Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 5:00pm
Closed for Season
Closed for Season
Wednesday – Sunday
11:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Mon & Tue
Reservations and Information, 580-442-5854
Unit and Group Reservations, 580-442-5854
Email: Mark Houseman, Manager
Located 12 miles NW of the main post, LETRA can be reached by registered vehicles using Apache Gate on Hwy 49 and all other by Sheridan Road Gate.
From I-44, take the Hwy. 62/Rogers Lane exit and head West. Exit to the right on Sheridan Road, Northbound. Enter Fort Sill and turn left at Mow-Way Road (1st light). Turn right on Tower Two Road (be cautious of the water crossing). Go approximately 4 miles and turn left on North Boundary Road. Go approximately 4 miles and LETRA will be on the right!
Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA) is Fort Sill’s premier recreation destination meeting your recreation and lodging needs with close proximity to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Medicine Park, and Fort Sill. LETRA is located at the base of Mt. Scott on a 360 acre, no wake lake with year round camping availability and summer season recreation activities.
Camping: LETRA is available for camping year round with several different options to include RV sites, tent camping, primitive camping and our modern cabins. For more information, please review the rental agreements.
Cabins: LETRA’s modern cabins are open year round for rent. They come in three sizes to meet your needs: small sleeps 4, medium sleeps 6, and large sleeps 8. One of our medium cabins is ADA compliant. Linens are not provided. The kitchen includes a fridge, microwave, coffee pot and 2-burner stove along with the needed utensils and cookware to prepare hot, steaming “camp” food! So come stay with us, watch the sunset over Lake Elmer Thomas, and Mount Scott from your front porch rocker!
Recreation: LETRA is a great destination for both summer and year round recreation activities for all to include:
Summer Season: Lifeguarded beach swimming area, double flume waterslide, and paddle boat, kayak, and canoe rentals.
All Seasons: Fishing, fishing boat rentals, biking, and hiking. *Note to hikers/bikers: Check in with Sportsman Services for personal safety located in bldg 1458, PunchBowl Rd., Fort Silll, OK before hiking/biking. Call 580-442-3453/3553 for more information.
Country Store: The Country Store offers many camping and recreational items for your stay at LETRA. The store is stocked with a variety of items to include drinks, snacks, food, fishing tackles, apparel, and other forgotten personal items. Rentals are done directly out of the store.
Archery range: The archery range features an elevated 2-tier shooting platform. “It is another way families can enjoy the outdoors and exercise together,” said Sheikh. “It will also be useful for local schools teaching shooting sports and clubs who want to try archery. Patrons will need to bring their own bow to use the archery range.”
Group Use Areas: LETRA has several group use areas that are available for rental throughout the year that are ideal for parties, unit and organization functions, reunions, etc. Sizes and prices vary on location.
The Lodge: The Lodge is available to rent for parties, unit and organization functions, reunions, etc.
Miniature Golf: Come and enjoy our 18-hole golf course. Games only cost $4 and can be purchased at our Country Store.
Playgrounds: There are several playground structures located throughout the park with a variety of sizes and age recommendations.
Fishing: Come on out and test your fishing skills or just have some fun. There are three different species of fish found in our lake. A valid Oklahoma State Fishing license is required and can be acquired online at http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/license.htm.
Watercraft rentals: Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, bass boats and our pontoon boat are all available to rent. A valid boater safety card or certificate is required when renting our bass boats or pontoon. To rent these items, stop in at the Country Store.
Bathhouses: LETRA has 3 bathhouses for use throughout the park. The RV Park bathhouse includes bathrooms, a showering facility, and a laundry facility open all year. The Beach House has a bathroom and showering facility, which is only open when the beach is open. The westside of the park by the playgrounds has a bathroom facility.
Laundry: There is a 24-hr, coin operated laundry facility located in the RV Park bathhouse.
- Pets are allowed in the park; however, they must always remain on a leash and should not be left unattended or chained outside the cabins or RVs.
- Ground fires are NOT allowed. Fires contained in an off ground pit or fires associated with grills are allowed unless a fire ban has been issued for the area.
- Park quiet hours are from 2200-0700.
- Any consumption of alcohol is to be in accordance with the state laws. Consumers must be 21 years of age and unit sponsored functions must get approval by the garrison commander.
- Smoking is allowed in areas at least 50 ft from any building entrance . All cigarette buds should be completely distinguished and disposed of in a trash receptacle.
- Music is permitted in the park; however, visitors are asked to be respectful of other visitors and keep it at a volume that does not invade other visitor’s environment.
- Swimming is only allowed at the beach area when a LETRA lifeguard is on duty.