Oklahoma……Who would have thought. Aleu and I decided to venture out of the Lone Star State for just a few days and we discovered a great park just 35 minutes north of the border. Of course we chose the first 90 degree extremely humid day to do it but we sill had a blast. The park has 27 miles of trails, a very pretty lake, a miniature golf course, a full grown up golf course, a scuba shop, horse stables, a lodge, cabins, camping areas, beach areas, marinas, an area designated for playing with your ATV’s, tennis courts, a baseball field and a bunch of other stuff I am sure I missed so there is absolutely no excuse to not check it out. They even have a chapel open 24 hours a day for meditation. They have happy geese that wander around to say hello. This really is a cool park. The worst part about this place was that I had to leave Texas to get to it.
As I stated earlier we picked a really hot day to enjoy this place, thankfully I always pack extra water and Aleu loved swimming in the lake. The water was pretty clear and humans were fairly sparse as usual in the middle of the week.
They have these cute cabins in the park that have air-conditioning and allow your puppy to stay too. I sure wish Texas State Parks would allow your pets in the cabins, as far as I know dogs aren’t allowed in any Texas State Park buildings which I find interesting because I have no problem finding very fancy hotels that welcome Aleu, off topic, it just annoys the heck out of me.
Miles and miles of trails to enjoy make me a very happy girl. The footing varies from rocky to flat and even, lots of shade through most of the trails. Be sure to get a trail map and pay attention to the trail markers, a lot of the trail names posted on the flash do not match the names on the map so its important to pay attention to where you are. I got turned around a bit and actually needed my compass to figure out where I was headed. That happens to me occasionally, Aleu is like a divining rod if I am searching for water but if I am am just trying to find my car she sure isn’t much help.
Lake Murray State Park has a lot to offer and I highly recommend checking it out, even if you have to leave Texas to do it.