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Lake Texoma Travel Tips

Activities and Attractions near Lake Texoma Vacation Rentals

The area surrounding Lake Texoma contains two state parks, wildlife refuges and numerous smaller managed reserves. It is therefore a haven for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Texoma is an 89,000-acre, man-made lake on the Red River which straddles that state border of Texas and Oklahoma. It was built by the Corps of Engineers in the 1940s and has since become one of the most popular recreation lakes in the southwest.

The lake’s vast size makes it a popular sailing destination and regattas take place throughout the year. Power boating, waterskiing and paddling are just a few of the other water sports activities that can be enjoyed on the lake. Many visitors have their own boats which can be moored at the various marinas. Charters and fishing excursions can be arranged from most marinas on the lake's shore.

Lake Texoma is known to be one of the best fishing spots in the southwest. The lake has more than seven species of fish. The lake is managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and periodically restocked. Some record breaking catches have been made in the lake at various fishing tournaments. In order to fish you need to obtain a local fishing permit and adhere to fishing regulations.

There are several superb golf courses near Lake Texoma. You can sign up for a tournament in season or enjoy a casual round with a group of friends. Many of the courses have been designed by well known pro golfers and have a few challenging fairways.

Getting to Lake Texoma Vacation Houses

Lake Texoma is a mere 75 miles north of Dallas. Many visitors like to escape the big city and take a drive out to the lake for the weekend. Dallas hosts commercial flights from all over North America and it should be easy to find an affordable flight. Many international and European airlines also have scheduled flights into Dallas. The best way to get to Lake Texoma is to drive there. If you don’t stay in the region, you can hire a car and then enjoy the scenery as you head out towards the lake.

Seasons to Visit Lake Texoma Lodging

Because of the wide range of water sports activities available, Lake Texoma is primarily a summer vacation destination. Warm daytime temperatures can be enjoyed from mid-May through to September. The most popular vacation season is in the summer, when many families head up to the lake for an extended summer vacation. Many vacation homes have outdoor decks and barbecue facilities which make holiday catering easy. You can enjoy the warm summer nights eating out under the stars and keeping a lookout for shooting stars. Families can relax in the comfort of a stylish vacation homes that lend themselves to open-plan living. Experience the best of the outdoors without having to give up any home comforts.

Visitors to Lake Texoma, Texas Vacation Rentals

Boating enthusiasts, nature lovers and those that enjoy the outdoors will love staying at Lake Texoma. There are many water sport facilities available and the wide open spaces provide a tranquil environment in which to relax. If you prefer a less active vacation, you can simply enjoy the view and stunning scenery of the area. The atmosphere at the lake is relaxed and the locals are friendly. You will soon find yourself forgetting about busy corporate life and wishing you didn’t have to return to the city. Anglers enjoy lazy days out on the water and families can be seen spending the days boating.

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