The highlight of the 200-acre Alabaster Caverns State Park is the ¾ mile cavern formed of alabaster, a rare form of gypsum, making it the largest natural gypsum cave in the world that is open to the public. Daily guided tours of Alabaster Cavern are available on the hour from 9am-4pm. For safety reasons, each tour has a maximum number of visitors who can be accommodated. A fee is charged for the tour. The cavern recently underwent an extensive lighting overhaul. Group tour reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Reservations must be made by calling the park office at least two weeks in advance in order to receive a group tour discount. The park also features RV and other camping areas. Hiking trails, picnic areas, group shelters with electricity, grills, water, a horseshoe pit and a volleyball court are available at the park. Wild caving is a unique adventure also available at the park.
Arrowhead State Park, located near Canadian in southeastern Oklahoma, features 2,200 acres with amenities that will appeal to all visitors. Arrowhead State Park is an ideal setting for a relaxed, low-key trip or an activity-filled adventure. Visitors can explore 25 miles of trails on horseback, and Arrowhead Stables, located on-site, offers an equestrian campground and stables. Boarding and riding lessons are available, and Arrowhead Stables also has a playground and petting zoo. Hiking and biking trails are scattered throughout Arrowhead State Park. The extensive trails in the park are great ways to explore the Oklahoma scenery and take in the natural world, whether on horseback, on foot or on a mountain bike. On the trails, visitors may get a close-up view of some of the animals that live in the park, such as deer, wild turkeys and rabbits.
Beavers Bend State Park is located in the mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River. Guests traveling down the winding roads through the forests of pine and hardwood trees will find adventure, beautiful scenery and plenty of activities inside this state park. The scenic beauty of Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park makes it one of Oklahoma's most popular areas.
Robbers Cave State Park features 26 cabins, while Belle Starr View Lodge offers 20 rooms and a great room for gatherings. Located in the San Bois Mountains, the lodge offers scenic views of hilly woodlands and Coon Creek Lake. All rooms are non-smoking and have a coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator and satellite television.
Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park is located on the northwestern corner of Grand Lake. Known as the "Crappie Capital of the World," the park also offers fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish, white bass, channel catfish and bluegill.
Black Mesa is located in Oklahoma's panhandle along the tri-state border with Colorado and New Mexico. Black Mesa takes its name from the layer of black lava rock that coated the mesa about 30 million years ago. Visitors can hike to the top of the plateau, Oklahoma's highest point at 4,973 feet above sea level, while in the Black Mesa Nature Preserve.
Boiling Springs State Park, an oasis on the plains, captures some of the finest elements of nature. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the park and named it after one of the naturally-occurring springs, which is now showcased in a newly-built outdoor wooden complex. For a day trip, stroll around the recently-constructed structure and learn about Boiling Springs State Park’s history, while taking in the nearby beauty, or turn your visit into an extended stay.
Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park is located in northeastern Oklahoma on the shore of Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, one of Oklahoma's largest lakes with over 59,000 surface acres and 1,300 miles of shoreline. The park consists of several smaller parks that are located near the Pensacola Dam and around the lake. The area is known for great fishing and a variety of water sports. Amenities include picnic sites, a group shelter, campsites, playgrounds, comfort stations, lighted boat ramp and a 9-hole golf course.
Located in the Cookson Hills, just south of Tahlequah on Lake Tenkiller, Cherokee Landing State Park features RV hookups with 30/50 amp electric and water, a dump station, primitive campsites, covered picnic shelters and restrooms with hot showers.
Clayton Lake State Park, located in southeastern Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains, features 500 acres of lodging, fishing, boating, hiking and more. Wind your way through the hardwood forest's beautiful scenery and find what adventure and activities await you in this state park.
Nestled in the mighty oak trees just west of Okmulgee are two beautiful state parks, Okmulgee and Dripping Springs. Dripping Springs State Park offers scenery, relaxation and a family friendly environment. The park is located along beautiful Dripping Springs Lake, built in 1979, which spans 1,150 acres. The lake was designated Oklahoma's first "Trophy Bass Lake" and has an abundant stand of timber still in the water, which make an ideal habitat for trophy bass.
Located in southwest Oklahoma near Fort Cobb, Fort Cobb State Park offers visitors a variety of activities and attractions. The park borders Fort Cobb Lake, a large lake with 4,000 surface acres for swimming, fishing, boating and water sports. Sunset Cove Marina offers boat and boating equipment rentals, boat slip rentals, a convenience store, fuel and a restaurant. There are multiple boat ramps in the park, and a bait and tackle shop makes fishing convenient. Crappie, catfish, largemouth bass and white bass are some of the fish that can be found in Fort Cobb Lake.
