Mead is a conveniently-located town adjacent to U.S. Highway 70 and right next to Lake Texoma attracting millions of visitors each year. It's proximity to the lake makes it a perfect place to wind down and hang out for a weekend getaway.
What to Do
Mead is home to Crystal Creek Winery. Though it appears to be a simple, small-town winery from the outside, once you walk in, you will notice the quality behind these locally made wines. Stop by their tasting room or take a tour to view the raw fruit juices used to create their sweet and dry wines in a relaxed atmosphere. They are open Thursday-Monday!
Platter Flats Pumpkin Patch is a must-stop year-round. Don't let the name fool you. Yes, they have pumpkins and gourds a plenty here, but other fruits and vegetables are sold year-round. Pick some tulips in the spring, and check their Facebook page for children's activities throughout the year. This Native and Veteran-owned family farm is a true gem in Chickasaw Country.
Want an outdoor adventure? Willow Springs Marina & Resort offers waterfront cabins, RV sites, boat slips, boat ramps, camping areas, picnicking and swimming areas! Willow Springs is a 150-acre area that overlooks the beautiful Lake Texoma and is known as the relaxing side of the lake with family-friendly facilities for a quiet weekend getaway.
Where to Eat
Come try the Mead Family Restaurant for homestyle cooking and top-notch hospitality. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Wednesday and Friday they have all-you-can-eat catfish. Some of the favorite dishes include their Belgium waffles, chicken marsala, country-fried steak and homemade desserts.
Feel like you are having a tropical vacation right in the middle of south-central Oklahoma at Sneaky Tiki Restaurant. Straw-covered huts adorn this eatery with a huge outdoor area complete with poolside seating. There are food specials daily and rotating favorites including Royal Red Shrimp and Irish Red Ale. Don't forget to order dessert! We recommend the hot fudge brownie and fried ice cream!
Where to Stay
If you are headed to Lake Texoma, check out Mead for great places to stay the night or for an entire weekend. From Lake Texoma Lodge & Resort to Do Drop Inn RV Resort & Cabins for a first-class camping experience, there's an option to fit your needs. Lake Texoma RV Resort is family owned and operated and serves customers with a smile. They take care and pride in maintaining a family atmosphere that you can call your home away from home!
In 1866 a band of Creeks who were being provisioned by the federal government camped one-mile southwest of present Mead. West of their location existed two large springs, which they selected as camp meeting grounds. Many Presbyterian missionaries, including Allen Wright, Stephens Peter, J. Frank Wright (son of Allen), and Dixon Durant, held services there. Durant preached in Choctaw and English, serving a mixed audience of Choctaws and non-Native citizens.
During most of the twentieth century, agriculture and ranching dominated the area's economic focus. In 1970, the population had dropped to 80 residents. Tourism at nearby Lake Texoma and the proximity to Durant has helped the town revive, and now is a commonplace of travel in Chickasaw Country.