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Old 08-06-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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Going to move to a lakefront house on one of these lakes. How about some pros and cons for each lake? Both are beautiful and have much going for them, so hard to decide. Any thoughts appreciated. And anyone on here who actually lives on one of these lakes? Thanks so much.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Grand lake is spectaluar, Eufaula not so much. It's (Eufala) still a great lake and all but pales in comparison to Grand Lake.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Eufaula is a corp of engineer lake, Grand is not. You have major restrictions on water front ownership and dock ownership on corp lakes unlike on Grand and Hudson lake. This is why Grand has had so much development over the years as compared to all the corp lakes. You have major yacht clubs, restaurants, etc., on Grand. Not sure what Eufaula has in that category, but that may not be important to you. It's nice here on Grand to walk down to your own personal dock, hop in your boat and take a nice leisurely boat trip to one of the local eating establishments.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Eufala is ok, but it has two rivers running into it, the North and South Canadians. When it rains upstream, the part of the lake fed by the North Canadian turns blood red from all the silt which washes down. It takes a few days to clear out.

You might consider that before making up your mind.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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Eufaula is a corp of engineer lake, Grand is not. You have major restrictions on water front ownership and dock ownership on corp lakes unlike on Grand and Hudson lake. This is why Grand has had so much development over the years as compared to all the corp lakes. You have major yacht clubs, restaurants, etc., on Grand. Not sure what Eufaula has in that category, but that may not be important to you. It's nice here on Grand to walk down to your own personal dock, hop in your boat and take a nice leisurely boat trip to one of the local eating establishments.
Thanks, that does help in a big way to decide. I wondered why Eufaula seemed so undeveloped without cities nearby or restaurants. And Yes, it is important to us to have activities nearby. We were looking for lakes you could own property on that were more southerly due to the winter weather. We've been watching the temperatures comparing northern part of the state to southern tip. Liked Broken Bow, but no lake lots are allowed. Husband is a big hunter/fisherman and the southern part is totally surrounded by public hunting land. But, no lake lots and little other types of activities. We like to eat out and visit with other retirees.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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Grand. By far.....
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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Thanks, that does help in a big way to decide. I wondered why Eufaula seemed so undeveloped without cities nearby or restaurants. And Yes, it is important to us to have activities nearby. We were looking for lakes you could own property on that were more southerly due to the winter weather. We've been watching the temperatures comparing northern part of the state to southern tip. Liked Broken Bow, but no lake lots are allowed. Husband is a big hunter/fisherman and the southern part is totally surrounded by public hunting land. But, no lake lots and little other types of activities. We like to eat out and visit with other retirees.
A temperature zone map. It will give you a rough idea of what to expect temp wise. Grand Lake would be in zone 6.

http://www.tytyga.com/images/map.jpg (broken link)
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