Lake Texoma lies on the border between Oklahoma and Texas, and hence its name. The 89,000-acre lake is the second largest in the state and a popular striped bass fishing, water sports, and golfing venue for the entire southwest. The curvy shoreline is made up of cliffs and forests with many secluded coves. The lake's islands are the summer destination of choice for many.
During spring and summer the lake is full of motorboats, skiers, wind surfers, and personal watercraft. It is a prime sailing location. Marinas rent a full complement of watercraft including paddleboats, sailboats, houseboats, and pontoons, provide slip rentals, and offer sail boating lessons. Fishing guides and outfitters can take visitors to the best bass, crappie, and catfish hideouts.
Resorts around the lake cater to vacation, conference, and meeting crowds with lake-view accommodations and off-the-lake activities like horseback riding, golf, and tennis. In the fall, charter tours take visitors to the lake for eagle watching. Antique and outlet shopping opportunities and restaurants are situated lakeside and in the cities on the lake.
The lake is bordered by many Corps of Engineer parks, which provide lake access and camping, and two wildlife refuges. Lake Texoma State Park and Resort offers access to the lake, a beautiful lodge, and a variety of recreational activities including an 18-hole golf course. Nearby Chickasaw Point Golf Course also offers lakeside golfing.
Lake Texoma is located 121 miles south of Oklahoma City and 75 miles north of Dallas, Texas. It is accessible via U.S. Highways 69/75, 70, and 377. Lodging around the lake is plentiful and includes: cabins, campgrounds, resorts, and hotels.