Week-End at Raymond Gary Lake

We’ve had lots of fun over the years at Raymond Gary Lake. Don and I have feed the ducks and geese at Raymond Gary Lake. I’ve got photos of Philip, my son feeding the ducks and geese when he was a boy. I’ve got photos of his children, my grandchildren feeding the ducks and geese. Now it’s the fourth generations’ turn. We had a week-end with my granddaughter, Chassy and her husband Travis recently at Raymond Gary Lake. Their little one, Travis III, had a blast. No ducks or geese came but their time is coming.

Some places that we frequent during this life, become special to us. Raymond Gary Lake is one of those. It’s smaller and quieter than the big Corp of Engineer lakes. Did I say quieter?…. unless there’s a family reunion or other gathering at the park that decides to have live entertainment along with a speaker system to broadcast it. Then you may get old country western tunes performed by local talent. Not very often, but it does occur.


I have so many memories wrapped up in Raymond Gary Lake. The largest bass I ever caught was at Raymond Gary Lake. Family Cook-outs. Paddle boating with the smart phone playing, “I’m a Gummy Bear”.. LOL. Kids bouncing on the water bouncer. Grand Kids fishing.


The ladies of the family going for a walk. Monopoly games and domino games. A glass of wine while looking out over the beautiful view. Listening to the tree frogs and watching the squirrels play.




My Hot-Seat is at Raymond Gary Lake… that’s a seat on the boat where if you’re a grandchild (great grand children too when they get old enough) and Gram (That’s me) the truth must be told. When Gram says, “Let’s go to the Hot Seat”, the grand child and Gram have a truthful discussion. It’s just the two of them.

The Fourth Generation is coming along. We have two greats and a third one on the way. It’s time to add to the memory list of memories at Raymond Gary Lake.

Raymond Gary Lake is the Place to Live on the Water

Raymond Gary Lake is the Place to Live on the Water

It always amazes me that people drive through Ft Towson, Ok on a daily basis and do not know that the town is nestled on the banks of  Raymond Gary Lake.

They will call me and ask why they can’t find waterfront property in S E Oklahoma and when I tell them about Raymond Gary Lake, where you can own the shoreline and catch record size bass, crappie, and catfish, they do not have a clue as to where it is.  Yet they will tell me that they drive between Hugo and Idabel weekly, sometimes daily.  They travel highway 70 which cuts across the northern tip of the lake, but the lake doesn’t look like much at that point….just the highway bridge and a train trestle.

But now if you want to know about the lake and how beautiful it is and how to live right there on the water in a lakehome even if you are in Southeast Oklahoma and Choctaw County, you must turn south on 209 at the eastern edge of Fort Towson.

There’s a big sign out there for Lake Raymond Gary State Park.  Turn there and you will see why I am passionate about Raymond Gary Lake

We usually have some excellent listings on the lake, vacant lots and homes of all sizes.

For information about Lake Raymond Gary, please review the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservations rules and regulations concerning allowed activities on Department owned lakes.


We would love to visit with you about our little gem near McCurtain County.  Just give us a call about Raymond Gary Lake.


Raymond Gary Lake Waterfront Living

Raymond Gary Lake, The Only Lakefront

Raymond Gary Lake Shoreline

Community in Choctaw County with Boat Ramps – Near Hugo, Oklahoma

Raymond Gary Lake in Choctaw County Oklahoma is the only lake of any size in the area where you can own the shore and live on the water.

Lakefront property where you can have a boat dock..there are boat ramps on the lake for your use also. 

There is one other very small lake in Choctaw County, Schooler Lake, but it is so small, it does not have boat ramps…

Raymond Gary Lake is very unique for our area being the only lake where your back yard ends in water and if you’ve built a dock, it ends with a dock out over the water.  

This lakefront community has approximately 10 mile of shoreline that is mostly privately owned.  There are about a dozen sub-divisions around the lake with varying covenants and deed restrictions on those properties. 


Each one of those sub-divisions will be a topic of an upcoming post, but today this post is to introduce you to the community as a whole.



  • Holiday Lake Estates,
  • Pauline Baily Survey,
  • Pauline Bailey Survey Lots,
  • Billy Bailey Survey,
  • The Point Addition,
  • Noble Acres,
  • George Caldwell Survey,
  • South Shore Acres,
  • South Shore Acres East Addition,
  • Lakeside
  • and in addition to that, there are several unplatted properties around the lake.


The deeded shoreline properties that border all around the lake are usually 0.5 acre or more.  Many properties already have a boat dock or fishing pier in place.  Property owners enjoy being able to fish for catfish, crappie, or bass, right from their back yard…or take the boat out for a spin and do a little fishing.

Raymond Gary Lake is a “no wake” lake.  Speed limit is officially set at 6 mph.  There are many different types of boats and different types of motors used on the lake.  Several residents that enjoy skiing, live on Raymond Gary Lake where they can live on the water, and then they travel to Hugo Reservoir or Pine Creek Lake to ski or participate in faster water sports.  Hugo Lake is about 15 minutes away and Pine Creek Lake about 45 minutes away from Raymond Gary Lake.

The various subdivisions around the lake are all within the city limits of Fort Towson, Oklahoma and enjoy paved streets along with city utilities.  Fort Towson is located on a four-lane highway, highway 70.
  The State Park is all lit up at Christmas time, there’s an annual Christmas Boat Parade and and a fireworks display on the Fourth of July every year. 

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The Subdivisions in the Raymond Gary Lake community have a whole range of home styles. Our office has sold homes from the $60,000 range up to $450,000 range.  Vacant lots that we’ve sold around the lake have been from around $15,000 up to around $35,000.  It’s about a 15 minute drive to Hugo and about 50 minutes or less to Paris, Texas.  Many people drive to Paris for shopping, health care, restaurants, and entertainment.  There also is a junior college, Paris Junior College located there.

Raymond Gary Lake, The Only Lakefront community in Choctaw County with boat ramps, near Hugo, Oklahoma.  IT is a great waterfront community in Southeast Oklahoma.  Call me and let’s talk about it.



For information about Lake Raymond Gary, please review the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservations rules and regulations concerning allowed activities on Department owned lakes. These regulations can be found at http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/laws_regs/fish1415.pdf  or in the printed Oklahoma Fishing Guide booklet.