Robert S Kerr Lake in eastern Oklahoma is located a few miles south of Sallisaw. The lake has 250 miles of shoreline and 43,800 surface acres. On the Arkansas River Navigation System, it's an Oklahoma striper fishing hot spot. Kerr Lake was formed by an impoundment on the Arkansas River south of Sallisaw. It serves as a pool elevation lake for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS), helping to ensure navigable water levels downstream. The Arkansas River Historical Society maintains a web site that provides a brief, yet informative, history of the river and the surrounding areas and is worth the visit.
Sallisaw Creek State Park and adjoining Brushy Lake State Park are located in the scenic wooded Cookson Hills of eastern Oklahoma. Convenient to area attractions and highways, the park offers visitors a quiet, secluded recreation destination on the shores of 300-acre Brushy Lake, with camping, picnic areas, fishing and boating. Facilities include 61 picnic tables, 4 group picnic shelters, 23 RV sites with water and electric hookups, 35 regular sites, 3 comfort stations with showers, horseshoe pits, 2 playgrounds, a lighted boat ramp, and a boat dock. The park is open year around except Area 1 which is closed during the winter months.-->