LAKE TEXOMALake Texoma is often called "The Playground of the Southwest" as it is a huge reservoir, 12th largest in the nation, and encompasses 89,000 acres of Texas and Oklahoma and is an empoundment of the Red River. The lake has a shoreline of 580 miles and is one of the most popular Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation. More
than 6 million visitors enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Texoma annually.
Lake Texoma facilities includes numerous campgrounds, picnic areas and trailer parks. Camping is allowed at all parks on the Texas side of the lake, except Overloook and Preston Point parks. Some campsites are free and prices on others vary. Many have toilets, electricity and cold water showers.
Lake Texoma offers just about every activity for the outdoors enthusiast, including boating, fishing,
camping and hiking.
Lake Texoma is a great place for wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy. There are two national wildlife refuges, Hagerman in Texas and Tishimingo in Oklahoma. These two wildlife refuges emcompass approximately 30,000 acres and are on the yearly migration routes of canada and snow geese, various shorebirds, several species of ducks and bald eagles. They also provide year round homes for deer, wild turkey and other native animals.
Lake Texoma has a fourteen-mile long hiking trail for the hiking enthusiast. Cross Timbers Trail meanders through Juniper Point, Cedar Bayou, Paw Paw Creek and Rock Creek parks.
Lake Texoma has over 80 boat ramps and several superb marinas and resorts on both the Texas and Oklahoma shores and there is plenty of room for every type of boating activity imaginable.
Lake Texoma boasts some of the best fishing
in the nation and is known as “Striper Capital of the World”. The
lake is one of the few reservoirs in the nation where striped bass reproduce
naturally. Popular species include striped bass, black bass, Florida bass,
white bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, and catfish. Lake Texoma holds
Lake Texoma is noted as
one of the best STRIPER FISHING lakes. Licenced STRIPER
GUIDES are available to make your STRIPER FISHING EXPEDTION
the memory of a lifetime.
The Corps of Engineers website is a valuable tool to research your options.