Home to Grand Lake O' the Cherokees
Small towns and rural communities throughout the United States are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide a better quality of life, and build on local assets. Smart growth strategies can help rural communities such as Langley achieve their goals for growth and development while maintaining their distinctive rural character.
Grand Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountain Range of Northeast Oklahoma. The 46,500-acre lake is ranked among the top bass fishing lakes in the United States and a popular destination for all water sports. Grand Lake is managed by the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA).
Oklahoma City is approximately three hours from the lake. Fort Smith, Arkansas is also approximately two and one-half hours away. Joplin, Missouri is one hour from Grand Lake.
South Grand Lake Regional Airport
The South Grand Lake Regional Airport (1K8) is strategically located for quick and easy access to Grand Lake Country by propeller or jet. In a short period of time, the airport has been transformed from a sod strip with a pole barn hangar to a thriving airport including a fresh 5,200′ x 75′ lighted runway, GPS/WASS approach, 4 box PAPI, Jet-A fuel truck, EPIC fuel, and on-site flying lessons.
The annual economic impact of South Grand Lake Airport is $ 2.5 million.