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Lake Elmer Thomas Oklahoma Fishing Guides
Mount Scott overlooking LETRA
Photo: Doug Lay ©2008 all rights reserved

Lake Elmer Thomas and the Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA) is your one-stop family fun and outdoor recreation location. LETRA is nestled in the picturesque Wichita Mountains, underneath the 2400+ foot Mount Scott and offers a 360-acre lake surrounded by native prairie, free range buffalo, elk, longhorn cattle canadian geese and more.

Sooner Lake featured in the January 2008 Bass Master magazine
Lake Elmer Thomas is
one of the home lakes
of WBT Co-Angler
Denese Freeman.
Check out how's
she's doing at www.DeneseFreeman.com

Some of the attractions at LETRA include a double flume water slide, miniature golf course, bath house and sandy beach, beach snack bar, 62 RV campsites with full hookups, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and hiking trails.

In addition, LETRA (see below) offers a multipurpose lodge for special events, restaurant grille, equipment rental, convenience store, and a boat launch/marina.

Fish & Licenses

Wichita Mts. National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Jed Johnson near Lake Elmer Thomas in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Jed Johnson in the
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Photo: Doug Lay © 2008 all rights reserved

Set aside as a forest preserve in 1901 and a game preserve in 1905, it is the oldest managed Refuge in the US. The natural attractions of the refuge include 20 lakes, streams, canyons, mountains and grassland ideal for fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Visitors can see free roaming buffalo, elk, longhorn cattle, deer, and much more. The refuge also has a prairie dog town. Headquarters are located 25 miles northwest of Lawton, Oklahoma.

Phone: (580) 429-3221
Visitors Center: (580) 429-8487

Rec Area (LETRA)

Lake Elmer Thomas Recreational Area

Nesteld amidst the natural rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, the Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA) blends the natural habitat with man-made amenities to offer both man's and nature's playgrounds. LETRA offers:

  • Boat Launch & Marina
  • Log Cabins
  • 58 RV Campsites w/Full Hookups
  • Waterfront Lodge for Functions
  • Waterfront Picnic Pavilions w/BBQ Grills
  • Sandy Beach w/Bath House
  • Convenience Store & Bait House
  • Double Flume Water Slide
  • Miniature Golf Course
  • Hiking Trails
  • Restaurant & Grill
  • Laundry Facility
  • Playgrounds
  • Paddleboats, Canoes, Barracuda Water Toys for Rent
  • Bikes & Camping Equipment for Rent
  • Playgrounds

MWR Facilities and Services are open to Active Duty Military, Guard and Reserve, Retired Military, DoD Personnel, Fort Sill Contractors, their Family Members and their Guests.

For more information & reservations:
Phone: 580-442-5854
Answering Service: 580-442-5541

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Map & Directions

7 miles northwest of Lawton, Oklahoma on 44/281, then 7 miles west on 49. 1 mile north of Medicine Park, Oklahoma.
Lake Elmer Thomas Oklahoma map
Directions to Lake Elmer Thomas (LETRA), Oklahoma. Interactive maps courtesy of Google Maps

Nearby Oklahoma lakes & rivers include:

North: Lake Lawtonka
Northeast: Lake Ellsworth
East: Lake Humphreys
Southeast: Lake Waurika
South: Red River
Southwest: Lake Elmer Thomas
West: Lake Tom Steed
Northwest: Lake Vanderwork

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