|Jay & East Grand Lake|
Situated within the Cherokee Nation’s boundaries, Jay is rich in Native American tradition with a reputation as a center of Native American activities.
The area was first settled by the Cherokees after their removal from their eastern homelands over the “Trail of Tears.” In April, the area’s annual Gigging Tournament celebrates the Cherokees tradition of “gigging” fish. The town holds its annual Huckleberry Festival in July and many summer nights find classic cars at Cruise Night. The