Lake Texoma Frequently Asked Questions

by Ray Roman Updated on Oct 30, 2023

Below we have compiled the most frequent questions we hear about Lake Texoma. We are always adding to this list, so bookmark it for future reference.

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What is the average depth of water in Lake Texoma?

The average water depth of Lake Texoma is 39 feet deep. The maximum depth is 110 feet.

Is there a town under Lake Texoma?

Actually, there are four towns underwater. Preston Bend, Hagerman, Cedar Mills, all three in Texas, and Woodville are located in Oklahoma.

Are there sharks in Lake Texoma?

Even though a 3-foot sand shart was found near the beach on the Texas side of Lake Texoma back in 1988, there were no sharks in the lake. It is highly unlikely that any saltwater fish species would survive in Lake Texoma.

Are there snakes in Lake Texoma?

Lake Texoma is well stocked with snakes. The most common are cottonmouth (water moccasins), rattlesnakes, and copperheads.

Can you swim in Lake Texoma?

Back in 2011, the lake was closed to swimmers on both the Texas side and Oklahoma side due to dangerous levels of blue algae. The lake is safe to swim in, and we have done so many times. However, it’s always a good idea to stay informed of Lake Texoma’s water conditions.

Are there alligators in Lake Texoma?

The Army Corps of Engineers get a least one call a month about an alligator sighting.

How many islands are on Lake Texoma?

There are several small islands on the Lake. They can only be reached only by water transportation. They include, in order from west to east, West Island, Wood Island, Hog Island, Treasure Island, Little Island, and North Island.

How many parks are on Lake Texoma?

There are a total of 56 parks on Lake Texoma. Two state parks; are Eisenhower Park in Texas and Lake Texoma Park in Oklahoma. There are 54 USACE-managed parks. The northern and southern reaches of the lake each terminate within a national wildlife refuge.

When was the Lake Texoma Dam completed?

The dam was completed in January 1944 at a cost of $54 million dollars. Adjusted for inflation today, that would be $797,505,517.24

Does Blake Shelton really own a home on Lake Texoma?

Actually, yes, he does. We’ve been driven by it. Here is a video of the house. We’ve been by the house both on land and on the lake multiple times. No Blake Shelton spotting yet.

How many guides does Lake Texoma Have?

When it comes to striper fishing guides, the lake has several dozen guides. Our favorite is Sparkys Guide Service since we know them very well. Here is our list of the Top 10 Lake Texoma Fishing Guides.

If you fish Lake Texoma and are into striper fishing check out these great striper recipes so you can enjoy your next catch. If you need guidance on striper fishing on Lake Texoma, take a look at this Lake Texoma topo map, it’s one of the best available.

Finally, if you are looking for some entertainment, take a look at these 5 Lake Texoma casinos.

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.