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Grand-Lake is a popular recreational lake located in northeastern Oklahoma. There is also a small town near the lake, called Grand Lake Towne, that had a population of 65 as of the 2000 census. Grand Lake is also just west of the town of Grove, which is located in Delaware County, Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the population of Grove was 5,131 residents. With 1,300 miles of shoreline, Grand Lake is considered by many to be the premier recreational lake of the Midwest. It is definitely the crown jewel of a chain of lakes located in northeastern Oklahoma. Activities at the lake include swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, golf, hiking and more. Four by four trails are also popular at Grand Lake. The scenic beauty of the lake draws people from all over the country and makes it a wonderful place for peaceful relaxation, as well as being a fun, family getaway. Grand Lake covers approximately 59,200 acres (240 km) and was constructed in 1940 when the Pensacola Dam was completed on the Grand (or Neosho) River. It is one of only two major lakes in the state where residents can own lakefront property on the water's edge. The nearby town of Grove offers restaurants, shopping and accommodations, as well as many other attractions. Lendonwood Gardens in located in Grove, which is three acres of grassy pathways that meander through more than 1,400 different types of plants, including one of the largest collections of Chamaecyparis (false cypress) in the United States.

Surrounding areas: Vinita, Oklahoma (11.6 mi), Claremore, Oklahoma (35.6 mi)

Grand Lake Vacation Rentals

Grand Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express - Vinita232 South 7th StVinita, OK11.1 mi.(918) 256-4900
Super 8 Motel - Big CabinRt 3 Box 365Vinita, OK11.6 mi.(918) 783-5888
Holiday Pines Motel II123 S MainJay, OK14.3 mi.(918) 253-4414
Best Western Timber Ridge Inn120 18TH StGrove, OK15.6 mi.(918) 786-6900
Stonebrook Inn10400 Hwy 59 NGrove, OK15.6 mi.(918) 786-9799
Comfort Inn & Suites307 Midamerica DrPryor, OK21.1 mi.(918) 476-6660
Microtel Inn & Suites315 Mid America DrPryor, OK21.1 mi.(918) 476-4661
Heartland Motel325 E LaytonChelsea, OK21.9 mi.(918) 789-3443
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites106 Holiday LnLocust Grove, OK22.5 mi.(918) 479-8082
Microtel Inn & Suites2015 E Steve Owens BlvdMiami, OK27.0 mi.(918) 540-3333
Super 8 Motel-Miami Ok2120 E Steve Owens BlvdMiami, OK27.0 mi.(800) 800-8000

Grand Lake Weather & Climate

Northeast Oklahoma has a temperate subtropical climate with four seasons and occasional extremes in temperature and rainfall. Northeast Oklahoma is situated near the heart of Tornado Alley. Lightening is common in the spring months, with the possibility of severe thunderstorms containing large hail, damaging winds or tornadoes. There is also the potential for flooding in northeast Oklahoma, however, a comprehensive flood management plan is in place for the area. Summers are accompanied by high humidity. Autumn is usually short, but pleasant, consisting of sunny days followed by cool nights. Winter temperatures are generally mild, but occasionally experience extremes while annual snowfall averages about 9 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 27°F 1.97 in. -
February 53°F 31°F 2.10 in. -
March 63°F 40°F 3.84 in. -
April 72°F 49°F 4.29 in. -
May 79°F 58°F 4.89 in. -
June 86°F 67°F 4.72 in. -
July 92°F 72°F 3.10 in. -
August 92°F 70°F 3.47 in. -
September 84°F 63°F 5.00 in. -
October 74°F 52°F 3.68 in. -
November 60°F 41°F 4.47 in. -
December 50°F 31°F 2.89 in. -

Grand Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Northwest Arkansas Regional airport (XNA) located about 42 miles southeast of Grand Lake in Fayetteville Springdale, Arkansas, the Tulsa International airport (TUL) located approximately 52 miles west of Grand Lake in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Joplin Regional airport (JLN) located roughly 53 miles northeast of Grand Lake in Joplin, Missouri, and finally Davis Field (MKO) located around 61 miles southwest of Grand Lake in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Grand Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Route 66 Carousel ParkJoplinMO49.1 mi.
Kiddie ParkBartlesvilleOK55.4 mi.
Bell's Amusement ParkTulsaOK59.0 mi.
Water Parks
White WaterBransonMO100.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Vinita Golf & Tennis ClubVinitaOK10.9 mi.
Osage Golf CourseAdairOK14.5 mi.
Cherokee Grove Golf ClubGroveOK15.9 mi.
Patricia Island Golf ClubGroveOK15.9 mi.
Pryor Creek Municipal Golf CoursePryorOK21.2 mi.
Miami Golf & Country ClubMiamiOK26.6 mi.
Peoria RidgeMiamiOK26.6 mi.
State Parks
Little Blue-Disney State ParkOK1.9 mi. 
Cherokee State ParkOK2.2 mi. 
Spavinaw State ParkOK8.9 mi. 
Bernice State ParkOK10.6 mi. 
Salina State ParkOK16.4 mi. 
Lake Eucha State ParkOK16.6 mi. 
Snowdale State ParkOK16.6 mi. 
Twin Bridges State ParkOK25.5 mi. 
Rocky Ford State ParkOK26.0 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkOK35.2 mi. 
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical MuseumClaremoreOK35.4 mi.(History)
Joplin Museum ComplexJoplinMO49.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Rogers Historical MuseumRogersAR52.0 mi.(History)
Five Civilized Tribes MuseumMuskogeeOK55.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Five Civilized Tribes MuseumMuskogeeOK55.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Arkansas MuseumFayettevilleAR57.3 mi.(History)
Spartan School of Aeronautics Online HistoryTulsaOK59.0 mi.(Technology)
Philbrook MuseumTulsaOK59.0 mi.(Art)
GilcreaseTulsaOK59.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsaOK59.0 mi.
Dickerson Park ZooSpringfieldMO107.4 mi.

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