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.

Hard to find the entrance, it's near the old water tower. Nice area, however the trail is not very well defined and more like a maze in parts- peaceful spots along the water.

Hard to find the entrance, it's near the old water tower. Nice area, however the trail is not very well defined and more like a maze in parts- peaceful spots along the water.

We started out at Pecan Grove and cut south. We ended up taking 2 of the race loops. The trail was great, but lack of signage makes it easy to get off course. Hence taking 2 of the race loops. Cant wait to go back and hit the rest of the trail.

Good trail, a little muddy due to recent rains. Seen alot of wildlife, including a fawn that had to be a week old or less. Left it alone after taking a couple pics. Would definately do the trail again.

hiking
4 months ago

Super fun when uncrowded! watch for Mountain Bikers!

hiking
8 months ago

Very family friendly trail to hike, my son (21 mos) and wife came with me on this hike. Son was in a carrying back pack, little under 2 hours and no issues at all. Well marked, great view of the lake, no complaints.

I like all of Lake Murray's trails, however I usually hike them by myself, had never done buckhorn until today. very easy hike, good trail to stop and take in nature. Very family friendly imo, and that was the most important part for us on this hike. saw lots of people with their dogs and kids who were old enough to hike without assistance.

Highly recommended for beginners, families, or if you're just looking for a nice little get away.

Great view

walking
9 months ago

We started at the Elephant Rock campground and after going around in circles a few times, we found ourselves on this trail, then veered off onto the Lucy Loop. Pleasant, but would have enjoyed more if marked better.

it was a nice evening walk. mild terrain good for beginers. we only went about half a mile in. I had knee replacement Nov 1st and am working on my strength.

Great trail, could be marked better.

on Buckhorn Hiking Trail

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016