How To Stay Informed About Floodgate Operations

How To Stay Informed About Floodgate Operations

Updated April 30, 2017 For the most current information on the Grand Lake elevation and flood water releases at Pensacola Dam, there are a couple of things you can do. First, for updates on the flood water release from GRDA, you can call the Ecosystems and Education...
It’s 2019 Fireworks Season at Grand Lake!

It’s 2019 Fireworks Season at Grand Lake!

It’s that festive time of year at Grand Lake – Fireworks Season! Also known as the July 4th Independence Day celebration that Grand Laker’s have come to know and love. As usual, there are several nights of organized displays around the lake, as well...
It’s 2019 BMR Week at Grand Lake!

It’s 2019 BMR Week at Grand Lake!

The Big Meat Run takes place this weekend, March 22nd and 23rd, in Disney, Oklahoma. [Scroll down to the bottom for the GRDA Trail Map and also the GRDA Off-Road Regulations] This massive off-road event is not only one of the biggest events in Oklahoma, but it’s...
Is Your Dock Legal and Permitted?

Is Your Dock Legal and Permitted?

Every year about this time (springtime!), the Grand River Dam Authority poses the question: What’s up with your dock? With the busy lake season just around the corner, it’s an important question for dock owners, sellers and buyers on Grand and Hudson lakes to...
2019 GRDA Rush For Brush Events Scheduled

2019 GRDA Rush For Brush Events Scheduled

GRDA Rush For Brush events scheduled for March, May Not only is spring quickly approaching, but so is the next opportunity for area anglers to participate in a “Rush for Brush” workshop coordinated by the Grand River Dam Authority’s Ecosystems Management Department....
Har-Ber Village Opens for 51st Year and Announces 2019 Event Schedule

Har-Ber Village Opens for 51st Year and Announces 2019 Event Schedule

Har-Ber Village Museum opens for its 51st season on Saturday, March 16. The museum is open 5 days per week, Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The pioneer-era village, complete with Visitor Center, The Country Store gift...
Adopting The Shoreline

Adopting The Shoreline

As the thoughts of many are already turning to summer and days spent on the water at Grand Lake, it’s also a good time to give some thought to shoreline cleanup. With that in mind, the Grand River Dam Authority is reminding the public of the Grand Lake “Adopt the...
GLOC Shootout Returning to Grand Lake in 2019

GLOC Shootout Returning to Grand Lake in 2019

After a one-year absence, the GLOC Performance Boat Challenge is excited to announce that Oklahoma’s #1 Powerboat Racing Event is returning to Grand Lake on Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th. This year’s event promises to be better than ever and will provide...
Reckless Kelly To Headline Red Dirt Festival In Vinita

Reckless Kelly To Headline Red Dirt Festival In Vinita

The true roots of Red Dirt music will be on display during the fifth annual Ales & Tails Crawfish and Red Dirt Festival, Saturday, May 18 in Vinita OK, as several legends of the genre are scheduled to perform. Austin-based band Reckless Kelly headlines the lineup...
Our Borrowed Water – A Documentary Film

Our Borrowed Water – A Documentary Film

Our Borrowed Water, a new documentary detailing the importance of the Grand and Illinois River watersheds, is set to “premiere” to the public on February 19th at teh GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley The film takes a closer look at some of the issues...
GRDA and GLPS Continue Life Jacket Safety Programs

GRDA and GLPS Continue Life Jacket Safety Programs

An important partnership, designed to promote life jacket usage for lake visitors, will continue on in 2019. For several years, the Grand River Dam Authority and the Grand Lake Power Squadron (GLPS) have worked together to distribute free life jackets across the Grand...
2018 Christmas Lights, Parades and Celebrations Around Grand Lake

2018 Christmas Lights, Parades and Celebrations Around Grand Lake

The holiday season is here again, and that means parades, light displays, parties, and family fun throughout the Grand Lake area as we approach a Grand Lake Christmas 2018. From the Pensacola Dam to Twin Bridges, you are sure to find all sorts of things that will get...
GRDA – Stay Safe, No Matter The Season

