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Consider Oklahoma’s Lake Tenkiller if you’re interested in lake homes for sale. Rumored to be named after a prominent Cherokee family around the turn of the century, Lake Tenkiller is beloved by avid anglers, hunters, and recreation enthusiasts alike. Any time of year is the right time of year to experience Lake Tenkiller for yourself, so don’t wait!
Lake Tenkiller is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, where the Illinois River is impounded by the Tenkiller Ferry Dam. With its 130 miles of elaborately winding shoreline, the lake boasts a myriad of natural features. Hidden coves are protected by sheer cliffs, which recede into thick forests and sloping hills. Another iconic characteristic is the lake’s crystal clear water—it’s the clearest lake in the state, actually. It’s no wonder, then, that Lake Tenkiller offers some of the best year-round fishing in the entire region. Hunt for crappie and white bass in the spring when they spawn; largemouth, smallmouth, and white bass fishing is particularly good in the summer; the crappie return to the cool, shallow waters in the fall; and winter drives all the fish into deeper waters, really giving you the chance to test your skills!
Outdoor and water activities abound on Lake Tenkiller since the array of recreation facilities and amenities that surround lake-view properties are unparalleled. Lake homes for sale benefit from access to such accommodations as ten marinas, twenty boat launches, fourteen campsites, and several waterfront restaurants. Such features come in handy when you’re ready to hit the water! Rent your favorite recreation toy or bring your own, and head out on Lake Tenkiller’s 12,900 acres of open water. Explore any of several small islands that dot the horizon, or look below the surface for a true adventure: scuba diving is supreme in the lake’s clear waters. No matter if you spend the day on a sailboat, Jet Ski, or beach towel, it’s bound to be a great time!
A number of surrounding parks, nature reserves, and wildlife refuges also host great recreation and hunting opportunities. Most state land is open to public hunting, freeing up approximately 2,590 acres. Keep your eyes open for duck, geese, whitetail deer, dove, and cottontail rabbit to name a few wildlife. Hunt a birdie of another feather at any notable local golf course. Two courses in particular stand out from the rest: Cherry Springs Golf Club and Tenkiller Golf Club both reward and challenge players of all skill levels with their immaculate landscaping and clever layouts. If you’re interested in living on a Lake Tenkiller golf course, visit GolfHomes.com for property listings and details.
Lake Tenkiller is uniquely suited to cater to all your relaxation and recreation needs. From fishing to hunting to golfing to reveling, it’s all right here on the lake for your taking!
1953 opened as an Army Corp of Engineers lake.
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Average water level variance? 4 ft. to 20 feet
Are they permitted? Yes, With Corps of Engineers permit
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Tulsa 70 miles, Muskogee 30 miles, Fort Smith 50 miles