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2017 GUIDE

FEATURE ARTICLES ⚓ For the Love of the Craft! Texoma Brewers and Distillers ⚓ Texoma Fun Fishing ⚓ Lake Texoma Real Estate & Development


Lake Texoma Association PO Box 610 • Kingston, OK 73439 580.564.2334 | Office 580.564.2344 | Fax

Officers and Board of Directors PRESIDENT WILL BAIN

About Lake Texoma Association

The LTA’s mission is to protect and preserve Lake Texoma and the surrounding region, as well as promotion of the entire Texoma region in Oklahoma and Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT PAM YOUNG SECRETARY MARSHA CORDLE TREASURER KENNY WHEELER PARLIAMENTARIAN CHRIS DUROY DIRECTORS Ed Mathews Greg Johnson Gigi Rhoten Rick Lemon Bill Bailey

Christie Bliss Cathy Frazier Edward Phillips Debra Hass Bill Ptomey

LTA 2017 Guide PUBLISHER Moxie Graphic Productions 2001 Skyline Drive, Suite A155 Sherman, TX 75092 (903) 251-3501 moxiegraphex.com CREATIVE Jeannie Duarte, Moxie Graphic Productions EDITORS Jeannie Duarte, Terri Weir COVER ART Greg Luther All Right Reserved Moxie Graphic Productions ~ 2017

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he Lake Texoma Association is a nonprofit organization, over 60 years old, with the mission of preserving and protecting Lake Texoma as well as promoting the entire Texoma region. The LTA regularly engages with Stakeholders from all over the Texoma region, to include the US Army Corps of Engineers which manages the Lake Texoma reservoir, as well as the hydropower entity Southwestern Power Administration, water supply users, and legislators both in Oklahoma and Texas at the Federal and State levels. The LTA is managed by Terri Weir, Executive Director and Brandi Burkhalter, Assistant Director. We invite you to become a member of the Lake Texoma Association and help us achieve our mission. Lake Texoma is critical to the vitality of the Texoma region and the maintenance of this beautiful water resource which, if conserved and protected, will be here for generations to come. The Lake Texoma Association has four specific events each year to promote the association and raise funds to fulfill our mission. These are the ways that you can partner with us to ensure not only the success of the LTA, but the entire Texoma Region. Each year in January we release our “Guide to Lake Texoma.” The guide is an award-winning publication and, as you will see as you look through its pages, full of information to help our guests experience the region at its best. You can partner with us in producing this guide through your advertisements.


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For the love of the craft! Texoma Brewers and Distillers-4 Lake Texoma Communities Denison, TX---------------------------10 Durant, OK----------------------------- 12 Marshall County, OK---------------- 15 Pottsboro, TX------------------------- 16 Whitesboro, TX----------------------- 17 Sherman, TX-------------------------- 18 Lake Texoma Resource Guide Fishing--------------------------------- 22 Centerfold Map---------------------- 24 Fun Fishing--------------------------- 26 Camping------------------------------ 28 Hiking, Biking, Trail-Riding-------- 29

Each year in March we organize the Burning of the Socks event. This is a lake wide, multiple venue event, each venue sponsoring and planning their own activities. The LTA assists with promotion, flyers, and publicity. This year’s Burning of the Socks will be held on Saturday, March 18th. Visit our website for more details, pick your favorite venue, and go out and celebrate the arrival of a new season at Lake Texoma. We raise much of our funds through our Annual Bash for Ca$h. Between ticket sales, live and silent auction proceeds, the Bash keeps our association thriving. If you’ve never been, you’ve been missing out! Come support the LTA and have some fun with us – Thursday, June 15th at Tanglewood Resort and this year’s theme… wait for it… CASINO NIGHT! Finally, in October, we hold our Annual Golf Tournament. Last year was a terrific success. If you’re a golfer, watch for more information! The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th at the lovely Tanglewood Resort. If you don’t golf, you can support the LTA through hole sponsorship! What we do at the LTA may not affect you and your business directly, but the economic and environmental success of this lake affects us all. Become a member, advertise, come to the Bash, or participate in the golf tournament. The success of the LTA mission means that visitors to this area may continue to enjoy the many opportunities for fun and excitement this region has to offer. Your Lake Texoma Association Staff

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TEXOMA BREWERS & DISTILLERS

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It’s no secret that the Texoma area has seen a veritable explosion of brewers and distilleries in the last few years—beverage lovers in North Texas, Southern Oklahoma and all around the world are taking notice. reweries like 903 Brewers of Sherman and the Sneaky Tiki Brewery just outside of Mead, Oklahoma, as well as distilleries like Ironroot Republic Distilling of Denison, have all cropped up in a matter of about four years. However, these NORTH AMERICA IS HOME TO new institutions of Texas and OVER 5,000. IN 2015, CRAFT Oklahoma brewing and spirit producBEER MADE UP 13 PERCENT OF tion have been in the making for some THE TOTAL VOLUME OF THE time.

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According to the Brewers Association, U.S. BEER MARKET, WHILE CRAFT the craft brewing and distilling indus- SPIRIT SALES BROKE ALMOST try has been little more than a grass$2.5 BILLION IN RETAIL SALES. roots movement for the last several decades. In the 1980s, the combined number of microbreweries and small-time distillers could be counted on two hands. Today, North America is home to over 5,000. In 2015, craft beer made up 13 percent of the total volume of the U.S. beer market, while craft spirit sales broke almost $2.5 billion in retail sales.

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Ironroot Republic is anything but small-time. Texoma’s only distillery, located at 3111 Loy Lake Rd. in Denison, has been making a name for itself since its inception in 2014. The owners, brothers Jonathan and Robert Likarish, chose Denison because of its unique history with the wine industry. (Denison resident Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913) rescued the business from a devastating pest epidemic in the late 19th century). They set out as innovators in the craft spirit game, and their award-winning work is an important contribution to the entire process. Ironroot produces corn whiskey, vodka, grape brandy and gin, but their top selling product in Texoma is bourbon. Ingredients are sourced locally (some even come from their mom’s garden) and, unlike most other Texas distilleries that outsource their grain alcohol, Ironroot mashes, ferments, distills and ages their grains on site. And environmental considerations remain at the forefront of the Likarish brothers’ operations. “Over 95% of the grain that we use, grows within 60 miles of the distillery,” Robert said, and spent grains are

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donated to local farmers. Conservative and conscientious, they have pioneered flavors like their signature brandy using native Texas Orange Muscat grapes, creating a taste that can’t be found anywhere else. The style and savvy of the Likarish brothers and their products has earned them many accolades. In 2015, the American Distilling Institute named Ironroot’s Carpenter’s Bluff Moonshine “Best of Category” among clear corn whiskeys and gave it a coveted “Gold” distinction among spirits entered

in the competition. Their Hubris Whiskey 2016 Vintage was even hailed as the best corn whiskey in the world at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition last year. “We also released our whiskey in the UK in collaboration with the historic Berry Brothers & Rudd,” Robert added. It’s no wonder that Ironroot Republic Distilling was also given the 2016 Governor’s Small Business Award—their reach and expertise is undeniable.

Ironroot Republic Distilling set up shop in an old boat dealership off of Highway 75 just a few years ago, but already they are making their mark on the world with their commitment to the environment, their craft and the quality of their products. Ironroot products can be found in area liquor stores or at the distillery itself. Tours take place every Saturday at 1 p.m. On the first Saturday of each month, the bar and lounge opens from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitors are able to enjoy the repurposed furniture, steampunk-style bar and energy efficient building design with the comfort of a drink in their hand and live music in their ears.

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Jeremy Roberts, founder and brewer at 903 Brewers, is now one of Texoma’s pioneers in the brewery business. At last year’s first annual Texoma Craft Beverage Conference, Roberts gave an in-depth, very hands-on tour of 903’s Sherman location, stating that he hoped those interested in the process might pursue their own passions. Roberts opened 903 Brewers with his wife Natalie in June of 2013. KTEN News reported in October 2012 that after visiting a larger brewery, Roberts “had found his calling.” The one-time homebrewer and his staff began hosting beer tastings and partnering with community organizations like Women Rock to

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promote their signature flavors. After opening their first location on Elm Street, south of Sherman’s downtown area, the company continued to make a name for itself by participating in local events and holding tastings, tours and trivia nights. But 903 Brewers most distinguishing feature is, of course, its selection of beer. The company currently produces six varieties of beer across a broad

spectrum of flavors. The Chosen One is a light American ale with a surprising hint of toasted coconut, while the Sasquatch, true to its name, is a heavy chocolate stout with a rating of 10.5% alcohol by volume. The 903 Blonde is a smooth beer with a big heart: portions of its proceeds go directly to Women Rock, a non-profit that provides support and assistance to local men and women battling cancer. 903’s best seller is The Land of Milk and Honey, a crisp stout brewed with local honey from Crouse Honey. Their two newest flavors are Crackin’ Up, a pecan porter, and fruity I.P.A. called Mythical Creature. These 903 flavors can be found at stores and restaurants all over Grayson County. You can also visit the brewery, located at 1718 S Elm St. in Sherman, for a game of trivia every Thursday night at 5 p.m. or for a tour Saturdays at noon. Roberts and his wife dropped big news last August when, after expanding quarters at the Elm Street location, they announced the purchase of the Lee School Building at 1002 Walnut St. in Sherman, just north of

the city’s downtown area. The couple plans to use the 25,000 sq. ft. facility to house two restaurants, a brewpub, a private ballroom rentable for events and a stage for live music. (cont. on next page) >>>

