Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve

Black Mesa State Park & Nature PreserveCounty Road 325
Kenton, OK 73946

Phone: 580-426-2222
Fax: 580-426-2405
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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.  

The nature preserve is operated by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department in conjunction with Black Mesa State Park.  The nature preserve consists of approximately 1,600 acres where visitors can hike and enjoy 23 rare plants and eight rare animal species.  The unique area marks the point where the Rocky Mountains meet the shortgrass prairie and many species are at the easternmost or westernmost point of their natural range. Approximately 30 RV sites with water and electric hookups and 20 tent sites are available on a first come, first serve basis at Black Mesa State Park.

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  • Facility Amenities: Campsites, Elec. 30 Amp, Grills, Pets Allowed in Park, Picnic Area, Playground, Restrooms, Showers, Site WiFi

  • On-site Activities: Hiking, Watchable Wildlife

  • On-site Lodging: Group Camp, 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

Tent sites: $12

RV sites with electric & water hookups: $20

Premium sites: Additional $5

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

Located 28 miles NW of Boise City on Hwy 325.




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From Tony W on 03/23/2014

Saw lots of wildlife. The view from the top was worth the climb. RV camp was set by the stream and lake.


From Richard C on 11/22/2013

I had always been curious about this part of the country and it surpassed my expectations. This is a great park to spend some time in. It's remote but worth making the effort. The road 325 crosses into NM and becomes NM456. It's a wonderful drive to take to Raton.


 
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