Things To Do

Top 19 Things to Do on Lake Texoma

Lake Texoma is one of the most popular lakes in Texas, Oklahoma, and the southern United States.  This wonderful lake is known as the “Striper Fishing Capital of the World.”  Lake Texoma is popular for many other activities and recreations as well.  You can find our list of the Top 19 Things to do on Lake Texoma below.

Striper Fishing

Bring your own boat or hire a fishing guide service, but either way you have to fish for some striper while you are at Lake Texoma.  This is one of the few lakes in the United States where striped bass can reproduce naturally.  You can experience striper fishing at its best on Lake Texoma.

Eisenhower State Park

No trip to Lake Texoma is complete without a visit to Eisenhower State Park.  This beautiful state park offers up wonderful camping, fishing, and the best beach area on the lake.  You can also rent boats and head out on the lake from the marina within the park.

Tanglewood Resort

Tanglewood Resort is the best resort on Lake Texoma.  With an array of pools, spas, and its own golf course, Tanglewood Resort offers a variety of fun activities for its guests.  Tanglewood Resort is located on the south side of Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, Texas.

De Happy Cajun

If you want some of the best seafood around, stop in at De Happy Cajun.  Located in Pottsboro, Texas this restaurant is a Lake Texoma landmark.

Pelican’s Landing

If you want a great meal with a view of Lake Texoma, stop in at Pelican’s Landing in Cedar Mills Marina.  This restaurant offers up great steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

Juniper Point Park and Campgrounds

If you are looking for the best camping on Lake Texoma, Juniper Point has some of the best camping you will find.  This Army Corps of Engineers Park is well maintained and has great views of Lake Texoma.

Rent a boat

Renting a boat is easy on Lake Texoma.  You can rent from many of the marinas and other boat rental companies located around the lake.  Then you can head out on Lake Texoma and explore this awesome lake for yourself.

Island Bar and Grill

Located on the south side of Lake Texoma inside the Highport Marina, the Island Bar and Grill is a very fun way to end the day on the lake.  This restaurant and bar serves pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, wings, and more.

Paradise Cove Resort

Camp or rent a cabin at Paradise Cove resort for that weekend getaway.  Located on the south side of Lake Texoma in the city of Pottsboro, this resort is perfect for that fun retreat.

Rent a lake cabin

There are plenty of cabins and lake homes for rent around Lake Texoma.  If you have that big family or fun weekend getaway in the works, there is no better lake destination than Lake Texoma.  Renting a lake house is an awesome way to experience the lake.

Sunset Cruise

Take a sunset cruise on Lake Texoma with Fastrac Boat Charters and Cruises.  This fun evening cruise starts and ends in the Lighthouse Resort and Marina in Pottsboro, Texas.

Lake Texoma State Park

If you are looking for a place to camp and visit on the Oklahoma side of Lake Texoma, the Lake Texoma State Park is a great place to stay.  There are some really nice RV camping and tent camping areas here.  This huge park has great views of Lake Texoma as well.

Hike on Cross Timbers Trail

Hiking on the 15 mile Cross Timbers Trail can be a wonderful way to experience Lake Texoma.  From the trail guide:

The Cross Timbers Hiking Trail begins in Juniper Point recreation area and winds west approximately 15 miles along the southern shoreline through Cedar Bayou, Rock Creek, and Paw Paw Creek Resorts.

The first half of the trail has several eleva-tion changes and past Rock Creek it levels out with more sparse tree cover. The trail is well marked and miles posts have been erected for reference. Expect a moderate degree of difficulty from the trail, as it is suited for weekend adventures and condi-tioning for extended trips.


Lake Texoma has a number of wonderful swimming beaches located within the many parks surrounding the lake.  Take a relaxing day away to go swimming and enjoy the outdoors.

Go Kayaking

Bring a kayak or just rent one from the marinas and boat rental companies around the lake.  Kayaking is great exercise and a fun way to get out and explore Lake Texoma.

Pappy’s Paradise Bed and Breakfast

Located in Pottsboro, Texas, this quaint little Bed and Breakfast has several cabins to choose from for your stay.  This is perfect for that romantic weekend getaway or family vacation.

Sail on the Compass Rose

This 1800’s style pirate ship is a really fun way to get out on Lake Texoma.  The Compass Rose offers moonlight sails, historic day sails, and private sails.  Enjoy!

Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club

You can enjoy some golf on Lake Texoma at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club.  With rolling hills and wonderful lake views, this is a fun way to spend the day while at Lake Texoma.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

This spectacular wildlife refuge is located on the south side of Lake Texoma between this cities  of Pottsboro and Gordonsville.  This 12,000 acre wildlife refuge offers pelicans, geese, deer, turkeys, bobcats, hawks, and songbirds.

This is a great place for photography.  You also have plenty of opportunities to fish and hike at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.

The Islands (Party Area)

Last, but not least, the best thing to do on Lake Texoma is to make a visit to The Islands party area.  There are several islands or sand bars in the middle of the lake where boats come to tie up, listen to music, and enjoy a cold drink.  If you are looking for a fun time, do not miss The Islands.

That completes our list of the Top 19 Things to Do on Lake Texoma.  Whatever you do, we hope you get out and enjoy this 89,000 acre lake and its surrounding communities.  Though we have listed our top things to do here, the possibilities are endless at this wonderful lake.  With over 6 million visitors a year, you can bet this is an enjoyable way to get outdoors and get on the lake.