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SNAKE CREEK, OK

part ofTenkiller Ferry Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: SNAKE CREEK
Status: Closed through Mon Oct 20 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Snake Creek Park has one of the most popular campgrounds on Tenkiller Ferry Lake. With modern facilities, convenient access to boating, and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife, it's no wonder campers come here year after year.

Natural Features:

Tenkiller Ferry Lake is often referred to as "Oklahoma's clear water paradise." The 12,500 acre lake is sourced by the Illinois River and the Baron Fork, which are both designated as Oklahoma Scenic Rivers. It is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the northeastern part of the state.

This area, known as Green Country, is surrounded by dense oak-hickory forests, tall bluffs, and rolling hills. The lake has 130 miles of shoreline with plenty of wildlife such as deer and turkey. It serves as one of the flyways of migratory birds, including bald eagles, white pelicans and loons.

Recreation:

Boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking, and swimming are some of the activities enjoyed by visitors. Prevailing winds and secluded coves create an ideal environment for sailing. Scuba divers enjoy the lake's clear waters and high visibility.

Fishing is good for black bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. The trout stream below the dam is one of only two year-round trout fisheries in Oklahoma, and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Hunting is also permitted in parts of the lake area.

Facilities:

All campsites are equipped with electric hookups, and the group shelters have electricity, too. The park has flush toilets, hot showers, water hydrants, a swim beach, playground, dump station and boat ramps. A marina with concessions is adjacent to the campground. Of the ten marinas with concessions located on the lake, most offer boat and jet-ski rentals, and several have floating restaurants.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the Tenkiller State Park for its nature center and scuba diving park, the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, or the historic city of Tahlequah - the capital of the Cherokee Nation. The scenic upper Illinois River is great for canoeing and rafting, and Gore offers prime trout fishing.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • A campground host is on duty from April through September
  • Entrance gate is closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Fishing and hunting are regulated by federal and state laws
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.6475, -94.97222
35°38'51"N, 94°58'20"W

From Gore, OK, go 15 miles northeast on Highway 100, then turn left and go 1/2 mile west on paved access road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SNAKE CREEK
RT 1 BOX 259
GORE  OK  74435-9547

Phone Number:

Information:  (918)487-5252
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