Short Mountain Cove

Arkansas River - Robert S. Kerr Pool

Short Mountain Cove sits along the shady banks of Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. 

Short Mountain Cove contains 42 campsites, 2 playgrounds, a basketball goal, boat ramp and courtesy dock. 

Need to Know

Natural Features

Robert S. Kerr Reservoir is located within the Cookson Hills, on the Arkansas River in Sequoyah, Le Flore, Haskell, and Muskogee counties in eastern Oklahoma, US. It is about eight miles south of the nearest major town, Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The reservoir is impounded by Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam at river mile 336.2 (km 541.1) on the Arkansas River, just a few miles below its confluence with the Canadian River. The lock and dam are part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, which provides for barge navigation on the Arkansas River and some of its tributaries.


With over 250 miles of shoreline and 43,000 surface acres, R.S. Kerr has long been recognized for its outstanding fishing. Crappie, sand bass, catfish, and black bass in the lake reach record size. Boating and kayaking are popular activities in the area. A boat ramp is provided at the campground for easy access to the water. A variety of hiking trails wind throughout the hills and along the shoreline, offering additional activities for campers.

Contact Information

Physical Address

13662 Short Mountain Drive Keota OK 74941


446977 East 980 Road Gore OK 74435

Phone Number

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