Raymond Gary Lake Holiday Lake Estates

Holiday Lake Estates – Lake Front Subdivision East Side of Lake Raymond Gary, Fort Towson, Oklahoma – Hugo Waterfront

Holiday Lake Estates is one of the older subdivisions in the community of Lake Raymond Gary which is inside the city limits of Fort Towson, Oklahoma near Hugo, Oklahoma and Paris, Texas.  Holiday Lake Estates plat was originally surveyed in July of 1958 and the original can be found at the Choctaw County Courthouse in plat book 2, page 13A.

There are 106 lots in Holiday Lake Estates – Lake Front Subdivision on the east side of Lake Raymond Gary, inside the city limits of Fort Towson, Oklahoma near Hugo, Oklahoma and Paris, Texas.  Forty (40) of those lots are waterfront (lake front) lots and the state of Oklahoma has 2 additional lots on the shore in Holiday Lake Estates.


To get to Holiday Lake Estates on the east side of Lake Raymond Gary in Choctaw County, take highway 209 which intersects highway 70 on the east side of Fort Towson, Oklahoma.  Highway 209 dead ends at the Raymond Gary State Park (about 1 1/2 miles) but you’re not going that far. Take Holiday Drive east, (right turn) at the first intersection to the right.  It’s a paved road.  When you come to the fork, take the right. You will be looking at the lake on your right.

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There are varying styles of homes in Holiday Lake Estates and some mobile homes.

I often get asked about the covenants or restrictions in various subdivisions ar
ound the lake.  Some of the wording from the covenants:


  • No building shall be erected or maintained on any lot in Holiday lake Estates other than a private residence and a private garage for the sole use of the owner or occupant.
  •  Any garage must conform in appearance and construction to the residence on such lot.
  • No residential building shall be erected or maintained on any lot in Holiday lake Estates having a ground floor area of less than 400 square feet.
  • No building in Holiday lake Estates closer than 10 feet from the front lot line, nor closer than 5 feet from the back or side lot lines.
  • No animals or birds, other than household pets.
  • Building exteriors must be brick, frame or block construction, and wood exterior or block exterior must be painted.
  • Easements are reserved along and within 5 feet of the rear line, front line, and side lines of all lots in this subdivision for the construction and perpetual maintenance of conduits, poles, wire and fixtures for electric lights, telephones, water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, road drains, and other public and quasi-public utilities and to trim any trees which at anytime may interfere or threaten to interfere with the maintenance of such lines, with right of ingress to and egress from said premises.


Mr. Harold C. Duke was the developer of Holiday Lake Estates.  Walter B Hall did the survey for Mr. Duke.  This was about the time that Lake Raymond Gary was actually constructed.  You will find names such as Noble and Groves in the Holiday Lake Estates abstract prior to it being plattedThose families are still in the area and at Lake Raymond Gary.  The area history runs deep for Holiday Lake Estates and for Lake Raymond Gary. 

Just as a side note here.  Lake Raymond Gary is named for a former governor of Oklahoma form 1955 to 1959, Raymond Gary.  He was the first governor to be born in Oklahoma after statehood.  The lake at Fort Towson had been started but not finished due to lack of funds (yes they had those problems back then too).  I have read that one of this campaign promises was that he would work to get the lake finished.  AND he did, hence it was named for him.  I have been told that he would bring his staff to Lake Raymond Gary at times, landing the helicopter on the dirt dam on the south end of the lake where the park now is.

Holiday Lake Estates is on the main channel of the lake and about a mile from the State Park where there are boat ramps, a playground, rv hook ups, fishing piers, bath houses etc.

If interested in Holiday Lake Estates or in Lake Raymond Gary, call me, Judi Barrett, broker at Integrity Real Estate Services, and let’s talk about the hidden gem of Lake Raymond Gary in Southeast Oklahoma.



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