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Camping's OK in OK
by Bob Carter

It seems as though every place you travel in Oklahoma, a state park and campground is just around the corner. What's more, the parks have some of the most interesting names imaginable. After all, who wouldn't want to check out Boggy Depot, Robbers Cave, and Little Sahara? Check out the campgrounds or send for a complimentary copy of the Oklahoma Camping and Lake Guide by writing Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Box 60789, Oklahoma City, OK 73146. Most campgrounds are run by concessionaires. The following selective list "scratches the surface" but should get you moving in the right direction.

Alabaster Caverns State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, swimming pool, trails, mile cave tour, 405-621-3381.

Arrowhead Camp: hookup and primitive sites, pull-throughs, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, grocery, picnic areas, canoe rentals, cabins, volleyball court, playground, 800-749-1140.

Beaver State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, off-road vehicle area, sand dunes, nature trail, volleyball, horseshoes, playground, lake, 9-hole city golf course adjacent to park, 405-625-3373.

Bernice State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramp, 918-786-9447.

Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, shower, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramps, playground, hiking trail, 405-426-2222.

Boggy Depot State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal station, picnic areas, fishing, lake, ball fields, playground, nature trail, 405-889-5625.

Boiling Springs State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal sites, swimming pool, hiking trails, 18-hole golf course, 405-256-7664.

Clayton Lake State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramps, docks, swimming beach, playground, 918-569-7981.

Crowder Lake State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restroom, shower, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramp, fishing dock, 405-343-2443.

Dripping Springs Lake/Recreation Area: (Managed as part of Okmulgee State Park), hookup and primitive sites, pull-throughs, restroom, shower, sanitary disposal site, outdoor grills, picnic areas, boat ramps, dock, 918-756-5971.

Fort Cobb State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal sites, picnic areas, boat ramps, marina, water-craft rentals, swimming, nature center, playgrounds, 18-hole golf course.

Foss State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramps, marina, boat rentals, swimming, playground, hiking, biking, equestrian trails, restaurant.

Fountainhead State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic area, boat ramps, marina, swimming, stables, hiking, disabled access, nature center, 18-hole golf course, restaurant, grocery, 918-484-5135.

Great Plains State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, grocery, picnic area, boat ramps, docks, swimming, playground, hiking, biking, nature trails, 405-569-2032.

Great Salt Plains State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal station, boat ramps, handicapped fishing dock, swimming beach, handicap accessible nature trails, 405-626-4731.

Greenleaf State Park, hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal sites, boat ramps, ballfields, playgrounds, play-courts, heated fishing dock, marina, watercraft rentals, backpacking, hiking, biking, nature trails, swimming, nature center, recreation programs, bicycle rentals, TV/VCR/video rentals, 918-487-5622.

Honey Creek State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramp, swimming, playground, 918-786-9447.

Lake Okmulgee State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal station, grills, picnic areas, boat ramps, playground, visitor center, nature trail, fishing, water skiing, 918-756-5971.

Little River State Park: hookup and tent sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, marina, watercraft rentals, swimming, horse stables, nature center, hiking, biking, nature trails, hayrides, archery, 405-360-3572.

Little Sahara State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, off-road vehicle area, dune trail, sand dune tours, 405-824-1471.

McGree Creek State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restroom, showers, sanitary disposal site, boat ramps, fishing pier, equestrian trails, hiking, biking, nature trails, 405-889-5822.

Natural Falls State Park: hookup and tent sites, sanitary disposal site, restrooms, showers, nature trail, 77 ft-high waterfall, 918-253-8790.

Raymond Gary State Park: hookups and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramps, fishing, dock, swimming, playground, 405-873- 2307.

Red Rock Canyon State Park: hookups and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, swimming, volleyball, nature trail, rappelling, snack bar, playground, 405-542-6344.

Robber's Cave State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, grocery, cafe, boat ramps, bike and boat rentals, swimming, miniature golf, rappelling, canoeing, biking, hiking, equestrian trails, amphitheater, nature center, 918-465-2565.

Sallisaw/Brush Lake State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramp, fishing, dock, playground, horseshoes, 918-775-6507.

Sequoia Bay State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal stations, picnic areas, boat ramps, docks, marina, boat rentals, swimming, tennis, playground, fitness course, hiking, biking, nature trails, 918-683-0878.

Snowdale State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal station, picnic areas, boat ramp, swimming, volleyball, playground, 918-434-2651.

Spavinaw State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, swimming, playground, 918-435-8066.

Talimena State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restroom, shower, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, hiking, playground, 918-567-2052.

Twin Bridges State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramps, docks, volleyball, horseshoes, playground, 918- 540-2545.

Wah-Sha-She State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal sites, picnic areas, boat rams, docks, nature trail, 918-532-4627.

Walnut Creek State Park: hookup and primitive sites, restrooms, showers, sanitary disposal site, picnic areas, boat ramps, swimming, softball, hiking, biking, equestrian trails, playground, 918-242-3362.

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