South-central Oklahoma is a lake lover’s paradise, featuring many of the state’s most popular water attractions nestled among rolling blackjack prairie and ancient mountains that make this region a sight to behold. You’ve seen our profile of Lake Murray in our overview of the state’s top lakes, but check out some of these other major areas and start planning your next lakeside adventure in Chickasaw Country.Learn More
Beautiful spring-fed Lake Murray features 5,700 surface acres and is one of the clearest lakes in Oklahoma. The lake is located wholly within the 12,500-acre Lake Murray State Park. The fishing at Lake Murray is excellent and is known for great smallmouth bass fishing. It is also a great lake for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and more.
The facilities at Lake Murray include boat ramps, campsites, camper parking, electrical hookups, picnic areas, grills, restrooms and group shelters. Visitors to Lake Murray will enjoy plenty of swimming, scuba diving opportunities, hiking on nature trails surrounding the lake, horseback riding, miniature golf and more. Other amenities include a marina, showers, tennis courts, cabins and boat rentals.
The Lake Murray ATV area offers about 10 miles of marked trails for three- and four-wheelers. Dune buggies and other types of off-road vehicles are not allowed. Come to Lake Murray and enjoy 67 miles of shoreline, or visit the on-site Tucker Tower Nature Center, located on the south shore of the lake. Formerly a summer retreat for Governor Murray, Tucker Tower is now a nature center, featuring many displays of area wildlife.
Featuring more shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined, Oklahoma wears its Lake Country badge with pride. Glistening lakes in every corner of the state have beckoned swimmers, anglers, outdoors enthusiasts and casual vacationers for generations. Whether you want to take a swim surrounded by rolling hills, reel in the big one among ancient mountains or pilot your watercraft around lush forested shoreline, there’s a lake for every taste in the Sooner State. Here’s our rundown of standout lakes from each region of the state.Learn More
There’s more than meets the eye at Oklahoma State Parks. Rare wildlife species are just some of the wonders waiting to be found.Learn More