Thunder Races Close Part of Wolf Creek

Jun 08, 2021

The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department will be closing portions of the Wolf Creek arm of Grand Lake, as well as the Wolf Creek boat ramp during the 9th annual Thunder on Wolf Creek (June 11-13) racing event held by the Oklahoma Boat Racing Association (OBRA) Grove.

Racing will take place on Friday, June 11, from 12PM – 5PM, Saturday (June 12) from 9AM – 5PM and on Sunday (June 13) from 11AM – 4PM.  All boat and ramp traffic will be restricted from entering the Spring Branch of the Wolf Creek arm during those times. However, homeowners will be allowed access to their private docks with proof of residency.

All vessel operators should watch for special event navigational buoys and officers that will be present in the area.

According to OBRA, the national race will feature dozens of boats in 20 heats running an oval course where spectators will be able to watch boats reaching speeds up to 90 miles per hour. The event is slated to include 25 racing teams and is expected to draw around 1,000 spectators. For more information, visit