GRDA – Stay Safe, No Matter The Season

Stay safe, no matter the season It may be a little bit early to think about parking the lawnmower for the remainder of the year, but there has been a touch of fall in the air in recent weeks and soon enough, the calendar will make it official. As one season gives way...
2018 Fireworks at Grand Lake

2018 Fireworks at Grand Lake

Are you wondering when and where to find the best 2018 fireworks at Grand Lake during the Independence Day celebration? This year there are shows around the lake for a full week, which is usually what happens when July 4th falls on a Wednesday. These highlighted...
Free Tours of Historic Pensacola Dam

Free Tours of Historic Pensacola Dam

With free tours of historic Pensacola Dam being offered by the Grand River Dam Authority (between Memorial Day and Labor Day and by appt throughout the year) it’s a good time to revisit just exactly what those tours include. If you are looking for a fun, free and...
Boating Safety Tips For a Fun 2018 Boating Season

Boating Safety Tips For a Fun 2018 Boating Season

GRDA Police share boating tips for the holiday weekend, summer outings Heading to the lake or the river for the long Memorial Day weekend and kickoff to summer activities? If so, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants to remind you of some important...
Rush For Brush Program Receives National Award

Rush For Brush Program Receives National Award

The Grand River Dam Authority’s innovative “Rush For Brush” program, which has been key factor in enhancing the fisheries of GRDA lake waters for over a decade, is a 2018 recipient of the National Hydropower Association (NHA) “Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters”...
Lend a Hand to Lady Grand Returns for 2018

Lend a Hand to Lady Grand Returns for 2018

Great strides have been made in the past year in protecting our environment to provide a better quality of life for all who use the waters of GRDA. The Adopt the Shoreline program has made a significant impact in clearing shoreline debris from Lady Grand in recent...
The REAL 2018 Opening Weekend at Grand Lake

The REAL 2018 Opening Weekend at Grand Lake

You know it’s really boating season when all of the waterfront bars and restaurants open for the season, and that is what is going down this weekend, the real 2018 opening weekend at Grand Lake. And it all starts on Friday…with stuff going on all over...
Great Band Lineup for Upcoming Toes In The Grand Festival

Great Band Lineup for Upcoming Toes In The Grand Festival

A large sprinkle of the “Salt Life” will fall upon the Grand Lake area this June with the First Annual Toes in the Grand Summer Kickoff Festival in Grove’s Wolf Creek Park on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, June 1st, and 2nd. A new event – being billed as the largest...
Walnut Cove Resort Home For Sale

Walnut Cove Resort Home For Sale

Looking for an affordable Grand Lake getaway? Then check out this great Walnut Cove Resort home for sale right now being offered by owner at $48,000. This quality built and beautifully maintained Schult manufactured home has 1,280 square feet of living area with 3...
Spring 2018 Adopt The Shoreline Schedule and Dumpster Locations

Spring 2018 Adopt The Shoreline Schedule and Dumpster Locations

With activities related to the new Grand Lake “Adopt The Shoreline” program set to begin this month, the Grand River Dam Authority is sharing more information about the program schedule and locations. The program, resulting from a cooperative agreement between GRDA,...
It’s Time For The 2018 Big Meat Run in Disney!

It’s Time For The 2018 Big Meat Run in Disney!

John Sumner’s 2018 Big Meat Run, the annual rock crawling extravaganza on the rocks below Pensacola Dam in Disney, OK, is all set and ready to roll this coming weekend, March 23rd-25th. Thousands of rock crawlers, jeepers, 4×4 enthusiasts and folks that just want...
Adopt the Shoreline Program at Grand Lake Set to Begin

Adopt the Shoreline Program at Grand Lake Set to Begin

Last year, several entities, including the Grand River Dam Authority, Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron and various grand lake stakeholders came together to develop the Adopt the Shoreline Program for Grand Lake. Now, in the spring of 2018, their coordinated effort...
2018 Safe Boating Courses Scheduled By GRDA

2018 Safe Boating Courses Scheduled By GRDA

With the busy 2018 boating season just around the corner, many are already circling dates on their calendars for those all-important trips to Grand and Hudson lakes. However, before you finalize those plans, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants you to...
GRDA to Host Workshop on Fish Handling Techniques

