Lake lovers- plan to visit Kingston, which is a water-filled paradise with nearby Lake Texoma and events like the Striper Festival. Situated on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas, Lake Texoma, "the Striper Capital of the World," is the largest lake in Chickasaw Country and the second largest lake in the state. When it's time to eat, check out BG's Catch for all your catfish desires.
If you are looking for a great getaway spot, look no further than the wonderful town of Kingston, Oklahoma! From swimming in the cool waters to getting cozy by the campfire, local lakes offer a fantastic getaway opportunity for everyone. This couldn’t be any truer for our featured town this month. Situated on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas, Lake Texoma is the largest lake in Chickasaw Country and the second largest lake in the state. Boasting 93,000 surface acres of water and 580 miles of coastline, Lake Texoma attracts approximately six million visitors a year. However, this large lake only plays a small part in getting the most out of your visit to Kingston, OK!
Whether you prefer the indoor essentials or enjoy the thrill of outdoor accommodations, Kingston offers a range of lodging options that will appease any visitors. Alberta Creek Resort and Marina is a full-service resort and marina near the Lake, but for the more outdoorsy types, Lake Texoma State Park offers plenty of camping and picnic areas for the nature lover in all of us (or at least some of us).
Following up on those who love the outdoors, what is a lake town visit without a little fishing? If you’re a fan of striper fishing, this is the perfect fishing hole for you. Known as "the Striper Capital of the World", Lake Texoma is one of the only reservoirs in the nation where striped bass reproduce naturally, averaging 15-20 pounds at maturity. The lake record stands at 35.12 pounds, but you can beat that, right? If striper fishing isn't your forte, there are always other fish in the sea - or rather lake - for you to try your rod-n-reel at including largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, white crappie, black crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish and more. If you are new to the fishing scene, there are many tackle and bait shops nearby to help you get the hang of things.
Enough about water, lets talk about some fun we can have on land! Golf seems to be pretty popular in Kingston. My guess is because the one and only Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club is located right here in Kingston, Oklahoma. Previously awarded as “Best Golf Club in Chickasaw Country” for the 2014 Best of Chickasaw Country Awards, this 7,085-yard championship course features a layout of scenic rolling hills, pristine Bermuda grass fairways, Champion Ultra Dwarf greens and stunning views of the lake. Rated the second best golf course in Oklahoma, Chickasaw Pointe offers a top-of-the-line 18 hole, par 72 course with four sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels ranging from novice to pro. Don’t forget to take a break from your long afternoon of golf and stop in for some food at the club’s Chickasaw Pointe's Hilltop Grill. This tasty grill offers a full breakfast and lunch menu with mouthwatering burgers and breakfast favorites that you won't be able to pass up after or before a day of play.
Chickasaw Pointe isn’t the only location with tasty food. BG’s Catch is a much-loved landmark, famous for their hand-cut catfish filets, breaded with a secret recipe that reels in diners from all over the region. In the three evenings a week that it is open (Thursday through Saturday), the restaurant feeds as many as 2,500 people and fries up over 1,200 pounds of catfish. For under $14, BG’s offers a most unique and delicious all-you-can-eat dining experience in Kingston. At BG's, you just grab a Styrofoam plate and pile it high with endless amounts of everything from fried catfish, shrimp and chicken strips to coleslaw, corn fritters, hush puppies, red beans and more. Afterwards, you can end your dinner in the sweetest way possible with all-you-can-eat of Grandmas’ famous peach cobbler topped with homemade vanilla ice cream.
Not only is Kingston great for all of the previous reasons listed, it has even more to offer residents and tourists alike. The cherry on top of this already fantastic town is the Texoma Casino. The lights, the sounds and the pulsating energy of this casino make your heart skip a beat. Featuring over 300 electronic gaming machines, a bar area, convenience store and more, Texoma Casino is a jackpot of a playground for the big kids! Doors are open 24/7, so no excuses when you visit Kingston. This casino is a must see.
Whether enjoying the local or lake scene, Kingston offers experiences that anyone and everyone can partake in. So, what are you waiting for? Get up, get out and get your to Kingston, OK!