Snake Creek Park is 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.
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, in accordance with federal and state laws.
All campsites are equipped with electrical hookups, and the group shelters also have electricity. 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.
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, common loons, and white pelicans.
Visit the Tenkiller State Park for its nature center and scuba diving park, the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian, or the historic city of Tahlequah - the capital of the Cherokee Nation. The scenic upper Illinois River near Tahlequah is great for canoeing and rafting, and the lower Illinois near Gore offers prime trout fishing.
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Great shoreline sites. Showers are clean. Swim area and three boat ramps.
Campground has no shade, some sites close together, some sites along the water (the rest aren’t that far). Boating, fishing, and hiking, with towns nearby. Hikes are surprisingly lovely through the woods and along cliffs. Some go cliff jumping but we just swam. Relatively peaceful though popular, not sure if you’ll need reservations. Not too far from Tenkiller State Park and a number of other parks plus a lot of Native American history.
Located in the foothills of the Ozarks in eastern Oklahoma on crystal clear Tenkiller Lake, a COE project from the mid 1950’s on the Illinois River. We stayed on site 18 which is gravel W/E (50A). There are about 110 wooded sites here with either gravel, paved or concrete sites. Most sites are W/E 30A (only five 50A which are all first come first serve). Some are FHU 30A. There are a total of 44 first come first serve sites. There is a swim area and two boat ramps. Also there is a separate Snake Creek Cove Marina. Practically zero Verizon reception which meant no internet or phone.
This is a nice campground. I stayed there for 1 week. The campground is run by the Corps Of Engineers. It is well maintained and has a gate that is locked at night. There is RV camping and tent camping. Across from the pavilion in the tent area are trails through the woods that lead to the Cliff's and rock ledges. The water is deep, clear and cool. We like to dive from the Cliff's and swim from the rock ledges. There is a dock, boat ramp, swimming area and 2 bathrooms with showers. The deer roam around in the evening. I really like this campground it is not as busy as some of the other campgrounds on Tenkiller lake.