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Lake Texoma

"Playground of the Southwest"

Chickasaw Country Award Winner 2014 - Best Lake
Lake Texoma spans the Texas/Oklahoma border just 75 miles north of Dallas and 121 miles south ofBest of chickasaw Country logo Oklahoma City.  Considered the "Playground of the Southwest", this huge, beautiful lake is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Southwest. Besides fishing and a myriad of water sports, the lake offers a multitude of amenities for most anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. In addition to camping, fishing and boating, 25 miles of equestrian trails are enjoyed by hundreds each year and the scenic Cross Timbers hiking trail is a very popular trail that winds for 14 miles above the lake on rocky ledges and through blackjack woodland. Links on TexomaConnect will provide you easy access to most of the overnight accommodations, boat rental, slip rental, restaurants, local attractions and things to do that are located adjacent to the lake.
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Lodging

Lake Texoma offers a wide variety of accommodation choices – We have compiled a list of vacation rentals, resorts, cabins, Bed and Breakfast, camping, RV parks and motels.  
Most offer concierge services and can arrange group tours of local attractions, shopping trips or shuttles to casinos or nightclubs.  Be sure to ask if this service is available when making reservations. 

Harber Wildlife Museum Exhibit

Places To Visit

Texoma has a rich history so be sure to explore the local museums, cultural centers and historical sites.
Wildlife Refuges in both Texas and Oklahoma are wonderful places for birding or just observing nature.   The Munson Wine Trail hosts 12 North Texas wineries with tasting rooms, tours and festivals.  Connect with our lists of the fun places to visit in the Lake Texoma area


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Fishing

Lake Texoma is BIG – over 89,000 acres of water offering excellent year around fishing.  Chase the birds in the fall, reel in monster stripers in the winter and go deep in the summer.  For a great fishing experience, use a professional guide unless you know the lake really well, know the hot spots and can find and catch bait.  These guys and gals know where the fish are and how to catch ‘em!  Visit our fishing guide directory, tournament schedules and fishing reports to plan the perfect Lake Texoma experience.


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Real Estate

Homes with a view! Texoma communities offer small town living with a relaxed easy lifestyle in friendly neighborhoods.  Homes with a little land or a lot, cabins nestled in the woods, homes with gorgeous views of the famous Lake Texoma sunsets or weekend homes, close to marinas, golf courses and resorts.  Our real estate section has all the active Texas MLS listings of homes for sale in the Lake Texoma area.

Links for Vacation Planning


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Recreation

Lake Texoma offers something for everyone who
loves the great outdoors.  Well known for fishing,
and boating there are also equestrian, hiking and
biking trails.  Geocaching and fossil collecting are
other popular activities. 

Outstanding golf courses are available in both
Texas and Oklahoma.  We have compiled a directory
of parks, wildlife refuges, golf courses and trails.

Guitar

Entertainment

Local nightclubs offer live music on the weekends, pickin’ circles, acoustics, karaoke and jam sessions during the week.   Concerts, music festivals, bluegrass festivals and rockfest are scheduled throughout the year.  In Southern Oklahoma world class casinos offer table games, slots, dining and entertainment.  Check out our entertainment, lake activity and local events calendars for ideas.


Sail boats on Lake Texoma

Boating

Lake Texoma, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, is a deep water reservoir with deep channels formed by the Red River from the west
and the Washita River from the northPower
boating, sailing, personal watercraft, water skiing and wind surfing are all popular pursuits. Lake Texoma has become a major sailing center based on the lake's size, depth and miles of sailing shoreline.   Find boat launch locations, slip rentals, boat and personal watercraft rentalscruise schedules and lessons.



Highport Marina

Marinas

Lake Texoma marinas offer boat launch facilities, gas docks, marine service, slip rentals, guide services, boat rentals and cabin rentals.  Dockominiums and floating homes are available in some facilities.  Many have camping and RV hookups.  Some have Bar & Grill cafes and a few have full service restaurants.  Visit our list of marinas with location, amenities and services offered.


Fine Art Gallery in Denison

Things To Do

Stroll along historic main streets and browse thru
 fine art galleries or antique shops and dine at
quaint local restaurants.  Learn to kayak, canoe,
paddle board, or sail.  Rent a pontoon or tow boat
and cruise around the lake. 

Take a sunset cruise or a midnight sail aboard the Compass Rose, a 1800's replica pirate ship!  Connect with directories of local attractions and lake activities.

Frank Buck Zoo entry

Kids Korner

Kids love everything Lake Texoma! Mmiles of shoreline, sandy beaches, and cliffs to climb,  natural science events or park department workshops. It is also a great place for summer camps in every imaginable category from athletics to theatre.  We have compiled a list of  resources for kid-friendly, family friendly activities and events.


Peanut Festival 2014

Events

Community art, wine & music festivals, community events, 5K/10K fun runs and motorcycle rides thru the hills of Lake Texoma, sailing regattas, professional
and charity fishing tournaments, charity golf tournaments,  Charity Balls, art exhibits, symphony concerts,  community theatre presentations,  the PolarBear Plunge, Summer Music Concerts, Fall festivals and a celebration for every season.  Visit our event, live music venues, fun run and entertainment calendars.  Celebrate Independence Day in Texoma!



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Restaurants

Grab a bite to eat, order a box lunch to take on the boat, or enjoy a fine dining experience on Lake Texoma.  Dine on the waterfront, venture into town, or find a BBQ shack to satisfy that lake effect hunger attack! 

After dinner, local musicians, songwriters and bands will get the party started.  Find local favorites in our restaurant guide.



 
 

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