Tenkiller Lake

Oklahoma

116Listings$5K-$3.3M$24.1MTotal Value
Tenkiller Lake, Oklahoma

Also known by the name Lake Tenkiller, Tenkiller Lake real estate is considered the fourth largest market for lake homes and lake lots in Oklahoma.

There are typically 70 lake homes for sale on Tenkiller Lake at any given time. The lake will usually have 130 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Tenkiller Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $208,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices. This lake is a mid-sized Oklahoma lake, and has a shoreline of 130 miles.

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  • 130Mi. of Shoreline
  • 51Avg. Depth
  • 152Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
    Mountains
  • Year Built
    1952
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    12,900
  • Public Boat Ramps
    20
Golf Courses
(918) 773-5093
453579 E 965 Rd
Vian, OK 74926
  • Counties: Cherokee County, Sequoyah County
  • Fish: Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Tenkiller State Park Annual Kid%apos;s Fishing Clinic, Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Annual Diamond Daze Festival, Fin and Feather Fall Festival at the Fin and Feather Resort
  • History: Named for Tenkiller family (prominent Cherokees) who owned the land and ferry. The name originated from Cherokee warrior with 10 notches on his bow.
  • Other notes: 3 floating restaurants, Goat Island
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Permit Required to build or change
Hospitals
(918) 781-6500
1001 S 41st St E
Muskogee, OK 74403
Airports
Northwest Arkansas Rgn Airport (XAN/KXNA)
1 Airport Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712
53 miles away
Tenkiller Lake Airpark
Cookson, OK 74427
1 miles away
About Tenkiller Lake
A Convenient Location

In the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Tenkiller Lake is known for its crystalline waters, scenic landscapes, and variety of outdoor activities.

It is just an hour from Tulsa, Oklahoma, home to the Tulsa International Airport, several major hospitals, and a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Exceptionally Clear Waters

Tenkiller Lake's name is largely rooted in Cherokee culture. Before the Tenkiller family, the name originated from the Cherokee warrior with 10 notches on his bow.

Tenkiller Lake covers 12,900 acres and has 130 miles of shoreline that runs through the Cookson Hills of the Ozark Mountains. The waters have clarity from eight to 20 feet and reach depths of 160 feet.

The lake has 10 marinas and 14 parks that provide 24 boat launch ramps and campsites of all kinds.

Popular Activities on the Lake

Tenkiller Lake’s sparkling blue waters attract watercraft of all kinds, such as pontoons, jet skis, sailboats, and even 60-foot houseboats.

The lake is one of the most exciting locations for scuba divers; vehicles, planes, a school bus, and an entire town lie beneath the surface.

Its populations of bass, crappie, catfish, bream, walleye, and trout attract anglers and several annual fishing tournaments.

With its location in the mountains, hiking, camping, hunting, and bird watching are also popular activities. Deer, elk, turkeys, rabbits, bald eagles, and squirrels habitat the area.

Annual Events

Tenkiller Lake hosts several annual events such as Tenkiller State Park Kids Fishing Clinic, Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Diamond Daze Festival, and the Fin and Feather Fall Festival. Another popular event is the Tenkiller Lake Fireworks Extravaganza each year on the Fourth of July.

Explore Tulsa

Residents looking for activities off of the shore should take a trip to the city of Tulsa.

Here, residents can visit the Philbrook Museum of Art for Italian and European-style pieces.

Residents can also visit the Tulsa Zoo to see many different species of wildlife and learn more about the nature around them.

Lake Living at Tenkiller Lake

Tenkiller Lake has exactly what you're looking for, whether that is a weekend getaway spot or a home where you can make a lifetime of memories.