Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park

Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park 54101 E Hwy 85 A
Bernice, OK 74331

Phone: 918-257-8330   918-786-9447
Fax: 918-787-5634
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***NOTICE*** To check on possible Oklahoma State Park closures due to high water, please click here.

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. 

The 88-acre park area, which is located in the small town of Bernice, boasts 150 primitive tent sites and 30 RV sites with water and 50 amp electric hookups. There are also two comfort stations with hot showers located on either side of the park. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, and there is one covered shelter.

***NOTICE*** To check on possible Oklahoma State Park closures due to high water, please click here.

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. 

The 88-acre park area, which is located in the small town of Bernice, boasts 150 primitive tent sites and 30 RV sites with water and 50 amp electric hookups. There are also two comfort stations with hot showers located on either side of the park. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, and there is one covered shelter.

Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park also offers several activities for kids of all ages. With two playgrounds, a swimming beach, a nature center, a wildlife feeding area and two wildlife watch towers, the whole family is certain to find something to enjoy. The park also features a one mile paved walking and jogging path that is handicapped accessible.

Grand Lake is located in northeastern Oklahoma and offers a total of 46,500 surface acres and 1,300 miles of shoreline. With a reputation for great fishing and the proximity to the 13,000-acre Spavinaw Hills Game Management Area, it is an outdoorsman's paradise.

Nearby shopping and activities include Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum in Bernice, Cabin Creek Civil War Battle Site in Vinita, Eastern Trails Museum in Vinita, Barker Gang Grave site in Vinita, Cabin Creek Vineyard in Vinita, Summerside Winery in Vinita, the Har-Ber Village in Grove, Cayuga Splitlog Mission Church in Grove and the Lendonwood Gardens in Grove.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Campsites, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 50 Amp, Grills, Handicapped Parking, Lake Access, Naturalist on site, Park Ranger, Pets Allowed, Picnic Area, Playground, Restrooms, Showers, Water Hookup, Waterfront Sites

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): Route 66

  • On-site Activities: Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife, Waterskiing

  • On-site Lodging: RV Sites, Tent Sites

Park is open daily. Nature Center open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm.

Tent sites: $12

RV sites with 50 amp electric & water hookups: $25

RV site for seniors 62+: $23

RV site for 100% disabled: $19

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

Located 1/2 mile east of Bernice on Hwy 85A.

Primary Contact:

Sherri Burris




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/27/15

Dstnee, in Oklahoma's state parks, consumption of beverages with a 3.2% alcohol content or less is permissible by those visitors 21 and over. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Dstnee on 04/25/15

Are alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/04/15

Terry, thanks for contacting us! Unfortunately, at this time the Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park does not accept campsite reservations. However, the Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park, which is 30 minutes south of the Bernice Area, does. You can make online reservations at www.travelok.com/state_parks_rv_sites. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Terry Stevens on 03/03/15

Hi, we are travelling from Australia to travel Route 66, there are 5 of us in two 7 berth Rvs, we would love to stay at the park on the night of the 20th April. Is this possible and how do we go about making a reservation. Thank you.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/30/15

Jacob, you are more than welcome to place your tent on an RV site, and you're correct that the cost would be higher because it's charged per site and not per sleeping unit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the park office at 918-257-8330. Happy camping and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jacob Smith on 01/29/15

Could you just put tents in the RV spots and pay $25? We were wondering if we could so we could use the electricity. we would only have tents!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/02/14

TW, we are so sorry to hear of your experience at the Bernice Area. The quiet hours, which run between 11pm and 6am, are normally enforced by camp hosts and park rangers. Please know that your comment has been forwarded to the park so that they will be aware of the situation and can take steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. We hope you'll give our parks another chance in the future, because this experience definitely wasn't typical! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TW on 09/01/14

How do you enforce your quiet hours? It is almost two in the morning and neighbors party is still going strong


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/19/14

Starr, we have never heard of a person limit, but there are limits to how many tents can be placed on one site. In a tent camping area, one tent is allowed per site. One child's tent may also be placed on that site at no additional cost. When staying on an RV site, one child's tent will be allowed at no extra cost. Any other tent found on an RV site accompanying an RV is charged a base rate fee of $12.00 in addition to the fee for the RV. Managers at individual parks have discretionary allowance with regards to the number of tents per site for organized groups in tent camping and primitive areas. Your best bet would be to call or visit the park office and speak with the manager about your unique family situation. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From starr on 05/19/14

are there person limits for tent camping? I have a very large family.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/15/14

