The closest beachfront may be multiple hours away from us Okies, but we are lucky to have some of the best lakes to dip, float, tube, fish and boat on in Oklahoma. Located all over our great state…well, time to make this list and goooooooo.

Broken Bow

Known for its trees, hiking trails, fabulous water activities and more. If you are looking for the perfect quiet getaway, Broken Bow and Hochatown are your place! Learn more about Broken Bow here: Yay Summer: Oklahoma Lakes – Broken Bow.


Arcadia Lake


Recreation, fishing, relaxation + more can be found in Edmond, OK at Arcadia lake. A step into nature within the suburbs, Arcadia can bring the fun to any summer day. Learn more about Arcadia:

Lake Eufaula

Photo by: Floyd Morgan Jr.

The largest lake in Oklahoma with over 100,000 acres goes to Eufaula. Gorgeous views and home to many fishing tournaments. Start exploring here:


Grand Lake

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Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees is a lake + destination for anyone. Known for great fishing and adventurous activities. Home to many, and loved by all,  Grand lake is a must-visit any time of the year. Get to know Grand Lake: Yay Summer: Oklahoma Lakes – Grand Lake.

Lake Texoma

Situated on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas, Lake Texoma brings in about 6 million visitors each year. With many islands and countless things to do, Texoma should make a bold appearance on your bucket list! Learn more about the goodness here: Yay Summer: Oklahoma Lakes – Texoma.


Fort Gibson

An Eastern Oklahoma staple, Fort Gibson is known for its quiet atmosphere and hunting. A hidden gem for many, and the ultimate sweet escape. Get the full Fort Gibson run-down: Yay Summer: Oklahoma Lakes – Fort Gibson.


Cheers and happy summer from our Yay Dude team: Wood Insurance Agency, Hott Wings & Edmond Family Eye Care.