Escape to beautiful Vian to experience the best that Lake Tenkiller has to offer. Known as Oklahoma’s “heaven in the hills,” Tenkiller State Park offers a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, with water sports, fishing, hiking and even scuba diving available. If camping is your style, Tenkiller State Park rents plenty of RV and tent campsites, along with cabins and cottages for more modern amenities.
Vian is also home to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, which hosts the largest concentration of snow geese in the state. Visitors will also find hiking trails, observation areas and a winding auto trail. If golf is your game, play a round at The Wolf at Tenkiller, an expertly maintained 18-hole golf course.
Make your trip to Vian even more memorable with a luxurious cabin stay. Lodging from Carefree Tenkiller Cabins, Clear Water Rentals, Sundown Cabin Rentals and Country Comfort Cabin is available year-round with all the amenities of home in a gorgeous setting. Larger groups will enjoy the Dwight Mission Camp, a former 1820s Indian school that offers dorms, cabins, a dining hall, meeting space and plenty of recreational activities.
Dining in Vian is a special treat, as well. Head to the Lake Tenkiller Dam, where you’ll find Big Daddy’s Restaurant, an enormous log cabin with indoor and outdoor dining spaces to best enjoy the exquisite barbecue, burgers and hand-breaded chicken fry. Another must-try Vian eatery, Pine Cove Marina & Clearwater Cafe, is available by land or water. Dock your boat and enjoy classic American favorites al fresco on a floating patio with colorful umbrellas by day and twinkling lights in the evening.