Winding Stair Recreation Area

Winding Stair Recreation Area Ouachita National Forest
Hodgen, OK 74939

Phone: 580-494-6402

Located atop the Winding Stair Mountain within the Ouachita National Forest, this campground offers spectacular views of southeast Oklahoma and the Winding Stair Mountain range. There are 23 campsites with tablse, fire rings, lantern poles, grills and a paved parking area. Potable water, warm showers and flush toilets are available spring to mid-summer, dependent on water availability.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop, Pets Allowed

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-270

  • On-site Activities: Hiking, Hunting

Main camp is open March through November.
Backpacker's camp is open all year.
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

From Heavener, take US Hwy 59 south for 17 miles to US Hwy 259. Turn south onto US Hwy 259 for 5 miles to Hwy 1 (Talimena Scenic Drive). Turn west toward Talihina on Hwy 1 and continue for 1 mile.

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From Staff on 08/19/16

Jackie, sorry about that! Please use the 580-prefix and not 918! Here is the correct number: 580-494-6402. Thank you for using!

From Jackie Walker on 08/19/16

This phone number provided is for a pediatric clinic....Could you give me the correct one so I could inquire on the rv reservations situation at the Winding Stair area?

From Staff on 04/11/16

Misty, yes dogs are allowed within the Ouachita National Forest trails and camping areas. Thank you for using!

From Misty on 04/11/16

Are dogs allowed at Winding Stair and on the trails?

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