Oklahoma Nature June 15, 2022
You Can Kayak To Goat Island At Tenkiller State Park For A Unique Oklahoma Adventure
One of the coolest kayaking adventures in Oklahoma is paddling out to Goat Island on Lake Tenkiller. It’s an island inhabited solely by goats that people can visit by boat or kayak. The goats are very friendly and will come directly up to you if you step foot on the island. If you’re looking to add a little excitement to your next kayaking adventure, keep reading below.
Goat Island is located in Pettit Bay at Lake Tenkiller State Park, which is located on the western portion of the lake. The lake is also known for having clear water so it's a beautiful place to enjoy the water.
The island is inhabited only by goats. They will come down from the island to meet you and it's the cutest thing ever.
The easiest way to get here is to kayak out or take a boat ride. There are several marinas that rent kayaks, so if you don't own one you can rent one.
Once you get to the island, park your kayak and venture around to see where these adorable goats live. They are usually found on the south side of the island, so if you don't see them at first, head to the south side.
You are allowed to feed the goats but be sure not to leave any trash on the island because the goats will eat it.
Goats like a wide variety of food and will eat right out of your hands. They like carrots, hay, grasses, apples, weeds, lettuce, grains, and more.
Once you are done with your kayak excursion, head to Piddle's at Pettit Bayside Resort and buy some Goat Island gear to take home.
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Goat Island’s Facebook page to learn more.
Another fun adventure at Lake Tenkiller is scuba diving! Learn more about it in our previous featured article: “
There’s A Scuba Park Hiding In Oklahoma That’s Perfect For Your Next Adventure.” Address: Tenkiller State Park, 448159 E 979 Dr, Vian, OK 74962, USA