.
Take a dip in the Grand Lake or enjoy a leisurely swim. Cherokee State Park has a lovely beach that’s perfect for swimming.
Golfers can tee off at the Cherokee State Park. A 9-hole golf course is available for visitors to enjoy a round of golf in.
Put on your hiking boots and explore the many recreational trails at Cherokee State Park. With an interesting landscape to explore, hiking is a great way to get familiarized with flora and fauna of the area.
Camping at Cherokee State Park
Park your RV rental at Cherokee State Park to enjoy easy access to the park’s many recreational offerings. The four areas of the state park offer camping facilities. The Riverside Area offers 18 RV sites and 50 tent sites; the Lakeside area offers 12 RV sites and 15 tent sites. The Grandview Area has 45 tent sites and 4 RV sites, while the Grand Cherokee Area has 13 RV sites. The RV sites in the park are equipped with pull-thru sites, full hookups, 30 and 50 amp electric service, water, restrooms, picnic tables, and limited cell phone coverage. Bring your pets along to the pet-friendly campgrounds.
When you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Cherokee State Park, drive to Vinita to the Water’s Edge RV and Cabin Resort with 90 campsites. Amenities at the resort include pull-thru sites, big rig access, tent camping, full hookups, 30 and 50 amp electric service, water, sewer, central water spigot, a dump station, cable television, payphone, WiFi, and cell phone coverage. Campers have access to restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. There’s a pet area for your four-legged friends, a clubhouse, and picnic shelters. Explore the many recreational trails around the resort, enjoy beach access to the lake, go fishing and boating, or make use of the outdoor courts.
Exploring the Area
After exploring Cherokee State Park, make your way to the city of Grove, about 26 miles from the park. This small town is worth stopping by at on your travels through the area.
Spend an afternoon in the midst of over 1200 different types of plants at Lendonwood Gardens. Visit the Angel of Hope Garden while your there, and don’t miss the gorgeous cypress trees and rhododendrons.
Har-Ber Village is a great place to understand Pioneer's history. Stop by at the Visitor Center and explore the many historic buildings in the area.
The Darryl Starbird’s Rod and Custom Hall of Fame Museum in nearby Afton displays over 50 custom-built vehicles. Enjoy a tour of the facility to get an up and close look at these unique vehicles. Stop by at the souvenir shop for gifts and books.
Drive to the Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum not too far from Grove in the neighboring city of Miami. The museum beautifully captures the motorcycle history of Route 66 through its exhibits on vintage motorcycles.
There are quite a few interesting dining options to try out in Grove, including many local and family-owned restaurants that churn out good local fare! Fast-food joints and chain restaurants are easily available in the city.