US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

Welcome to Tenkiller Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, invites you to experience the unique beauty of Tenkiller Ferry Lake. Named for a pioneer Indian ferryboat operator, Tenkiller Ferry Lake was created on the Illinois River about 13 miles upstream from its confluence with the Arkansas River. 

Located just north of Gore and Vian, Oklahoma, off of Interstate 40, and south of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Tenkiller offers a wide variety of outdoor activities with 130 miles of shoreline consisting of tall rock bluffs, tree lined shores, and gentle sloped areas. Tenkiller is a favorite for many visitors.

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