Foss State Park is located in western Oklahoma on Foss Lake. Recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, swimming and camping. Facilities include 110 RV campsites, 10 of which have full-hookups and 100 that are semi-modern. All sites are paved and offer 30 amp or 50 amp service plus water. Big rig sites, shaded sites and 35 tent sites are also available. Foss State Park has an equestrian camp with a multi-purpose trail for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. Horse rental is not available. The park also features picnic areas, group picnic shelters, grills, fire rings, comfort stations with showers, lighted boat ramps, boat storage, boat rentals, playgrounds, swimming beach and a seasonal marina.
At Great Plains State Park, Oklahoma's diverse terrain is showcased while giving visitors a well-rounded vacation experience. Great Plains State Park is located in southwestern Oklahoma, south of Hobart. Nestled in the shadows of the Wichita Mountains, on the east shore of Tom Steed Lake, the park is extremely appealing for the variety of activities it has to offer.
Great Salt Plains State Park is one of Oklahoma's most unique state parks. The barren landscape of the Great Salt Plains is comprised of salt left over from an ocean that covered Oklahoma in prehistoric times, and the saltwater lake in the park, Great Salt Plains Lake, is about half as salty as the ocean.
Tucked away in the hills of eastern Oklahoma, Greenleaf State Park offers spectacular scenery and is a family-friendly state park. The park includes Lake Greenleaf as well as cabins, campgrounds, family recreation facilities and nature hiking trails.
Located on the shore of Grand Lake is Grove's own Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park. The 38-acre park is open year-round, and contains 30/50 amp RV sites, 400+ campsites, picnic facilities, a dump station, three shelters and five comfort stations, four of which have showers.
Keystone State Park is located in northeast Oklahoma, just west of Tulsa, on picturesque Keystone Lake. This state park offers many different activities and accommodation choices for guests. For an action-packed time, load up the family in your own boat, or rent one and cruise off onto the lake for water skiing or fishing. Two ATV/ORV areas are located on-site. Boat ramps within the park provide easy access to the lake. Pier 51 Marina is conveniently located in Keystone State Park, offering boat and equipment rentals as well as fuel, groceries and other boating necessities. They also have a full-service, floating restaurant at the marina when in season.
Formerly known as Fountainhead State Park, Lake Eufaula State Park is a great choice for an Oklahoma getaway. Whether the stay is short or long-term, a visit to this state park is guaranteed to be memorable. The park is located just south of I-40 near Checotah, in southeastern Oklahoma. Situated on Lake Eufaula, a 102,000 acre reservoir, there are many activities available for visitors on both land and water.
Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma's oldest and largest state park consisting of 12,500 acres located on the shores of beautiful Lake Murray. The park's diverse terrain, exceptional trails and historic sites make Lake Murray State Park a favorite destination among outdoor and water sports enthusiasts.
Lake Texoma is Oklahoma's second largest lake and one of the premier striped bass hot spots in the southwest. Besides fishing and a myriad of watersports, Lake Texoma State Park offers swimming, camping, picnic areas, wildlife viewing opportunities and hiking. The park also features camping, comfort stations with showers, boat ramps, and a small hiking trail near the Two Rivers Nature Center. The privately-operated Catfish Bay Marina located in the park offers a full-service marina with a fuel dock and striper guide fishing services. A marina mart featuring a convenience store and gas station is also available on-site.
Lake Thunderbird State Park offers a variety of water activities and recreation. The park features two marinas, Calypso Cove Marina and Little River Marina, nine boat ramps and a swim beach. The Discovery Cove Nature Center where the adventure begins is in the Clear Bay area. Deer archery and waterfowl hunting is available in specified areas during the season. Horseback riding, boarding and hay rides are available at Thunderbird Riding Stables. An array of hiking, mountain biking and nature trails are also available in Lake Thunderbird State Park. Accommodations include over 200 RV sites with 30 full hookup sites, restroom facilities and primitive campsites. Lake Thunderbird State Park also features playgrounds, picnic tables, an archery range and a seasonal restaurant. The park also offers 11 picnic shelters for groups, which may be reserved through the park office.
Lake Wister State Park, in southeast Oklahoma, is a gateway to the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. 7300 acre lake with five camping areas. The park offers many recreational activities including hiking, camping, bicycling, picnics, fishing, hunting, boating and water skiing. Enjoy the water spray park for children and adults. A waterfowl refuge is nearby, and hunting is allowed at Wister Wildlife Management Area. Camping facilities include cabins, tent sites and RV sites with both modern and semi-modern. Other facilities include comfort stations with showers, picnic tables, group picnic shelters, lighted boat ramps, unlighted gravel ramp, playgrounds, nature center, miniature golf course and swimming beach. Hiking trails include a self-guided nature trail, handicapped trail and a 4-mile round trip trail. Lake Wister State Park has a fully equipped group camp that accommodates 100 visitors and includes a full kitchen and dining hall. For reservations call 918-655-7212.
Lakeview Lodge is a part of Beavers Bend State Park and is located in the mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma, along the shores of Broken Bow Lake. The Lakeview Lodge features 40 guest rooms including suites, with each room providing a spectacular view of the lake. All rooms are non-smoking and have coffee makers, hairdryers and comfy cotton robes.