What you will find on this page is, a little about the Texoma Area on the Oklahoma side, things to do, places to shop, eat, schools and pictures.
The Lake Texoma area in Oklahoma is known for great boating, fishing, swimming, biking, golfing, hiking, parks, hunting, beaches, dining, casinos, wildlife, camping, adventure, events, relaxation, and of course, lake homes or land to build your own get-away! Yes, there is something for everyone at Lake Texoma! If you’re still not sure, keep reading about Lake Texoma and all this beautiful area has to offer.
Oklahoma communities that surround Lake Texoma offer an abundance of activities for everyone in the family, plus excellent school systems, affordable housing, and all the advantages of living in small town. Communities close to Lake Texoma include Kingston, Madill, McMillan, Mead, Little City, Silo, Durant and Cartwright, Oklahoma.
If your family is like mine, everyone enjoys a different type of entertainment and the Lake Texoma area has it all! If golfing is your way to relax, you can enjoy a round or two Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club in Kingston or Tanglewood Resort, while the rest of your family does a little shopping, bowling, movies, trail riding… whatever ‘floats your boat’ — pun intended! Try your luck at the casino or learn a little about local history at one of the many museums. Be sure and check out the local events schedule to make the most of every opportunity for family and friends. Whatever special interests your family members may enjoy, you’ll all be brought back together for the fun that the Lake Texoma area holds!
A few lake Texoma properties you’ll want to check out include: Catfish Bay, Buncombe Creek, Sanders Island, Taylors Island, Soldier Creek, McBride, and Alberta Creek. You’ll also want to check out three Lake Texoma resorts: Bridgeview Marina & Resort; Texoma Shores Resort; and Little Glasses Resort & Marina. Some of these areas offer homes with their own sandy beaches, docks, jet ski lifts and easy access to multiple boat ramps.
There are many benefits to buying property in the lake Texoma area on the Oklahoma side, including two important words: property taxes. Yes, property taxes in Oklahoma are generally way less than what you’ll pay in Texas. Plus, The Voice and Country Music Star, Blake Shelton built his Lake Texoma home on the Oklahoma side! Did I mention Blake’s girlfriend, Gwen Stefani enjoys Lake Texoma, too! And all Blake’s uber cool friends in Country Music, and Adam Levine, too!
Sometimes, the best kind of entertainment can be found around a campfire at Lake Texoma where adults and kids alike can share their adventures of the day, maybe tell some ghost stories, and eat a few s’mores for sure! Check out the star filled sky or chase the lightning bugs that glow at the edge of the yard! You’ll find plenty of fun anytime you build a campfire and kick-back.
Restaurant favorites around Lake Texoma include Hobo Joe’s in Madill, in Kingston check out Catfish Platter and the Burger Shoppe! And of course, you’re not that far away from the great restaurants in Tishomingo and Durant.
Lake Texoma is known nationally for its’ Striped Bass fishing. Like me, you’re probably wondering what makes Lake Texoma so special for Striped Bass? The free-flowing current in the Red River gives Lake Texoma a self-sustaining population of Striped Bass, which is a cousin of White Bass – However, we believe ‘all bass matter’! Lake Texoma is one of only eight inland freshwater reservoirs worldwide where Striped Bass spawn. They were first stocked by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1965 and began spawning in 1974.
Lake Texoma is also known for its’ Smallmouth Bass, Blue Catfish, White & Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass and White Bass. If you love to fish, make sure you carry a fishing pole at all times so when the ‘fever’ hits, you can fish anytime!
Hunters will find a wide-range of wildlife to hunt around Lake Texoma in the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge on the Oklahoma side of the lake in the upper Washita arm. White Tailed Deer, Snow and Canadian Geese, Ducks and so much more! The Tishomingo Refuge is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, which is a national network of lands and waters managed for the benefit of wildlife, habitat and YOU!
My favorite places in the Lake Texoma area have one thing in common… they all bring people together. I think our world needs more of that!
Because my family likes to eat, I’ll start with my favorite restaurant in Madill, Hobo Joe’s. My mom claims that Hobo Joe’s makes the best liver and onions she’s ever eaten, and she’s had a lot of liver and onions in her lifetime! I’m partial to their pizza! You’ll also want to try Catfish Platter and the Burger Shoppe in Kingston.
You’ll for sure want to keep track of a new food truck in Marshall County called Double E BBQ. Follow them on Facebook for their schedule and keep your eyes open for the big red trailer cause that’s where you’ll find some delicious BBQ made by the Murphy Family!
Gwen Stefani’s favorite nail place in Madill must be Luxury Nails — check out the photo of her and the owner! One of my favorite places to pick up some really affordable jewelry in Madill is the Corner Drug Store on Main Street — yes, I shop in unusual places, but in my defense they have all kinds of really cute gifts and jewelry. My friend told me to check out Amazing Grace Boutique in Madill, Oklahoma — I think it’s illegal to have as much fun as those ladies do at work! Check them out on Facebook!
My favorites list always has to include Braum’s ice cream, and you’ll find one in Madill. There are lots of places to shop, eat and have some fun in Marshall County. What are your favorites?!!!
Elementary PreK-5th 100 NE 4th, Kingston, OK 580.564.2993
Middle School 6th-8th 404 NE 4th, Kingston, OK 580.564.2996
High School 9th-12th 408 NE 4th, Kingston, OK 580.564.2384
Early Childhood Center 601 W McArthur, Madill, OK 580.795.3303
Elementary 601 W McArthur, Madill, OK 580.795.3303
Middle School 601 W McArthur, Madill, OK 580.795.3303
High School 601 W McArthur, Madill, OK 580.795.3303
Elementary Pre K- 6th
122 W Bourne St., Durant, OK
Jr. High 7th-8th
122 W Bourne St., Durant, OK
High School 9th-12th
122 W Bourne St., Durant, OK