Stop thirty two was the next two night get off the road as we work our way back to Florida stop, at By The Lake RV Park in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It was a large 128 site park with paved roads, concrete site pads, a new modern spacious shower/laundry/rest room/tornado shelter facility, not far off I-40. Just what we were expecting. The park roads covered lots of ground which was perfect for children riding their bikes and scooters. Lot’s of children! Which we haven’t seen much of so far on our trip. Our ratings: Kathryn 7, Paul 7, out of 10.
With the name By The Lake, you might be thinking the sites have a water view but that’s not entirely true. There was a small fishing pond on the property and one row of sites faced that. We did have what a realtor might call a peek a boo view, where if you stand in just the right place you could see some blue water. The By The Lake name refers to nearby Lake Murray. Lodge Road runs from I-40, across some very busy train tracks, (Cousin Vinny, Cousin Vinny!) past this campground, and ends at the Lake Murray State Park.
Lake Murray State Park is 12,500 acres which encompasses the 5,700 acre man made lake, created by damming two local creeks. The park also houses Lake Murray Lodge, 32 rooms of “modest accommodations in a scenic enviorn,” 56 individual cabins spread throughout the park, a mini golf course, state beach, marina and boat rentals. Also, The Fireside Dining Restaurant and The Hideaway Grill. It is quite an impressive state owned park and facility.
For A New Point Of View, There Is Nothing Like A Change Of Scenery
This area looks great for family vacations who enjoy golfing, ATVing, horseback riding, boating and fishing. And this campground would be a perfect place from which to base.
On to our next stop, Elm Mott, Texas.