If your Summer vacations consist of getting away from the rat race and enjoying the outdoors, then take a look at the Lake Eufaula area of Oklahoma. Lake Eufaula is an expansive lake sprawling out over several counties in South East Oklahoma. It’s only a short drive from Tulsa, about a two hour drive from Oklahoma City and a two hour or so drive North of Dallas Texas.
The area around Lake Eufaula is rich in history. Much of the area’s past can be traced back to prehistoric times. There is even evidence that Vikings may have visited the area. The Heavner Runestone is the best evidence to date of this.
If History isn’t your forte, then how about some awesome fishing? Lake Eufaula is nationally known as a great Black Bass lake. It’s also known for it’s 3 pound plus Crappie as well a big numbers of Blue, Channel and Flathead Catfish. Huge Stripers as well as the other mentioned fish can be caught below Eufuala dam, so come prepared to battle your favorite fish! To ensure that you have a successful fishing trip, it’s recommended you hire an experienced Lake Eufaula fishing guide.
The Corps of Engineers controls most of the parks and campgrounds around the lake. There is something for everyone. Whether you like to rough it in a tent in a primitive campground or your idea of roughing it is a modern cabin, you can find it on Lake Eufaula. There are many all inclusive vacation Resorts scattered around the lake. Packages vary by resort, so check each one until you find the one you want.
If your idea of fun is shopping, then you’ll love the towns and cities around the lake. Since the area is rich in History, it also is a rich area for Antiques. Many dating back to the time Oklahoma was Indian Territory.
Also, if you’re one who doesn’t like crowds, you’re going to love Eufaula. Due to it’s huge size, there’s plenty of areas to visit so no one place becomes crowded. It’s not uncommon to share a lakeview camping area in the Summer months with only you and the wildlife!
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