Guide to Fall at Lake Eufaula


As great as summers are at Lake Eufaula, there is much to look forward to with the arrival of the first day of fall! So, grab your pumpkin spice latte and read on for Fall real estate tips as well as fun things to do at Lake Eufaula this Fall!

As great as summers are at Lake Eufaula, there is much to look forward to with the arrival of the first day of fall! So, grab your pumpkin spice latte and read on for Fall real estate tips as well as fun things to do at Lake Eufaula this Fall!

When should I sell my home?

In the real estate business, people often think things slow down in the fall, but our experience has shown that is not always the case! In fact, one question we hear often is, “When is the best time to sell our home?” Surprisingly, our answer is always, “Whenever you want to!” It might sound crazy, but it’s true. Many people believe listing a home in the spring and summer is the only way to go, but our research and experience supports the idea that people are buying homes year round! One benefit of listing your home in the fall and winter is less competition! You can read more about the best time to sell your home, HERE.

If you’re thinking about listing your home, now is a great time to do it! Don’t miss the opportunity to have photos of your property while everything is still green and lush!

Things to do at Lake Eufaula this Fall

There is so much to explore at Lake Eufaula, even when it’s chilly outside. If you’re looking for something fun and different to do at the lake this fall, look no further! 

Read on for a few ideas to get you thinking, creatively, to make the most of your time at the lake this fall or winter.

Go Fishing

According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, fall is a great time to fish for Striped Bass at Lake Eufaula. You can view the latest fishing report here or check out our tips for fishing the area. You’ll also want to be sure to check the Lake Eufaula lake levels before you head out to fish.

Visit the City of Eufaula’s website for a list of upcoming, Fall 2020 Eufaula Fishing tournaments.

Bonfire Night

Even with the dog days of summer behind us, the lake is a great place to bring friends and family together. Gather your crew and host a simple S’MORES party or weenie roast; it’s sure to be a hit for all ages. 

Star Gazing 

TravelOK lists Eufaula as one of Oklahoma’s “Stargazing Hotspots.” If you live in a highly populated area, you are in for a real treat when you step outside on a cool, fall night at the lake. Unlike summer evenings, fall and winter nights lack humidity in the air, making cold nights the optimal time for stargazing! Check the Farmer’s Almanac for a time when the moon is in a crescent or gibbous phase or when there is a lunar void.

Fall Foliage Drive

Since you’re already in southeastern Oklahoma, why not take advantage of the season and check out nearby, popular Oklahoma fall foliage tours. The famous Talimena Drive is a 54-mile scenic route that is approximately 2 hours from Eufaula.

Another option, closer to the lake is Robbers Cave State Park, offering fall foliage views of the Sans Bois Mountain Range. 

Nature Crafts

If you’re a crafter and haven’t explored nature crafts, you’re going to love this! One quick search on Pinterest for “nature crafts” and you will find inspiration for days. We’re sharing some of our favorite links for you, below. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Leaf Rubbings, Twig Ornaments, Craft Projects for Kids, Painted Twig Bouquet, Painted Rocks.

Making fall bouquets out of whatever native flowers, twigs or dried plants you can find is very therapeutic! Finished bouquets can be displayed outside on the patio or even indoors.

Go to the Beach

It might sound crazy, but we love visiting the beautiful beaches at Lake Eufaula during the fall and winter. It can be such a great place to take a nature walk and enjoy the waves. When girlfriends visit, we’ve been known to drag our yoga mats to the beach and strike a pose with waves crashing, nearby. 

Stacking rocks on the beach is also one of our favorite fall beach activities. Known as “cairns,” this beach art can also be found on walking and nature trails.

Mandalas are another favorite “beach art.” A mandala is defined as a complex, abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms.

When it’s not too cold, bundle the kids up and head to the beach to build a fall sand castle or enjoy a picnic on the beach without the hassle of bugs and heat.