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Sneaky Tiki Brewpub Just across the pond near Mead, Oklahoma, Martin Proper, co-owner of the Sneaky Tiki Brewery and Lake Texoma Lodge and Resort, is just getting his feet wet in the brewery business. The Sneaky Tiki has been open for over three years but only began brewing about a year ago. Patrons who already loved the unique food and tropical dining experience of the Sneaky Tiki now praise the restaurant’s two signature brews. “We currently brew two beers,” Proper said, “Texoma Lager and Tiki Red Ale.” While the Texoma Lager features a lighter flavor, the Tiki Red is a crisp amber ale. A new jalapeno-infused beer is also in the works, according to Proper. “There’s nothing better than lounging by the pool, listening to live music under the stars [and] drinking an ice cold Texoma Lager,” he said. Established in the 1950s as the

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“Honeymoon Lodge,” Lake Texoma Lodge and Resort is historically one of the first of its kind in the area. Apart from lodging, the resort often plays host to events such as meetings, reunions and parties and boasts of exclusive services like couples fishing trips with local striper guides, sporting at the nearby Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club and other gaming ventures at the Texoma Casino in Kingston. The resort is located at 3263 US-70, just outside of Mead, Oklahoma. The Sneaky Tiki, just a short walk (or swim across the pool) from resort lodging, offers an extensive menu with half-pound burgers, cooked to order steaks and their famous Royal Red Shrimp that “tastes like lobster.” A clear majority of Facebook reviews (43 of 44 to be exact) rated the food, beer and service five star. Reviewers also raved about the fun, tropical atmosphere of this restaurant on the lake. “We have live music on most weekends during the summer months,” Proper said, as well as events like holiday festivities, professional sports viewing parties and karaoke throughout the year. The Sneaky Tiki also finds time to support their community by sponsoring little leaguers, hosting Easter egg hunts and locally sourcing both their ingredients and live acts. Enjoy the serenity of this small, specialty brewing operation while you can. Just last year, the Sneaky Tiki and Lake Texoma Lodge and Resort served as one of the locations for a new comedy series called “In the Rough,” starring Oklahoma native Ryan Merriman. The show will center on Jake Hamilton (Merriman), a young professional golfer managing an eccentric staff at a rural country club. When the show airs in 2017, the restaurant and resort may require reservations booked several months in advance!

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COMMUNITIES Denison, Texas Durant, Oklahoma Marshall County, Oklahoma Pottsboro, Texas Sherman, Texas Whitesboro, Texas

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DENISON IS PROUD TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, THE 34TH PRESIDENT. THE BIRTHPLACE ATTRACTS NUMEROUS VISITORS EACH YEAR WHO COME FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES. Denison, TX

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enison, Texas…moving forward kicking back. Only four miles from the shores of mammoth Lake Texoma, visitors can experience Denison, Texas and the many things this community has to offer. Its downtown historic district is one of the few designated Arts Districts in the state of Texas. Denison is home to multiple visual and performing art venues including great art galleries and studios, and the Rialto Theater which are open all year round. Just recently Denison’s downtown area was named an entertainment district which has brought more recognition to the arts in the community. Multiple music events sponsored by local organizations can be enjoyed throughout the year at Heritage Park. The lively Music on Main sponsored by Denison’s Main Street Program is held each Friday night in June and July and brings hundreds to the park to enjoy the great musical performances. To further enhance the entertainment district, Denison is focused on recruitment and establishment of the craft beverage industry in the downtown area and throughout the community. Currently Main Street has the Homestead Winery and Ivanhoe Ale. Located nearby is IronRoot Distillery featuring vodka, gin and moonshine for its customers. Known as an “event community” Denison hosts large events on a monthly basis and many smaller ones in between. Some of the highlights that you don’t want to miss are the Culture of Arts Festival, the Doc Holliday Festival, the Interurban Film Festival, the Memorial Day Parade, July 4th

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Fireworks Show, the Fall Festival, multiple car shows and the Christmas Parade and the month-long Holiday Lights. Visitors to Texoma can enjoy a relaxing night at one of Denison’s many hotels and enjoy a great meal at one of its dining establishments that have favorite dishes for the entire family’s appetite. Article - Anna McKinney, Denison Chamber of Commerce Photos provided by Denison Chamber of Commerce denisontexas.us • information@denisontexas.us • (903) 465-1551 313 W. Woodard St, Denison, TX 75020


Gateway to Lake Texoma DURANT, OK

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DISCOVER DURANT, the City of Magnolias!

Durant, OK Durant’s high quality and affordable family-valued

lifestyle is located conveniently in the Texoma area. Visit Durant and experience hospitality and strong sense of community while enjoying recreation and entertainment.

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ecreational opportunities and activities are abundant on beautiful Lake Texoma only 15 minutes from Durant. With 89,000 acres of water to enjoy, Lake Texoma can make anyone’s vacation the ultimate experience. Be sure to visit our charming downtown. Durant Main Street program works continuously to make our downtown a thriving attraction. Along with a variety restaurants and unique shopping on Main Street, another asset to our downtown is the Three Valley Museum, which features many historic articles

and exhibits. Durant is fortunate to be the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation. Many of their business enterprises operate throughout Bryan County – among the most popular is the Choctaw Casino Resort. The Resort includes many options for gaming, lodging and dining. Amenities also include the Oasis Pool and The Spa. The Grand Theater hosts many quality entertainers and The District features a movie theater, laser zone, bowling alley and more. Durant is also the proud home to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. SE enhances our rural setting by providing quality higher education, an award-winning Aviation Program, entertaining Savage Storm sporting events and excellent musical and theatre productions like the annual Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival. The Magnolia Festival is one of the largest events in southern Oklahoma and celebrates its 21st Anniversary 12 | Lake Texoma Region | 2017 Guide

Fort Washita in 2017. The Durant Riding Club Rodeo kicks off the Festival each Memorial Day weekend and the Festival continues at the Choctaw Event Center the weekend after Memorial Day. Magnolia Festival is packed with family fun including a carnival, live entertainment, unique shopping booths, food vendors, fireworks, children’s activities, 5K run, Rotary Bike Ride and more. Don’t forget to include historic Fort Washita in your agenda and explore the fascinating history of Fort Washita, located 15 miles northwest of Durant. Whether you are venturing on a visit or establishing a permanent residence, we invite you to Discover Durant! For additional information, contact the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-9240848, www.durantchamber.org or visit us at 215 N 4th Avenue in Durant. Article: Janet Reed, Durant Chamber of Commerce Photos: Durant Chamber of Commerce durantmainstreet.org • durantchamber.org 215 N 4th Ave • (580) 924-0848


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Enjoy Marshall County!

Offering something for everyone in all seasons!


MARSHALL COUNTY

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MARSHALL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THE SMALLEST COUNTY IN OKLAHOMA AND CONVENIENTLY LOCATED “IN THE ARMS OF LAKE TEXOMA!” WHETHER IN KINGSTON OR MADILL, MARSHALL COUNTY IS THE PLACE TO BE WHEN NOT ON THE LAKE.

Lake Texoma offers every kind of water entertainment and outdoor recreational activities, including: year round fishing/ boating, swimming, skiing, wakeboarding, camping, and even hydroflight. Bird watching and hunting are other activities available. Golfers are in luck with two excellent courses in Marshall County. Take a break from the Lake and shop Marshall County! Shopping in Marshall County offers something for everyone. Quaint boutiques filled with the latest in fashions, name brand clothing, boots, and home décor. Antique shops filled with old relics. Stores with yard décor and plants. You can even find unique gift ideas in some of our stores as well as Lake Texoma gear. Indoor activities in Marshall County include the Museum of Southern Oklahoma and the Ruby Adkins Gallery. The Museum of Southern Oklahoma began preserving yesterday for Marshall County in 1975. Since then, it has continued to bring together and assist those interested in the discovery and collection of the history and genealogy of Marshall County. The Ruby Adkins Gallery is where the Madill Art Club meets monthly with artists sharing painting tips and techniques. The annual Madill Art Show, held in October features several hundred entries of original oils, watercolors, mixed media, pottery, sculpture and junior division entries. Marshall County is home to the National Sand Bass Festival - Madill’s “Jumpin’ Little Summer Fest”, which is held the first full week in June, and attracts 30,000 people each year from all across the United States. Held on Madill’s town square, the festival features a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, food booths and an entertainment slate. Annual events also include the Car Show, Talent Competition, Terrapin races, King Sandie Fun Run, King Sandie Fishing Tournament, and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Free Nightly Concerts featuring local bands, gospel singing, talent search winners, and well known

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Nashville Recording Artists. Marshall County is also home to several other annual events. The Madill FFA Rodeo held in April which is the oldest FFA rodeo in Oklahoma. The Madill Round Up Club Rodeo in August. The Marshall County Fair in September which is an education showplace of the farm and home. The exhibits offer an opportunity for comparison and are to stimulate improvement. The displays help acquaint visitors with the resources of the county and are shown with pride by their owners. The Little Mr. and Little Miss Marshall County are also crowned during the County Fair. The Reuel Little Classic is an annual 5K, 10K and a half-marathon run held in October. The Marshall County Christmas Parade which is a lighted parade at 6 pm on the second Saturday in December. Marshall County is conveniently located two hours from both Dallas/Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City; and 30 miles from both Durant, OK to the east and Ardmore, OK to the west. Marshall County, “A Great Place to Visit, a Better Place to Live”, is warm, friendly and eager to welcome all visitors. Visit the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce’s website for a complete list of events and attractions, www.mccoconline.org.

