When it’s time for a much-needed vacation or weekend getaway, stay at the picturesque Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. Lake Texoma is one of the largest reservoir lakes in the United States and covers almost 90,000 acres. While visiting this beautiful area, you and your family can enjoy a variety of lake activities and embark on fun adventures. Choose from one of many Lake Texoma vacation rentals today. Here’s a list of several incredible things to do at the lake.
1. Go Boating
Take the family out on the lake for the day of relaxing sailing or high energy thrills on a motor boat. Marinas and boat ramps dot the coastline of Lake Texoma so you can find a place to launch your boat close to your vacation rental or rent a boat for a day of sun and fun.
2. Dine at an Unforgettable Restaurant
While you know that you’re the best cook around, you don’t want to spend your lake vacation cooking. Grab your sweetie and go out for a romantic dinner. The Old Iron Post in the historic section of town offers casual dining, and you can enjoy the night area on the patio.
3. Embark on a Paddle Boating Adventure
Get the kids out on the lake and enjoy some activities with paddle boats. Paddle boats are so much fun that your kids won’t even realize that it’s exercise. Some of the rentals have paddle boats, but you can rent them by the day or afternoon at the Lighthouse Marina.
4. Become a Pirate
Your group is going to love spending a few hours exploring their wild sides while they sail on a pirate ship. At the Grandpappy Marina, the Compass Rose pirate ship offers sailing out onto the lake. Don’t forget the camera so you can always remember what a great time you had as a pirate.
5. Go Hiking
Put your sandals away and slip on some sturdy hiking boots for a day exploring the terrain. Lake Texoma State parks offer a variety of trails for your family to explore even if they are all beginners. Enjoy a 14-mile hike around the river on the Cross Timbers Hiking Trail. Don’t forget to pack a few bottles of water to keep hydrated.
6. Catch Fish
Spend a day on the lake or on the shoreline fishing with your family. Take plenty of pictures of your kids catching their first fish. In the area, there are several fishing guides who offer day trips on the lake to some of the best fishing spots and you can enjoy a fish fry for dinner.
7. Climb a Rock or Two
Gather the thrill seekers in your group for a short ride over to Eisenhower State Park. This state park offers a large array of rock climbing opportunities for people of all skill levels. In some cases, your group can tackle climbing up and over massive boulders stacked on top of each other. The reward is amazing views.
8. Tour a Winery
Take a break from the sun and enjoy a day touring a winery. Munson Memorial Winery received its vines from France. While there, your group can take the tour to learn more about how to make wine and enjoy sampling some of the flavors. You can even buy a bottle or two to take home with you.
9. Polar Bear Plunge
If you’re lucky enough to visit the lake in February, you can join in on the yearly Polar Bear Plunge. You and anyone in your family brave enough can hop into the frigid lake water. Make sure you have someone with you to take pictures because you’re probably only going to want to do this once.
10. Extreme Sandbox
For the young at heart in your family, the Extreme Sandbox offers the chance to play with the big construction equipment in a giant sandbox. You can take a turn using the wheel loader, the bulldozer, and the excavator. In addition to sand, there are a couple of cars you can turn into pretzels.