Lake Texoma Area, Texas
Look at a map of the United States and look closely at the border between the states of Oklahoma and Texas. There you will see the Red River, and you will also see the 12th largest lake in the United States spanning that border in the area east of I-35 and west of I-75. That’s Lake Texoma, aptly named after Texas and Oklahoma where it is located.
The Denison Dam created Lake Texoma as a reservoir to control flooding back in 1944, during World War II. The dam was a unique feat of engineering by the Army Corps of Engineers because it was, at the time, the largest rolled, earth-filled dam in the United States. That means it was not formed by pouring concrete, but by bulldozing dirt into an enormous, compacted embankment.