Lake Texoma State Park is located along the shore of Catfish Bay in Bryan County, Oklahoma. The park is on a lake of the same name. Situated about three miles from Madill and less than six miles from Kingston, this park offers visitors an array of activities to enjoy and is a favorite location for Bryan campers looking to explore the outdoors.
The lake spans over 90,000 acres of surface water and is one of the largest reservoirs in the US. Located at the confluence of the Washita and Red Rivers it was constructed by the US Army Corps Engineers (USACE) in a project that was completed in 1944. Being one of the most popular and most developed lakes within the USACE Tulsa District, you have the opportunity to go fishing, boating or swimming. Book an RV in Bryan County to be able to experience the best that Lake Texoma State Park has to offer.
The main attraction at Lake Texoma State Park is the massive water reservoir on which it is built and attracts over six million visitors each year. Activities at the lake include swimming, jet skiing, fishing, boating, and kayaking, and whatever takes your fancy. Boating is a very popular activity on the lake with almost any kind of boat being allowed on the lake.
It does not matter if you want to take your pontoon boat out on the water, or if you enjoy paddle boarding, canoeing or kayaking, the lake is just ideal for all manner of water sports. There are plenty of ramps at the state park and plenty of water to explore while out on the lake.
Another activity for your enjoyment at the park is swimming. There is a swimming area here on the East Side of Ben’s Campground. On those hot Oklahoma afternoons, take a dip into the cool waters of the lake. However, swimming at the park is only allowed in a designated area. You cannot swim near the Marina. When you intend to cool off by swimming in the waters of the lake, do not forget to pack your sunscreen and umbrella in your RV rental.
If running around and breaking a sweat is your fancy, the park has a volleyball court for team sports, a unique feature in a state park. Most parks do not feature courts for team sports. The court offers a unique way to bond with family or meet new friends. Whether you are a visitor or local camping at Lake Texoma State Park, remember to pack your sports t-shirt and shorts for a nice round of volleyball.
Camping at Lake Texoma State Park
Are you planning on doing a bit of RV camping on Lake Texoma State Park? There are four campgrounds to choose from, so you will be spoilt for choice regarding where to have your site. Lake Texoma State Park’s four campgrounds allow vehicles up to 80 feet long. At the campground, you will enjoy modern amenities like hot showers and flush toilets on most sites and the natural beauty of the lake’s waters.
Some of the campgrounds feature internet, cable TV, and a business center. Some of the sites are full hookup while the others have electric hookups. Other amenities at a lot of the sites include grills, fire pits, and picnic tables.
Just call the park office to make your reservation to camp in a rental motorhome at Lake Texoma State Park. The possibilities are limitless, and the scenery is amazing.
Exploring the Area
You cannot leave the lake Texoma State Park without touring the surrounding areas. When you drive about 15 miles to Durant, you are able to sample what the city has to offer. Enjoy a bite in one of the city’s eateries for a mouthwatering meal.
Go shopping in the downtown area for unique offerings, clothes, books, and art. The coffee shops and vibrant nightlife in downtown Durant is sensational to indulge your senses. While in town visit the World’s Largest Peanut situated on the front lawn of City Hall. The peanut is a star attraction in the city and was dedicated in 1974. It contains a capsule with many historical documents and will be dug up in 2023. Be one of those who get to see it before it is dug up.
For history lovers, visit the Three Valley Museum. It is a collection of artifacts on the history of the Bryan County from 1873. This would make for a very exciting experience to sample Bryan’s history.