Roman Nose State Park
Roman Nose State Park

Roman Nose State Park

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

3236 S Hwy 8A
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3236 S Hwy 8A
Watonga, OK 73772
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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, two lakes, trout fishing in season, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking, horse stables and hayrides by reservation. Rentals include canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and mountain bikes. Enjoy fishing and no-wake boating, but swimming is only permitted at one of the park's two pools. Entry to the lodge pool is included with a stay, while everyone is welcome to cool off at the fully restored Civilian Conservation Corps built pool in the park. 

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. The lodge also features several conference rooms and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pets are not allowed in the lodge.

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, dishes, 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 fully equipped 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.

Make a teepee reservation at Roman Nose State Park in Watonga. Photo by Lori Duckworth.
Welcome to Roman Nose State Park.
Canoe on the waters of Roman Nose State Park for breathtaking views. Photo by Megan Rossman.
Gently rushing waters add a serene touch to the rugged canyonlands that comprise most of Roman Nose State Park in Watonga.


Golf Course On Site
Horseback Riding
Watchable Wildlife



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Last Updated: January 25th at 3:26am


Roman Nose State Park is open year-round. Some activities within the park are only available seasonally. Inquire with the Lodge Office (800-892-8690) for dates and hours of operation.

Swadley's Foggy Bottom Kitchen hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 7am-8pm Sunday and Monday: Closed
Park Pool hours: Friday-Sunday: 12-7pm. Pool is currently only open to guests staying in the park.
There is no lifeguard on duty, so swimming is at your own risk.
The pool opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day.
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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