Although we’re a landlocked state, Oklahoma has more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined. Glistening lakes are spread throughout the state and amazing family resorts can be found at almost every one of them. Here are four family lake destinations to put on your calendar this year.
Two hours east of Oklahoma City on the banks of Lake Eufaula sits a quaint waterside community called Carlton Landing. The neighborhood takes visitors back in time with charming homes connected by creaky boardwalks where kids play outside all day. Rent a home in the addition and you’ll have access to the community pool and grills and access to bikes and canoes for trips down to the water. Find vacation homes at www.carltonlanding.com.
Families that visit the Lake Tenkiller area find plenty to do outside the water at Fin and Feather. The family resort is located two and a half hours east of Oklahoma City and features a full-size pool and kiddie pool, a duck pond, game room and basketball, tennis, disc golf and sand volleyball courts. Learn more at www.finandfeatherresort.com.
Lake Texoma sits about three hours south of Oklahoma City and is home to Lake Texoma Lodge & Resort, a premier spot for family lake trips. The tiki-themed resort aims to please kids with a playground, basketball courts, a pool and game room. Deluxe suites with kitchens and cookware are available and outdoor grills make it easy to prepare family meals. There’s a restaurant on-site, too. Learn more at www.laketexomalodge.com.
One of the state’s most popular state parks sits just two hours south of Oklahoma City with quaint cabins and tons of amenities surrounding Lake Murray. Lake Murray State Park’s cabins are available in various sizes and all have convenient kitchenettes. When you’re not enjoying the lake’s 150 miles of shoreline, relax at the pool or a park pavilion or enjoy on-site horseback riding or boat rentals at the nearby marina. Learn more at www.facebook.com/lakemurraylodgeandcabins.