Great Plains State Park

Great Plains State Park 22487 E 1566 Rd
Mountain Park, OK 73559

Phone: 580-569-2032
Fax: 580-569-2375
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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.

The rough, rocky terrain of the Wichita Mountain foothills provides miles of mountain biking trails for experts and beginners alike.  Hiking trails give visitors a chance to explore the park on foot and take in the scenery at a slower pace.  Whether biking or on foot, visitors will have access to over 400 acres of park land.  Rock climbing in granite boulder fields is also a favorite activity at Great Plains State Park.

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.

The rough, rocky terrain of the Wichita Mountain foothills provides miles of mountain biking trails for experts and beginners alike.  Hiking trails give visitors a chance to explore the park on foot and take in the scenery at a slower pace.  Whether biking or on foot, visitors will have access to over 400 acres of park land.  Rock climbing in granite boulder fields is also a favorite activity at Great Plains State Park.

History buffs will enjoy seeing the ruins of the 100 year-old mine that once operated in the area and has been abandoned ever since. The remnants of the 1904 Gold Bells Mill and Mine are located in the northeast area of Great Plains State Park. A small mining town called Wildman was built around the same time in the area, but has completely disappeared without a trace.(Caution: Rattlesnakes are known to inhabit the ruins of Gold Bells mine. Use caution while exploring the area.)

Tom Steed Lake, with 31 miles of shoreline, affords visitors endless water sport opportunities.  A swim area with a beach is conveniently located at the lake, and boat ramps provide easy access.  Visitors are allowed to bring boats to the lake for skiing, as well as for fishing.  Fishing is a popular sport at Tom Steed Lake, where catfish, bass and crappie can all be found with a little luck. Tom Steed Lake and Great Plains State Park are both havens for many other types of wildlife. When not on the water or hiking/biking a trail, kids will enjoy the park's playground.  If you're looking to enjoy the amenities of camping at Great Plains State Park, but want to venture out on a day trip, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is only a few miles away.

Great Plains State Park offers a variety of accommodations.  The campground features approximately 30 tent sites and 52 RV hookups. About 14 of the RV sites include sewer, water and electricity hookups. Restrooms and showers are provided in the campgrounds and leashed pets are allowed. When it comes to meal time, fire up an outdoor grill at one of the picnic areas, because you just might have fresh fish for dinner.  However, for the ones that are not campfire savvy, try out one of the famous bait shop burgers at Tom Steed Bait, Beer & Burgers located across from the boat ramp.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Camp Store, Campsites, Concessions, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Elec. 50 Amp, Full Hookups, Grills, Handicapped Parking, Lake Access, Pets Allowed, Pets Allowed in Park, Picnic Area, Playground, Pull Thru Sites, Restaurant on site, Restrooms, Showers, Swim Beach, Water Hookup, Waterfront Sites

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Advance Group Reservations Required

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-183

  • On-site Activities: Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Waterskiing

  • On-site Lodging: RV Sites, Tent Sites

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Sunday

Open 24 hours

Monday

Open 24 hours

Tuesday

Open 24 hours

Wednesday

Open 24 hours

Thursday

Open 24 hours

Friday

Open 24 hours

Saturday

Open 24 hours

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Park access: 24 hours per day. Open year round.

Tent sites: $12

RV sites with electric & water hookups: $20

RV sites with electric, water & sewer hookups: $23

Pavilion with electric, lights, grill, fireplace - by reservation only: $75/day use

Otter Creek Campground (10 RV sites, five tent sites and one pavilion by reservation only): $335/per day/night use.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

Located at the intersection of Hwy 183 & County Rd 1566. From I-62 go north Hwy 183 (Snyder, OK exit) approx. 7 miles. From I-40 go south 183 (Clinton, OK exit) approx. 59 miles.

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/01/15

Nathan, tent sites are first come first serve. However, you are welcome to reserve an RV site and set your tent up on it, although it will cost a bit more. To reserve an RV site, please click the green button at the top of this page. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Nathan on 09/01/15

Do we need to call ahead for reservations or is it first come first serve on tent sites?


From Heidi on 07/23/15

So, found a great tent site with an awesome tree, met the really nice camp hosts, now we are trying to sleep, but someone decided it would be a great idea to put up a Street light in the rent area. This is not cool.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/22/15

Heidi, yes there are trees scattered throughout the park. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 580-569-2032. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Heidi on 07/22/15

Are some of the tent sites in the shade?


From Mona Boone on 10/13/14

My sons and I stayed in our travel trailer at this park last week and fished in Tom Steed Lake. I was very disappointed in the shower facilities there. When you pay to take a shower you expect a little more than what we found. One shower had to off/on handle completely missing, the light would not come on in one of them, that just left the handicap and one other shower. The shower head in the non-handicap sprayed directly in my face when I turned it on and could not be adjusted. It had a fine spray and sprayed the wall behind me and the door, also the water was barely warm. When you finished showering you were standing in a pool of water trying to dress. I had to put my towel on the floor to stand on so I could dress without having wet clothes. We camped there in the spring and the same situation existed. I had hoped the problem would have been addressed by now, but it seems to be worse. The overall facilities are very nice but I must say when you pay to shower you should have hot water and be able to adjust the shower so it would not be right in you face. I do hope next time I have an opportunity to camp this will be fix. Thanks


From owner on 01/12/14

Be sure and check out our events coming up! We have a new Facebook page also: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Plains-State-Park-on-Tom-Steed-Reservoir/496816273766315


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/07/13

Duane, according to the Great Plains State Park staff the Mountain Shade Campground will be open during that time. If you have any questions, please call 580-569-2032. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Duane LaChance on 10/06/13

Will the campground and bathrooms be open November 1st thru 3rd?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/28/13

Marlene, there is not currently a reservation system and camping is first come, first served. The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department is currently working with other state agencies and their contractors to put a reservation system in place for Oklahoma State Parks. Until then the 82 campsites at Great Plains State Park are available on a first come, first serve basis. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Marlene White on 01/27/13

want to stay at this camp ground arriving March 29 and leaving Monday April 1. There will be two motorhomes - one 38' and the other 35'. We would want to have at least water and electrity 50 amp and close to the lake if possible. Do you have any sites available.


From James on 06/20/12

Spent 5 days there first week of June. Very nice park and campground. Beautiful scenery. Hiking trails very nice! Cons - Can't understand why the water is SO low since it rained a LOT every night! Fishing sucked because of the low water. I felt like I was showering at a car wash with the showers being pay-to-shower. Spent a lot with a family of six. More pros than cons though so plan your visit. Nearby Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge worth the short drive!


From Mike on 05/01/12

Enjoyed my stay here. Nice setup to flush at dump station. Stayed on lake side of Mountain Shade Campground, nice level concrete pad. Full hookup sites were gravel and very slanted!


From FELIX HERNANDEZ LOPEZ on 06/07/11

I should very much like yokon,all oklahoma is's pristine or beautifu.


From Sarah on 02/23/11

I love Great Plains State Park! I first visited right after graduating high school a few years ago and I am so excited to be going back now! The rock climbing and hiking is amazing!


From mike on 08/05/10

very nice area. beautiful mountains and the lake is nice as well.


From Rachel on 06/22/10

I love the new web-site. I found the same park map that was on the old site in the top right corner of this new page. I accidentally gave the park only one star but I meant to click all 5 stars! oops!


From James Nichols on 06/21/10

You have realy runned this web-site! We can no longer look at maps of the state park, lay-out of camp sites or anything!!!


 
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