Raymond Gary Lake ~ A Unique Community to Live in~Fort Towson OK 74735

Raymond Gary Lake ~ A Unique Community to Live in~Fort Towson OK 74735

Living at Raymond Gary Lake is unlike living in any other community in Southeast Oklahoma.  It is the only community that is waterfront and has boat docks etc.  Schooler lake has waterfront homes but is much smaller than Raymond Gary Lake. Schooler lake does not have any public development such as a boat dock or public facilities.  Both lakes are managed by the Department of Wildlife.    

Schooler Lake only has 35 surface acres and 2 miles of shoreline.  Raymond Gary Lake is a little larger with 390 surface acres and 10 miles of shoreline according to the latest information that I’ve come across.  

Raymond Gary Lake was built in 1956 on Gates Creek.  It was named after Raymond Gary, the then governor of Oklahoma and the first Oklahoma governor to be born in Oklahoma.  Raymond Gary Lake was started earlier under a different name and was an unfinished project when Raymond Gary campaigned for governor of Oklahoma.  One of his campaign promises was to finish the lake and he did after getting elected.  It is my understanding that he would have some of his staff meetings on the Raymond Gary Lake dam after it’s completion.  

There are several subdivisions or additions around Raymond Gary Lake.  All of them put together are not as large as many additions or subdivisions in metropolitan areas.  One only has 14 lots and one has about 160.  

Living on Raymond Gary Lake means that you have deeded dockable shoreline.  The water stays the same level most of the time, completely full.  It never goes below the 401 elevation because it’s spring fed and has a wide spillway for the size of lake it is….water constantly flows over the spillway even in drought.  IF we get a big rain in the watershed which covers about 65 sq miles, the water level may come up but usually is back to normal in 24 to 48 hours.  Most of the docks on the lake are stationary docks with only two floating docks.  

The city of Fort Towson serves the residents around the lake, the lake is inside the city limits.  City of Fort Towson water, City of Fort Towson sewer.  The city of Fort Towson has contracted for the garbage collection.  The roads around the Raymond Gary Lake are paved roads.  Fort Towson cable makes cable tv available.  AT&T has high speed internet available.  

There are many different types of homes on Raymond Gary Lake.

Raymond Gary Park has an active lake association which  is strictly voluntary.  The fee is very very reasonable to join.  The Raymond Gary Lake Association is involved in putting on the fireworks event on Independece Day at the Raymond Gary State Park.  The Raymond Gary Lake Association is also involved in the Christmas celebration at the park.  

Living on Raymond Gary Lake is very much unlike living in any other community in Southeast Oklahoma and Integrity Real Estate Services KNOWS Raymond Gary Lake.  Call me about how you can live on the lake.  

 

The Peninsula Pauline Bailey Survey Lots AdditionRaymond Gary Lake Fort Towson Oklahoma

The Peninsula Pauline Bailey Survey Lots Addition Lake Raymond Gary Fort Towson Southeast Oklahoma Choctaw County

The Peninsula Area in the  community of Lake Raymond Garyis a popular addition to live in, on Lake Raymond Gary.  The Pauline Bailey Survey and The Pauline Bailey Survey Lots Additions make up the area called the Peninsula that juts out into Lake Raymond Gary just to the north of The Raymond Gary State Park.

 

The Pauline Bailey Survey, not only occupies part of The Peninsula but also runs along the main channel of the lake to the north of The Peninsula, connecting with Holiday Lake Estates on the south end of Holiday Lake Estates.   There are 132 lots in The Pauline Bailey Survey Addition and 14 lots in The Pauline Bailey Survey Lots Addition.  City utilities include a pressurized sewer system, city water, and garbage collection.  Electrical service is supplied by either AEP-PSO, or by Choctaw Electric Co-op

The homes along the south side of The Peninsula all have the park as their view across the water.  

This area is often the area that creates an interest by park visitors to own property on Lake Raymond Gary because those that are the first homes that they see when they enter the park.

There are various styles and sizes of homes in The Pauline Bailey Survey and the Pauline Bailey Survey Lots.
  Many people do not realize that it is the Pauline Bailey Addiitions that make up the Peninsula because they usually hear it called “The Peninsula”.    The additions were platted about the same time as Holiday Lake Estates and around the same time that the lake was being finished, 1958.   

Back Yards right on the water, boat docks, fishing piers, outdoor living areas, fire-pits, pontoon boats, boat houses, swimming docks, back decks facing the water, and home windows placed to view the water are all a part of what you will find in Pauline Bailey Survey and Pauline Bailey Survey Lots Additions.

