Rivers and public access

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We tie up or drop anchor at Pontoon Island on Tenkiller all the time and swim and picnic for the day. Nobody has ever said anything to us.
There used to be an island at Tenkiller that had goats on it, do you know if they are still there?
 

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And on a similar fashion, islands on a public lake? I've always wanted to take a boat to the islands on tenkiller, sardis, and texoma lakes and wander around. Are these publicly owned, or otherwise? I do know that the island on the far west end of texoma is privately owned, used to be a Cherokee cemetery there, i think.
The land under the lakes has usually been eminent domained, so I'd think islands in those lakes would be state property. I had a great uncle whose old farm was under Keystone, and he was still pissed about it in the late '80s (I'm pretty sure he was in his late 80s, too).
 
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