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
Lake Texoma, an 88,000-acre water playground provides some of the best fishing in the nation. The most popular species is the striped bass. Lake Texoma is also known for an abundance of crappie, white bass, black bass, various catfish, and sunfish.
Lake Texoma project lands are open to the public for hunting, offering whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, ducks, geese, cottontail rabbits and squirrel. The Tishomingo Wildlife Refuge located at Tishomingo and Hagerman Wildlife Refuge located at Pottsboro, TX provide feeding and resting areas for ducks and geese using the Continental Central Flyway.
Lake Texoma offers a multitude of amenities for most anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. The Corps of Engineers offers 10 different campgrounds with a total of over 600 individual campsites. There are resorts and marinas, full hook up RV sites and tent campsites, fishing guides, riding stables, equestrian trails, hiking trails, restrooms and showers, group shelters, picnic areas, playgrounds, boat rentals and many other facilities to accommodate all visitors. Scuba diving opportunities also found at the lake. Over 22 commercial concessions are also located adjacent to the lake. Reservations accepted through www.recreation.gov.
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
- Blue Water Striper Guide Service
- Lake Texoma Association
- Lake Texoma State Park
- Buncombe Creek Campground
- East Burns Run Campground
- Burns Run West Campground
- Caney Creek Campground
- Lakeside Campground
- Johnson Creek Campground
- Lost Acres Lake House
- Landmark on Leavenworth
- Lake Texoma Lodge & Resort
- Sneaky Tiki Brewery
- Bridgeview Grill
- Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Recreation Guide
- Oklahoma Travel Guide and Map Kit
- Nature & Outdoor Recreation
- Monthly TravelOK eNewsletter