Oklahoma June 13, 2015
10 Gorgeous Lakes in Oklahoma That You Must Check Out This Summer
Oklahoma might be land-locked, but it is not lacking in shoreline. With more than one million surface acres of water, Oklahoma holds the title for the most man-made lakes in the country. Cool off this summer and enjoy the picturesque lakes that make Oklahoma spectacular. Here are a few great lakes to visit…
1.) Lake Murray- Ardmore, OK: Located in south central Oklahoma and within the largest state park, this lake is known for its pristine waters. Rent a floating cabin, check out Tucker Tower or just enjoy the scenery at this relaxing lake.
2.) Greenleaf Lake- Braggs, OK: Quiet and secluded, Greenleaf is a sparkling blue lake that offers great fishing and camping spots at its state park.
3.) Lake of the Arbuckles- Sulpher, OK: This reservoir features 36 miles of shoreline and has been rated as the best bass fishing in the state by The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation. Put this one on your list if your looking for that crystal clear water.
4.) Lake Eufaula- Eufaula, OK: The largest lake in Oklahoma is located in the southeastern part of the state. You will find all the usual lake activities on and off the shore. If you are looking for a vacation rental or even a new home, visit Carlton Landing, a new, emerging sea-side lake community.
5.) Keystone Lake- Sand Springs, OK: A short drive from Tulsa, this is the perfect place for a great day or overnight outing. Take your own boat or rent a pontoon for the family. The water is blue-green and its natural beauty makes this lake a top choice for those in green country.
6.) Lake Hefner- Oklahoma City, OK: A top destination for sailing and boating but sorry...no swimming in this lake.
7.) Lake Texoma- Red River, OK, TX: This popular lake attracts over 6 million visitors a year and offers all the fun activities a large lake has to offer. Texoma is a favorite fishing spot for Striped Bass, big Catfish, and over 70 other species. Rent a 58 foot houseboat for the family or friends and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets on Lake Texoma.
8.) Grand Lake o' the Cherokees- Northeast OK: Known as just Grand Lake to most, this lake offers exceptional amenities, scenery and resorts. If you are looking for one of the top lakes in the state, this is it. Take a boat ride along the 1,300 miles of shoreline or choose from over 100 other activities offered around Grand.
9.) Broken Bow Lake- Broken Bow, OK: Known for the most pristine water in Oklahoma, Broken Bow is a hidden gem in the Ouachchita Mountains. Pack your scuba diving gear and enjoy the deep blue water in southeastern Oklahoma.
10.) Skiatook Lake- Skiatook, OK: Swimming, hiking, boating, fishing and camping are on the top of the list of things to do. The picturesque views of steep bluffs and tall-grass prairies make Skiatook a lake to remember.
As you can see, Oklahoma has plenty of stunning lakes to keep us cool this summer. What is your favorite lake in the state?