Beautiful Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Visit Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore Oklahoma

Select Registry - February 24, 2022

Visit the Beautiful Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore Oklahoma

One of the best things about the Select Registry Collection of Inns is the unique places we get to encourage you to travel to. That includes fun places like Lake Murray State Park near Ardmore, Oklahoma. The city of Ardmore, Oklahoma, is located in the south-central part of the state, approximately two hours south of Oklahoma City and two hours north of the Fort Worth/Dallas areas. 

Ardmore is located on Oklahoma’s Adventure Road, 130 miles of Oklahoma highway built for anything from interesting day trips to week-long road trips. It’s truly a hidden gem when it comes to Oklahoma getaway destinations, and that is thanks in part to incredible destinations like Lake Murray State Park. 

Though the beautiful blue waters of Lake Murray State Park might be what draws you into the area, it’s going to be the charming town of Ardmore that keeps you here. Here, you’ll find a thriving Main Street in historic downtown, plenty of arts and entertainment, museums, live music venues, bars, restaurants, and so much more.

At the heart of your getaway will be the exceptional accommodations found at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast. It’s one of two in the delightful state of Oklahoma, offering the high-quality accommodations and extraordinary hospitality the Select Registry brand is known and loved for. If there’s any doubt this is one of the best places to stay in Oklahoma, it’ll be erased the moment you step through their door.  

As you plan out your adventures for the remainder of 2022, make sure to put Lake Murray State Park and the charming town of Ardmore, Oklahoma, on your list. Book your getaway today!

Beautiful Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Explore Lake Murray State Park

There’s plenty to love about Lake Muray State Park. One look at the picture above, and you can see just how beautiful this treasured park is. Lake Murray State Park was the first state park in Oklahoma, and it’s also the largest. Lake Murray State Park encompasses 12, 500 acres of beautiful Lake Murray and the surrounding forested, rolling hills. 

Lake Murray is commonly referred to as the most beautiful lake in Oklahoma, and we can’t agree more. Highway 77S runs around the perimeter of Lake Murray State Park, allowing for easy access to all of the park’s amenities and recreation areas. There are several parks, beaches, hiking trails, and so much more to enjoy at this incredible park. Here are the top things to do in Lake Murray State Park: 

  1. Visit the Lake Murray Nature Center. It’s located on a cliff overlooking the lake and offers a great place to learn more about its history to local wildlife.
  2. Take in the views from the top of Tucker Tower, connected to the Lake Murray Nature Center. The tower is one of the most visible landmarks in Oklahoma, and the stunning 360-degree view from the top is unbeatable. 
  3. Rent boats from the Lake Murray Marina, and get out on the water for a fun day in the sun. 
  4. There are several hiking trails throughout Lake Murray State Park, including the Anadarche Trail, Buckhorn Trail, and more near the Lake Murray Lodge
  5. There are many beaches and swimming areas at Lake Murray state park, but the nicest is near the Lake Murray Marina. Sunset Beach is another fabulous beach to enjoy. 
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More Things to do in Ardmore, Ok

While visiting Lake Murray State Park is one of the most popular things to do in Ardmore, OK, it’s hardly the only thing! Here are just a few more ideas for how to enjoy your time in this exciting city. 

  1. Wander the Ardmore’s Depot district along Historic Main Street. Here, you’ll find a range of historic buildings from Ardmore’s frontier days, transformed into shops, art galleries, restaurants, and more. 
  2. While you’re on Main Street, don’t miss the historic Sante Fe Depot. The depot was restored in 2001, and it is now a daily stop for the Heartland Flyer and the resting location of the Mercy Train. 
  3. Catch a live music performance at Ardmore’s Heritage Hall.
  4.  Take in a performance, view the art exhibits, or explore the art studio at The Goddard Center.
  5.  Play a round of golf at the Lake View Golf Course or Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club.
  6. Have a bit of fun at the Gold Mountain Casino or the Winstar World Casino.
  7. Visit local museums like the Military Memorial Museum, the Greater Southwest Historical Museum, the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum, and Eliza Cruce Hall Doll Museum.    
  8. Learn about the Chickasaw history and culture at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. It is the largest tribal cultural center in the U.S.
  9. Go hiking, boating, swimming, or fishing at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  10. Visit Turner Falls Park, home of Oklahoma’s biggest waterfall. 

As you can see, there are plenty of fantastic things to do in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and it extends far beyond the natural beauty of Lake Murray State Park. Complete your getaway with a stay at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast for a truly unforgettable escape. 

Best Place to Stay in Ardmore Oklahoma

Shiloh Morning Inn

Innkeepers/Owners David and Jessica Pfau invite you to their award-winning Oklahoma bed and breakfast, Shiloh Morning Inn… a romantic, secluded getaway. Located conveniently midway between Dallas and Oklahoma City, minutes off I-35, this 73-acre property is an oasis of rest and relaxation for just the two of you. There are five large suites in the main house, and four separate, secluded cottages. All cottages and suites feature king-size beds, TV/DVD, mini-fridges, and either private hot tubs or whirlpool tubs for two.

The Shiloh Morning Inn will prove to be your own little piece of heaven on earth. Come visit us!  We have been rated as one of the most romantic places to stay in Oklahoma.

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