Lake Texoma State Park: The Best in Lake Texoma Adventures




Camping on the lake can be a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors, and there are two fantastic state parks on Lake Texoma to explore. Both parks feature excellent lake access, plenty of camping amenities, in-park marina and boat ramp, along with trails and beautiful scenery. One park is on the Texas side, and it's called Eisenhower State Park. The other is on the Oklahoma State Park, and it is called Lake Texoma State Park.


Where is Lake Texoma State Park in Oklahoma?

Lake Texoma State Park is in the northern portion of Lake Texoma on Catfish Bay. It is on the Oklahoma side of the lake, east of Kingston, Oklahoma, in Marshall County.

From I35 or US 377, head east on US 70 through Kingston for about five miles to State Park Road, and go south. From US 75, go west on US 70 across the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge less than a mile to State Park Road and go south into Lake Texoma State Park.

Lake Texoma State Park lies in Chickasaw Nation territory, which becomes clear to visitors as they enter Marshall County, Oklahoma, and see the Chickasaw Nation businesses. Lake Texoma State Park wraps around the Catfish Bay arm of Lake Texoma on Rooster Creek.


Lake Texoma State Park Camping

Lake Texoma State Park has 160 dedicated tent sites, 88 RV sites with electric, sewer, and water hookups, and 41 RV sites with electric and water hookups for 30 and 50 amp RVs. One parking pass is included with your camping fee, and you purchase parking passes for each additional vehicle. All tent sites are primitive. Picnic tables, grills, and fire rings are available at campsites and in day-use areas on a first come, first serve basis.

Campers can book and pay for online reservations or use onsite pay machines. Reservations are recommended for all campsites. Check in time is 5:00 pm, and checkout time is 2:00 pm. Oklahoma State Parks offer a 10% discount on the base campsite rate per night for campers 62 and older, and proof of age is required. Added costs for premium sites with electric, sewer, and water are not discounted.

Totally disabled discounts are 50% off the base campsite rate per night with proof of disability with a Medicare card for those under the age of 65 or a notice of total disability from the Social Security Administration. A veterans hunting/fishing permit showing 100% disability signed by the Director of ODVA, letter of disability from Workers Comp, insurance, retirement boards, or a signed letter from a personal physician on letterhead is acceptable.

A park ranger is onsite. Pets are allowed on leashes, and restrooms, showers, and vault toilets are located throughout the park. The Marina Mart at the park entrance sells grocery items and fuel, and the privately operated Catfish Bay Marina located within the park offers a full-service marina with a fuel dock and fishing guide charters.

How Much Does it Cost to Camp at Lake Texoma State Park?

Camping ranges from $16 to $23 per night at Lake Texoma State Park. RV sites cost $23 for electric, water, and sewer hookups, and $20 for electric and water, and one vehicle. Tent sites cost $16 with one vehicle. Each additional vehicle requires the purchase of a parking pass. 

Are There Cabins at Lake Texoma State Park?

No, there are not any cabin rentals at Lake Texoma State Park. There are nearby vacation home rentals all around Lake Texoma, as it is a bustling vacation lake that attracts visitors from all over. You can start planning your next trip by exploring your options on our Lake Texoma Cabin Rentals page. 


Lake Texoma State Park Swimming

Lake Texoma State Park has a designated swim beach with a volleyball court. Designated swimming areas are a great way to enjoy swimming in Lake Texoma, because you can be confident the area is free from typical underwater hazards such as rocks, logs or fishing tackle. There are also other areas around the park to take a dip in the lake, check out our list of Lake Texoma Swim Beaches for more details.


Lake Texoma State Park Hiking

There is a short hiking trail at Lake Texoma State Park. It is 4/10 of a mile that is paved, and a really pleasant walk with fantastic views of the lake. It is well kept, clean, and even shaded in some parts. There are unofficial dirt trail offshoots that you can take as well, but are unmarked. This is snake country, so walk softly and carry a big stick!


Lake Texoma State Park Marina

Catfish Bay Marina is a privately operated full-service marina inside Lake Texoma State Park. It features 300 covered wet slips ranging from 20 feet to 65 feet, dockominiums, dry storage for 25 feet or 30 feet, nightly rental slips, a boat ramp, a convenience store, a floating fuel dock, boat rentals, and the Rooster Creek Cabana restaurant. Along with fishing and recreational boating, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting are popular. Hours of operation are seasonal.   

