This Week at Grand Lake - June 3, 2024

A busy week and weekend ahead...

Good Morning!

The thunder is starting to roll here at the South end this Monday morning, but that’s alright — a little rain early in the week as we ramp up to an action-packed weekend won’t hurt us.

So, speaking of the weekend, does anyone have a bike I can borrow?

I’m hoping to do the Grand Lake Family YMCA Sprint Triathlon on Saturday morning. If I can get a bike, that is.

I can go to NWA or Joplin or Tulsa and rent one, but if someone around the lake has a road-ready bike that would take a 6’2” and 220ish guy for a 12-mile ride through the hills north of Grove Saturday morning, well, it would be appreciated.

Just reply back to this email and let me know.

Anyway, it will be a FULL weekend of stuff, especially in the Grove area, but before that, let’s navigate this week at Grand Lake.

And here is what you need to know:

Today’s Sponsor:

It’s been a bumpy storm season in the area, and if you don’t already have a safe place or storm shelter, then it is probably time to get one. No, it IS time to get one. And JT Services is the call to make. Besides their full-service septic and plumbing offerings, they also offer expert storm shelter sales and installation. So if your place at the lake doesn’t have that safe place, call JT Services today at (918) 406-5620 or visit their website here:

Lake Level - As of 7 am, the official lake level is 744.3’ with some generation and no gates open. Water temps are in the low 70s.

Big Bass - In case you are wondering, it was a 6.29 lb bass that got the $100,000 payday this weekend at the Big Bass Bash. Second place, for $15k, was 6.28 lbs. Only .01 lbs and a difference of $85k!!

American Heritage Music Festival - The main event is Friday and Saturday at Har-Ber Village, but you can get a jump on things, and your weekend, Thursday evening at Snider’s Camp near Grove on Honey Creek. Details and the schedule can be found HERE.

Ann! - Grove Playmakers Theatre Present "Ann"! Ann Richards is delivered expertly by Ashley Davidson, complete with the 90s’ hair, the sensible shoes and a Texas drawl. Opens Friday evening, June 7 at 7:30 pm. Continues on Sunday, June 9th at 2:00, and then Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays through June 21. Call 918 786 8950 or email [email protected] to get your seats! Please include the names of those in your party and if special seating is needed.

The Weekend - Folks, there is a lot happening this weekend. Go to the Events page of the website for details on all the things.

Quick Hits:

  • The Island Bar & Grill at The Landings on Monkey Island is now open 7 days a week.

  • Wednesday Cajun Crab Boil at Blind Swine Duck Creek - 5 pm

  • Singo at Pickles in Langley is on Wednesday at 6 pm

  • Cocktails and Karaoke at The Blind Swine - Wednesday’s at 9 pm

  • Taco Thursdays happen at The Quarterdeck from 11 am to 8 pm.

  • Shrimp Boil and Karaoke at Eddy’s at Shangri-La - Thursday at 5 pm

  • Ryan Graham live at Mooney’s, Thursday at 6:30.

  • DJ Night is Thursday at Blind Swine Monkey Island.

  • Thursday is Karaoke night at Drunken Rooster.

  • The South Grand Chamber’s annual Shangri-La Golf Tournament is next Monday. More info HERE.

  • Ready for fireworks? July 3rd in Grove, July 4th in Duck Creek, and July 5th at Monkey Island and Disney.

  • Speaking of Disney, the website for the Grand Lake Fireworks show in Disney has changed. You can now find it at, so go there and donate now!

The Grove Public Library - Check out the Calendar for all of the upcoming library events. As always, check out their FB page HERE for more info and updates.

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Monkey Island Condo For Sale!

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Special Thanks To:

Safe Home Watch and Concierge ( ← FB link) is a new business in the area offering home watch services while you are away. Check them out!

All Seasons Patio ( ← FB Link) is now open in Langley (behind Sonic) with a great selection of patio furniture and lake ‘stuff’.

EZ-N Dock Rollers are designed to protect both your boat and dock as you enter your slip. Get yours today!

Picture in Scripture returns for its final season with Ruth: The Story of Redemption, beginning on June 14th.

Goldner Dock Construction is your go-to Grand Lake company for new dock construction, dock accessories, boat lifts, dock service, and maintenance.

At Rocks & Docks Adventure Rentals in Disney you can rent the best UTVs, Boats, and Jet Skis for the ultimate outdoor fun.

The Dock Dude has a new website! Click the link to check it out and see what he can do for you.

Grand Lake Cruises offers the perfect way for you and your group to see the lake: enjoy the 24’ luxury pontoon experience and leave the driving to them!

Muscari Law, with offices in Grove and Tulsa, offers personalized and straight-forward legal guidance for your estate planning.

The Golf Cart Guyz on Monkey Island do it all - sales, service, and even rentals for your Grand Lake adventure.

Candlewyck Cove is Grove’s #1 rated resort on Trip Advisor with a variety of accommodations for groups of all sizes at their beautiful lakefront location.

H20 Sports Rental has 4 locations, from Grove to South Grand, to handle any of your boat and watercraft rental needs. Reserve yours today.

JT Services offers complete septic services, portable restrooms, storm shelters, and, now, complete plumbing services, to property owners all over Grand Lake.

LakeTime Enterprises has a Business Center, Event Center, and Storage Center - all centrally located just North of Sailboat Bridge.

PRIME Meats, Eats and Sweets is open for the season in Ketchum. Great meats, homemade treats, and even an awesome deli with delicious sandwiches.

Duck Creek Boat Club and Rentals is offering BIG discounts to full-time Grand Lake residents when you sign up in April. Call (918) 500-6491 for details.

Longs Resort on Grand is the perfect getaway spot IN Grove, located on the lake but just minutes from all Grove has to offer.

Marina Del Rey Resort has it all - cabin rentals, beautiful RV spots, a pavilion for events, a soon-to-open pool, and… direct lake access!

Grand Life Rentals has beautiful Grand Lake vacation rentals from Langley to Monkey Island. Find your perfect getaway today!

Java Don’s Coffee and Bistro is open with everything you need to get your day rolling at the Shops at Grand Meridian.

Kennedy Homes is the #1 custom home builder in Northeast Oklahoma, and that includes several Grand Lake area custom builds. Check them out today!

Trouble On The Water?

  • Emergencies - Dial 911

  • Tow Boat US Grand Lake - (918) 782-8600

  • GRDA Non-Emergency - (918) 256-0911

  • GRDA Lake Rules, updated 9/22