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Things to Do in Nocona Texas

Things to Do in Nocona Texas

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Other fun things to do in Nocona include:

Rednecks with Paychecks Saint Jo, TX

EVENT FEATURES LIVE MUSIC , Freestyle MUD HOLE COMPETITION  The truck that puts on the wildest, craziest, mud slingin’ show… WINS! Competition is judged by how loud the crowd’s applause, Rock crawling course, including rock race competition, 5 acre Freestyle free-for-all mud pit, Separate ATV freestyle mud pits, including 2 NEW mud pits, Truck to truck pull-off, Campsites available; no electric/water; generators welcome, Helicopter tours provided by S&B Helicopters

Fishing on Lake Nocona

Nocona is a big largemouth bass lake. It starts in the spring and goes through summer. Spring fish are normally shallow, building nests in the cattails or under boat docks. Tube baits fished slowly can land a big bass. When fishing spawning beds, remember catch and release. She deserves the opportunity to reproduce and after all, she will be bigger next year! Early spring along the dam is a surefire producer. After the spawn, aquatic vegetation starts to grow and bass move out of the shallows to the edges of the vegetation. This is a good time to wacky worm or throw soft jerk baits. On into summer, top water baits and buzz baits will produce lots of action early and late.

Crappie on Nocona are big and can generally be found schooled around the many boat houses and sometimes in the standing timber or up Farmers Creek. Jigs or minnows work. Catfishing for both channels and blues is best in June when the main stream or feeder branches are flowing. In summer, fish crawfish, stinkbait, or liver over windswept flats. Let the wind push your boat along as you keep the bait on the bottom. White bass fishing is best in the spring when they make a run up Farmers Creek. Hybrid striped bass were last stocked in 1997 and may be caught on rare occasions. As with most lakes, sunfish are best caught near the bank around brush or grass, using worms under a cork.

Indian Oaks Golf Course (940) 825-4213

The 18-hole “Indian Oaks” course at the Indian Oaks Golf Club facility in Nocona, Texas features 5,792 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . Designed by Earl Stone, the Indian Oaks golf course opened in 1935.

Red River Motorcycle Trails, Inc. (940) 995-2903
Red River Motorcycle Trails, Inc. (RRMT, Inc.), located in Bulcher, Texas, is a premier 2,700 acre off-road recreational park. This unique off-road mecca not only offers riders a place to test their skills and abilities on miles of varied terrain, but also serves as a wonderful place for families because it provides leisure and relaxation for all in one of Texas’ most beautiful, undiscovered paradises. People can ride their recreational vehicles while filling their days with other activities such as hiking, swimming, and lounging in the creek area. The park provides riders with challenging and rigorous trails that give people of all expertise levels enjoyment. While the RRMT, Inc. facility can be the perfect vacation destination, it also is the perfect training facility among professional riders. With some of the toughest terrain known to mankind in North America, visitors to Bulcher leave this off-road haven with a new appreciation for a “must ride” experience. With small town hospitality, this park & its staff are positioned to offer the most discerning rider a truly authentic Texas experience!

Tales ‘N' Trails Museum (940) 825-5330

Their Mission – The North Texas Society of History and Culture (dba Tales ‘N' Trails Museum) believes that the legacy of the past enhances and enriches the lives of current and future generations. We strive to preserve and interpret our history through exhibits, programs and archives that will evoke an appreaciation of our shared heritage and inspire a vision for our future.

Their Vision – The Tales ‘N' Trails Museum aspires to provide a portal for understanding our past, a mission for preserving and interpreting our historic legacy and a foundation for educating current and futrue generations.


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Field & Stream Show in Nocona for the Outdoor Life

Field & Stream Show in Nocona for the Outdoor Life   

Hunting and Fishing Gear and More in Nocona November 3rd & 4th!

It’s Nocona’s first Field & Stream Show! Outdoor equipment but an indoor venue! Come rain or shine, to be held inside at the “Ag Barn” on Hwy 82 just west of Nocona, Texas. It’s right on the highway, you can’t miss it! Only 50 miles east of Wichita Falls and 40 miles west of Gainesville.

All kinds of stuff for your outdoor adventures! Find everything you need for hunting and fishing! Guns, knives, lures, etc. Bring the little hunters and fishermen with you for a fun filled day! Might even find a piece of jewelry for mom, just in case hunting and fishing isn’t her idea of fun outdoor activities! Join us for the Field & Stream Show.

Affordable and Family Friendly!

Door Prizes and 50/50 Drawing!

Admission is only $5 for adults, 12 and under free! Entry ticket qualifies you for a door prize! Vendor set-up will be Friday, Nov. 2. Doors are open to the public Saturday November 3rd from 9 am – 6 pm, and Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm. For information call the Nocona Chamber of Commerce at 940-825-3526.