Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is home to a number of fantastic lakes that are uniquely connected to their urban surroundings. Here you can explore Oklahoma’s capitol city at lunchtime and be on the water by the afternoon. Whether you’re looking for water sport adventures, leisurely swimming opportunities or excellent fishing spots, you’ll find it at a lake in central Oklahoma. You learned more about beautiful Lake Thunderbird in our "Big Six" lake overview, now read about a few of the region’s top lakes and make plans to come see what makes central Oklahoma a great place to hit the water.Learn More
Nestled 10 miles outside of Stillwater, Lake McMurtry Natural Resource and Recreation Area is a quiet, family-friendly lake where you can be surrounded by beautiful scenery and end your day soaking up one of Oklahoma's gorgeous sunsets. Group facilities, picnic areas, outdoor grills, fire rings and restrooms are available on-site, as well as RV dump stations, fishing docks, boat ramps and a fishing house. Guests can also rent paddle boards and kayaks.
Campgrounds at Lake McMurtry include 24 RV campsites with electricity (30/50 amp), water, and dump stations and 22 tent campsites, which are mainly lakeside. Lake McMurtry also has seven gated campsites which are secluded and right on the water.
Lake McMurtry is open year round, 24 hours a day. Permits are required for daily and overnight use. Annual permits are available.
Annual Permit: $65
Tent Camping: $10/night
RV Camping: $22/night
Gated Camping: $15/night
Pavilion Rentals: $50 - $150 While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
East Recreation Area (29180 Chisholm Curve): From Stillwater, go north on Hwy 177, then west on Lake McMurtry/Burris Rd for 5 1/2 miles.