We appreciate you visiting Williams Yacht Group. We have included some information and links to other local businesses that you will find helpful when you are visiting Grand Lake, Oklahoma.
Serpentine Grand Lake is located on the Grand (Neosho) River in northeastern Oklahoma offering 46,500 surface acres and 1,300 miles of shoreline. Exceptional recreational facilities are available at five state parks around the scenic shoreline. With a reputation for great fishing and the proximity to the 13,000-acre Spavinaw Hills Game Management Area, this is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Several charming communities are located around the lake offering accommodations, dining and many family activities. Below we have provided you with some helpful links for your trip to Grand Lake, Oklahoma
For those who enjoy some area history, The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture lists Henry Holderman, a official member of the Cherokee tribe, as selecting Grand River for a possible source for hydroelectric power to supply the Cherokee Nation before Oklahoma achieved statehood in 1907. But it took a few years to achieve Holderman’s goal. Construction began in on the Pensacola Dam on the Grand River (lower Neosho River) in 1938, and was completed in 1940. The dam formed a lake behind it, prompting the U.S. government to take control of Pensacola Dam for electricity during the war years, which control ended in 1946, after WW II. Pensacola Dam is claimed to be the longest multiple arch dam in the world, its main span consisting of 51 arches totaling 5,145 feet (1,568 m) in length, and supporting a walkway and narrow two lane highway. A 120 megawatt, 6-unit powerhouse sits at the west end, with 21 spillways on the east end. Two other dams known as “the spillways” with an additional 21 gates, surrounded by public parks and launching ramp are located a mile east, through the town of Disney OK.