CHEROKEE LANDING STATE PARK
Cherokee Landing State Park is located in the Cookson Hills, south of Tahlequah and next to Lake Tenkiller. The park features RV hookups with electric/water, primitive campsites, restrooms with showers, lighted boat ramp, swimming beach, playgrounds and a softball field.
Located in Oklahoma, the park was established in 1969. It spans over 146 acres and is managed by the state's tourism department.
The area has a rich history with Native American tribes, particularly Cherokees who were forced to relocate here during the Trail of Tears.
It offers various recreational activities such as camping, fishing and boating due to its location on Lake Tenkiller reservoir.
In recent years it underwent renovations including new cabins built for visitors' accommodation.
Cherokee Landing State Park is located near Sallisaw, Stilwell and Tahlequah
Cherokee Landing State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables, grills and stunning lake views. Some sites have pavilions available.
1. Cherokee Trail: This is a 4-mile loop trail that offers scenic views of the lake and surrounding forest, suitable for all skill levels.
2. Lakeview Nature Trail: A short but beautiful 0.5 mile trail with stunning lakeside vistas; it's ideal for bird watching or just enjoying nature.
3. Deer Run Hiking Pathway: At approximately one mile in length, this pathway winds through dense woods providing opportunities to spot local wildlife including deer and squirrels.
4. Bluebird Walking Track: An easy half-mile walk perfect for families with young children or those looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll amidst natural beauty.
5. Sycamore Stroll Looping Route: With its moderate difficulty level over two miles long, hikers can expect an array of terrain changes from flatlands to slight inclines surrounded by sycamores trees on both sides.
6. Wildflower Wander Waypoint: Spanning about three-quarters of a mile, this path boasts fields full of wildflowers during springtime making it popular among photographers as well as casual walkers alike.
7. Oak Ridge Ramble Roadway: Approximately four miles long, this route takes you along ridges lined with oak trees offering panoramic views at certain points throughout your hike.
8. Pine Passageway Promenade: Stretching across five miles, it's known not only for pine forests but also wetland areas where waterfowl sightings are common.
9. Birdwatcher's Bliss Boulevard: Just under two-miles-long, it features numerous species native birds which makes it highly recommended amongst avid bird watchers.
10. Sunset Serenity Saunter: As the name suggests, a tranquil evening walk around one-and-a-half-miles showcasing breathtaking sunset scenes reflecting off the park's serene waters.
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Cherokee Landing State Park
Hwy 82 S
Park Hill, OK 74451
Traveling from Tahlequah, 14 miles S on Hwy 82.