Praries & Lakes
Eisenhower Texas State Park
Eisenhower State Park Information:
This 423 acre park is located northwest of Denison on the shores of Lake Texoma. The park was acquired in 1954 by a U.S. Army lease and opened to the public in 1958. It is named after U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. The park features over 5 miles of Lake Texoma shoreline. The rocky bluffs offer a beautiful view of Lake Texoma which forms a portion of the border between Texas and Oklahoma. Activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, nature study, interpretive programs, fishing, boating, sailing, yachting, swimming, water skiing, and ATV and mini-bike use. The park is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Texoma near the Denison Dam. Park entrance and camping fees apply. For more park information, read the park brochure and watch the park video
Lake Texoma Information:
The 74,686 surface acre Lake Texoma was created by the construction of the 3 mile long Denison Dam on the Red River on the Texas and Oklahoma border, approximately 5 miles northwest of Denison, Texas. The lake is fed by the Red and the Washita Rivers. The lake was impounded in 1944, has a maximum depth of 100 feet, and over 580 miles of shoreline. It is the 11th largest manmade reservoir in the United States. In July, 2007, water flowed over the emergency spillway for the third time in the dam’s history. Lake amenities include 2 wildlife refuges, two state parks (one in Oklahoma), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks, other locally managed parks, 12 marinas, 26 resort/RV parks, and a large number of boat ramps. The lake offers excellent fishing for striper (white striped bass); it is one of the few reservoirs in the nation where striped bass reproduce naturally. The lake is known as “The Striper Capital of the World.” Several islands on the lake are popular with boaters and partiers. The lake is known for its bald eagles. Lake Texoma is one of the most popular Federal recreation facilities in the nation with over 6 million visitors annually. The U.S. 70 Roosevelt Bridge crosses the Washita Arm of Lake Texoma near Oklahoma. The U.S. 377 Willis Bridge crosses the Lake’s Red River Arm near the west end of Lake Texoma.
Lake Texoma Location Map
Current Lake Texoma Lake Level
Lake Texoma Facilities Map
Lake Texoma Facilities Map #2
Lake Texoma TPWD Public Access Facilities Map 
Eisenhower State Park Directions:
From Denison, take U.S. 69 North to FM 84. Go left (west) on FM 84, then turn right (north) on SH 91 and proceed to Denison Dam. Go left (west) on FM 1310, and drive 1.8 miles to the park entrance.