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Set your sights on Lake Texoma , in northeast Texas, if you’re interested in lake homes for sale. Lake Texoma’s popularity almost overshadows its impressive acreage, as around six million people flock to the 89,000-acre lake each year. The extravagant size of the lake allows for a seemingly endless array of recreation opportunities. The Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex is only an hour’s drive south of the lake, ensuring that you don’t have to go far for either a healthy dose of nature or a day of big city indulgence.
Lake Texoma was designed with accessibility in mind, and it offers some of the finest boating, camping, and fishing accommodations in the country. Twelve marinas are positioned around the lake for your convenience, since having easy access to the water comes in handy when you have bass on the brain! The lake is only one of seven in the country to host schools of naturally-reproducing striped bass. The striped bass population is so healthy, in fact, that the fish average 12–20 pounds. In all, Lake Texoma is home to over seventy species of fish, keeping anglers of all skill levels on their toes. You might catch the next record-breaking blue catfish—the last one weighed in at a whopping 121.5 pounds!
Even if you’re not on the hunt for fish, twelve marinas give you the chance to experience Lake Texoma from the water. Launch your power boat, sail boat, or jet ski and make some waves! Other popular water sports on the lake include wind surfing and water skiing; you won’t run out of room on this large lake, so feel free to stretch your legs and pick up some speed.
Lake properties for sale are also in close proximity to 26 resorts and numerous restaurants and cafes that dot the shoreline. Similarly, Lake Texoma is home to 56 parks, hundreds of campgrounds, and two wildlife refuges. And as if that weren’t impressive enough, the lake is also surrounded by several noteworthy golf courses. Area public courses include Chicasaw Pointe, Gainesville, Lakeview, Grayson, and Buncombe Creek. If you’re interested in living on a Lake Texoma golf course, visit GolfHomes.com for property details and listings.
In addition to being so close to the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area, Lake Texoma lies along the Texas/Oklahoma border. The counties of Bryan, Love, Johnston, and Marshall encircle the lake on the Oklahoma side, while Grayson and Cooke counties line the Texas side. As such, lakefront properties are near any number of community events and attractions. Lake Texoma hosts one event in particular that marries everyone’s love of the water with a communal sense of responsibility: the annual Lakefest Regatta is the largest such regatta in the nation and raises funds for vital children’s charities in the region.
This 89,000 acre lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma. It is widely recognized as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. Lake Texoma was built by the Corps of Engineers in the 1940's, and was stocked with black bass and crappie along with the native white bass in the Red and Washita Rivers.
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 lakes size, shoreline and depth.
Over 20 miles from H 377 bridge to Dension Dam with beautiful islands scattered along the way, great for camping gunk-holing.
Lake Texoma, the largest lake in capacity in the Tulsa District and the twelfth largest in the United States. Located on the Red River and constructed in the early 1940's as a flood control project, Lake Texoma covers 140,000 acres and has over 600 miles of shoreline. It is estimated that 8.5 million people visit Lake Texoma every year. Texoma ranks second overall in visitation nationwide. This lake is shared by Texas and Oklahoma. Lake Texoma is famous for it's trophy striper fishing. Lake Texoma is a great vacation destination for everyone. Popular activities include sailing, camping, golfing, hunting, and boating. You will also find beautiful coves, islands, and sandy beaches at Lake Texoma.
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Average water level variance? Low in Feb...back up in summer months
Are they permitted? Yes Must be approved by the Army Corps of Engineers
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Beach to 200 ft.
Sherman & Denison Texas 10 min., Plano 45 min.(Texas) Pottsboro, Dexter (Oklahoma) Mead, Little City, Madill, Kingston, Powell
DFW, 1-2 hours, Grayson County Airport (a free trade airport) is 10 minutes,10 miles from Lake Texoma
Building restrictions and requirements:
Depends on location of property: as an example: outside city limits in Grayson County, Tx. there is no building code restrictions other than a septic system permit.
Cody Mullennix caught this STATE RECORD 121-1/2 lb blue catfish on the banks of (Texas side) of Lake Texoma (1-16-04)
Lake Texoma is widely recognized as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. Lake Texoma was built by the Corps of Engineers in the 1940's, and was stocked with black bass and crappie along with the native white bass in the Red and Washita Rivers. The introduction of the striped bass has been very successful.
Texoma is known as the “Striper Capital of the World.” This lake is one of the few reservoirs in the nation where striped bass reproduce naturally. Other popular species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, white crappie, black crappie, channel catfish and blue catfish.
On Lake Texoma, the fish limit is 10 Stripers per person with only two 20" or longer per person.
G.A. Miller Striper Guide Service
www.fishtexoma.com, 903-786-9866, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gone Fishing Striper Guide Service
Hwy 377 and Lake Texoma - 866-760-3474
email Jenny Faulkner at email@example.com
Alberta Creek Resort and Marina
Kingston, OK 580-564-2552 (resort) 580-564-2561 (marina)
Andys Marine Services - 903 465-1715
Burns Co - 903 463-4501
M & M Boat Repair - 903 463-2782
Point The - 903 465-6376
Scally Marine - 903 463-6741
Gone Fishing RV Park
Hwy 377 and Lake Texoma - 866-760-3474
Lake Texoma is also thought to be the “Playground of the Southwest.” The lake offers a multitude of amenities for most anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. There are many different campgrounds with the total number of individual campsites reaching well over 800. Also available are 40 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 23 commercial concessions located adjacent to the lake. For more information on private resorts and concessions, please contact the Lake Texoma Association at 580/564-2334.
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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.