Lake Wister State Park

Lake Wister State Park

Lake Wister State Park
25567 US Hwy 270
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***NOTICE*** Effective Monday September 9, 2019, campsite base rates for RV and tents will be increased to $16.00 per site, per day. Rates for water and sewer will increase $1.00 each, per site, per day. Extra tents placed on an RV or tent site will be charged the $16.00 rate. There will be no charge for tents for dependents under the age of 18 whose parent or parent(s) are occupying a site. The increase will be reflected on new reservations beginning 9/9/2019.

A gateway to the beautiful Ouachita National Forest, Lake Wister State Park in southeast Oklahoma offers five camping areas around the 115 miles of scenic shoreline. This outdoor haven offers park visitors a variety of activities including hiking, camping, biking, boating and water skiing on the 7,300 surface acres of Lake Wister. As an added bonus, the park is also equipped with a water spray park, a popular destination for children and adults alike.

Nestled in a ring of pine and oak covered mountains: the Sans Bois, Jackforks, Kiamichis and Ouachitas, lodging facilities at Lake Wister State Park include 15 cabins, 20 tent sites, and a total of 118 modern and semi-modern RV sites. Book a cozy cabin within the park and enjoy lake or park view cabins complete with stone-framed fireplaces and easy access to hiking trails. The park's one or two-bedroom cabins, surrounded by groves of dogwood, wild cherry and northern spruce, accommodate four to six guests and feature one to two queen-size beds in each bedroom with linens, sleeper sofas and a 32-inch flat screen TV. Each cabin also comes complete with kitchen, restroom with shower and air conditioning. Two cabins have accessible main and bathroom entrances, and pets are welcome to stay in a select number of cabins at the park for a daily pet fee. Lake Wister State Park also offers a fully-equipped group camp that can accommodate up to 100 visitors and includes a full kitchen and dining hall.

Lake Wister State Park welcomes wildlife watchers, nature photographers and anyone wishing to escape into the great outdoors. Hunters will enjoy the nearby Wister Wildlife Management Area. A waterfowl area is also located within close proximity to the park. The Poteau River, Oklahoma's only river that flows north, feeds into Lake Wister along with the Fourche Maline and a half dozen or more mountain streams provided fresh cool water perfect for fishing. An abundance of northern bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, smallmouth and largemouth bass are available for the angler. 

Facilities at the park include comfort stations with showers, picnic tables, group picnic shelters, lighted boat ramps, an unlighted gravel ramp, playgrounds and a swimming beach. Challenge friends and family to a round of miniature golf at the park's miniature golf course. Hiking trails include a self-guided nature trail and a 6.4-mile hiking trail that takes visitors into the surrounding wilderness to view wildlife such as deer, ducks and rabbits. During the winter months, wintering golden and bald eagles can be seen soaring overhead.

Hike along the rocky shores of Lake Wister to find the ultimate sunset-viewing spot. Photo by Kim Baker/Oklahoma Tourism.
Photo by Deby Snodgrass.
The spray park within Lake Wister State Park in southeastern Oklahoma is a popular destination for families.
Photo by Deby Snodgrass.


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Tent sites: $16
RV sites with electric & water hookups: $25
RV sites with electric, water & sewer hookups: $29
Premium sites: Additional $5

Discounts given for camping:
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.

Splash Park:
Children (4 and over): $2 per person
Children (3 and under) and adults supervising only: Free

Summer Rates for Cabins (April 1st - November 30th):
Lakeview 2 BD Cabin: $115 plus tax per night
Lakeview 1 BD Cabin: $85 plus tax per night
Parkview 1 BD Cabin: $75 plus tax per night

Winter Rates for Cabins (December 1st - March 31th):
Lakeview 2 BD Cabin: $105 plus tax per night
Lakeview 1 BD Cabin: $75 plus tax per night
Parkview 1 BD Cabin: $65 plus tax per night

Senior & Disabled Discounts for Cabins:

A discount (currently 15%) may be given to senior and totally disabled visitors on the established nightly rate per cabin seven days a week during the off season and Sunday-Thursday in season (April 1-September 30), excluding holidays. Some restrictions may apply.

Government and corporate discounts on cabins and lodge rooms are available year round. Valid Sunday-Thursday. Discounts for guests staying in a cabin or lodge room seven consecutive days during the off season are also available.

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 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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Last Updated: September 21st at 1:44am


Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Splash Park open to the public Thursday - Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day.
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