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Lake-Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. It's located about five miles from Denison, Texas in the northeast part of the state. It sits on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. Part of it lies in the Oklahoma counties of Bryan, Marshall, Johnston and Love. The Texas part of the lake lies within Grayson and Cooke counties. Lake Texoma was formed by the creation of Denison Dam on the Red River and is situated at the confluence of the Red River and Washita River. The lake attracts nearly six million visitors per year. There are several small uninhabited islands on Lake Texoma, accessible only by water transportation. Lake Texoma is home to two state parks and 54 USACE managed parks, and two wildlife refuges. In addition, there are twelve marinas, 26 resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and numerous golf courses. Activities at the lake include swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, wind surfing, sailing, picnicking, hiking and more. It's become popular (and crowded) for college students during spring break and the Fourth of July, especially at an area known as "Fobb Bottom," on the Oklahoma side of the lake. Lake Texoma is also host to the Lakefest Regatta, widely considered to be the first inland charity regatta in the United States.

Surrounding areas: Whitesboro, Texas (21.2 mi), Pilot Point, Texas (38.2 mi), Valley View, Texas (39.8 mi)

Lake Texoma Vacation Rentals

Lake Texoma Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bob's Lake Country MotelHC 68 Box 15aKingston, OK7.6 mi.(580) 564-4424
Holiday On Texoma MotelRt 3 Highport RdPottsboro, TX9.4 mi.(903) 786-9694
Comfort Inn & Suites801 Hwy 75 NDenison, TX12.5 mi.(903) 464-0340
Microtel Inn & Suites4617 S 9th StDurant, OK16.2 mi.(580) 924-5100
Best Western Markita Inn2401 W MainDurant, OK16.9 mi.(580) 924-7676
Days Inn1831 Texoma PkwySherman, TX16.9 mi.(903) 892-0433
Comfort Inn & Suites2112 W Main StDurant, OK17.2 mi.(580) 924-8881
Days Inn2121 W Main StDurant, OK17.2 mi.(580) 924-5432
Comfort Suites2900 Hwy 75 NSherman, TX18.3 mi.(903) 893-0499
Hampton Inn2904 Michelle DrSherman, TX18.3 mi.(903) 893-9333
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2909 Michelle DrSherman, TX18.3 mi.(903) 892-3300
La Quinta Inn & Suites Sherman2912 Hwy 75 NorthSherman, TX18.3 mi.(972) 867-7475
Quality Inn Sherman3605 Hwy 75 SSherman, TX18.3 mi.(903) 868-0555
Super 8 Sherman111 E Hwy 1417Sherman, TX18.3 mi.(903) 868-9325
Ramada Limited Sherman401 S Sam RayburnSherman, TX18.4 mi.(903) 893-6587
Microtel Inn & SuitesRR #1 Box 682Thackerville, OK27.8 mi.(580) 276-4487

Lake Texoma Weather & Climate

Southern Oklahoma has a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. Dry, sunny weather generally prevails throughout the state. Precipitation varies from an average of 15 inches annually in the panhandle to over 50 inches in the southeast. Snowfall averages 9 inches a year in southern Oklahoma, which is also one of the windiest areas of the United States. Lightening is common in the spring months, with the possibility of severe thunderstorms containing large hail and damaging winds. Tornadoes can occur at any time of year, but are most frequent during springtime. April, May and June represent the months of peak occurrence. May's average of 20 tornado observations per month is the greatest.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 29°F 1.59 in. -
February 56°F 34°F 2.23 in. -
March 65°F 42°F 2.62 in. -
April 73°F 50°F 2.82 in. -
May 80°F 59°F 4.66 in. -
June 88°F 67°F 3.78 in. -
July 93°F 71°F 1.92 in. -
August 93°F 70°F 2.17 in. -
September 85°F 63°F 3.39 in. -
October 76°F 52°F 3.56 in. -
November 63°F 42°F 2.07 in. -
December 54°F 33°F 2.12 in. -

Lake Texoma Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Grayson County airport (GYI) located about 12 miles south of Lake Texoma in Sherman Denison, Texas, the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located approximately 72 miles southwest of Lake Texoma in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located roughly 72 miles southwest of Lake Texoma in Fort Worth, Texas, and finally Dallas Love Field (DAL) located around 73 miles south of Lake Texoma in Dallas, Texas.

Lake Texoma Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX66.2 mi.
State Fair of TexasDallasTX77.2 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX77.2 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX81.6 mi.
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX83.9 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX83.9 mi.
Native Sun Water ParkLawtonOK109.7 mi.
White Water BayOklahoma CityOK118.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Chickasaw Pointe Golf ResortKingstonOK6.9 mi.
Grayson County College Golf CourseDenisonTX13.0 mi.
Woodlawn Country ClubShermanTX15.3 mi.
Tishomingo Golf CourseTishomingoOK23.1 mi.
Royal Ravenna Scottish Links Golf CourseRavennaTX29.4 mi.
State Parks
Eisenhower State ParkTX6.3 mi. 
Lake Texoma State ParkOK7.0 mi. 
Lake Murray State ParkOK26.0 mi. 
Bonham State ParkTX39.3 mi. 
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife SanctuaryMckinneyTX48.3 mi.(Science)
Courthouse-On-The-Square MuseumDentonTX53.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX77.2 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX77.2 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX77.2 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX89.0 mi.
Oklahoma City Zoological ParkOklahoma CityOK118.7 mi.

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