Pitch a tent and camp out under the stars in Oklahoma for a back-to-nature escape. Build lasting memories on a family camping trip while roasting wienies, toasting marshmallows and telling stories around the campfire.
Oklahoma's diverse state parks offer plenty of camping opportunities in pristine wilderness areas ranging from pine-forested mountains to sand dunes and lakes that dot the prairies. Choose your campsite in one of the 35 Oklahoma state parks and let the relaxation begin as you unwind and reconnect in the great outdoors during your camping trip.
Go backpacking in the Ouachita National Forest and camp along the shores of a flowing creek for peace and solitude or pitch a tent and go camping at one of more than 200 lakes for water recreation of every type. From hiking to rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing and birding, Oklahoma has recreation areas for every outdoor enthusiast and quiet camping spots abound here.
When you’re ready to ditch the traditional campground scene and break out on your own, make the trek to these remote camping options in Oklahoma.
The Illinois River in Tahlequah offers a gentle, moderate current and plenty of canoe, kayak and raft outfitters along its scenic banks, making it a favorite float trip destination.
Get some creative inspiration from these recipes and cooking ideas to make your next Oklahoma camping trip a delicious success.
If you really want to reconnect with nature, there’s no better way than tent camping. We’ve rounded up a sampler of eight unique campgrounds in some of Oklahoma’s most popular outdoor recreation areas to inspire your next camping trip.
Get the inside scoop on everything that Tenkiller State Park in Vian has to offer, and discover campground and cabin information as well as fun park activities.
Come along on a tour of Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, Oklahoma’s oldest and largest state park, and discover popular day-use areas, campground information, insider tips and fun park activities.