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Pottsboro, TX

POTTSBORO, TX Pottsboro is an amazing place to visit, live and raise a family. Situated prominently on Lake Texoma, we are poised to provide all the amenities any tourist or permanent resident would ever need. Pottsboro is the Southern Gateway to 89,000 acres of fun on Lake Texoma. Known for its full service marinas, wide sandy beaches and islands perfect for boating and camping, Pottsboro is the premier destination for fun at Lake Texoma. The lake experience in Pottsboro includes excellent bass fishing, fishing tournaments, numerous places to stay including resorts, B&B’s, rental houses and a wide variety of homes with beautiful lake views. Thinking about dining in Pottsboro? We also cater to your dining desires whether it’s a quick bite at the local chain restaurants or an upscale, one of a kind dining experience at our resorts and full service marinas. Looking for something else to do while you visit? The Pottsboro Area has several golf courses, horseback riding, nature walks and bus tours through the Hagerman Wildlife Reservation. July is a great time to visit and enjoy many local fireworks shows and don’t forget to be a part of the fun at Frontier Day in September right in the heart of Pottsboro with a parade, over 100 local craft and food vendors and a carnival for the kids to enjoy. From Dallas heading north on Hwy. 289, your Pottsboro, Lake Texoma experience begins in less than an hour when you pass the North Texas Regional Airport (originally Perrin Air Force Base) which houses several private hangers and a runway that will handle almost any aircraft. If flying is your preferred method of travel, you will find several private airstrips located close to the lake. Numerous aerobatic competitions are held each year at

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the regional airport and weekend “fly-ins” are popular at private airstrips. Continuing north on Hwy. 289, you will pass through the Hwy. 289 and 120 intersection and either enter Downtown Pottsboro to the right or continue on to the peninsula passing several beautiful lakeside communities, summer camps, lodges, full service marinas, lakeside resorts and eventually stopping at the waters edge. Pottsboro’s unique mix of weekend visitors, summer homes and permanent residents (some retired, some commuting) have created a community that caters to a wide variety of recreational and professional needs. Our thriving real estate industry, sports activities, restaurants, convenience stores and other small support businesses have made Pottsboro a great place to play and stay. Pottsboro is a newly designated GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community (CRC) making this a great city to call home when you retire. If you think we’re bragging, come see for yourself. Stop in to our conveniently located Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce at 615 Hwy 120 East or visit our website at www.PottsboroChamber. com where you will find a calendar of local events for you to enjoy. Pottsboro, TX your place to COME PLAY – COME STAY. Article: Scott Ochoa, Pottsboro Chamber of Commerce pottsborochamber.com • (903) 786-3671


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WHITESBORO, TX Whitesboro, TX

hitesboro is located conveniently between Gainesville and Sherman at the crossroads of Hwy 377 and Hwy 82. Whitesboro has many quaint little shops ranging from antiques to boutiques, an old fashion soda fountain, restored old church and the YoungerSullivan House among others. Accommodations in and around Whitesboro include motels, cabins, campgrounds and RV parks. The community also has equine facilities, ranches and a leading horse industry.

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Downtown Whitesboro has been home to the Annual Peanut Festival since 1965. The event is held the third Saturday in October each year. This festival draws crowds in excess of 10,000 to watch the parade, enjoy the car show, browse through the food and merchandise booths, and hear the live entertainment; all of which are free to the public. Also, don’t forget the 4th of July weekend rodeo and the Christmas events.

is very close to the lake’s excellent striper fishing, sail and power boating and swimming. Lake Ray Roberts, just 15 miles south on Hwy 377, offers additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Visitors can enjoy the peace and quiet on a stroll on one of the hiking trails or the wildlife at Hagerman Wildlife Refuge on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma. The refuge is home to many species of migrating birds and waterfowl. The visitor center offers information and a gift shop. Article: LaDonna Milner, Whitesboro Chamber of Commerce Photos: Whitesboro Chamber of Commerce chamber@whitesborotx.com • (903) 564-3331 2535 Hwy 82 East, Ste C. • Whitesboro, TX 76273

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Classic Town, Broad Horizon

SHERMAN, TX

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Sherman offers a wide range of events and attractions to help you make your next getaway to beautiful Lake Texoma one to remember.

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he year 2017 is an incredibly Texoma water treatment plant has our time to find yourself in city positioned to capitalize on that Sherman, Texas. You won’t find resource like never before. many other municipalities in the The expansion will double our capacity Lone Star State that boast combination Photo: CBCthe Creative, David Tarvin to create clean drinking water, thereby of deep history, booming economy, and enabling Sherman as a clean water solid leadership that Sherman can claim. exporter for our entire region. In fact, In fact, this current era may very well be we believe that the water treatment the most prosperous in our town’s entire expansion could even end up paying history. I know from a city infrastructure for itself through those efforts. Imagine standpoint it certainly is. Sherman is that; a $20 million infrastructure project blessed with some of the most abundant for the good of our citizens for a fraction drinking water resources of any city in of the price. It has the potential to really the state. And the expansion of our Lake change the future of our city.

exciting Sherman, TX

And that’s one example among dozens in progress around our city right now. From our work to expand Loy Lake Road through Sherman’s main shopping center, to our first new water tower in two decades being built in a growing part of town, to the new Sherman Crossroads project that will anchor Sherman’s south side for years to come; it seems like wherever you look, progress is being made to cement Sherman’s status as one Texas’s top towns. On the private side of things, meanwhile, it’s incredible to look at the transformation that has happened in our historic downtown in recent years. Dozens of exquisite old buildings have been revamped and renewed, and new businesses are popping up weekly. With the help of the city’s downtown incentive programs – which are among the most innovative you’ll find anywhere – downtown has once again become the heart of our city. So thank you for picking up this copy of Lake Texoma Guide to find out a little bit more about what makes Sherman such a great place to visit, stay, or call home. We’re awfully proud of our city, and we’re so happy you’re here to share it with us. Article: Kevin Couch, CBC Creative shermantx.org

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Lake Texoma FISHING

Fishing

Free-flowing current in the Red River makes Texoma one of the few lakes in Texas with a self-sustaining population of striped bass, and one of only eight inland freshwater reservoirs worldwide where this species has spawned. A cousin of the white bass, striped bass were first stocked in Lake Texoma by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1965. They began spawning in 1974.

Lake Texoma Fishing License Requirements:

A Lake Texoma license allows anglers to fish the entire lake without having to purchase a resident or nonresident license from Oklahoma or Texas. The Lake Texoma license costs $12.00 and is valid from January 1 to December 31. Fishing License issued in Oklahoma: Oklahoma residents with an Oklahoma resident fishing license are not required to purchase Lake Texoma license if only fishing Oklahoma portion of the lake. For more information on Oklahoma fishing license visit www.WildLifeDepartment. com. Fishing License issued in Texas: To fish all Water of the Red River along the Texas- Oklahoma or Texas-Arkansas borders, a person must comply with the licensing requirements of Oklahoma or Arkansas, as applicable. A person may fish with a valid Texas fishing license from the Texas bank from Denison Dam to Shawnee Creek. In Lake Texoma, a person may fish the respective Texas and Oklahoma waters with the appropriate license from the respective state, or may fish the entire lake with a Lake Texoma fishing license. For more information on Texas fishing license visit www.tpwd. state.tx.us.

OKLAHOMA GUIDES ADVANTAGE GUIDE SERVICE Out of Alberta Creek-9040 Clear Lake Dr. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-3444 http://www.advantageguideservice.com STRIPER COUNTRY GUIDE SERVICE Out of Alberta Creek- 9040 Clear Lake Dr. Kingston, OK 73439 (405) 627-2250 www.stripercountry.com

TEXAS GUIDES ADVENTURE TEXOMA 56 Applecross Lane Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 744-6169 www.adventuretex.com JOHN BRETT’S TEXOMA STRIPER GUIDE SERVICE 458 Fisherman Rd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-9279 www.laketexomastriperfishing.com STEVE’S STRIPED BASS GUIDE SERVICE 225 Windsor Dr. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 818-2507 www.fishstriper.com STRIPER EXPRESS FISHING GUIDES 512 Mill Creek Resort Rd Boathouse #3 Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-4477 www.striperexpress.com STRIPER HUNTER GUIDE SERVICE 512 Mill Creek Resort Rd, Pottsboro, TX 75076 (972) 816-6000 / (888) 883-9662 www.texomastriperhunter.com

Bassfest 2016 Produced in Cooperation with the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department

BASSMASTER CHAMP 2016 - GREG HACKNEY

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Good White & Black Crappie

Bluegill Channel Catfish

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Largemouth Bass

Spotted Bass White Bass

Fair Flathead Catfish

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a i ast t ydream l e “I’ve h g a st ’ n d i n r l l e a ea o Wh We nt. H t fish t u ? h h a fis rill of the ing tha ng the li h ck the t ne.” Tri ring. Fee and h o got your offe g the fis bite e, fightin r prize. strik ding you lan Please let me introduce you to Lake Texoma. For seventy years anglers have flocked to the Big T. The striped bass fishing is World Class. The largemouth bass fishing is so good. Texoma hosts over 50 tournaments every year. Crappie, pan fish and up to 70 other species are here in Lake Texoma. Let’s not forget the gigantic blue catfish. Catfishing may be Texoma’s best kept secret.

