You might be wondering why you should bother going to the Tulsa Boat Show. After all, not everyone can afford to plop down a couple hundred g’s on a new boat.

But there are some really good reasons to visit the 2017 Tulsa Boat Show even if you are not in the market for an expensive new boat.

Boat shows bring the boating and Grand Lake lifestyle to you so you can start making plans for summer right now – whether that includes a new boat or not.

So if you need a dose of summer fun and warm thoughts to get you through until Spring, head on over to the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square this week and you can find all sorts of things.

Shop and Compare Boats and RV’s

Boat shows are the perfect place to shop and compare boats and you will find boats that fit every single lake lifestyle, activity and budget. It’s not just about big boats – you’ll find pontoons, fishing boats, surf boats, runabouts, cruisers and more.

Grand Lake boat dealers

Grand Lake will obviously be well represented at the show, with Grand Lake boat dealers including Arrowhead Boat Sales, Marine Max, Shangri-La Marina/Nichols Marine, Dick Lane’s, Grand Lake Boat Sales, Ugly John’s and Grove Marine all on hand.

The Tulsa Boat Show is also a great place to shop and compare recreational vehicles, travel trailers and more.

There are a bunch of great RV Resorts and campgrounds around Grand Lake and enjoying your Grand Lake time in an RV or travel trailer can make for fantastic memories.

Plan Your Grand Lake Summer

Find all of the information you need to make your plans now for 2017 summertime fun at Grand Lake.

For the latest on upcoming events, ranging from the GLOC Shootout¬†performance boating event to the Big Bass Bash amateur fishing tournament and all kinds of events in between, you can find out what’s happening when and make your plans.

Find a Place to Stay at Grand Lake

If you don’t own a lake home, then you need a place to stay when you come to Grand Lake.

Again, the Tulsa Boat Show is a great place to find out about all sorts of places to stay at Grand Lake.

And you can find any kind of accommodations you are looking for at Grand Lake, including:

  • Lakeside resorts
  • RV Parks
  • Campgrounds
  • Vacation rentals – from luxury to affordable

You can even get all the details (and probably make reservations) on the brand new hotel at Shangri-La on Monkey Island, which will be opening this spring.

Don’t Forget the Real Estate

Of course the boat show is also a great place to start you search for your new lake home.

Waterfront homes at Grand Lake

Several Grand Lake real estate companies will have a presence at the show – making it a perfect time to try to find that lakefront home at Grand Lake that meets your specific needs.

With a variety of lakefront homes from small cabins to luxurious estates, there is a perfect piece of Grand Lake real estate just waiting for you.

All you’ve got to do is find it!

And Everything Else Grand Lake

Get the latest news on fishing at Grand Lake – although you might not find many fishing guides as they are mostly out chasing the spoonbill right now.

And the rock crawling…oh, the rock crawling!

Disney has become a hub for rock crawling enthusiasts from around the region with the world class rock formations and crawling areas below Pensacola Dam.

In fact there has been a big increase in the number of campgrounds and lodging facilities in Disney to accommodate all of you off-roaders.

So make sure you get some details on all the upcoming events while you are at the boat show.

And make sure to stop by and say Hi to the great folks from GRDA.

They will be on hand to provide any information you need on the GRDA lakes and the Illinois River.

GRDA will also be handing out a bunch of great information on life jackets and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) to help keep you safe as you enjoy the water this summer.

What about your dock and boat lift? Of course – great information from vendors on all the latest trends.

So where can you get all this information?

Luckily for you, thanks to the Grand Lake Association, there is a big Grand Lake Area at the Tulsa Boat Show.

You can’t miss it as it will certainly be the most popular place at the boat show but it will also include big flags and banners so you can see it from anywhere.

It is located on the upper level on the East side of the building.

There you go…if you are a fan of boating, or Grand Lake, you owe it to yourself to make it to the 2017 Tulsa Boat, Sport and Travel Show, which runs from January 30 through February 5th at the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa.

2017 Tulsa Boat Show