State Park Updates

State Park Updates

We've gathered all the latest news and updates about Oklahoma state parks right here as a handy referencefor you. From extreme water levels to updates on new facilities in our parks, here's all the latestbuzz.

Winterization Notice at Lake Wister State Park
Winterization Notice at Lake Wister State Park

Due to winterization at Lake Wister State Park, the Ward’s Landing Campground and bathrooms will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The large bathhouse in Victor Campground will be winterized from December 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. Wister Dam Campground will be available for camping with water and electric hookups, but the restroom will be winterized from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. Two smaller comfort stations and the mini comfort station on Quarry Island will be available for public use.

Campground Closure at McGee Creek State Park
Campground Closure at McGee Creek State Park

Please note that the Potapo Campground is closed for renovation at McGee Creek State Park.

Winterization Notice at Osage Hills State Park
Winterization Notice at Osage Hills State Park

Due to winterization at Osage Hills State Park, water in the RV campground and comfort station will be available until the first freeze. After the first freeze, potable water will be available at the entrance into the RV area. Tent Hill Campground will be closed with comfort stations winterized from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The group camp will be closed from December 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020.

Winterization Notice at Robbers Cave State Park
Winterization Notice at Robbers Cave State Park

Due to winterization at Robbers Cave State Park, Group Camp 1 will be closed from December 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. Old Circle Campground will remain open. Sites 31-41 will have electric only and the restroom will be winterized. The restroom behind the pool, restroom on the west end of the Nature Center and Group Camp 2 will remain open year round.

Winterization Notice at Roman Nose State Park
Winterization Notice at Roman Nose State Park

Due to winterization at Roman Nose State Park, the Deer Run comfort station and group camp buildings and restrooms will be closed from November 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020. The Canyon Vista and Beaver Dam campgrounds and bathrooms remain open.

Winterization Notice at Sequoyah State Park
Winterization Notice at Sequoyah State Park

Due to winterization at Sequoyah State Park, the Creek and Paradise Cove South campgrounds will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 15, 2020. The Choctaw comfort station will be winterized from November 1, 2019 through March 15, 2020. The Cherokee Campground will be closed from November 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020, and the Chickasaw Campground will be open for day use only with no restrooms available. The group camp will be closed between December 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020. The Seminole Area will remain open with full hookups and a comfort station, and one comfort station and boat ramp will be available in Paradise Cove.

Winterization Notice at Sequoyah Bay State Park
Winterization Notice at Sequoyah Bay State Park

Due to winterization at Sequoyah Bay State Park, the Attakullakulla campground, Pushmataha campground and group camp will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The Hulbutta-Micco comfort station will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Spavinaw Area
Winterization Notice at Spavinaw Area

Due to winterization at the Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park, the park will be open for day use only, and the gates will be closed at dusk. The campground and restrooms will be closed from November 4, 2019 through April 1, 2020.

Winterization Notice at Talimena State Park
Winterization Notice at Talimena State Park

Due to winterization at Talimena State Park, only one comfort station will remain open. RV camping and utilities will remain available.

Winterization Notice at Tenkiller State Park
Winterization Notice at Tenkiller State Park

Due to winterization at Tenkiller State Park, two of the courtyard cottages and the Upper DX and Bluff View tent areas will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The Shady Grove and Blue Jay Knob campgrounds will be closed and winterized from November 3, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The Fox/Squirrel and Flying Squirrel campgrounds will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Twin Bridges Area
Winterization Notice at Twin Bridges Area

Due to winterization at the Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park, the Squirrel Trail comfort station (#5) will be closed beginning September 15, 2019. The Eagle Bluff (#2) and Woody Hills (#4) comfort stations will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. Angler’s Paradise (#1), Gopher Valley (#3) and the Lake Hut Area comfort stations will remain open. The park will remain open for camping.

RV & Tent Rate Changes at Oklahoma State Parks

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.


Winterization Notice at Disney Area
Winterization Notice at Disney Area

Due to winterization at the Disney Area at Grand Lake State Park, the park will be open for day use only. The boat ramp will also remain open.

Winterization Notice at Little Blue Area
Winterization Notice at Little Blue Area

Due to winterization at the Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park, the park will remain open with a pit toilet only.