It used to be that many homes had remained in the ownership of families that originally purchased these lots during the original sale of the platted subdivision lots.  But most have been sold at least once and are not owned by the original families any longer.

Pauline Bailey Survey Addition, Pauline Bailey Survey Lots Addition, and The Peninsula, less than a mile to Raymond Gary State Park for boat ramps, a playground, and pavilion use, about 15 to 20 minutes to Hugo, Oklahoma (74743) and to Hugo Reservoir (74743) for skiing and water sports (Raymond Gary Lake is a “no wake” lake).  About 45 to 50 minutes to Paris, Texas (75462).  Two and half hours to three hours to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.



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To get to The Peninsula, take highway 209 south that intersects highway 70 on the east side of Fort Towson, Oklahoma.  Take the second paved road to the right (no name on a Google map).  When you come to the Y, you are in the Pauline Bailey Survey Addition.  Driving to the left, you will be on Peninsula Drive, headed onto The Peninsula.  If when you came to the Y, you took the right lane, the lake is on your left. 

Interested in Living in The Pauline Bailey Survey Addition, The Pauline Bailey Survey Lots Addition, or on The Peninsula?  Call me and let’s visit about the area and about Lake Raymond Gary, an Oklahoma Department of Wildlife lake.  Judi Barrett, Integrity Real Estate Services, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745.  580-212-5946. 

South Shore Acres Addition Raymond Gary Lake

Waterfront Property in South Shore Acres Addition Raymond Gary Lake, Fort Towson,  Hugo Oklahoma, Paris Texas

The South Shore Acres Addition is located in the Southwest area of Lake Raymond Gary and runs east along Spillway Road (so named on the plat).  Spillway Road has been included in the State Highway 209 addresses for a 911 address though.  So you may find South Shore Acres on either road depending upon which map you are looking at.  In fact, the last Google map that I looked at did not have a name for the road to South Shore Acres. 

South Shore Acres has large trees and varying slopes.  Most lots have a very gentle

slope at the waters edge.  South Shore Acres is across the channel from George Caldwell Addition and The Pauline Bailey Survey Addition. The black clay soil in South Shore Acres is mostly a Hollywood-Swink soil with Limestone outcroppings.  Hollywood-Swink is a high shrink/swell soil.  You will want to consider that when choosing home foundation types, etc.

South Shore Acres, being in the community of Lake Raymond Gary, is a “no wake” addition since Raymond Gary Lake, an Oklahoma Department of Wildlife lake, is a “no wake” lake through-out.  To ski, it’s a very short drive to Hugo Lake on the east side of Hugo, Oklahoma.

Even though Fort Towson only has a population of about 600 people , it’s only about a 15 minute drive to Hugo, Oklahoma for picking up the basics at the grocery store (Wal-Mart and Save-A-Lot)  or a little longer drive to Paris, Texas (Just about anything that you could be looking for).  Hugo has a population of about 5400 and Paris, Texas has a population of about 26,000.

City utilities include a pressurized sewer system, city water, and garbage collection.  Electrical service is supplied by either AEP-PSO, or by Choctaw Electric Co-op

 

Lee’s Kitchen is about 5 minutes away and The Corner Store about the same. Milner’s Hardware is about 10 minutes in Valliant, Oklahoma (74764).


Life in South Shore Acres is a little slower paced than a lot of places.  There is no home owners association in South Shore Acres.  There is a voluntary lake association at Lake Raymond Gary.  The Lake Association is involved in decorating the Raymond Gary State Park at Christmas time with lights in the trees along the shore.  A Decorated Boat Parade around the lake.  And in a fireworks display on the fourth of July. 

To get to South Shore Acres, take highway 109 on the west side of Fort Towson south for 1 1/2 miles which is the first intersection to the west.  Go west 3/4 of a mile and the lake is on your right.  Interested in living in South Shore Acres on Raymond Gary Lake?  Call me Judi Barrett, Broker – Integrity Real Estate Services, Idabel, OK 74745.

 

Lakeview Addition Raymond Gary Lake Community Fort Towson Hugo Oklahoma Paris Texas

Lakefront Water Front Lakeview Addition Raymond Gary Lake Community Fort Towson Hugo Oklahoma Paris Texas

The LakeView Addition on the west side of Lake Raymond Gary is one of the older and smaller additions on this Oklahoma Department of Wildlife lake.  The Oklahoma Department of

Raymond Gary Lake Shoreline

Wildlife manages 15 lakes within the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife stocks the lake with catfish from time to time and installs natural habitat (cedar tops) around the fish feeders.  Rules for use of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife lake in Oklahoma are posted online. Waterfowl Hunting is NOT is allowed at Raymond Gary Lake.

