Lake Texoma - it's about 1 hour by car from Dallas and just west of Denison. It's a big, attractive lake with opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, hiking and etc.... And, right on the other side of the lake is Oklahoma. One of the best lakes in the area. A hiking trail is in Eisenhower State Park - and a better one begins at Juniper Point - both on the Texas side. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is located at Lake Texoma too...Hagerman is a birdwatchers hang-out...people can hike and fish there too.
- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park
Denison butts up to the Oklahoma border. Durant is known as the Magnolia Capital of the Oklahoma because of its large number of magnolia trees which line the streets as well as those on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University campus. Fort Washita, ia 150-acre site which contains the well-preserved, partially restored remains of an American Indian fort built in 1842. It is just out of Durant.
North of Durant on Hwy 75, just over the Oklahoma border.
Lake Texoma- is 5 miles north/west of Denison and is the largest lake in capacity in the Tulsa District and the tenth largest in the United States. It is widely recognised as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. The area includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, fifty four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, twenty-six resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses.
North of Denison on the border of Oklahoma.
Sherman is the seat of Grayson County and is home to many Fortune 500 companies, which include Texas Instruments, Proctor and Gamble and Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc. Sherman has many antique stores including delightful shops in Kelly Square Mall.
South of Denison on Hwy 75 - about 9 miles.
Denison Dam and Powerhouse
Denison Dam and Powerhouse was constructed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to restrain 89,000 surface acres of water that makes up Lake Texoma. The dam provides hydroelectric power for North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. An interesting thing is that German POW labour was used in the construction which lasted from 1938 - 1944.
North of city on Hwy 91
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