Destination guide

Discover the delights of Lake Texoma

Sprawled across the border of Texas and Oklahoma, Lake Texoma serves up almost 90,000 acres of outdoor adventure, and that's just on the water. Glorious green spaces hug the lake, perfect for everything from hiking to horseback riding, and quaint surrounding towns have a charm of their own. Whether you plan to spend your days in, on, or out of the water, Lake Texoma vacation rentals offer a great base for your adventures. Choose a cozy cottage for 2 or a sprawling family home, most of which place you within strolling distance of the water's edge.

Things to do

Explore attractions near Lake Texoma

When it's time to explore a little further afield, the surrounding towns have a few tricks up their sleeve. In nearby Gainesville, Frank Buck Zoo offers daily flamingo-feeding experiences which are well worth the additional fee on top of the ticket price. On your way back to your Lake Texoma vacation rental, be sure to check out the quirky roadside attraction, Glenn Goode's Big People. Over in Sherman, you can visit the Harber Wildlife Museum or head to the city's historic downtown where you'll find the eclectic mix of mid-1800s buildings play host to boutique stores and delicious dining spots.


Make a splash in Lake Texoma

Getting out on the water is a must-do for most travelers, and many choose to take fishing tackle with them, keen to see if the lake lives up to its reputation as the Striper Capital of the World. Keen anglers can also expect to reel in spotted bass, white crappie, and blue catfish. But fishing is not the only activity on offer _ the lake also provides an idyllic setting for kayaking and swimming. If you fancy just sitting back and soaking up the scenery, a sunset cruise can be a lovely way to see the lake from a different perspective.


Lake Texoma is a 4-season destination

If you're planning a summer getaway, expect temperatures in July and August to be around the mid-90 mark. If that is a little too hot, spring and fall can both be more comfortable, when temperatures in the 70s are more typical. Fall is also a great time to head back on the water again, with fall foliage cruises overtaking sunset sails in popularity. If you find yourself hanging out in Lake Texoma in February, you may - or may not - wish to dive into the lake's frigid waters at the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Natural features

Find tranquil spots around Lake Texoma

You'll find green spaces galore vying for your attention around the lake, and the Eisenhower State Park is easily one of the most popular spots. Whether you choose to relax on the park's sandy beach, explore the trails along the bluffs, or hunt for fossils, your visit will likely prove to be a highlight of your stay. Also within easy reach of Lake Texoma vacation rentals are the Tishomingo and Hagerman National Wildlife Refuges, both of which offer the perfect backdrop for birdwatching and photography, or simply the chance to get off the beaten track for a while.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Texoma?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 147 vacation rentals near Lake Texoma. From 101 Houses to 25 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Texoma for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Texoma?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Texoma. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Texas: 23,345 vacation rentals
  • Oklahoma: 1,943 vacation rentals
  • Pottsboro: 150 vacation rentals
  • Kingston: 145 vacation rentals
  • Prairies and Lakes: 3,439 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Texoma! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Texoma?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Texoma:

  • Pottsboro: 150 rentals
  • Kingston: 145 rentals
  • Durant: 16 rentals
  • Denison: 144 rentals
  • Sherman: 117 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Texoma?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Texoma. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eisenhower State Park: 151 rentals
  • Red River Railroad Museum: 150 rentals
  • Texoma Medical Center: 150 rentals
  • Austin College: 130 rentals
  • Walnut Creek Marina: 156 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Texoma listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.