• 250Mi. of Shoreline
  • 12Avg. Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Robert S. Kerr Dam
  • Year Built
    1970
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    43,800
Marinas
(918) 775-4522
113805 S 4605 Rd
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Campgrounds
(918) 775-4522
113805 S 4605 Rd
Sallisaw, OK 74955
(918) 775-4475
South of City
Sallisaw, OK 74955
(918) 775-4475
114302 S 4629 Rd
Sallisaw, OK 74955
  • Counties: Haskell County, Le Flore County, Muskogee County, Sequoyah County
  • Fish: Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, White Bass, White Crappie
  • Known for: I-40 Bridge Disaster in 2002
  • History: part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System
  • Landmarks: Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
Airports
About Kerr Lake
Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Kerr Lake is located right next to Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and an hour and a half from Tulsa. The Oklahoma-Arkansas border is a short drive away to explore another state.

The nearest hospital, Northeastern Health System Sequoyah, can be found 11.5 miles away, and the nearest airport, Stigler Regional Airport, is 45.8 miles away.

Those looking to do some shopping can visit Central Mall in the town of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Residents don’t need to look any further than right around the corner for local Old Time Diner and Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que.

Lavish and Large

Covering over 48,000 acres, Kerr Lake provides residents plenty of space for relaxation.

There is an abundance of things to do on the waters. Residents can fish, swim, and more. Anglers can look for catches such as walleye and flathead catfish.

Visit Fort Smith, Arkansas

Residents looking for activities off of the shore should visit the town of Fort Smith, only 45 minutes away.

One popular attraction is the Parrot Island Waterpark. Here, residents can enjoy features such as wave pools, lazy rivers, slides, and more.

Residents can also check out the Fort Smith Trolley Museum for fun trolley rides, interactive lessons, and city views.

Small Town Bliss

Those seeking plenty of space in a small town near the water will love calling Kerr Lake home.