Roman Nose State Park

Roman Nose State Park

Roman Nose State Park Lodge & Roman Nose State Park Golf Course

3236 S Hwy 8A
Park Office:
3236 S Hwy 8A
Watonga, OK 73772
Park Office:

Roman Nose State Park, named after a Cheyenne chief, is one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks. Set amidst a beautiful canyon, gypsum rock cliffs and three natural springs, recreational activities at this state park include an 18-hole golf course, hiking trails, trout fishing in season, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking and horseback rides by reservation. Enjoy fishing and no-wake boating, but swimming is only permitted at the park's two pools. Lodge and cabin guests are welcome to enjoy the lodge pool as part of their stay. The fully restored Civilian Conservation Corps built pool is open to the public from Memorial through Labor Day for a small fee. Pool is cash only, but there is an ATM in the lodge lobby. 

For a truly memorable stay, book a night at the beautiful Roman Nose State Park Lodge. The 22-room lodge, originally constructed in 1956, has been completely renovated to reflect the natural landscape of the area. The reconstruction emphasizes the lodge's original mid-century design, while beautifully updating the look to today's modern standards. The newly decorated rooms feature large showers, comfy beds, contemporary furnishings and large flat-screen televisions. Pets are not allowed in the lodge. Explore dining options at the nearby Roman Nose General Store, check their Facebook page for hours, menu, horseback rides and boat rentals. 

Roman Nose State Park also offers 11 cabins. Amenities include queen-sized beds, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, a full kitchen, microwave, coffee pot, linens and a fireplace. Two of the cabins are pet-friendly. Overlooking Lake Boecher, the Pioneer Cabin can sleep up to five people between a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living room and a full bed and fully adjustable twin bed in the bedroom. It also comes with a kitchen, ground-level entry shower and spacious floor plan to accommodate ADA guests.

Campground facilities at Roman Nose State Park include full hookup sites, sites with water and electric hookups, as well as tent sites. Online reservations must be made for all campsites. From April through October, book one of the park’s teepees for a unique overnight stay. These spacious structures can sleep up to four adults and include an indoor electric outlet an outdoor fire ring and grill.

For larger groups, book the Turkey Roost Group Camp. This private area offers a dining hall and A-frame bunkhouses that can accommodate up to 163 overnight guests.

Also located within the park is the Roman Nose State Park Golf Course. This 18-hole, par 70 course offers sloping bent grass greens, Bermuda grass tees and fairways, natural hazards, lake views, canyon walls and mesas. Facilities include a putting green and pro shop with cart and club rentals, snacks and drinks. Book a tee time online with the booking link provided. View the rate sheet for this golf course by clicking on "View Roman Nose Golf Course Rates" link under "Maps & Resources" above.

Unwind in Northwest Oklahoma at Roman Nose State Park, named after the late Cheyenne Chief Henry Caruthers Roman Nose.
Be on the lookout for three natural springs hidden within the forest at Roman Nose State Park.
Hike on one of Roman Nose State Park's many scenic trails, like the Heart Healthy ADA Trail.
Reconnect with nature while paddleboating, canoeing or kayaking on the waters at Roman Nose State Park.


Golf Course On Site
Horseback Riding
Watchable Wildlife



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Cooling down with a chance of rain Saturday & Sunday.


Last Updated: July 17th at 7:15am


Roman Nose State Park is open year-round. Some activities within the park are only available seasonally. Inquire with the Lodge Office (405-295-2770) for dates and hours of operation.
Park Pool hours, closed Monday & Tuesday, Open Wed. through Sunday, noon to 7pm
Pool opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day.

Swimming pool admission (cash only):
Adults (13 & over): $6
Children (12 & under): $5
Please keep in mind that the pool may close due to unforeseen circumstances. It's best to call the park or lodge office before making a trip.

Stable is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, guests can book a guided horseback ride through the General Store at 580-623-7750.
The General Store also offers some in-park dining options.
The lodge office is open 24 hours a day. Some activities within the park are only available seasonally; please call to inquire about dates and hours of operation.
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