Oklahoma July 10, 2017
The Tiny Lake Town In Oklahoma You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit
Oklahoma is home to more man-made lakes than any other state, which not only means we have a lot of shoreline, but we also have lots of small lake towns scattered across the state. Everyone’s heard of Eufaula, Grove and Keystone, but have you ever visited the small town of Bernice? This little gem is located along the west bank of the Horse Creek branch of Grand Lake, and we think you should visit. Here’s why:
For starters, Bernice is located on the gorgeous Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma - an area known as Green Country. The rolling green hills that surround this lake make a picture-picture backdrop.
This charming community houses just over 500 residents and is known more as a retirement and vacation area. It's also home to Bernice State Park - an 88-acre park that offers camping, outdoor recreation and a nature center.
The campground offers 150 primitive tent sites and 33 RV sites, including water and electrical hookups. There's also lots of picnic areas around the park to enjoy an outdoor meal in comfort.
If you're looking for a place to stay while visiting this charming town, bring the tents and stay overnight at their lakeside campground.
Stop into the Nature Center and check out all the snakes, turtles and fish that live in this area of the state. There's also a very knowledgable staff that will educate the whole family on the wildlife.
You'll also find a one mile paved path in the park that is perfect for walking or jogging. Enjoy the afternoon breeze and fresh air while venturing outside in nature.
This little town is known as the " "Crappie Fishing Capital of the World" and features a fantastic fishing bridge.
Bernice isn't just popular for its outdoor recreation. It's also home to some of the best all-you-can-eat chicken in the state. Stop into The Grill at Indian Hills Marina on Sundays to try it out for under $10 dollars.
Another great spot to visit in town is SouthWinds Marina - a full service marina offering one of the best views of the lake.
And last but not least, Bernice is one of the best places to catch a sunrise in the state. You'll often see people pulled over on the side of the road just to enjoy the wide-open views of Grand Lake.
If you enjoy visiting lake towns in the Sooner State, check out
this unique town on Lake Eufaula.