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Before southcentral Oklahoma was lake country, it was river country, home to the mercurial Red, the gentle Washita and the pristine Blue rivers. Corralled, the rivers created four major lakes -- and a whole new world of water. Lake Texoma splashes into three counties and draws fisherman from all over the country, lured by the best striped bass fishing to be found anywhere. Near Ardmore, clear spring water fill Lake Murray, built in the shady foothills of the Arbuckle mountains and the sparkling centerpiece of Oklahoma's oldest, most historic state park. (A limestone castle houses the park's nature center.) The 9,000-acre McGee Creek National Scenic Recreation Area, adjacent to Atoka Lake, is home to white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and the occasional mountain lion. Campers can apply for a permit to backpack into the recreation area, or stay in relative luxury in a rustic log fishing hut at McGee Creek State Park.

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Boggy Depot Townsite

Prelude to a State Boggy Depot's contribution to Oklahoma outlasted all her structures, for it was the source of the state's name. Chief Allen Wright, principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, suggested the word "Oklahoma" (meaning "Red People") in 1866

Atoka, OK Historic Towns

Eliza Cruce Hall Doll Museum

Over 300 rare and antique dolls are on display at the museum located in the Ardmore Public Library. Eliza Cruce Hall came as a child to Indian Territory in 1896 and was the niece of the state'

Ardmore, OK Museums

Love County Courthouse

This unique octagonal architecture with four impressive columns at each of four entrances is Oklahoma's first county courthouse built after statehood. The cornerstone of Nelson Georgia Marble was laid during Masonic ceremonies on April 29, 1910. The building was dedicated on November 24

Marietta, OK Historic Courthouses

Ada Recreation

Ada is blessed with a variety of recreational activities which include a strong tennis program, four softball fields, two golf courses and a skeet range. The Ada area is nationally recognized as a coon hunters' paradise with several different hunts scheduled here.

Ada, OK Recreation

Love County Military Museum

The Military Museum houses memorabilia from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. It is located in the renovated old jail at the southwest corner behind the Love County Courthouse.

Marietta, OK Museums

Lake Murray Fishing

Lake Murray was built by the WPA back in the 1930's close to Ardmore, Oklahoma. It was the first major lake impounded in Oklahoma and contains largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass. The lake is noted for yielding large numbers of smallmouth in the 2-3

, OK Fishing

Pauls Valley Municipal Golf Course

The Pauls Valley Municipal Golf Course is a 9-hole course that has bent grass greens and bermuda fairways, and, along with a driving range and practice area, provide an enjoyable golfing experience. Golf lessons are available from the head golf pro, Frankie Rinehart (PGA)

Pauls Valley, OK Golf Courses


Lake Murray Golf Course

Lake Murray Golf Course combines a public, 18-hole course, plus miniature golf. Nestled in the wooded hills of Oklahoma's largest state park, the course's tight, tree-lined fairways put the emphasis on accuracy. Murray's signature par-three 16

Marietta, OK Golf Courses


Confederate Cemetery

The "burying ground" was first used by emigrants traveling on the Butterfield Stage road who camped at a spring, which was later called "Harkins' Spring," just north of the Middle Boggy River (today known as the Muddy Boggy).

Atoka, OK Cemeteries

Lake Murray Riding Stables

The riding stables at Lake Murray State Park offer hayrides and trail rides through some of the most beautiful scenery in Oklahoma. Trail rides leave every hour and no reservations are needed. Hayrides & Moonlight rides must be reserved.

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