World Class Striped Bass Fishing

The lake was stocked with stripers 50 years ago. Texoma is rated the #1 striper lake in the country. The lake has the best natural reproduction of all striper lakes. Boosting a liberal daily limit of 10 fish per angler per day speaks for itself. The year ‘round open season allows anglers of all ages that chance of a fish of a lifetime. There are several ways to catch striped bass. You can cast artificial lures, troll or use live bait to capture these fighting line sides. Vicious bites and extreme fights make striper the best fighting fish in freshwater. Many an angler has had sore arms and the girls have tender tummies after a day of striper fishing. Take the kids and wear them out and take them home snoring. There’s never been a better painful pleasure.

How about The Bass Fishing?

Largemouth bass up to 10 pounds seems to be happening more the past decade. Smallmouth bass is off the charts. We should see a new record this year. 7 pounders are showing up. The bass fishing may be the best ever. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) are to thank for management of the great fishing. Both agencies maintain supplemental programs by stocking the fishery resource. 26 | Lake Texoma Region | 2017 Guide

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Why Two States?

Lake Texoma divides Oklahoma and Texas in the heart of the Red River Valley. Texoma has the state of Oklahoma on its north side and Texas on the south side. The lake is only 90 minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Only a simple 2-hour drive from Oklahoma City. You will need a special $12 Lake Texoma License to enable you to fish the entire lake.

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Love Me Some Catfish

Texoma is known for great catfishing. The monster blue catfish world record was caught in 2004.The huge fish weighed 121.5 pounds. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncommon to catch large catfish but most are in the 2-15-pound range. Those are the tastier to eat. You can catch catfish on a rod and reel, trot or jug line.

Sweet Meat Crappie

Texoma has the biggest crappie of most lakes. Many fishermen are surprised when that big crappie is 2.5 plus pounds. The lake record is a hefty 3.23 pounds. There are many places to catch crappie. Baited boathouses, homemade brush piles and the many buoys that Oklahoma has placed lake wide.

Come Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Running

Year in and year out this great lake keeps on going. Generations of fishers and newbies find the best fishing lake ever. Statistics show that 2.5 million of the 6.5 million visitors are fishermen. Whatever you do, you have to put Lake Texoma on your bucket list of adventures. There are many marinas, Chambers of Commerce and lake wide professional fishing guides to make your Lake Texoma fishing adventure a success.

Bash for Ca$h

Thursday, June 15th at Tanglewood Resort

Burning of the Socks

Saturday, March 18th at Various Venues

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Camping

Lake Texoma CAMPING

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(903) 786-2311

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Little Mineral Marina

(903) 786-2332

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Marine Quest Texoma Marina

(903) 523-4308

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Mill Creek Resort

(903) 786-2227

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Paradise Cove

(903) 786-3890

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Preston Bend

(903) 786-8408

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Sundance Camp

(903) 361-8500

Map K, 19 ●

Thousand Trails Lake Texoma

(903) 523- 4206 Map

Walnut Creek Resort

(903) 523-4211

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Alberta Creek Resort

(580) 564-2552

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Bridgeview Resort

(580) 795-3979

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Buncombe Creek

(580) 564-2901

Map L, 14 ●

Buncombe Creek Resort Marina

(580) 564-2543

Map K, 14 ●

Caney Creek

(580) 564-2632

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East Burns Run

(580) 965-4660

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Johnson Creek

(580) 924-7316

Map P, 22 ●

Lake Texoma RV Resort

(580) 931-8963

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Lake Texoma State Park

(580) 564-2566

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Lakeside

(580) 920-0176

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Little Glasses Resort

(580) 795-2068

Map Q, 19 ●

Newberry Creek Resort

(580) 924-0787

Map Q, 22 ●

Platter Flats

(580) 434-5864

Map M, 22 ●

Soldier Creek Resort & Marina

(580) 564-3670

Map M, 18 ●

Texoma Lakeside & RV Park

(888) 566-4222

Map P, 17 ●

Texoma Shores Resort

(580) 795-3828

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West Burns Run

(580) 965-4922

Map J, 21 ●

Willow Springs Resort & Marina

(580) 924-6240

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Covered Pavillions

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Texas Texas Camping Camping

Canoe / Kayak Rentals

Whether it’s that delight of cooking outdoors, gently browning those marshmallows for s’mores, moon light and star gazing, campfire conversation with friends and family, the peaceful sleep of a relaxing vacation, or an early cup of coffee watching the lake waters lap the sandy shore, there is sure to be a camping destination for you on the 580 miles of shoreline that is Lake Texoma. Create tent or RV camping memories today, and all season long, on Lake Texoma.

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Hiking, Biking, Trail-Riding

HIKING, BIKING, TRAIL-RIDING HIKING & BIKING TRAILS

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rom the most experienced to the eager novice, Lake Texoma offers miles of trails for on- or off-road exploration of the beauty of our magnificent water resource. Be prepared to see wildlife in its most natural form while gaining physical activity that would be considered more play than work. Check out our quickreference charts in Texas and Oklahoma to find a trail close to you, or throw on your backpack to attempt the seclusive multi-mile trek around the Lake Texoma border. Have fun and be safe! CROSS TIMBERS HIKING TRAIL / MAP P, 8 Juniper Point Campgrounds 32843 Highway 377 Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4022 www.swt.usace.army.mil/Portals/41/docs /lakes/texoma/Cross_Timbers.pdf www.recreation.gov CEDAR BAYOU MARINA / MAP Q, 7 513 Cedar Bayou Blvd. Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4248 www.cedarbayou.com CEDAR MILLS MARINA / MAP R, 9 500 Harbor View Road Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4222 www.cedarmills.com

EISENHOWER STATE PARK / MAP S, 23 50 Park Road 20 Denison, TX 75020 (903) 465-1956 www.tpwd.state.tx.us

LITTLE MINERAL MARINA & RESORT / MAP P, 20 300 Little Mineral Blvd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-2332 www.littlemineral.com

FLOWING WELLS RESORT AND MARINA / MAP V, 11 3217 Flowing Wells Road Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-2930 www.flowingwellsresort.com

SUNDANCE CAMP / MAP O, 21 295 Glen Eden Dr. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-4401

HAGERMAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE / MAP W, 19 6465 Refuge Road Sherman, TX 75092 (903) 786-2826

www.texomadestinations.com/companies/sundancecamp/

TISHOMINGO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE / MAP A, 23 12000 South Refuge Road Tishomingo, OK 73460 (580) 371-2402

LAKE TEXOMA STATE PARK / MAP I, 21 11500 Park Office Rd. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2566 www.travelok.com

EQUESTRIAN TRAILS / CAMPING

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orse lovers will delight in the Lake Texoma Platter Flats Equestrian trail and campgrounds. Bring your horse and stay overnight so you can enjoy the 40+ miles of sandy trails which provide some access points to the waters of beautiful Lake Texoma. This popular destination is open all year around for your horseback riding enjoyment of Mother Nature at her finest.

PLATTER FLATS CAMPGROUND Map L, 27 867 Trail Ride Road, Platter OK, 74753 Phone: (580) 434-5864 www.recreation.gov

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LAKE TEXOMA LAKE MURRAY

For 80 years, our state parks have been your destination for fun in the Oklahoma sun. Cut loose on the tempting waters of Lake Texoma, one of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top water sports destinations. Or make lifelong memories at magical Lake Murray, where 1,000 acres of off-road trails will get your motor running.

Get your 4th night free when you book three nights at a state park cabin or lodge. Book online at TravelOK.com/SPDeals. *Restrictions apply.


Wildlife & Hunting

Lake Texoma WILDLIFE

PHOTO: RICK CANTU

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WILDLIFE REFUGES HAGERMAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Map Coordinates: W, 19 6465 Refuge Road Sherman, TX 75092 (903) 786-2826 Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00 Saturday 9:00- 4:00 Sunday 1:00-5:00 Closed on Federal Holidays TISHOMINGO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Map Coordinates: A, 23 12000 South Refuge Road Tishomingo, OK 73460 (580) 371-2402 Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00 Closed on Federal Holidays

TEXOMA HUNTING PHOTO: RICK CANTU

Lake Texoma offers a large range of hunting species for hunters who want to use their skills with bow and arrow, or with more sophisticated weaponry. Enjoy big game seasons and small game seasons around the shorline of the lake and surrounding areas. Come visit the Lake Texoma Associate office, online at www.laketexomaonline.com, or call us at (580) 564-2334 for a free map of the public hunting areas around Lake Texoma. For more hunting information, to include rules and regulations, go online: Oklahoma - www.wildlifedepartment.com Texas - www.tpwd.texas.gov

PHOTO: RICK CANTU

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Dini

Lake Texoma ENTERTAINMENT GAMING

HISTORY AND CULTURE

Choctaw Casino Resort / Map D,9 Hwy 69/75, Durant, OK (580) 920-0160

Chickasaw Council House Museum / Map A,6 207 N Fischer St. Tishomingo, OK (580) 371-3351

Madill Gaming Center / Map B,11 902 South First Street, Madill, OK (580) 795-7301 Texoma Gaming Center / Map H,19 Hwy 70 East , Kingston, OK (580) 564-6000 WinStar World Casino & Resort / Map F,2 Exit 1 & I-35, Thackerville, OK (580) 276-4229