LakeView Addition has various styles and sizes of homes within it.  It is located on Spillway Road.  To get to LakeView Addition on Raymond Gary Lake, take main street south from highway 70 in Fort Towson, Oklahoma (74735) for 1 1/2 miles.  The road will make a 90 degree turn, take the turn.  If you go straight you will be in some of The Pauline Bailey Addition.  Spillway Road makes another 90 degree turn in about a 1/4 of a mile, to the left.  If you look to your left, you are looking at homes in the LakeView Addition of Raymond Gary Lake.

LakeView Addition is directly across the road
from undeveloped pasture land.  It is a quiet and peaceful area.  Some of the lots on the north end of LakeView Addition are the flatest lots in the addtion.  LakeView Addition has good shoreline with good fishing.  You can fish right from your yard, or build that boat dock or fishing pier that you’ve always wanted.   

 

There are a few things to keep in mind when building in LakeView Addition or anywhere else on Raymond Gary Lake. 

  • One is that the State of Oklahoma has flowage easement on Raymond Gary Lake up to the 410 elevation but the lake normallly is at the 401 elevation.  Building below the 410 elevation may cause your lender to require flood insurance.  Most home builders do not want to build below the 410 elevation.

 


LakeView Addition on the west side of Raymond Gary Lake is south of Noble Acres Addition and north of The George Caldwell Survey Addition
.  It is one of about a dozen additions on Lake Raymond Gary. 

If you think you’d like to live in Southeast Oklahoma and live on the water, call me, Judi Barrett, broker at Integrity Real Estate Services.  My office is in Idabel, Oklahoma but I work between Idabel and Hugo including the areas of:  Idabel, Millerton, Garvin, Valliant, Swink, Fort Towson, Raymond Gary Lake, Sawyer, and Hugo, Oklahoma.  580-212-5946.  I’m passionate about the area that I live and work in.  Want to know why…call me.

Waterfront Raymond Gary Lake George Caldwell Addition

Waterfront Property Lots George Caldwell Addition Lake Raymond Gary, Fort Towson, Hugo, Oklahoma, Paris Texas

The Lake Raymond Gary Community includes the George Caldwell Addition along the southwest part of Raymond Gary Lake.  The George Caldwell Addition is one of the older addtions on the lake.  It lies along Spillway Road (or State Highway 209 if you’re looking at 911 addresses) and contains all waterfront (lake front) lots.  The Caldwell family has been a part of Choctaw County for many, many years.

Like most of Lake Raymond Gary, The George Caldwell Addition has various styles and sizes of homes.  There is no home owners association.  There is a voluntary lake association active on Lake Raymond Gary.

Since all of Raymond Gary Lake is a “no wake” lake, the George Caldwell Addition is also.  It is managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.  The George Caldwell addition is just north of South Shore Acres and south of Lake View Addition.  The George Caldwell Addition Lots have some of the widest channel views on Lake Raymond Gary since the Lake is wider at the south end and the addtion is on the west side of the south end.  The view stretches all the way over to the Raymond Gary State Park area if you can see that far! 



The George Caldwell addition and Lake Raymond Gary located inside the city limits of Fort Towson, Oklahoma are near Hugo, Oklahoma, and near Paris, Texas in Lamar County Texas, for shopping, medical facilities, restaurants, golf courses, movie theatres, jet ports
. Distances to Airports from The Lake Raymond Gary and George Caldwell Addtion, located in Choctaw County,  vary depending upon what type of airport you need.

A couple of hours (two hours and 33 minutes according to Google directions) from the Gainesville, Frisco, Plainveiw Texas area.  Three hours approximately from Tulsa, Oklahoma (two hours and fifty-five minutes according to Google directions). 

City utilities include a pressurized sewer system, city water, and garbage collection.  Electrical service is supplied by either AEP-PSO, or by Choctaw Electric Co-op.

  • Want to live on the water?
  • Want to have a boat dock or fishing pier right off the back yard?
  • Want to fish in the lake from the back yard?
  • Think you might enjoy an evening water cruise around the lake?
  • The George Caldwell Addition on Raymond Gary Lake in Southeast Oklahoma might be just the place for you. O 


Call me, Judi Barrett, broker at Integrity Real Estate Services, Idabel, OK 74745 at 580-212-5946 and let’s visit about the George Caldwell Addition on Raymond Gary Lake!