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Grand Lake

Grand Lake, photo by Daniel Griffith


Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):
(918) 857-8597(Delaware)
(918) 533-2678(Delaware)
(918) 533-2679(Ottawa)

Operated by the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA). There are several Grand Lake State Parks that have public boat ramps, restrooms, and camping facilities. The Cherokee area is located just below Pensacola Dam. Cherokee Part 2 is located on the East side of Pensacola Dam. The Disney area is located in Disney. The Bernice area is located on the east side of the Highway 85A Bridge over Horse creek. The Honey Creek area is located west of highway 59 in Grove. Twin Bridges State Park is located at the confluence of the Neosho and Spring Rivers on Highway 60 near Wyandotte. Duck Creek, Shangri-La, Connors Bridge, and Miami City View Park all have public access ramps as well.

Grand Lake (Google Map) is located 15 miles east of I-44 in between US 60, SH 82, SH 28, SH 10 and US 59.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 460.00 mi.
Volume: 1515414.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 133.00 ft.
Surface Area: 41749.00 ac.


Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa Counties

Grand River Dam Authority and Oklahoma State Parks manage campgrounds with full RV hookups, boat ramps, fishing docks and designated swimming areas.

Hybrid Striped Bass are regularly stocked. Florida Largemouth bass stocked recently (since 2020)

Many of the private resorts operate fishing dock concessions. Ottawa, Delaware, and Mayes Counties, (918) 256-5545, Grand Lakes Association (918) 786-2289.

Daily/Size Limits:

Applies to all tributaries and upstream to state line, and to the area below Pensacola Dam downstream to State Highway 82 bridge.

All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.

Additional Restrictions:

Below Grand Lake-Pensacola Dam

Prohibited Methods:(Also see “Tailwaters” regulations; and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS))

Bowfishing prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park and below spillway outlet downstream to highline crossing. The next ½ mile below the highline crossing is closed only when the spillway gates are discharging water and for seven days following closure of the gates.

Gigs, spears and spearguns are prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park bridge and below spillway outlets downstream for one mile.

Noodling is prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park bridge and below the spillway outlets downstream to highline crossing, except noodling shall be legal the day of and two days following closure of spillway.

Grand Lake Report

Jun 16. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 84°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth Good on jerk baits, plastic baits, spinnerbaits, topwater lures around docks, points, shorelines, weed beds.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Good on chicken liver, cut bait, shad, stinkbait around below the dam, channels, flats, river channel.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows around brush structure, docks.

Report submitted by C. Newkirk (Game Warden Delaware County)