Lake Murray State Park, the oldest and largest state park in Oklahoma, is about 7 miles south of Ardmore, Oklahoma. It is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Murray, a 21,000-acre man-made lake. With an area of 12,500 acres, the park includes more than 5,000 acres of crystal clear water. Lake Murray State Park has eight campgrounds, several RV campsites, and tent camping areas. Two of the campgrounds have full hookups. There are three group camps for large groups. Each camp can accommodate up to 200 people. It provides sports facilities such as tennis courts, softball fields, horseshoe pits, and badminton and volleyball nets. The ATV area for 4-wheelers, motorcycles, and dirt bikes are among the popular venues. Other facilities in the park include an airstrip, bait and tackle shop, marina with rentals and enclosed fishing dock, swimming pool with a changing house, swimming beach, riding stable, remote control airfield for hobbyists, scuba outfitter, miniature golf course, and disc golf course. The airstrip, situated close to Lake Murray Lodge Resort, has a 2,500-foot lighted runway. Visitors have a panoramic view of the lake from Tucker Tower Nature Center, a former summer retreat of Governor Murray that was built by the WPA on a bluff and looks much like a lighthouse. Lake Murray State Park celebrates three holidays during the park's open season - Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. The park is open from March 15th to November 15th. Lake Murray Resort offers guest rooms and suites, cabins, and meeting space. Arbuckle Wilderness, Turner Falls, Fort Washita, Chickasaw National Recreation Area and Lake Texoma Resort Park are nearby.