Wolf Creek Park: Grove’s Premier Fishing Destination

Fishing Tournaments in Grove OK

Wolf Creek Park Boat Ramp and Fishing Facility spans an impressive 40 acres, conveniently located in the heart of Grove and on the shore of the Wolf Creek arm of Oklahoma’s Grand Lake o’ The Cherokees.

It’s not just any park; it’s widely considered to be the country’s number one tournament fishing facility. And it is the pro anglers from all over the country who say that.

From hosting several Bassmaster Classics starting in 2013 – and the 2024 event coming up soon! – to providing state-of-the-art amenities, Wolf Creek Park is a haven for fishing enthusiasts.

State-of-the-Art Tournament Facilities

Wolf Creek Park is equipped with everything tournament organizers and anglers could possibly need. The facility features:

  • Six wide concrete boat ramps alongside seven temporary mooring docks, ensuring smooth launching and loading during high-stakes tournaments. Also includes a tuning fork dock.
  • Ample parking for 600 trucks and SUVs with trailers, making accessibility a breeze.
  • 30 RV spots with electric and water hookups, catering to the needs of traveling anglers and visitors.
  • A permanent stage with fish holding tanks for weigh-ins, adding a professional touch to every tournament.
  • A pavilion for anglers and fans to gather, alongside vendor display areas for fishing-related companies and community events.
  • A handicapped dock, clean restrooms, and picnic areas.

These well thought out amenities and features not only support the logistics of large-scale events like the Bassmaster Classic but also enhance the overall experience for participants and spectators.

And, of course, besides the big events, Wolf Creek Park also hosts local and regional tournaments all season long. You can always see the most current schedule of upcoming Grand Lake fishing tournaments on the Fishing page of this website.

If you want to see more in action, here is a short video from local photographer extraordinaire, RC Livesay:

Community Support and Local Impact

The strong community support in Grove is a cornerstone of Wolf Creek Park’s success.

In anticipation of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, Grove demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the angling community with a $1 million investment to build this top-notch facility.

This gesture cemented Grove’s reputation as a premier tournament location.

The Grove Convention and Visitors Bureau, alongside dedicated volunteers from Grove Rotary and other organizations, play a pivotal role in ensuring tournaments run smoothly.

From managing traffic during launches to offering angler assistance, the community’s efforts create a welcoming and efficient environment.

And, local businesses thrive during tournament seasons, benefiting from the influx of anglers and fans.

Many visitors extend their stay in Grove to explore what the community has to offer, from pre-fishing activities to enjoying local restaurants and amenities, injecting vitality into the local economy.

Fishing Adventures at Grand Lake

Beyond the tournament scene, Grand Lake itself is a fishing paradise.

The lake’s 46,500 acres are teeming with largemouth and smallmouth bass, thriving among its rocky shorelines.

The diversity of the lake’s ecosystem also supports a thriving population of crappie, catfish, and paddlefish, making it a year-round destination for anglers from throughout the region – and country.

Community Events

Beyond the fishing tournaments, Wolf Creek Park has become the headquarters for events of all sizes in Grove.

Events like the annual Toes in the Grand Festival in early June, the community July 3rd Celebration every summer, and the popular annual Pelican Festival in the fall not only bring the community together but bring in visitors from throughout the region to enjoy the fun.

And don’t forget about the annual Drag Boat races – always a GREAT time!

So, next time you are in town, make sure to visit Wolf Creek Park in Grove to see for yourself what makes this a premier fishing facility – and community gathering place.