Thousands enjoy Labor Day at Lake Texoma

LAKE TEXOMA -- Labor Day is a federal holiday that has been in place since 1884. It celebrates the achievements of American workers who have added to the prosperity of our country. News 12 spoke to people out at Lake Texoma to find out how they spent the holiday and what it means to them.

Thousands of people have enjoyed the nearly 90,000 acres of water and 580 miles of shoreline at Lake Texoma this holiday weekend.

"It's crowded, but there more people there is the better it is I guess," Olajuwon Seals said.

The water level is about 5 feet below normal for this time of year, but that did not stop people from boating, swimming, and playing in the sand at East Burns Run.

"It's the funnest lake their is," laughed Tristain Kuiken.

To these lake-goers, Labor Day means more than just having fun in the sun and good eats.

"Labor Day? I mean for me just to spend time with my family. Got my day off," Pedro Moreno said.

"We're real big on family get-togethers, that's why we drove four hours to get here," Bridget Davenport said.

"Just spending time with family, visiting loved ones," Tesla Johnson said.

While Labor Day Weekend unofficially marks the end of summer lake officials say it also marks the end of a successful one at Lake Texoma.

"Boating traffic was great, camping traffic was great. Seems like the marinas and resorts had really great business," B.J. Parkey, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.


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