Bernice, Oklahoma is a small town in the northeastern part of the state nestled on the banks of the Neosho River. With just under 600 residents, Bernice is considered more of a retirement and tourist town, and is noted for excellent fishing and friendly hospitality. Considered a suburb of Miami, OK, Bernice is a quiet haven of relaxation that is convenient to many amenities, interesting sights, and fun things to see and do. Founded in 1912, the history of Bernice is richly rooted in farming and agriculture. World War II caused the area to decline sharply, though in recent decades the population has once again increased to new heights. The original site of Bernice was in another location that became flood plain during the construction of the Grand Lake o' the Cherokees and the Pensacola Dam were built. During construction, the residents of Bernice relocated to a higher elevation where the town remains today.