Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, is truly grand, with a shoreline that stretches over 1,300 miles and the best bass fishing in the state. Your resort is located on a peninsula named Monkey Island and enjoys some of the best lakeside amenities anywhere.
Hop on board one of two Cherokee Queen paddlewheel riverboats and enjoy a romantic evening cruise, try your luck at the Grand Lake Casino, browse one the nation’s largest antique museums at Har-ber Village and check out Darryl Starbird’s National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame, featuring more than 40 classic and custom-built automobiles. Try horseback riding. Rent a boat for a day out on the water. Or shop on Monkey Island, where the stores are full of unique gifts, furniture, antiques, art and clothing. Then top the day off with dinner at Ozzie’s offering lake-view dining or Anna’s Bananas for a unique Monkey-Island dining experience.
WorldMark Grand Lake is located near the Shangri-La Resort, home to two championship golf courses. Enjoy the grand life on the grandest lake in Oklahoma.
One Bedroom: King in master, queen murphy bed in living area. Maximum occupancy 4.
Annual Pelican Festival
Celebrate the annual fall migration of the white pelicans that visit beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees! The Pelican Festival celebrates with activities including daily pelican viewing tours, good food, entertainment, and arts and crafts festival, a parade, and a carnival.
Located along Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, Har-Ber Village is a reconstructed, turn-of-the-19th century village featuring more than 100 buildings and collections. Open: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Sat.; 12:30-5 p.m., Sun. (Mar. 1-Oct. 15). Closed October 15 through March 1.
Enjoy the tranquility of Lendonwood Gardens—a three-acre botanical garden near Grand Lake that features more than 1,000 different types of plants and boasts the largest collection of rhododendrons in the Southwest. Open year-round during daylight hours. Approx. 18 miles.
Darryl Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum
Get your motor revving with a tour of the only museum in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic hot rods and custom cars. Open: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed.-Sun. (Mar.-Oct.); closed Nov.-Feb. By appointment only on off days and Nov.-Feb. Approx. 10 mi.
September: Pelican Festival, Egret Festival
Parking is limited at WorldMark Grand Lake and the resort is not able to accommodate the storage of boats, RVs and trailers. Please contact the Front Desk for options.