Shop Local

If you’re in the mood for shopping this fall and winter, you are sure to find some unique, one of a kind items. Here are a few of our favorite spots for a day of shopping or you can check out our post dedicated to shopping near Eufaula.

Stites Home Furnishings– offers home furnishings, unique furniture and appliances and is sure to hit home! Located in a beautiful, restored building in downtown Eufaula for over 65 years.

Harper & Grey House– this is the place to find unique pieces to decorate your home for the holidays, the perfect baby gift or a kitchen section that will fulfill anything your heart desires!

Burkie Belle’s– this cute little boutique is located on Broadway in Checotah and carries the best blend of cute and comfy clothing items, jewelry and accessories! 

Sharpe’s– you can find work attire for the farm at practical prices as well as a few fun extras that everyone needs!

Nicole’s & Meme’s– you won’t leave empty handed when you stop by Nicole’s! There are so many fun, unique gift and clothing items, some of the best in town! 

Common Roots Mercantile– variety of gifts, clothing and even have a soda bar that you can order a delicious ICE COLD soda (Yes they are that cold!) and don’t forget to grab a gourmet chocolate to go with it!

Boy Howdy– definitely a favorite for kids with a fun inexpensive toy section, craft items, fishing gear and seasonal items. 

Chloe & Company– great place to stop in an excellent selection of fun boho-chic style clothing. 

Dottie’s– children’s gifts and clothing with charm, wonder and cheer!

Yellow Gazebo– you’ll find gourmet kitchen items, gifts, bridal and baby registries along with a large variety of home decor! Located in downtown McAlester for over 45 Years.

The Pink Buffalo– trendy shop where you’re sure to find the perfect outfit from head to toe!

Pistols & Pearls– this amazing store is super cute and carries a fun mix of clothes, shoes, jewelry, antiques and Gleeful Peacock charm bracelets with quotes (I love this one!) 

Muskogee- also has a fun Downtown area for shopping, including Hattie’s House & Vintage Market, Poppy’s Garden, Festive Nest and Pinon Creek Trading Co.

Take a day trip

One of our favorite ways to spend a breezy, fall or winter day is to dress in layers and jump in the car for a trip to Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton, OK! It takes about an hour to drive here from Eufaula and is a beautiful drive through winding country roads. Lake Carlton is located inside Robbers Cave State Park and has nature trails, paddle boats, canoes and yakanoes. The views are spectacular!

Located in the Sans Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma, Robbers Cave is a wonderful place for nature lovers! Fishing, hunting, repelling, hiking and horseback riding are a few of the activities available. This park is a favorite of rappellers, equestrians, hikers and outdoor lovers. The cliffs are a great place to view incredible fall foliage.

There is also a unique history to Robbers Cave, as it was a hideout for outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr! Check the Robbers Cave Facebook page before you visit, for a full list of activities and events.

Another option for a fun day trip is Marval Resort, located 40 minutes from Porum, in Gore, Oklahoma. With over 1.5 miles of river frontage, Marval offers a number of family-friendly activities including golf cart rentals, fishing, mini golf and so much more!

Take a hike

There is an abundance of hiking and nature trails around Lake Eufaula! Here are a few of our favorites: has a complete list of hiking trails at Lake Eufaula.

Go camping

Eufaula offers the perfect destination for a weekend camping trip with two of Oklahoma’s state parks, nearby to explore; Arrowhead State Park and Lake Eufaula State Park. Both parks offer fun activities for the family while camping, including golf, fishing, swimming, playgrounds, bike trails, horseback riding, hiking trails, and more. Check out our Guide to Camping on Lake Eufaula for a list of campgrounds. 

Not into tent camping? No problem, check out our list of cabins at Lake Eufaula or this guide to “glamping” in the area.

For a list of more fun things to do at the lake, check out our post, “50 Things to Do at Lake Eufaula.”


If you try any of these ideas or you have other ideas for fun at the lake during the fall and winter, we would love to hear from you! You can share your photos and stories with us on Facebook.

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