Located in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country & the Cherokee Nation, Lake Hudson known as “Oklahoma’s Best Kept Secret” is an unspoiled playground nestled between Grand Lake and Fort Gibson Lake along the Grand (Neosho) River in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. All of us at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce welcome you to discover our secluded paradise. Explore more than 200 miles of panoramic shoreline, lush with native plants, wildflowers and trees and an abundance of wildlife, encompassing a 12,000 acre water park perfect for all types of recreational adventures. It’s majestic oak covered hills shape the alluring coves that are perfect for bass fishing, making it voted “Oklahoma’s Best Bass Fishing Lake” in 1994. Several Bass Tournaments are held throughout the year. For more information on tournament dates, check out the events calendar.

Lake Fish Include: Largemouth Bass, Black Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, and Saugeye   

The lake was formed in 1964 with the completion of the Markham Ferry Project (Robert S. Kerr Dam) and is named after the late Wash Hudson, a former Tulsa attorney and member of the GRDA Board of Directors. Hudson has an average elevation of 619 feet above sea level. 

There are several free boat launch areas around the lake, as well as campgrounds with lake access,  marinas with boat launches, slip rentals, heated fishing docks, as well as fuel, a café and a restaurant. For more information on lake access and camping or lodging facilities check out the link information on our website. 

Lake Hudson is managed by Grand River Dam Authority, an agency of the State of Oklahoma. 

For rules and regulations on Lake Hudson please visit the GRDA Police page 

Other local lakes within 30 miles from Salina include: 

Southeast: Lake W R Holoway locally known as Chimney Rock Lake
Northeast: Lake Spavinaw
East: Lake Eucha
North: Grand Lake