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Sequoyah County, 22 miles SE of Muskogee, OK
12,900 acres
Shoreline: 130 miles


Tenkiller Crossing, where the dam is located, is named for a famous Cherokee family and was a primary route across the Illinois River in frontier days.
Approximately 2,590 acres of land west of the lake is licensed to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife for a state game management area. Popular game species include deer, quail, dove, duck, geese, rabbit & squirrel. Anglers may choose from various species bass species, crappie, catfish, bream and walleye. Rainbow trout are stocked below the dam.
 

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Impounding the Illinois River, it has 12,900 surface acres, 130 miles of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 165 ft. Lots of rocky bluffs, rip-rap, boulders, drop-offs, sunken timber, and even caves make for plenty of structure. Major species include channel and blue catfish, striper, sand bass, black bass, walleye,
and various sunfish. Very clear water with an abundance of fishing opportunities.
 
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