Little Sahara State Park
Little Sahara State Park

Little Sahara State Park

8951 US Hwy 281
Waynoka, OK 73860
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A prime example of Oklahoma's diverse terrain, Little Sahara State Park boasts over 1,600 acres of sand dunes, ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet. The vast dunes have formed over time from terrace deposits, remnants of prehistoric times when the Cimarron River flowed over the entire area. Located south of Waynoka in northwest Oklahoma, the park offers RV sites with water, electric and sewer hookups, tent sites, picnic areas and comfort stations. All campsites must be reserved online. 

The main attraction at Little Sahara State Park is dune buggy and ATV riding across the sand dunes. Visitors can either bring their own ATV or rent one off-site by a private vendor. Either way, visitors will have a blast in this mini-desert atmosphere, known as one of the best riding spots for ATVs in the Midwest. The cost is $10 a day for all drivers and passengers to get on the sand. Passengers under 10 years old are free. The park also offers an annual family pass for frequent visitors. Cost for the pass is $200 for the first and $125 for each additional family member in the same household.

Please note: Pedestrian foot traffic is prohibited in the dune riding area. Please visit the observation deck located in the Buttercup Campground to view the dunes.

Groceries and fuel are available to purchase in nearby Waynoka. Concessions are not offered in the park.

A permit is required to take professional photos in the dune riding area. Please contact the park office for more information.

All vehicles at Little Sahara State Park are required to follow park rules and regulations.


All vehicles must have a whip attached to the ORV that extends 10 feet from the ground to the top of the whip.

All vehicles must have a 6" x 12" flag attached within 10" of the whip's tip.  It must be bright solid orange in color.

All vehicles must have a bright white front and red rear lights powered by the vehicle for night use.

Dune buggies and 4x4 vehicles must have a roll bar sufficient to support the weight of the vehicle and must have a seat belt for each passenger.

Oklahoma law requires every child under 8 years of age to be properly secured in a child passenger restraint system.

Full coverage helmets are strongly suggested.  Riding is at your own risk.  Please stay within the posted park boundaries.

Any person under the age of 18 who is not in a vehicle with a structured roll cage is required to wear a helmet.   

Double riding is not allowed on ATVs unless the vehicle is specifically manufactured for a passenger.

Dune riding area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

If gate attendant is not on duty, it is your responsibility to go to the park office or kiosk to pay for your riding fees. Kiosks are located at Competition and Buttercup Campgrounds.

Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the dune riding area. 

Experience a slice of the desert in Oklahoma at Little Sahara State Park. Photo by Shane Bevel.
Hit the 1600 acres of sand dunes at Little Sahara State Park. Photo by Shane Bevel.
Adrenaline junkies flock to Little Sahara State Park's dunes for outdoor adventures. Photo by Shane Bevel.
ATV enthusiasts flock to Little Sahara State Park near Waynoka where they can fly over dunes that stretch across 1,600 acres and are up to 75 feet tall.





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Last Updated: July 17th at 7:55am


Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hours above are office hours. Park open daily, 24 hours a day.
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