GRDA to Host Workshop on Fish Handling Techniques

As the calendar moves towards the busiest part of tournament fishing season, the Grand River Dam Authority wants to remind anglers about proper fish handling techniques. To help accomplish that, GRDA is inviting all area anglers and fishing tournament directors to a...
Grove Rotary Presents Almost $85,000 To Community Organizations

Grove Rotary Presents Almost $85,000 To Community Organizations

Checks totaling $84,969.00 were presented by Grove Rotary on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, to community organizations for 41 projects in the Grand Lake area. The grants, which ranged from $500 to $7,900 were awarded following a formal application process last year....
Har-Ber Village Museum Turns 50 in 2018!

Har-Ber Village Museum Turns 50 in 2018!

Har-Ber Village Museum celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year and will do so by looking at the 5 decades of Har-Ber Village history from the 1960s through the 2000s. Each month, May through September, will highlight a different decade of its 50 years, and one day...
2018 Disney Rock Crawling Schedule of Events

2018 Disney Rock Crawling Schedule of Events

Are you looking for a schedule of 2018 rock crawling events in Disney at Grand Lake? Well, you’re in luck – with a great big Thank You to Shelly at Two Mom’s Campground. According to Shelly, this is a list she has been able to compile of the various crawling events...
Looking to Buy a Boat at The Tulsa Boat Show?

Looking to Buy a Boat at The Tulsa Boat Show?

Are you heading to Tulsa this week and looking to buy a boat at the Tulsa Boat Show? Grand Lake will be, as always, well represented with all of the biggest Grand Lake boat dealers having a presence and looking forward to seeing you and making a deal. Here are some...
Be Sure To Visit The GRDA Booth At 2018 Tulsa Boat Show

Be Sure To Visit The GRDA Booth At 2018 Tulsa Boat Show

Each year in mid-winter, when February starts to draw near, many lake area enthusiasts turn their thoughts to events like the upcoming Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show. While summer days on the water may be a long way down the road at this time of the year, the...
2017 Grand Lake Real Estate Market Analysis

2017 Grand Lake Real Estate Market Analysis

Jeff Savage of RE/MAX Grand Lake has just released his annual Grand Lake market analysis showing Grand Lake real estate statistics for 2017. You can see the detailed analysis at Jeff’s Slideshare account HERE. To summarize, it looks like 2017 was a great year...
Submersible Pumps And GRDA Rules Updates

Submersible Pumps And GRDA Rules Updates

The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department is reminding lake area residents that new lake rules — as well some changes to lake-related permit applications — which went into effect earlier this year, are available for review online. The permit...
GRDA “Rush For Brush” Program Receives Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Award

GRDA “Rush For Brush” Program Receives Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Award

Langley – The Grand River Dam Authority’s popular “Rush For Brush” program – established a decade ago to help enhance the fisheries habitat on GRDA lake waters – is the recipient of the 2017 “State Government Program” award, presented by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB)....
2017 Christmas Lights, Parades and Celebrations Around Grand Lake

2017 Christmas Lights, Parades and Celebrations Around Grand Lake

It’s that time of the year again, and that means parades, light displays, parties and family fun throughout the Grand Lake area as we approach Christmas 2017. From the Pensacola Dam to Twin Bridges, you are sure to find all sorts of things that will get you in the...
Grand Lake Big Bass Cash Tournament Set For November 11-12

Grand Lake Big Bass Cash Tournament Set For November 11-12

As the temperatures cool down the fishing competition on Grand Lake is heating up, with the second annual Big Bass Cash Tournament presented by Grand Lake Casino set for November 11 – 12. The two- day big bass event will feature 80 payouts over the weekend and is open...
Grand Lake Adopt-The-Shoreline Program

Grand Lake Adopt-The-Shoreline Program

Program webpage now active… GRDA, lake-area partners launch “Adopt the Shoreline” Program Thanks to the efforts of lake-area volunteers and business partners, the Grand River Dam Authority is set to launch its new “Adopt the Shoreline” program. The program’s new...
The Revitalization of Grove Continues

