Heartland Flyer passengers can catch complimentary shuttle service at the Ardmore station over to Lake Murray Resort, Oklahoma's oldest and largest state park, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Murray. Fishing, boating and all water sports are found at Lake Murray. Other activities include golfing, picnics, camping, horseback riding, hayrides, hiking, biking, rollerblading, swimming, miniature golf and paddle boating. Sports facilities include an 18-hole golf course with a pro shop, tennis courts, softball fields, baseball diamond, horseshoe pits, badminton and volleyball nets, and a new and improved ATV area for 3/4 wheelers, motorcycles and dirt bikes. Other facilities found 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 air field for hobbyists, scuba outfitter, miniature golf course and frisbee golf. While visiting the park, be sure to check out the 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. Today, local artifacts are housed there and nature programs and activities by the state park naturalist are conducted. Hickory Creek area has good opportunities for fall foliage viewing. Numerous RV campsites and tent camping areas are located throughout the park. Lake Murray Resort is also on site and offers guest rooms and suites, cabins, meeting space, The Apple Bin restaurant, and the Parlor. For lodge room or cabin information, call 800-257-0322.