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Lake Texoma State Park
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LAKE TEXOMA STATE PARK
LAKE TEXOMA STATE PARK
2000 State Park Road
Kingston, Oklahoma   73439
(lat:33.9955 lon:-96.6388) map location

Phone: 580-564-2566
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Everything is big about Lake Texoma. The lake sprawls into two states. It is the place to catch record-setting fish (catfish and small-mouth bass), plus a sprawling setting for golf, water sports, hiking and recreational activities for the entire family.

Lake Texoma is Oklahoma's second largest lake, and one of the premier striped bass hot spots in the Southwest. Besides fishing, the park offers swimming, camping, picnic areas, horseback riding, trail rides, tennis, hiking, nature programs, indoor fitness and recreation programs. Golfers can choose between two 18-hole courses complete with driving range, putting greens, club rentals and pro shop. Swimmers can choose from beach swimming or an outdoor pool. Other facilities include RV and tent sites, comfort stations with showers, public laundry, boat ramps, playgrounds, tennis courts, hiking trails, riding stables, full service marina and striper guide fishing services. Lake Texoma Resort is also on site and offers dining in the Waterfront Restaurant or the poolside lounge. For information or reservations on lodge rooms or cottages, call 800-528-0593. Room rates $$-$$$$ (45-150). A fee of $3 per vehicle per day applies to day-use visitors at the Rooster Creek area (fee is waived if camping in this area). Other group services can include river boat rides, hayrides, massage therapy, dinner theatre and other activities, with advance notice.
History of the Area
Established in 1951, the park was located on a peninsula projecting into Lake Texoma. It covered approximately 1,882 acres of land and offered various recreational activities including fishing, boating and camping.

In addition to its natural beauty, it also housed wildlife such as deer and turkey. The Chickasaw Nation purchased this area from Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department for $14.6 million in March 2007.

The sale led to controversy due to concerns about public access but the tribe assured continued availability for outdoor enthusiasts. However by late 2012 all facilities were closed down except Catfish Bay Marina which remained operational under private management.

Golf Course
18-hole course (71 par) adjacent to the resort lodge, open daily, dawn to dusk. Also: Putting Green ? Driving Range ? Pro Shop (on-site Pro) ? Rental Clubs ? Golf Carts ? Pull Carts ? Senior Citizens & Twilight Discounts ? PGA Tournaments ? Snack Bar

Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course: 18 holes, Par 72 ? Bent Grass Greens ? Bermuda Grass Tees & Fairways. This is a first-class experience in golf excellence, and with 15 of the 18 holes being lakeside, the most challenging course in our system.
Fishing
Largemouth Bass ? Smallmouth Bass ? Crappie ? Sunfish ? Striped Bass ? White Bass ? Channel Catfish ? Blue Catfish


Location
Lake Texoma State Park is located near Denison, Durant

Picnicking
Lake Texoma State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills, surrounded by scenic views of the lake.
Trails
1. Cross Timbers Trail: This is a 14-mile trail that takes hikers through the beautiful oak and cedar forests surrounding Lake Texoma, offering stunning views of the lake along its length.

2. Two Rivers Nature Trail: A short but scenic one-mile loop located near Tishomingo Wildlife Refuge, this trail offers an easy hike with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife like deer and birds.

3. Platter Flats Equestrian Trails: While primarily designed for horseback riding, these trails are also open to hikers who want to explore more remote areas around Lake Texoma; total distance varies based on chosen route.

4. Catfish Bay Marina Walking Path: An easily accessible paved path ideal for casual walks or runs by the marina's edge; it stretches approximately two miles round trip from start point back again.

5. Johnson Creek Campground Loop: Located within walking distance from campgrounds at Johnson Creek Park area, this half mile nature walk provides ample opportunity for bird watching in addition to hiking experience.

6. Juniper Point West Hiking/Bike/Equestrian Trails: These multi-use trails extend over five miles across varied terrain including both forested sections as well as shoreline vistas ; they're suitable even during wet weather due their gravel base.

7. Eisenhower State Park's Armadillo Hill Nature Trail: Although technically just outside boundaries of Lake Texoma State park itself, this three-quarter mile interpretive trail features informative signage about native plants animals found throughout region making it educational outing too besides being recreational activity.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 2 GONE by Bobby Payne
park review stars; one to five Airport.. gone. Texoma Lodge.. gone. golf course... gone. Cabins... gone. only 50 acres left, the swimming beach, a few camp sites, SAD.
May 31 Great park, great lake by Kelli
park review stars; one to five The lake was muddy along the banks but further out the water was just as clear as you could ask for. The camp ground was neat and well maintained. And the bathrooms were clean and well stocked every time I went to them. I was very impressed and enjoyed our weekend there immensely. The only negatives were that the store at the entrance of the park had very few supplies (including milk and charcoal) but there were plenty of other stores within an easy drive. The second, and more serious, negative was that the fire ants were really bad. But the gentleman that managed the camp grounds came around every day and when we pointed out the mounds, he promptly treated them.
November 12 accomodations by Cory
park review stars; one to five The cabins and hotel at Lake Texoma State Park have been closed for several years. Campsites, boat ramps, and a full service marina are still available. One golf course remains open but is no longer operated by the state of Oklahoma.
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Directions
Lake Texoma State Park
Hwy 70 E
Kingston, OK 73439

5 miles E of Kingston on Hwy 70.

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