The Revitalization of Grove Continues

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the momentum has been building and there is a revitalization of Grove that looks to continue into 2018 and beyond – solidifying Grove’s place as the commercial hub of the Grand Lake region. Over the past...
Andrew Carroll Visit Highlights Arts Weekend In Grove

Andrew Carroll Visit Highlights Arts Weekend In Grove

It’s a busy weekend for the arts in Grove with the inaugural Paper the Town with Art festival presented by the Grove Springs Cultural District on Saturday and a visit from historian, author and creator of the Center for American War Letters Andrew Carroll...
Five Reasons to Love Fall at Grand Lake

Five Reasons to Love Fall at Grand Lake

After a bunch of high water early in the year and then a perfect summer boating season, it’s time to enjoy fall at Grand Lake. For those of you that already know…well, you know how great the fall season is around Grand Lake. With cool mornings, warm...
Water Safety Tips For Your Labor Day Weekend at Grand Lake

Water Safety Tips For Your Labor Day Weekend at Grand Lake

Boating and floating safe, smart and sober … GRDA Police share water safety tips as Labor Day weekend approaches Langley – Heading to the lake or the river for the long Labor Day weekend? If so, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants to remind you of...
This 53′ Carver Will Make You A Happy Grand Lake Boater

This 53′ Carver Will Make You A Happy Grand Lake Boater

Are you in the market for a new cruiser? A floating condo to spend all those fabulous Grand Lake weekends. Well you are in luck! Check out this 2005 Carver Voyager 53 that is priced to sell right now at Grand Lake and will make you one happy boater! The current owner...
Encroachments on GRDA Property – What You Need To Know

Encroachments on GRDA Property – What You Need To Know

Considering buying some lakefront property at Grand Lake? You might want to make sure you aren’t buying an encroachment on GRDA property first. As many of you may may know, encroachments on GRDA property around Grand Lake have become kind of a big deal over the past...
GRDA Gets License Variance For Grand Lake Elevation Through 2022

GRDA Gets License Variance For Grand Lake Elevation Through 2022

FERC grants GRDA Pensacola license variance for Grand Lake elevation. Vinita – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the Grand River Dam Authority’s request for an amendment to its operating license for Pensacola Dam and Grand Lake. That...
Grand Lake Lighthouse Replacement Project Moving Forward

Grand Lake Lighthouse Replacement Project Moving Forward

According to the Grand River Dam Authority, a comprehensive effort to not only replace, but also upgrade lighthouse navigational aids around the shores of Grand Lake, is moving forward. Because many of Grand’s lighthouses have been damaged, destroyed or even...
Buffalo Shores South Beauty For Sale at 2934 Twin Cove Lane

Buffalo Shores South Beauty For Sale at 2934 Twin Cove Lane

This Buffalo Shores South beauty for sale at 2934 Twin Cove Lane in Grove, OK is located just minutes from Downtown Grove and gives you everything you need to fully enjoy the Grand Lake lifestyle. With a very gentle walk to the covered boat dock that features two...
Don’t Forget The Dock When Buying Lakefront Property

Don’t Forget The Dock When Buying Lakefront Property

When buying lakefront real estate at Grand Lake, don’t forget that you must apply for a new dock permit from GRDA to transfer dock ownership. In fact, even before your real estate deal closes, it is necessary to apply for a Temporary Transfer of Private Dock...
The #1 Mistake When Buying Lakefront Property At Grand Lake

The #1 Mistake When Buying Lakefront Property At Grand Lake

You’ve finally found the home of your dreams…that perfect Grand Lake property that promises to give you the lakefront lifestyle you’ve always wanted. But just make sure you don’t make this most common mistake when buying lakefront property at...
Nightlife and Casinos around Grand Lake

Nightlife and Casinos around Grand Lake

Amazingly, the fun doesn’t stop after the hot summer sun goes down as there is all sorts of great nightlife and casinos around Grand Lake. So if you are looking for something fun to do after a day on the lake, check out some of this action. And keep in...