Eisenhower Birthplace and Museum / Map W,30 609 Lamar Ave. Denison, TX (903) 465-8908 Fort Washita / Map C,9 3348 State Rd. 199 Star Route 213 Durant, OK 74701-9443 (580) 924-6502 Frontier Village Museum / Map X,23 111 RC Vaughn Rd. Denison, TX (903) 463-2487

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Harber Wildlife Museum / Map Z,25 4703 Texoma Pkwy Sherman, TX (903) 771-1134

Red River Railroad Museum / Map W,27 101 East Main St., Suite 145, Denison Texas 75021-3001 (903) 463-5289

Morton Museum / Map G,1 210 S Dixon St. Gainesville, TX (940) 668-8900

The Sherman Museum / Map Z,25 301 South Walnut Sherman, TX (903) 893-7623

Museum of Southern Oklahoma / Map B,11 400 W. Overton #3 Madill, OK (580) 795-5060

Three Valley Museum / Map C,9 401 W. Main Street Durant. OK (580) 920-1907

Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum / Map X,19 436 McCullum Ave Denison, TX (903) 786-8741


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Lake Texoma DINING

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he Texoma region offers the best in shopping and dining experiences, rivaling that of the largest metropolis to the south or to the north of our beautiful Lake Texoma. Quaint boutiques and unique antique shops offer one-of-a-kind gifts and must-haves for any seasoned shopper. The local city Main Street areas cater to shopping and dining. Additionally, the malls and casinos offer unparalleled shopping and dining experiences. Come take a tour of the Texoma region, explore our cities and enjoy the locals who are looking to welcome you to share our shopping and dining treasures.

DINING IN OKLAHOMA ALBERTA CREEK RESORT FLOATING RESTAURANT 9040 Clear Lake Dr. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2552 www.albertacreek.com ANCHOR ’N AT BUNCOMBE CREEK 14584 Arrowhead Point Road Kingston, OK 73439 580-564-2543 BRIDGEVIEW RESORT 13947 Reel Lane Madill, OK 73446 580-795-3979 www.bridgeviewmarinaandresort.com CATFISH BAY MARINA 11866 State Park Rd. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2307 www.pointe-vista.com CHICKASAW POINTE GOLF CLUB GRILL 12428 Chickasaw Pointe Rd 4 miles East Hwy 70, Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2581 www.Pointe-Vista.com CHOCTAW CASINO AND RESORT 3735 Choctaw Road Durant, OK 74701 (580) 931-8340 www.choctawcasinos.com SALITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1202 W. Main Durant, OK 74702 (580) 924-2945 www.salitas.com

DINING IN TEXAS ANGELA’S CAFE 931 S. Austin Ave. Denison, TX 75020 (903) 337-0414 ANCHOR UP CLUB & GRILL 576 Highport Rd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-6144 FULBELLIES RESTAURANT 115 South Travis Sherman, TX 75090 (903) 892-8409 www.fulbellis.com KELLY’S LAKE SHACK 31083 US-377 Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4046 HILTON GARDEN INN 5015 South US 75 Denison, TX 75020 (903) 463-3331 www.HGIGateway.com

MO’S AT HIGHPORT RESORT AND MARINA 120 Texoma Harbor Dr. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-7000 www.highport.com STRIPER’S GRILL AT MILL CREEK RESORT 512 Mill Creek Resort RD. Pottsboro, TX 75076-6242 (903) 786-2227 www.millcreekresortandmarina.com

SOLDIER CREEK RESORT & MARINA FLOATING RESTAURANT 7007 Marina Dr. Kingston, OK 73439 580-564-3670 www.soldiercreekmarina.com WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT 777 Casino Ave. Thackerville, OK 73459 (800) 622-6317 www.winstarworldcasino.com

PELICAN’S LANDING WATERFRONT RESTAURANT AT CEDAR MILLS MARINA 500 Harbor View Rd Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4500 http://www.cedarmills.com THE OASIS AT LIGHTHOUSE RESORT 300 Lighthouse Drive Pottsboro, TX 75076 903-786-2311 www.lighthouseresort.com TANGLEWOOD RESTAURANT AT TANGLEWOOD RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER 290 Tanglewood Circle Pottsboro, TX 75076 800-833-6569 www.tanglewoodresort.com

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Lake Texoma Lake Texoma SHOPPING SHOPPING SHOPPING IN OKLAHOMA CHOCTAW CASINO AND RESORT 3735 Choctaw Road Durant, OK 74701 (580) 931-8340 www.choctawcasinos.com JUNKTION FLEA MARKET 4477 US 70 Mead, OK 73449-5139 (580) 924-2123 www.thejunktionfleamarket.com KINGSTON HARDWARE 23 N. Main Street Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2694 MADILL GAMING CENTER Tobacco Shop 902 South First Street Madill, OK 73446 580-795-7301 www.chickasawcountry.com TEXOMA CASINO TRAVEL PLAZA 1794 E. Highway 70, Suite A Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-6000 www.chickasawcountry.com WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT 777 Casino Ave. Thackerville, OK 73459 (800) 622-6317 www.winstarworldcasino.com

SHOPPING IN TEXAS CEDAR MILLS MARINA SHIP STORE 500 Harbor View Road Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4222 www.cedarmills.com EISENHOWER YACHT CLUB Marina Ship Store 2141 Park Rd 20 Denison, TX 75020 (903) 463-3999 www.eisenhoweryachtclub.com THE TACKLE BOX Multiple Locations Denison & Pottsboro, TX (903) 786-2311 www.tackleboxtexoma.com TRANQUILITY SPA 95 Tanglewood Circle Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-7772 http://tranquility-at-tanglewood.com

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he communities surrounding Lake Texoma host a wide variety of charming shops and restaturants that offer unique and delightful products and services to complement the traditional shopping experience. Each community has quaint shops and local restaurants that will enhance your stay with us. Make time to drop by a town square or main street and check them out. DENISON

⚓⚓ Kaboodles ⚓⚓ Sparrows Gallery ⚓⚓ Homestead Winery ⚓⚓ Southern Bling Boutique ⚓⚓ B & N Music ⚓⚓ S & T Woodwork ⚓⚓ Natural Lifestyles/Periwinkle’s ⚓⚓ Print House Boutique & Oh Fudge ⚓⚓ Pop Around the Corner ⚓⚓ CJ’s Coffee Café ⚓⚓ Blue Moon Antique Mall ⚓⚓ Bargian Box ⚓⚓ Main Street Mercantile ⚓⚓ Wayne’s Shoe Repair and Boot ⚓⚓ Riffel’s Book’s and Antiques ⚓⚓ My Friends House ⚓⚓ Joyce’s Dugout ⚓⚓ Main Street Mall ⚓⚓ The Rialto Theater ⚓⚓ Devolli’s Otalian Restaurant ⚓⚓ La Placita Salvadorean Cocina ⚓⚓ La Michoacana Meat Market ⚓⚓ Kathleen’s Kitchen ⚓⚓ Eddie Mac’s ⚓⚓ Guerreo Bakery ⚓⚓ American Honey Boutique

POTTSBORO

⚓⚓ Mom’s Café ⚓⚓ Queenie’s Jewels ⚓⚓ Roma’s Pizza ⚓⚓ Sports Collectibles & Ect ⚓⚓ Quilt Republic

SHERMAN

⚓⚓ Glitzy Girlz Boutique ⚓⚓ Simply Puzzled ⚓⚓ Pickles & Pottery ⚓⚓ Izzy’s Pet Emporium ⚓⚓ Sandi’s Boutique in Kelly Square ⚓⚓ Sonja’s Place II ⚓⚓ Pop Pop Popcorn ⚓⚓ Gelati’s Ice Cream Parlor ⚓⚓ DB Sound & Music ⚓⚓ Risk’s Boot & Shoe ⚓⚓ The Foxy Bird Boutique ⚓⚓ Sage Café ⚓⚓ The Escape Salon and Spa ⚓⚓ Bean Me Up Coffehouse & Bistro ⚓⚓ Boiler Room and Vitina’s Deli ⚓⚓ La Placita Salvadorean Cocina ⚓⚓ La Michoacana Meat Market ⚓⚓ Kathleen’s Kitchen ⚓⚓ Eddie Mac’s ⚓⚓ Guerreo Bakery ⚓⚓ American Honey Boutique

WHITESBORO

⚓⚓ Wendy’s Union Station Salon ⚓⚓ Fantastic Hair & Nails ⚓⚓ Lemons House Moving ⚓⚓ Old World Meat Market ⚓⚓ Glitterflops ⚓⚓ Petals Flower Co ⚓⚓ Butterfield Stage Stop Antique Emporium ⚓⚓ Sunny Paige ⚓⚓ Past and Blast ⚓⚓ Lovejoy’s on Main Street ⚓⚓ Kaleidoscope Quilting Shop

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Events

Lake Texoma EVENTS

January

April (cont.)