Jim, you are more than welcome to visit the park and use the beach, and there is no day use fee to do so. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From jim on 05/14/14

is park open to use beach area? What is day is day use fee? Thank you


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/12/14

Mike, we're sorry you're having issues reaching the Bernice Area! The park has a total of 30 RV sites and 150 tent sites, and all sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Since Memorial Day weekend is one of the busier times for our parks, you may consider getting there earlier in the week to claim a good spot. If you have any questions, feel free to reach the park manager via email at Sherri.Burris@travelok.com. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From mike on 05/10/14

Why is it so hard to get ahold of somebody at this place? Me and 2 other people have called and left messages and nobody returns calls... Its frustraiting! Trying to see if we have to make a reservation for memorial weekend or if we can just show up. Does anybody know?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/27/14

Brenda, the Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park does not have cabins for rent. However, there are a number of privately owned lodging properties nearby that do offer rental cabins. If you'll click on 'Lodging within 5 Miles' located underneath the map on this page, it will show you what is available. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Brenda on 04/26/14

I have a question. Do you have cabins to rent?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/12/13

Timothy, well thank you for your honesty! The rates are $12 per night for tent sites and $20 per night for RV sites. Totally disabled campers receive 50 percent off those rates. Please give the office a call at 918-542-6969 if you have any questions. Happy camping and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Timothy Neumann on 11/10/13

The honesty box price sigh is covered up. Don't know how much to pay. We are 100% disabled. The phone has a recording on it that states the park is closed but it is open. Don't understand.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/31/13

Chevelle, thanks for your questions! There will be 17 RV sites with water and electric hookups during your stay. Also, the nature center showers and restrooms will be available after hours. If you have any questions, please call the park at 918-257-8330. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Chevelle on 10/30/13

Was thinking of visiting Bernice park weekend of November 8th and 9th. Is the RV camping ready for visitors? And I want to make sure we'd have water. I saw where the only restrooms/showers are in the nature center, are they available after nature center hours? Thank you!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/28/13

Beth, upgrades at the Bernice Area are expected to be complete in mid-November. We will remove the notice from this page once the campground have reopened. Please keep in mind that all restroom facilities with the exception of the Nature Center bathroom and showers will be closed beginning November 1 for winterization. They will reopen in the spring. If you have any questions, please call 918-257-8330. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Beth Hodson on 10/28/13

Love Bernice - Any update on when they possibly might open again


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/10/13

Alan, the most recent information that we have received states that the updates will take approximately two months from September 9 to complete. Please give the park a call at 918-257-8330 before planning your trip. If they are unavailable, you may want to check out the nearby Honey Creek Area. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Alan Edwards on 10/10/13

Looking for a primitive site for two tents, one night on November 1. Will this be available?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/07/13

Beth, the most recent information that we have received states that the updates will take approximately two months from September 9. We'll remove the notice from this page after the park has reopened, so you can check back here or call 918-257-8330 for more information. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Beth Hodson on 10/07/13

Love camping here - When will the renovations be done for it to reopen?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/01/13

Tawnya, if the park keeps the same schedule as last year, they will be closed from October 30 through April 1. Your best bet would be to call 918-257-8330 or visit this page before your trip, as we'll list any closures at the bottom of the description. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tawnya on 06/30/13

Is Bernice open for tent camping in Oct?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/01/13

Anthony, all campgrounds and restrooms are open as of today, April 1. For more information about the Bernice Area, please call 918-257-8330. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Anthony B on 03/27/13

when does the campground open up in the summer


From lynne lloyd on 07/13/11

We have been camping there yearly for some time and even have our favorite place. The park is always clean and seeing the local police and park rangers patrol is comforting. The bathrooms that were put in was the best idea ever. I dont worry about my kids in the bathroom, with the locked door they are safe. Give the place a try.


From Christian Nienhuser II on 02/28/11

We have been going out there for ages the kids love it as much as we do. It is great getting away for the day or camping for the week It has become our favorite places to go and explore and the paved hiking path is great!


From stacy burris on 04/24/10

my family and i have been coming to this park for about 8 years and we just love it. it is a very safe and fun place to bring kids.


 
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