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COOKSON BEND, OK

Cookson Bend Campground is a popular area that lies on a peninsula on Tenkiller Ferry Lake, among the Cookson Hills of the Ozark Mountains. Campers here delight in breathtaking views of 200-foot limestone bluffs rising from the scenic waters.Tenkiller Ferry Lake is often referred ...
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  • A campground host is on duty from April through September
  • Entrance gate is closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Reservation is needed for group shelter #1
  • Fishing and hunting are regulated by federal and state laws
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Overview

Overview

Cookson Bend Campground is a popular area that lies on a peninsula on Tenkiller Ferry Lake, among the Cookson Hills of the Ozark Mountains. Campers here delight in breathtaking views of 200-foot limestone bluffs rising from the scenic waters.

Natural Features:

Tenkiller Ferry Lake is often referred to as ¿Oklahoma¿s clear water paradise.¿ The 12,500-acre lake is sourced by the Illinois River and the Baron Fork, which are both designated as Oklahoma Scenic Rivers. Located in the northeastern part of the state, the region is known as ¿Green Country,¿ with surroundings of dense Oak-Hickory forests, tall bluffs, and rolling hills.

Tenkiller boasts 130 miles of shoreline with plenty of wildlife such as deer and turkey. It also serves as one of the flyways of migratory birds, including bald eagles, white pelicans, and loons.

Recreation:

Boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking and swimming are among the activities enjoyed by visitors. Scuba divers enjoy the lake's clear waters and high visibility. Ten marinas are located on the lake. Most offer boat and jet-ski rentals, and several have floating restaurants.

Fishing is good for black bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. The trout stream below the dam is one of only two year-round trout fisheries in Oklahoma, and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Hunting is also permitted in parts of the lake area.

Facilities:

The campground has sites with electric hookups, and some sites are non-electric. The group picnic shelters have electricity and are reservable. The park has waterborne restrooms with hot showers, drinking water, a dump station, swim beach, playground, and boat ramps. A marina with concessions is adjacent to the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, the historic city of Tahlequah, the scenic upper Illinois River, and Gore, known as the Trout Capital of Oklahoma. Tenkiller State Park has a scuba dive park with unique underwater attractions to explore.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

MANAGEMENT

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Oct 24 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Oct 22 2014 -
Oct 22 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $7.00-$10.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $13.00-$18.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.70667, -94.96
35°42'24"N, 94°57'36"W

From Tahlequah, OK go 17.5 miles southeast on Highway 82. Look for sings for Tenkiller and turn right, then go two miles west on the paved access road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COOKSON BEND
RT 1 BOX 259
GORE  OK  74435-9547

Phone Number:

Information:  (918)487-5252