Durant, OK Symphonic Winds Concert•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 27 Montgomery Auditorium, Southeastern Ok. St. Univ. (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org

Denison, TX Shoot for the Chamber Clay Shoot••••••••••••••••••••••••21 (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us

Denison, TX Snowball Tournament•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 27-29 (903) 465-2720 www.cityofdenison.com

Marshall County, OK Marshall County Relay for Life•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••22 Madill, OK- Kingston High School Football Field (580) 795-3563

Durant, OK The Boys and Girls Club of Durant’s Crystal Ball••••28 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org

Denison, TX Doc Holliday Festival••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••29 (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us

February

Flip Flop Foundation, TX 11th Annual Crawfish Boil at Lake Texoma•••••••••••••29 FlipFlopFoundation.com

Durant, OK Chamber Banquet-Durant Chamber of Commerce• 11 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org

May

Marshall County, OK Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Silent Auction••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 16 Madill, OK, Wildcat Den (580)795-2431 www.mccoconline.org

Durant, OK Kiwanis National Day of Prayer Breakfast•••••••••••••••4 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org

Denison, TX Battle of Waterloo II 5K/10K Trail Run••••••••••••••••••• 18 (903) 465-2720 www.cityofdenison.com Durant, OK Chamber ‘Taste of Durant’•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••25 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Marshall County, OK Marshall County Livestock Show 2•••••••••••••••••••••••25 Madill, OK – Fairbarn (580) 795-3563

March Lake Texoma Burning of the Socks••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 18 Swap for Flip Flops Various venues around Lake Texoma Lake Texoma Association (580) 564-2334 www.laketexomaonline.com Denison, TX Interurban Film Festival••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••24-26 (903) 465-1551 www.densiontx.us Flip Flop Foundation, TX Golf Cart Poker Run at Lake Texoma…••••••••••••••• TBD FlipFlopFoundation.com

April Durant, OK SE Blue & Gold Gala•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Denison, TX Culture of Arts Festival•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Denison, TX Kids Festiva•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1 Heritage Park (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Sherman, TX Boots & Bands••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7 Downtown (903) 892-7315 www.shermantx.org Marshall County, OK Annual Madill FFA Rodeo•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7-8 Madill, OK – Madill Roundup Club Arena (580) 795-3563 Denison, TX Easter Egg Roll••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••15 Eisenhower Birthplace (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us

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Sherman, TX 6th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament•••••••••••••••••••5 (903) 892-7315 www.shermantx.org Durant, OK Durant Riding Club Magnolia Rodeo•••••••••••••••• 25-27 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org

July Sherman, TX Hot Summer Nights Free Concert Series••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (903) 892-7315 www.shermantx.org Lake Texoma Association Fireworks Show•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••4th (580) 564-2334 www.laketexomaonline.com Durant, OK Choctaw Casino & Resort Fireworks Display•••••••••••4 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Denison, TX Fourth of July Fireworks••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••4 Forest Park/Munson Stadium (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Sherman, TX Lights on the Lake••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD Phone: (903) 892-7315 www.shermantx.org Denison, TX Music on Main•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 7, 14, 21, 28 (903) 464-4452 Denison, TX Movies on Main•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••29th (903) 464-4452 Whitesboro , TX 58th Annual Whitesboro Rodeo•••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD (903) 564-3331 www.whitesborotx.com August

Denison, TX Music on Main••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••26 (903) 464-4452

Marshall County, OK Madill Round-Up Club Rodeo•••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD (580) 795-243 www.mccoconline.org

Denison, TX Memorial Day Parade••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••29 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us

Sherman, TX Movies on Main••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••26

Denison, TX Boys & Girls Club’s Taste of Texoma•••••••••••••••••••••29 (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Sulpher, OK Artesian Arts Festival••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD (580)272-5520 artistinfo@chickasaw.net

June Durant, OK Magnolia Festival•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••1-3 Durant, OK (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Denison, TX Music on Main••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (903) 464-4452 Sherman, TX Hot Summer Nights Free Concert Series••3, 10, 17, 24 (903) 892-7315 www.shermantx.org Marshall County, OK The National Sand Bass Festival•••••••••••••••••••• 5-10th Madill, OK – “On the Square” in Madill (580) 795-2431 www.sandbassfestival.com Lake Texoma Association 26th Annual Bash for Cash•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••15 Tanglewood (580) 564-2334 www.laketexomaonline.com Denison, TX Tractor Parade-Golden Harvest Days•••••••••••••••• 15, 16 (903) 283-3453 www.denisontexas.us Durant, OK Presidential Golf Classic•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 16 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Marshall County, OK Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Poker Run••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••17th (580) 795-2431 www.mccoconline.org Denison, TX Movies on Main•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 24th (903) 464-4452

September Marshall County, OK Marshall County Fair••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7-9 Madill, OK – Fairbarn (580) 795-3563 Tishomingo, OK Chickasaw Festival••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 29, 30 (405)767-8998 www.chickasaw.net Pottsboro, TX Frontier Days••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 30 (903) 786-6371 pottsborochamber.com Denison, TX Red River Rampage•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD Forest Park/Munson Stadium (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Sherman, TX Autumn & Arts Festival••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD Downtown (903) 892-7315 www.shermantx.org

October Tishomingo, OK Chickasaw Festival•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••1-7 (405)767-8998 www.chickasaw.net Lake Texoma Association LTA Annual Golf Tournament•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7 Tanglewood Resort (580) 564-2334 laketexomaonline.com Madill, OK Reuel Little Classic Run•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7 (580) 677-9412 reuellittleclassicrun.com Denison, TX Main Street Fall Festival••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Denison, TX Eisenhower Birthday Celebration••••••••••••••••••••••••••14 Eisenhower Birthplace (903) 464-4452 eisenhowerbirthplace.com


Swimming & Beaches

October (cont.) Durant, OK Main Street Downtown Trick-or-Treat••••••••••••••••••••31 (5180) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Denison, TX Monsters on Main••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••31 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Flip Flop Foundation, TX Fish Fry and Fishing Tournament•••••••••••••••••••••• TBD FlipFlopFoundation.com Whitesboro, TX 52nd Annual Peanut Festival•••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD Downtown (903) 564-3331 www.whitesborotx.com

November Denison, TX Dia de los Muertos••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••4 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Durant, OK Kiwanis Pancake Day••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Denison, TX Veterans Day Parade••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 11 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Denison, TX Grayson County Holiday Lights•••••••••••••••••••••••24-30 (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Denison, TX Denison on Ice••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••24-30 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us

December Denison, TX Grayson County Holiday Lights••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1-30 (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Denison, TX Grayson County Holiday Lights•••••••••••••••••••••••••••1-31 (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Denison, TX Loft Tours•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••2 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Denison, TX Christmas Parade/Tree Lighting••••••••••••••••••••••••••••7 Downtown (903) 465-1551 www.denisontexas.us Durant, OK Durant Downtown Holiday & Chamber Parade •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••5 (580) 924-0848 www.durantchamber.org Marshall County, OK Marshall County ChamberChristmas Parade•••••••••• 9 Downtown Madill, OK (580) 795-2431 www.mccoconline.org

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Lake Texoma BEACHES & SWIMMING ake Texoma has hundreds of miles of shoreline that includes beautiful sandy beaches perfect for any age group. Each summer thousands of visitors flock to beaches across the lake for enjoyment and swimming. For many families, a great trip to a sandy beach is the key to a memorable summer vacation. From splashing, wading, and paddling in the water to refreshing walks or laying and relaxing on the beach each means a great day in the water or on the sand. Come check out Lake Texoma where the sand is soft and warm, the water is refreshing, and the excitement never stops.

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SWIMMING AREAS BIG MINERAL RESORT, MARINA & CAMP/ MAP U, 9 2889 Big Mineral Rd. • Sadler - TX 76264 Phone: (903) 523-4287 www.bigmineral.com BRIDGEVIEW MARINA AND RESORT/ MAP F, 21 13947 REEL LN MADILL, OK 73446 (580) 795-3979 www.bridgeviewmarinaandresort.com CEDAR MILLS MARINA/ MAP R, 9 500 Harbor View Road • Gordonville - TX 76245 Phone: (903) 523-4222 www.cedarmills.com EAST BURNS RUN CAMPGROUND/ MAP Q, 24 525 East Burns Run Road, Cartwright, OK 74731 Phone: (580) 965-4660 www.recreation.gov/ EISENHOWER STATE PARK/ MAP S, 23 50 Park Road 20 • Denison - TX 75020 Phone: (903) 465-1956 www.tpwd.state.tx.us FLOWING WELLS RESORT & MARINA / MAP V, 11 3217 Flowing Wells Rd • Pottsboro - TX 75076 Phone: (903) 786-2930 www.dfwresort.com

GRANDPAPPY POINT RESORT & MARINA / MAP Q, 20 132 Grandpappy Drive • Denison - TX 75020 Phone: (903) 465-6330 www.grandpappy.com LAKE TEXOMA STATE PARK/ MAP I, 21 1988 State Park Rd. • Kingston - OK 73439 Park Office: (580) 564-2566 www.TravelOK.com LIGHTHOUSE RESORT & MARINA/ MAP Q, 19 300 Lighthouse Drive • Pottsboro,TX 75076 Marina Office: (903)361-5070 www.lighthouseresort.com NEWBERRY CREEK RESORT & MARINA/ MAP G, 25 1582 Newberry Creek Rd. • Mead, OK 73449 Phone: (580) 924-0787 www.newberrycreek.com TEXOMA SHORES RESORT / MAP D, 24 16022 Cumberland Cove Rd. • Madill, OK 73446 Phone: (580) 795-3828 Website: www.texomashoresrvpark.com WEST BURNS RUN CAMPGROUND / MAP Q, 23 825 West Burns Run, Cartwright, OK 74731 Phone: (580) 965-4922 www.recreation.gov/

Sherman, TX Christmas Parade & Festival••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD (903) 892-7315 www.shermantx.org Whitesboro , TX Christmas Tree Lighting••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TBD (903) 564-3331 www.whitesborotx.com

