Street Address
18407 Scenic Hwy 77
Ardmore, OK 73401
Mailing Address
18407 Scenic Hwy 77
Ardmore, OK 73401
phone: 580-223-2109
Mark Teders, Park Naturalist
phone: 580-223-2109


Tucker Tower is an icon for southern Oklahoma. Overlooking beautiful Lake Murray, it is well worth a visit.

An unusual feature on Lake Murray is Tucker Tower, which is located prominently on the south shore of the lake and is roughly shaped like a truncated obelisk. The tower was a former summer retreat of Governor Murray that was built by the Works Progress Administration. The retreat is now a nature center, featuring many displays of area wildlife throughout the center.


Built by the WPA during the Great Depression as a Governors Retreat. It has been a geology museum history museum and now a nature center

Artifacts Collections

Fossils from the area, 288 lb meteorite, natural history exhibits

Research Collections


Educational Programs

Natural history programs on a weekly basis. Contact for group programs