The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to visit Lake Texoma, the largest lake in capacity in the Tulsa District and the twelfth largest in the United States. It is also one of the most popular Federal recreation facilities in the country, with more than 6 million visitors annually. In 2006, Texoma ranked first among Corps of Engineers lake projects nationwide, with visitors spending over 90 million hours at the lake.
Lake Texoma is considered the "Playground of the Southwest." The lake offers a multitude of amenities for most anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. The Corps of Engineers alone offers 10 different campgrounds with the total number of individual campsites reaching well over 700. Also available are 25 miles of equestrian trails that are enjoyed by hundreds each year and the scenic Cross Timbers hiking trail, a very popular trail that winds for 14 miles above the lake on rocky ledges and through blackjack woodland. Overnight accommodations, boat rental, slip rental and supplies are available at many of the 22 commercial concessions located adjacent to the lake. Contact the Lake Texoma Association at 580-564-2334 for information on private resorts and concessions.
Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the two national wildlife refuges that have locations in both Oklahoma and Texas. Each year thousands of Canada and Snow geese, various shorebirds, several species of ducks and bald eagles migrate to both the Hagerman and Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuges. Deer, wild turkey and other native animals make their home year round on the some 30,000 acres that make up these two areas. For information on these refuges, please contact the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge at 903-786-2826 and the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge at 580-371-2402.
For information concerning the Corps of Engineers parks and the lake, call 903-465-4990.