Recreational destination is one of the favorite lake getaways in the Southwest; Attracts visitors from across the country/world...
Lake Texoma, on the Texas-Oklahoma border, has long been a favorite lake getaway for nearby residents of Dallas and Oklahoma City - about an hour and a two hour drive respectively. World class lake marinas, superior fishing and great recreational opportunities combine to make the lake one of Texas' favorite vacation spots.
But because of geographic location, wintering at the lake is a bit on the cool side for many Winter Texans. But that hasn't stopped the swelling number of "Spring Texan" visitors - winter Texans who stay until the spring season - from flocking to the lake on their journeys back to their northern and Midwestern homes.
In fact, the last several years has seen a large influx of annual spring Texans, with the numbers growing every year.
The 89,000 acre lake on the Red River offers plenty of assorted campgrounds. The lake area includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, fifty four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, twenty-six resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses. Power boating, power sailing, personal watercraft, water skiers and wind surfers all consider the lake an excellent place to have fun. Lake Texoma has become a huge sailing center based on the lake's size, depth and miles of sailing shoreline
Area historic sites and museums include:
Colbert Historical Society & Museum 100 N. Burney, Colbert, OK 580-296-2385
Eliza Cruce Hall Doll Museum 320 E Street NW, Ardmore, OK 580-223-8290
Fairchild's Gallery 405 Denison, Durant, OK 580-924-2399
Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum 15 mi NW of Durant, Durant, OK 580-924-6502
Goddard Center for Visual & Performing Arts 401 1st Avenue SW, Ardmore, OK 580-226-0909
Greater Southwest Historical Museum 35 Sunset Dr., Ardmore, OK 580-226-3857
Love County Courthouse 400 W Main, Marietta, OK 580-276-3059
Love County Military Museum 408 1/2 W. Chickasaw, Marietta, OK 580-276-2577
Love County Pioneer Museum 101 SW Front, Marietta, OK 580-276-2869 Military Memorial
Museum 31 Sunset Dr., Ardmore, OK 580-226-5522
Norton's Indian Territory Museum 115 W. Main, Marietta, OK 580-276-2568
Oldest Federal Court Building 101 W. Main, Marietta, OK 580-276-3783
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Gallery First and Univesity, Durant, OK 580-924-0121
Three Valley Museum 16th & Elm, Durant, OK 580-920-1907
Tucker Tower Museum & Nature Center Lake Murray Resort Park, Ardmore, OK 580-223-2109