If you head north for ten miles when you boat out of Catfish Bay, you can reach the Cumberland Pool surrounded by the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge (TNWR), which is the northernmost arm of Lake Texoma. The TNWR only permits angling from a boat between March and September. Various bass species, crappie, and catfish are the predominant game fish in the Cumberland Pool. The TNWR has documented 275 bird species and large populations of deer and wild turkeys.

If you head south, you will enter the main body of Lake Texoma in about five miles, and the sky is the limit as to where you can go and what you can do and see. There is plenty of open room for watersports. Lake Texoma is the 12th largest lake in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' district. There are over two dozen marinas, with tons of beaches, waterfront restaurants and bars, islands, private coves, and wildlife viewing opportunities, along with fantastic scenery.


Things To Do Near Lake Texoma State Park

There is something for everyone at Lake Texoma State Park, especially for outdoor lovers, but even for those who prefer city living because of nearby attractions and resorts. Lake Texoma State Park is ADA compliant. There are plenty of adventurous, engaging activities and amenities that Lake Texoma State Park and its surrounding attractions offer.

Things To Do Within The Park

With plenty of shoreline on the lake, you can enjoy the water however you please, including swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and watersports. On land, you can hike, sunbathe, play volleyball or birdwatch to pass the time and enjoy your time at Lake Texoma State Park.

Things To Do Around The Park

Fish With A Fishing Guide

Anglers come from all over the U.S. and beyond to the Playground of the Southwest that Is Lake Texoma for the excitement of fighting the striped bass. Other game species in Lake Texoma are largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, and white bass, bluegill, blue and channel catfish, black and white crappie. There is no limit to finding a guide service. Lake Texoma State Park is the home of the Texoma Striper Guide Association at Catfish Bay Marina.

Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort

The Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort is directly across US 70 from Lake Texoma State Park. It offers a par 72 golf course, a pro shop, restaurant, and golf and fishing packages, with the Hilltop Grill serving breakfast and lunch. This golf course is rated as challenging. The Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort is located inside the future and fabulous Pointe Vista development.

Lake Texoma Lodge and Resort

For those who prefer a more comfortable experience near Lake Texoma State Park, check out the Lake Texoma Lodge and Resort. It is located five miles east of Lake Texoma State Park across the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge right off of US 70. Amenities include a  5-star hotel, the Waterfront Restaurant, club pool, hot tub, small beach area, banquet and wedding facilities, business center, massage therapy, laundry services, deck and gazebo, basketball, horseshoe, and tennis courts, and a large Hawaiian playground, plus riverboat tour and hayride packages.

Pointe Vista Development

Pointe Vista is a premier master planned community that will incorporate the ultimate lake lifestyle with the ultimate in city entertainment surrounding Lake Texoma State Park and the Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort. Eleven planned Pointe Vista phases will eventually present a resort hotel with a convention center located within a waterfront town center featuring restaurants, entertainment venues, a casino, and waterfront housing.




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Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 5)

EXCELLENT. Water stained; 80 degrees; 2.30 feet below. While the lake is turning over, fishing with artificial baits has been tough but will improve as the water begins to clear. The striper bite is shallow early on topwaters, using swimbaits on shallow flats, and slabs in deeper water. Fall fishing is all about chasing the birds, so watch for the gulls and herons to start appearing. Sand bass in big numbers are on shallow flats in 10 feet of water or less using 4-inch swimbaits, downsized topwaters, and slabs. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors. Striped bass fishing is excellent with fish being caught on top waters in the backs of creeks at daybreak then fishing switching to live bait and drifting flats in 25-30 feet of water to finish a limit. Blue and channel catfish are still excellent on ledges and flats in 40-50 fow. A lot of small fish with the occasional big fish. Drift cut baits in 15-20 feet of water for the big blues. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are getting better with the cool weather. Topwaters around points and deep drop-offs early and switching to soft plastics 5-10 feet of water fishing fast. Crappie are good with a lot of small fish and a few big fish. Waiting to see those mid size keeper fish on the piles. 10-18 feet of water using electronics on brush piles. Report by Jacob Orr Lake Texoma Guaranteed Guide Service.

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