Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma's oldest and largest state park consisting of 12,500 acres located on the shores of beautiful Lake Murray. The park's diverse terrain, exceptional trails and historic sites including the Tucker Tower Nature Center make Lake Murray State Park a favorite destination among outdoor and water sports enthusiasts. Fishing, boating and a variety of water sports are enjoyed on the 5,728 surface acres of Lake Murray. Outdoor activities also abound at Lake Murray State Park including golfing, picnicking, camping, horseback riding, hayrides, hiking, biking, rollerblading, swimming, miniature golf and paddle boating. Sports facilities include an 18-hole golf course with a pro shop, tennis courts, softball fields, baseball diamond, horseshoe pits, badminton and volleyball nets. Lake Murray State Park offers a top-notch ATV area for off-road vehicles, motorcycles and dirt bikes. Other facilities found in the park include an airstrip, bait and tackle shop, marina with rentals, swimming pool with a changing house, swimming beach, riding stable, remote control air field for hobbyists, miniature golf course and Frisbee golf. The Tucker Tower Nature Center features local artifacts, nature programs and activities conducted by the state park naturalist. Lake Murray Lodge, located in the state park, offers 52 guest rooms and suites along with 56 cabins. The lodge also offers several meeting rooms, The Apple Bin restaurant, inviting lobby commons area with cozy fireplace, and The Parlor lounge which features food, drinks and country music. Several of the state park cabins are historic structures built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. State park cabins and lodge rooms can be reserved online using the Booking Website link above, or by calling Toll Free (800) 257-0322 or local (580) 223-6600. Nine RV campgrounds with over 300 RV sites and unlimited tent sites are located throughout Lake Murray State Park with full hookups, restrooms and showers. Use the Lake Murray State Park Map link above for more information. See the Related Listings below for more information. Lake Murray golf course pro shop (580) 223-6613, Tucker Tower Nature Center (580)223-2109, Park Office (580) 223-4044, Park Office Fax Number (580) 223-4052.
Completed part of the trail this week with my trusted fur companion. Started at the trailhead and took about a 2 hour hike to a fork in the road, then headed back to the trail head. The trails were great at the start, well marked and well kept but once you crossed the second bridge the trails were much more narrow, less marked, and not well kept at all-but that may be because of our awful weather we've been having. There was one trail (I didn't pay attention to which one it was) that had a long bridge that was super sketchy looking, obviously we decided against that trail and headed elsewhere. I think their bridges definitely need a little TLC. We stopped at the main lodge for a trail map, they continue for about 20+ miles so we definitely needed one to stay on the right trails.
I'll be back to go on more trails!