Top Local Attractions in Ardmore, OK for Leisurely Fun and Outdoor Entertainment

If you love spending time in the outdoors or you’re a novice or devoted explorer, there’s a lot to do in southern Oklahoma. These local attractions in Ardmore, OK should top your list on your next visit to Lake Murray.

Lake Murray State Park and Lodge

You could spend your entire visit to the area taking in everything the state park has to offer. Lake Murray State Park is the largest in Oklahoma, with 5,700 acres surrounding the lake. Hike, bike or ride horses through the terrain or hit the water; go for a swim, try paddle boating or launch your watercraft at Lake Murray Marina for a day, coasting across the waters.

Lake Murray State Park Trails

One of the most beautiful local attractions in Ardmore, OK are the state park trails. Over ten miles of trails wind through the park that you can utilize for riding ATV’s, horses, biking or setting out on foot.


Lake Murray Park Lodge

Would you like to spend your nights on the lake? Book a stay at Lake Murray Lodge, located in the park and nearby to Lake Murray Marina. The lodge has a variety of single rooms and cabins available. Cabin options are suited for every type of stay from a couple’s weekend getaway to a large family get together.


Tucker Tower and Lake Murray Nature Center

Tucker Tower combines a beautiful view of the expanse of Lake Murray with valuable state history. Located on the grounds of the state park, the center underwent a major renovation in 2013. The beautiful structure was built in the 1930’s intended as a summer retreat for Governors, but transformed into a museum and nature reserve focused on history and conservation of the man-made lake and surrounding area. The nature center and tower are open daily for tours.


The Lake Murray Yacht Club

One of the best things about Lake Murray is the community members that give it so much personality. The Lake Murray Yacht Club combines its neighborly values of friendship and community with a desire to keep Lake Murray clean and safe for years to come.


State Park Golf Course

One last thing to make your visit to Lake Murray complete is a round of golf on the 18 hole course that rests inside the state park. Enjoy a peaceful game surrounded by an extraordinary amount of trees where one hole even features a natural waterfall. Forget some of your gear? No problem, the pro-shop at the course can outfit you with whatever you need.


Are you ready to plan your visit? We’ve been part of the area for years! Contact us with your questions about any of these local attractions in Ardmore, OK, or anything you want to know about Lake Murray Marina.