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Robbers Cave State Park
Robbers Cave State Park is located in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the Sans Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma. This park is a favorite of rappellers, equestrians, hikers and outdoor lovers. The park and adjoining wildlife management area offers acres of discovery and enjoyment including trout fishing in season, hunting, miles of hiking and equestrian trails, rugged cliffs for climbing and fall foliage viewing. Robbers Cave also enjoys notoriety as a former hideout for outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr.
Robbers Cave State Park is a 8,246-acre park with 189 combined lake acres with Lake Carlton, Lake Wayne Wallace and Coon Creek. It is named for the famous outlaw cave hidden in the formation of sandstone hills and cliffs ranging from 300 to 1,500-ft in height.
Campground facilities at Robbers Cave State Park include 22 modern RV sites with full hookups, 67 sites with water and electric hookups, and 86 primitive camping along secluded trails. Equestrian campsites are also available.
Other overnight accommodations include a lodge, cabins, a lake hut, yurts and two group camp facilities. Each of the 20 rooms at the Belle Starr View Lodge command an impressive view of Coon Creek Lake and the forested valley below. All rooms are non-smoking and feature two double beds, a coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge and satellite television. Rooms at the lodge can accommodate up to four guests. Pets are not permitted in lodge rooms.
A total of 26 cabins are available at Robbers Cave State Park. The cabins are non-smoking and offer park views. Each cabin comes fully equipped with refrigerator, cooking range, microwave, coffee pot, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, cooking utensils, linens, central heat and air, fireplace, shower and satellite television. Cabins are not equipped with telephones; however, there is limited cell phone service atop the mountain where the cabins are located. Pet-friendly cabins are available upon request for a daily pet fee. Requests for pet-friendly cabins must be specified at the time the reservations are made.
Cabin options include one-bedroom duplex cabins that sleep four guests, one-bedroom cabins that also sleep four guests, two-bedroom cabins that sleep six guests and two-bedroom cabins with decks that also sleep six guests. Specialty, or "honeymoon" cabins, are also available. The lake hut is located near the main entrance and comes equipped with a queen-sized bed and a sleeper sofa. It also has a full sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and a table with four chairs. There is no television or shower facility, but the lake hut does have a toilet and sink. It is pet-friendly.
The yurts come with a queen bed and sofa sleeper. Amenities include a mini fridge, microwave, heat and air window unit, ceiling fan and a deck overlooking Lake Carlton. One yurt is handicap accessible, and the nearest restroom/shower is a couple of hundred yards away.
Group Camp 1 features 12 cabins that can accommodate 274 people, and Group Camp 2 features seven bunkhouses that can accommodate 250 people. Group Camp 1 is open seasonally from March through November and Group Camp 2 is open year round.
Bring your own ATV or side by side and ride to Robbers Cave State Park’s 250-acre ATV riding area, which is open from 8am until sunset each day. The park also has an amphitheater, five group picnic shelters and two indoor community rooms. Picnic tables, comfort stations with showers, boat ramps, a swimming beach, a seasonal swimming pool with bathhouse, miniature train, playgrounds, miniature golf, paddleboat rentals, surrey bike rentals, a small grocery store, and a nature center with naturalist programs and exhibits round out the park's facilities.
Robbers Cave State Park is a perfect family getaway with an abundance of outdoor fun to keep the kids entertained. Climb aboard the Belle Starr Express, a miniature train that will take visitors on a scenic 30 minute trip around the park. Take advantage of the park's steep cliffs while learning the art of rappelling, or venture off into the adjacent wildlife management area, featuring 3,800 acres of forested hunting ground.
Belle Starr Express offers 30 minute train rides year-round. Call 918-465-2562 for hours.
Please note that the swimming pool is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours are daily from 1-7pm. In addition, paddleboat/canoe rentals and miniature golf are lease concessions that are open seasonally. Hours of operation for the pool and the lease concessions will vary starting in August, due to the start of the school season.
1-Bedroom Duplex: $88+
1-Bedroom Specialty Cabins: $123+
2-Bedroom w/ Deck: $123+
Lake hut: $78, plus tax
Covered Wagon: $78
Pet fee (Cabins): $15 per pet per day
Summer Rates: Mar-Nov (includes weekends year-round & Christmas break).
Holiday Rates: Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend.
Winter Rates: Dec-Feb (Sun-Thu only. Not available Christmas break).
Tent sites: $14/tent
RV sites with electric & water hookups: $22
RV sites with electric, water & sewer hookups: $25
Premium sites: Additional $5
Pool Entry: $5 per person. Children 3 and under are free.
Surrey Bike Rentals:
One hour: $20
Half day: $50
Full day: $75
Belle Starr Express Train:
$5 per person
Children 3 & under are free.
ATV Riding Area Entrance Fee: $20 per ATV per day (no limit on number of riders). Please note there are no ATV rentals available at the park.
Senior Discounts for Cabins & Lodge Rooms:
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.
For more information on senior and disabled discounts, please click ’Senior Citizen & Physically Challenged Visitor Opportunities’ under the Maps & Resources tab located above. 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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