Lawton, Oklahoma

Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area is your one-stop family fun and outdoor recreation location. LETRA is nestled in the picturesque Wichita Mountains and offers a 360-acre lake surrounded by native prairie.

Some of the attractions include a double flume water slide, miniature golf course, bath house and sandy beach, beach snack bar, 62 RV campsites with full hookups, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and hiking trails.

In addition, LETRA offers a multipurpose lodge for special events, restaurant grille, equipment rental, convenience store, and a boat launch/marina.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Museum of the Great Plains

At the Museum of the Great Plains, the natural and cultural history of the Great Plains of north America is studied and shown in many exhibits and programs that will be enjoyed by all members of the family. Special events include a twice-yearly encampment of 1830

Lawton, OK Museums

Wichita Mountains - Holy City

While you're in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, be sure to visit the Holy City of the Wichitas, an interesting manmade intrusion that is historic in its own right. Built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the 1930's, the Holy City is located on 110

Lawton, OK Landmarks

Percussive Arts Society Museum

The Percussive Arts Museum and Library are currently closed and have been moved to Indianapolis, IN with the administrative offices as of April 2007. The PAS Museum and Library will open in a new space downtown Indianapolis in 2008.

Lawton, OK Museums

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