Lake Murray, Oklahoma
About Lake Murray
Lake Murray is a beautiful lake in south central Oklahoma near the city of Ardmore. This hidden gem is known for being part of the largest state park in Oklahoma and for its crystal clear spring fed waters. Lake Murray State Park completely encompasses the entire lake and boasts many things to do. One of the coolest things about the lake is that the Scenic Highway 77S runs all the way around the lake. You can take this scenic highway to visit all of the day-use parks, campgrounds, beaches and facilities that surround the lake.
Within Lake Murray State Park there are several camping areas, day use areas, and beaches right on the lake. You will also find the Lake Murray Nature Center and Tucker Tower on the south end of the lake which is a must visit on any trip to Lake Murray. Not only will you learn a lot about Lake Murray and the surrounding nature areas, but you can climb to the top of Tucker Tower and look out over the entire lake. It is a beautiful view and a must see during any visit. There is one marina on Lake Murray which is aptly named Lake Murray Marina. The marina is large and has a ship store, boat rentals, boat ramp, and plenty of boat slips available for rent. Lake Murray is a pretty small lake at almost 6,000 surface acres. With over 150 miles of shoreline and plenty of surrounding park areas within Lake Murray State Park there are plenty of places to explore.
Please be aware there are daily parking fees now required throughout Lake Murray State Park. These fees start at $10 per vehicle per day. You can find more information on the parking fees on the TravelOK website.
There are many things to do around Lake Murray!
There is an ATV park on the north end of the lake if you like to go off-road on your motorcycle or four-wheeler.
And if you enjoy golf, Lake Murray Golf Course is located within the state park.
If you are looking for a place to stay, Lake Murray has cabins for rent, Lake Murray Lodge, and Lake Murray Floating Cabins that all provide shelter for visitors. All of these cabins are on the west side of the lake near the main entrance of Lake Murray State Park. Near Lake Murray Lodge there is a swimming pool, miniature golf, kayaks and other vessels available for rent at Lake Murray Water Sports.
There is so much to do here surrounding this beautiful clear lake. You can camp, fish, golf, ATV, hike, and visit the nature center. If you are looking for a lake to getaway and enjoy the outdoors, this lake certainly will meet your needs.