Lake Texoma is located between the Texas and Oklahoma state line and is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States and the 12th largest US Army Corps of Engineers’ lake. So how big is Lake Texoma?
- It has a surface area of 93,000 acres
- It has a water volume of 2,525,568 acre-ft. Approx 756,993,907,779 gallons (That’s a lot of water, trust me!)
- It has 580 miles of shoreline
But there’s more to Lake Texoma’s than just it’s size. Below are 10 commonly asked questions about the lake.
What is the average depth of water in Lake Texoma?
A. The average water depth of Lake Texoma is 39 feet deep. The maximum depth 110 feet.
Is there a town under Lake Texoma?
A. Actually there are four towns underwater. Preston Bend, Hagerman, Cedar Mills all three in Texas, and Woodville located in Oklahoma.
Are there sharks in Lake Texoma?
A. Even though a 3-foot sand shart was found near the beach on the Texas side of Lake Texoma back in 1988, there no sharks in the lake. It is highly unlikely that any saltwater species of fish would survive in Lake Texoma.
Are there snakes in Lake Texoma?
A. Lake Texoma is well stocked with snakes. The most common are cottonmouth (water moccasins), rattlesnakes, and copperheads.
Can you swim in Lake Texoma?
A. 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?
A. The Army Corps of Engineers get a least one call a month about an alligator sighting.
How many islands on Lake Texoma?
A. There are several small islands on Lake Texoma. 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 on Lake Texoma?
A. There are a total of 56 parks on Lake Texoma. Two state parks; Eisenhower Park in Texas and Lake Texoma Park in Oklahoma. There 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?
A. 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?
A. Actually yes he does. We’ve driven by it. Here is a video of the house.
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