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Boating

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WATERCRAFT SALES & RENTALS ALBERTA CREEK RESORT / MAP J, 23 9040 Clear Lake Dr. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2552 www.albertacreek.com BIG MINERAL RESORT, MARINA & CAMP / MAP U, 9 2889 Big Mineral Rd. Sadler, TX 76264 (903) 523-4287 www.bigmineral.com BLACKBEARD MARINE / MAP M, 8 6339 S. Hwy 377 Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-9576 www.blackbeardmarine.net BRIDGEVIEW RESORT & MARINA / MAP F, 21 13947 Reel Lane Madill, OK 73446 (580) 795-3979 www.bridgeviewmarinaandresort.com CATFISH BAY MARINA / MAP I, 21 11866 State Park Rd. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2307 www.pointe-vista.com CEDAR BAYOU MARINA / MAP Q, 7 513 Cedar Bayou Blvd. Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4248 www.cedarbayou.com CEDAR MILLS MARINA / MAP R, 9 500 Harbor View Rd. Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4222 www.cedarmills.com EISENHOWER YACHT CLUB MARINA / MAP S, 23 2141 Park Rd 20 Denison, TX 75020 (903) 463-3999 www.eisenhoweryachtclub.com

FLOWING WELLS RESORT & MARINA / MAP V, 11 3217 Flowing Wells Rd • Pottsboro - TX 75076 Phone: (903) 786-2930 www.dfwresort.com GRANDPAPPY POINT MARINA / MAP Q, 20 132 Grandpappy Dr. Denison, TX 75020 (903) 465-6330 www.grandpappy.com HIGHPORT RESORT AND MARINA / MAP F, 16 120 Texoma Harbor Dr. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-7000 www.highport.com LIGHTHOUSE RESORT & MARINA / MAP Q, 19 300 Lighthouse Dr. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 361-5070 www.lighthouseresort.com LITTLE GLASSES RESORT / MAP G, 19 13443 Parrot Head Lane Madill, OK 73446 (580) 795-2068 www.Littleglasses.com LITTLE MINERAL MARINA & RESORT/ MAP P, 20 300 Little Mineral Blvd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-2332 www.littlemineral.com MILL CREEK RESORT & MARINA / MAP S, 12 512 Mill Creek Resort Rd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-2227 www.millcreekresortandmarina.com TANGLEWOOD RESORT & CONF. CENTER / MAP S, 16 290 Tanglewood Circle Pottsboro, TX 75076 800-833-6569 www.tanglewoodresort.com TYCOON MOTORSPORTS / MAP H, 15 610 Highway 70 E. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-3100 www.tycoonmotorsports.com

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EISENHOWER YACHT CLUB 2141 Park Road 20 • Denison - TX 75020 Phone: 903-463-3999 Email: eyc@eisenhoweryachtclub.com www.eisenhoweryachtclub.com LOCATED INSIDE EISENHOWER STATE PARK FLOWING WELLS RESORT 3217 Flowing Wells Rd • Pottsboro - TX 75076 Phone: 903-786-2930 www.dfwresort.com BIG MINERAL RESORT MARINA CAMP 2889 Big Mineral Rd. Sadler, TX 76264 Phone: 903-523-4287 www.bigmineral.com CEDAR BAYOU MARINA 513 Cedar Bayou Blvd • Gordonville - TX 76245 Phone: 903-523-4248 • Fax: 903-523-5154 www.cedarbayou.com Email: allby1@verizon.net CEDAR MILLS MARINA 500 Harbor View Road • Gordonville - TX 76245 Phone: 903-523-4222 Email: resort@cedarmills.com www.cedarmills.com

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GRANDPAPPY POINT RESORT & MARINA 132 Grandpappy Drive • Denison - TX 75020 Phone: 903-465-6330 Toll free: 888-855-1972 www.grandpappy.com HIGHPORT MARINA 120 Texoma Harbor Dr. Pottsboro - TX 75076 Phone: 800-569-4650 /903-786-7000 Mo’s at Highport: 903-786-7654 Super Port Fuel Dock: 903-786-8365 www.highport.com HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 715 N. Point Lookout Dr. Denison, TX 75020 (903) 463-2500 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

LIGHTHOUSE RESORT & MARINA 300 Lighthouse Drive • Pottsboro,TX 75076 Reservations: (903) 361-5070 Marina Office: 903-786-2311 Fuel Dock: 903-786-2250 www.lighthouseresort.com Email: lighthousetexoma@gmail.com LITTLE MINERAL MARINA & RESORT 300 Little Mineral Blvd. • Pottsboro, TX 75076 Phone: 903-786-2332 www.littlemineral.com MILL CREEK RESORT & MARINA 512 Mill Creek Resort Rd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 Phone: 903-786-2227 Email: tonya@millcreekresortandmarina.com www.millcreekresortandmarina.com ROCK CREEK RESORT 21400 FM 901 North, Gordonville, TX 76245 Ship Store Phone: 903-523-5353 Land Sales Phone: 903-523-5105 Boat slip rentals: 214-706-7801 www.rockcreekontexoma.com WALNUT CREEK RESORT 1075 Walnut Creek Rd. PO Box 346 • Gordonville, TX 76245 Phone: 903-523-4211 www.walnutcreekresort.com 1 mi. north and 1 mi. east of Gordonville


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ALBERTA CREEK RESORT 9040 Clear Lake Dr P. O. Box 9 • Kingston, OK 73439 Phone: (580) 564-2552 Convenience Store: (580) 564-2561 Floating Restaurant: (580) 564-4465 Email: customerservice@albertacreek.com www.albertacreek.com BRIDGEVIEW RESORT AND MARINA 13947 Reel Lane Madill, OK 73446 Phone: (580) 795-3979 Ships Store on land Phone: (580) 795-3082 Ships Store on water www.bridgeviewmarinaandresort.com BUNCOMBE CREEK RESORT MARINA 14584 Arrowhead Point Rd Kingston, OK 73439 Phone: (580) 564-2543 Toll-free: (800) 636-2543 ANCHOR ‘N RESTAURANT: (580) 564-2536 www.buncombecreek.com CATFISH BAY MARINA Pointe Vista Marinas 11866 Marina Road • Kingston, OK 73439 Marina Office (580) 564-2307 Gas Dock (580) 564-4131 Service Shop (580) 564-2309 Marina Mart (580) 564-4994 The Cabana: (580) 564-4958 Email: catfishbay@pointe-vista.com www.pointe-vista.com

LITTLE GLASSES RESORT 13443 Parrot Head Lane, Madill, OK 73446 Phone: (580) 795-2068 Fax: 580-677-9046 Email: reservations@littleglasses.com www.littleglasses.com NEWBERRY CREEK RESORT & MARINA 1582 Newberry Creek Rd. • Mead, OK 73449 Phone: (580) 924-0787 www.newberrycreek.com SOLDIER CREEK RESORT & MARINA 7007 Marina Dr., Kingston, OK 73439 Phone: (580) 564-3670 Floating Restaurant: 580-564-9540 www.soldiercreekmarina.com TEXOMA SHORES RESORT 16022 Cumberland Cover Cove. Madill, OK 73446 Phone: (580)795-3828 www.oceancanyon.com WILLOW SPRINGS RESORT & MARINA 1401 Willow Springs Rd. • Mead, OK 73449 Phone: (580) 924-6240

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Lake Texoma GOLF COURSES LAKE TEXOMA AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS OFFER SOME OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT,CHALLENGING AND BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSES IN THE UNITED STATES. NO MATTER THE SEASON, YOU WILL ENJOY THE COURSES AND THE SUPERB VIEWS AVAILABLE ONLY ON LAKE TEXOMA. DISCOVER EVERYTHING THAT GOLFING IN THE TEXOMA REGION HAS TO OFFER. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE FAIRWAYS!

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TEXOMA GOLF COURSES Buncombe Creek Golf Course / Map N,9 Off 377; one mi. north of Willis Bridge, Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-1260 / 9 holes www.buncombecreekgolf.com Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course / Map H,20 4 miles east Hwy 70, Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2581 / 18 holes www.pointe-vista.com Falconhead Resort & Country Club / Map D,1 605 Falconhead Dr. Burneyville, OK 73430 (580) 276-3341 / 18 holes www.falconheadgolf.com Stone Creek Golf Club / Map H,8 2200 Club House Dr, Sherman, TX 75092 (903) 870-7980 www.stonecreekcc.com

WinStar Golf Course / Map F,2 777 Casino Ave. Thackerville, OK 73459 (580) 276-1240 / 18 holes www.winstargolfcourse.com Tanglewood Resort & Country Club / Map S,16 290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-4140 / 18 holes www.tanglewoodresort.com/golf Tishomingo Golf and Recreation Club / Map A,6 3600 West Golf Course Road, Tishomingo, OK 73460 (580)371-2604 / 9 holes Denison Golf & Country Club / Map V,23 Hwy 84N, Denison, TX 75021 (903) 465-4488 / 18 holes www.denisoncc.com Woodlawn Country Club / Map Y,26 4046 Woodlawn Dr., Sherman, TX 75091 (903) -893-9657 / 18 holes http://www.woodlawncountryclub .com/club_info.htm

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Lake Texoma LODGING A VACATION RENTAL Lodging 1240 Lake Rd. Gordonville, TX (940) 382-2014 www.texomalakefront.com

FLOWING WELLS RESORT AND MARINA 3217 Flowing Wells Road Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903)786-2930 www.flowingwellsresort.com

BIG MINERAL CAMP 2889 Big Mineral Rd. Sadler, TX 76264 (903) 523-4287 www.bigmineral.com

