10 Lake Texoma Fun Facts

by Ray Roman Updated on Jan 6, 2024

We love the Lake Tecoma lifestyle which is the main reason we write on this blog. Hundreds of thousands visit the lake yearly but most only know it’s a great stripe fishing destination.

We decided to put together a list of 10 fun facts about Lake Texoma.

Fun Facts About Lake Texoma
Fun Facts About Lake Texoma

Let’s get started.

  1. It is a man-made reservoir created by the Denison Dam in 1944 during World War II (source: Adventure Texoma Outdoors).
  2. The lake is situated on the border between Oklahoma and Texas in the Oklahoma counties of Bryan, Marshall, Johnston, and Love and the Texas counties of Grayson and Cooke (source: Wikipedia).
  3. It is among the most developed lakes in the region. It attracts between 6 and 9 million visitors annually due to its size and proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (source: Bassmaster).
  4. The lake covers an area of 93,000 acres and has a shoreline of over 580 miles (source: Lake Texoma).
  5. Lake Texoma provides water for several north Texas communities (source: Adventure Texoma Outdoors).
  6. The lake is home to over 70 fish species, including striped bass, catfish, and crappie (source: Lake Texoma).
  7. The area around the lake offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, water sports, boating, hiking, and biking (source: Lake Texoma).
  8. Lake Texoma is a popular destination for birdwatchers, with over 300 species of birds recorded in the area (source: Lake Texoma).
  9. The lake also has several wildlife species, including deer, coyotes, bobcats, and raccoons (source: Lake Texoma).
  10. Party Island is a great place to anchor your boat and have fun during the summer months.
Ray Roman
Ray is the founder/author of Go Lake Texoma. He and his wife Tammy live on Lake Texoma. They created this Lake Texoma visitor's guide to help the millions of visitors yearly enjoy all the great things Lake Texoma has to offer.