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Lake Eufaula State Park
Lake Eufaula State Park is a great choice for an Oklahoma getaway. Whether the stay is short or long-term, a visit to this state park is guaranteed to be memorable. Formerly known as Fountainhead State Park, the park is located just south of I-40 near Checotah, in eastern Oklahoma. Situated on Lake Eufaula, a 102,000 acre reservoir, there are many activities available for visitors on both land and water.
On land, Oklahoma's diverse foliage and wildlife can be observed on hiking trails such as the Bluebird Trail. Visitors can bring bikes to get around the expansive park and take a ride on one of the mountain bike trails. Visit the on-site Lake Eufaula Stables and saddle up for a guided horseback ride or bring your own horse and explore the trails. The Deep Fork Nature Center educates visitors about native animals and plant species, and kids and adults can participate in naturalist programs and activities. For kids, the park offers many playgrounds and a fishing pond.
A 18-hole disc golf course is located at Hummingbird Beach and there is no fee required to play the disc golf course. Stop by the gift shop in the park office to rent disc golf equipment for a nominal fee. Nearby, the 18-hole Fountainhead Golf Course, operated by the Muscogee Creek Nation, features views of the lake, complete with a putting green and pro shop. Lake Eufaula State Park also has a Lovelock Fountain, which encourages visitors to add a personal, and lasting, touch to the park.
While there are so many things to do on land in the park, Lake Eufaula allows visitors the opportunity to play on the water. There is a swimming area with a beach, and multiple boat ramps provide easy access to the lake. Fishing is a big attraction at Lake Eufaula State Park, and a marina located in the park makes year-round fishing possible with an enclosed, heated fishing dock, as well as a tackle shop. There is also Lake Eufaula Stables where visitors can enjoy a scenic horseback ride. Some of the largest fish in the state have been caught at Lake Eufaula.
Various accommodations for a stay at Lake Eufaula State Park are available. Approximately 35 full hookup RV sites, 65 RV sites with water and electric and 93 tent sites are available. For a unique overnight accommodation, book a stay in one of the park’s three yurts. All yurts come with heat/ac, bedding, a microwave, mini fridge, electrical outlets and an LED TV. The Longhorn Loop yurt comes with one foldout futon, large picnic shelter and lake access at your doorstep, while the Hummingbird Beach yurt comes with two full-sized futon bunk beds, is ADA compliant and has great beach access. The Longhorn Loop Honeymoon yurt has a queen-sized log canopy bed indoors and two picnic tables, a grill, a fire pit and a lantern holder outdoors. Although there is no running water within the yurts, restroom facilities are located within 50 yards of the Longhorn Loop and Hummingbird Beach yurts, and 1000 yards from the Longhorn Loop Honeymoon yurt. Pets are not allowed inside the yurts.
Comfort stations are scattered throughout the park. Ideal for meetings or family reunions, the group camp features a fully equipped kitchen, dining hall, stocked pond and four air conditioned bunkhouses that can accommodate up to 96 people. Lake Eufaula State Park also features an airstrip for the convenience of those who would like to fly into the park. In addition, there are coin operated washers and dryers located in the Dogwood Drive Campground.
***NOTICE*** Due to winterization at Lake Eufaula State Park, the Dogwood Drive restrooms, one Deep Fork Campground restroom and the Blackjack Bluff restroom will be closed from November 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018. Modern RV sites in Dogwood Drive will remain open, and the bathrooms at Longhorn Loop and Hummingbird Beach will be available for yurt guests only.
RV sites with electric & water hookups: $22
RV sites with electric, water & sewer hookups: $25
Premium sites: Additional $6
Longhorn Loop Yurt: $65 per night.
Hummingbird Beach Yurt: $85 per night
Longhorn Loop Honeymoon Yurt: $100 per night
Yurts require a two-night minimum stay on the weekend and three nights over a holiday weekend. There is a five day cancellation policy for refund.
Disc rental for disc golf: $5.
3D Archery Course: $10 a day per person.
Senior Discounts for Cabins:
A discount (currently 15%) may be given to senior and disabled visitors on the established nightly rate per cabin or lodge room Sunday-Thursday nights only, excluding holidays. Some restrictions may apply.
Senior Discounts for Campsites:
The senior discount is currently $2 off the daily published rate for designated standard RV and tent campsites. Utility fees are not discounted.
Total disability discount is currently 50% of the base rate for designated standard RV and tent campsites. Utility and premium campsite fees are not discounted.
Senior discounts are also offered on other recreational features.
For more information on senior and disabled discounts, please click ’Senior Citizen & Physically Challenged Visitor Opportunities’ under Maps & Resources located below. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
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- Oklahoma Travel Guide and Map Kit
- Monthly TravelOK eNewsletter
- Nature & Outdoor Recreation