GRANDPAPPY POINT RESORT & MARINA 132 Grandpappy Dr. Denison, TX 75020 (903) 465-6330 www.grandpappy.com

CABIN LAKE TEXOMA 108 Circle 8 Lane, Pottsboro, TX 75076 (940) 391-4958 www.CabinLakeTexoma.com CEDAR BAYOU MARINA 513 Cedar Bayou Blvd. Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4248 www.cedarbayou.com CEDAR MILLS MARINA 500 Harbor View Road Gordonville, TX 76245 (903) 523-4222 www.cedarmills.com

HAMPTON INN & SUITES DENISON 3415 Ansley Blvd. Denison, TX 75020 (903) 464-9010 www.hamptoninn.com HILTON GARDEN INN/TEXOMA EVENT CENTER 5015 U.S. Hwy. 75 Denison, TX 75020 (903) 463-3331 www.HGIgateway.com

LAKE TEXOMA HIDEAWAY 49 Ole Cedar Lane Gordonville, TX 76245-2338 (214) 773-3239 www.laketexomahideaway.com/

PAPPYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PARADISE BED & BREAKFAST 259 Mill Creek Rd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-8909 www.pappysparadise.net

LIGHTHOUSE RESORT & MARINA 300 Lighthouse Dr. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 361-5070 www.lighthouseresort.com

PARADISE COVE RESORT 503 Paradise Park Rd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 361-8500 www.paradisetexoma.com

LITTLE MINERAL MARINA & RESORT 300 Little Mineral Blvd. Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-2332 www.littlemineral.com

TANGLEWOOD RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER 290 Tanglewood Circle Pottsboro, TX 75076 (800) 833-6569 www.tanglewoodresort.com

MILL CREEK RESORT & MARINA 512 Mill Creek Resort RD. Pottsboro, TX 75076-6242 (903) 786-2227 www.millcreekresortandmarina.com

WALNUT CREEK RESORT 1075 Walnut Creek Rd Gordonville, TX 76245-0346 (903) 523-4211 www.walnutcreekresort.com

LBERTA CREEK RESORT 9040 Clear Lake Dr. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2552 www.albertacreek.com

CABIN FEVER ADVENTURES 1613 Texoma Park Rd. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-1616 www.cabinfeveradventures.net

NEWBERRY CREEK RESORT & MARINA 1582 Newberry Creek Rd. Mead, OK 73449 (580) 924-0787 www.newberrycreek.com

AMERICAN INN 601 N. 1st Street Madill, OK 73446 (580) 795-3433 www.magnusonhotels.com

CHOCTAW CASINO RESORT 3735 Choctaw Road Durant, OK 74701 (580) 931-8340 www.choctawcasinos.com

ARROWHEAD POINT LODGE 5347 Shay Rd Kingston, OK 73439 (580)-564-9369

LAKE TEXOMA BAPTIST RESORT & MINISTRIES 2034 Max Rd Mead, OK 73449 (580) 924-7919

SOLDIER CREEK RESORT & MARINA 7007 Marina Dr. Kingston OK 73439 (580) 564-3670 www.soldiercreekmarina.com

BRIDGEVIEW RESORT Hwy 199, Madill OK 73446 (580) 795-3979 www.bridgeviewmarinaandresort.com BUDGET INN 803 S. 1st Street Madill, OK 73446 (580) 795-5141 www.magnusonhotels.com BUNCOMBE CREEK RESORT MARINA 14584 Arrowhead Point Road Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2543 www.buncombecreek.com

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LAKE TEXOMA LODGE & RESORT 3263 US 70 Mead, Ok 73449 (866) 831-4293 www.laketexomalodge.com LITTLE GLASSES RESORT 13443 Parrot Head Lane Madill, OK 73446 (580)-795-2068 www.washitapoint.com

TEXOMA CHRISTIAN CAMP 15448 Texoma Christian Camp Rd. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-2630 / http://www.texomachristiancamp.org TEXOMA LAKESIDE MOTEL & RV PARK 1878 Hwy 70 East Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-4442 www.texomalakesidemotel.com TEXOMA SHORES RESORT 16022 Cumberland Cove Rd. Madill, OK 73446 (580) 795-3828 www.texomashoresrvpark.com WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT 777 Casino Ave. Thackerville, OK 73459 (800) 622-6317 www.winstarworldcasino.com

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Real Estate & Development

Lake Texoma REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT HOW DO YOU WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT REAL ESTATE THAT ISN’T BORING? YOU START IT WITH “BLAKE SHELTON BUILT A HOUSE HERE!” SO, OBVIOUSLY, YOU SHOULD TOO!! But really… Real Estate around Lake Texoma is doing great! We’ve sold more homes this year than at this time last year, over 150 in Marshall County. Average home prices are steady at a healthy $145,000. We are seeing numerous older lake home owners choosing to relocate or sell their lake homes due to aging and health issues, meaning the market has plenty of options. Bargains are abundant if you are willing to put in some work to update properties. Wood paneling and

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES COLDWELL BANKER VANMETER RADER GROUP 1694 Hwy 70 East Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-9000 www.cbtexoma.com

shag carpets were the rage in the 1970’s, but times have changed and home décor has aged with its owners. Updating these cosmetic issues can often be done on a budget and leave the new owners with a modern, trendy home. The new Chickasaw Resort to be built near the old location of the Lake Texoma Lodge is much anticipated and should generate renewed interest in the older Catfish Bay and Washita Point communities near the

the first of many lake season celebrations! LAKE TEXOMA REAL ESTATE 702 Hwy 70E Ste D Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-6216 dcarruthl@sbcglobal.net

LITTLE’S PROPERTY, INC. 4204 Paradise Rd. Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-3602 www.washitapoint.com

EASY LIFE REALTY Lisa Hitchcock & Associates -Live Love Lake Texoma 603 N. Travis Rd., Sherman, TX 75092 (903) 814-2689 lisa@easyliferealty.com www.EasyLifeRealty.com

COLDWELL BANKER, VANMETER RADER GROUP 419 W. Main Durant, OK 74701 (580) 924-8404 www.vanmeterrealty.com TEXOMA AGENCY 1105 Hwy 70 Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 230-2200 kenny@texomaagency.com www.texomaagency.com TRACY REALTY 83493 N State Hwy 289 Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-3115

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The Marinas and nightlife centers across the lake are rejuvenating in order to provide lake goers fun places to come together. Look to the marinas this summer for concerts, community dinners, poker runs and fishing tournaments. Two of the marinas will be participating in the 2nd annual Burning of the Socks to celebrate the transition from socks to flipflops as the temperatures rise. This is sure to be

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ERA STEVE COOK & CO. REALTORS 225 W FM 120 Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-3355 www.eratexoma.com

JANEY HOGENSON REALTY ERA Steve Cook & Co. Realtors PO Box 455 Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-3355 janeyrealty@yahoo.com

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TANGLEWOOD REAL ESTATE CO 81750 N. State Hwy 289, Ste 114 Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 786-3100 mward@tanglewoodresort.com

DEVELOPMENT FRENCH CONSTRUCTION 1347 Lindsey Ln Kingston, OK 73439 (580) 564-3297 frenchconinc@aol.com Construction Equipment / Services

Industry is picking up with a new factory in Kingston and a reopened trailer manufacturer in Madill. Three new dining locations now offer more delicious choices for eating out. Shopping in Madill and Kingston is expanding with boutiques relocating to gain more space for inventory. This industry growth is bringing in new jobs and permanent residents to grow Madill and Kingston. Life at Lake Texoma is great! Whether you are a full time resident or a weekender, the best way to experience Lake Texoma is with your own lake home. You decide when you want to come and how long you want to stay; no check out times and no late charges. So come on down to Lake Texoma. It’s true what they say “Life is better at the lake!”

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Marketing Partners - LTA Guide 2017 Alliance Health Durant_________________ 31 Blackbeard Marine____________Back Cover Bridgeview Marina & Resort___________ 32 Buncombe Creek Marina______________ 38 Cabin Fever Adventures________________ 51 Catfish Bay Marina_____________________ 47 Cedar Mills Marina & Resort___________ 20 Chickasaw Country_____________________ 51 Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club____________ 47 Coldwell Banker________________________ 38 Denison Chamber of Commerce______ 11 Durant, Oklahoma______________________ 13 Eisenhower Yacht Club Marina________ 34 First United Bank_______________________ 34 Gone Fishin' RV Resort_________________ 46 Grandpappy Point Resort & Marina___ 38 Highport Marina________________________ 39 Holiday Inn Express____________________ 46 HydroHoist Marine Group_____________ 46

Janey Hogenson, ERA__________________ 46 Lake Texoma Hideaway________________ 46 Lake Texoma Lodge & Resort__________ 39 Lisa Hitchcock, Easy Life Realty________ 51 Little Mineral Resort & Marina_________ 38 Marshall County, Oklahoma____________ 14 Mill Creek Resort & Marina____________ 38 Moxie Graphic Productions____________ 20 Newberry Creek Resort & Marina______ 46 Oklahoma State Parks__________________ 30 Pelican's Landing Restaurant & Bar____ 20 Pottsboro, Texas_______________________ 16 Sneaky Tiki_______________________________ 8 Striper Express_________________________ 27 Tanglewood Resort_____________________ 49 Texoma Agency Real Estate____________ 46 Texoma Urgent Care___________________ 34 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers__________ 41 Whitesboro, Texas_____________________ 20

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