Winterization Notice at Cherokee Landing State Park

Due to winterization at Cherokee Landing State Park, the Cherokee RV area and comfort station, as well as the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek RV campgrounds will be closed from December 8, 2019 through March 1, 2020. Wildcat Point will be open for day use only. The main road into the park and the boat ramps will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Fort Cobb State Park
Winterization Notice at Fort Cobb State Park

Due to winterization at Fort Cobb State Park, the Black Jack Cove and Deer Run campgrounds will be closed and gated with bathrooms winterized from September 30, 2019 through April 1, 2020. One restroom will remain open in White’s Catfish Cove. The Caddo Hill and Cove Road tent campsites will remain open, but the bathrooms will be closed. The Eagle’s Nest and Sunset Cove campgrounds and comfort stations will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Foss State Park
Winterization Notice at Foss State Park

Due to winterization at Foss State Park, the Buffalo Bend campground will be closed and gated with no restrooms available from September 16, 2019 through May 7, 2020. The Cutberth and Sandy Beach campgrounds will be closed with no electric or water, and restrooms will also be closed and winterized from October 28, 2019 through March 6, 2020. Mouse Creek campground will remain open, but no electric or water will be available, and the restrooms will be closed and winterized from October 29, 2019 through April 3, 2020. Cabins are available year round. The Cottonwood and Cedar Point campgrounds and bathrooms are open all year. Boat ramps will remain open at Cedar Point, Mouse Creek, Buffalo Bend, Cutberth and Sandy Beach.

Winterization Notice at Great Plains State Park
Winterization Notice at Great Plains State Park

Due to winterization at Great Plains State Park, the Otter Creek and Lower Mountain Shade RV campgrounds will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The Upper Mountain Shade RV sites 31-48 and comfort station #1 will remain open all year.

Winterization Notice at Great Salt Plains State Park

Due to winterization at Great Salt Plains State Park, the Sandy Beach I (RV) and Sandy Beach II (tent) areas will remain open, but the bathrooms will be closed and winterized beginning November 1, 2019. The handicap accessible restroom by the beach will be closed beginning September 1, 2019, and the community center will be closed beginning on November 1, 2019. All facilities will reopen on April 1, 2020. The River Road campground and bathrooms will be available all year.

Winterization Notice at Greenleaf State Park
Winterization Notice at Greenleaf State Park

Due to winterization at Greenleaf State Park, the Cypress Row and Gobbler Ridge RV campgrounds will be closed from December 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The Deer Run RV campground will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Honey Creek Area
Winterization Notice at Honey Creek Area

Due to winterization at the Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park, the Raccoon Ridge (Area A) comfort station will be closed beginning November 1, 2019. The boat ramp comfort station will be closed beginning October 15, 2019. Both are expected to reopen on April 1, 2020. The Squirrel Hollow (Area B) comfort station will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Keystone State Park
Winterization Notice at Keystone State Park

Due to winterization at Keystone State Park, the Lake Country and Red Carpet Country campgrounds and restrooms will be closed and winterized from November 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020. The Green Country restrooms and boat ramps, as well as the marina will remain available all year.

Winterization Notice at Lake Eufaula State Park
Winterization Notice at Lake Eufaula State Park

Due to winterization at Lake Eufaula State Park, the bathrooms at Longhorn Loop and Hummingbird Beach will be available for yurt guests only from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. One of the three Deep Fork campground restrooms will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The bathroom at Blackjack Bluff will be winterized beginning November 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. Modern RV sites in Dogwood Drive and the Dogwood Drive restrooms will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Lake Murray State Park
Winterization Notice at Lake Murray State Park

Due to winterization at Lake Murray State Park, the Cedar Cove, Duke’s Forest, Tipp’s Point, Marietta Landing, Rock Tower and Martin’s Landing campgrounds will be closed and winterized from December 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The Elephant Rock, Buzzard’s Roost and ATV campgrounds and facilities will be open all winter. Tent camping is available in Buzzard’s Roost, ATV and Tipp’s Point. The ATV Area is open from 8am to sunset daily. The Nature Center and Tucker Tower are open 9am-4:30pm daily through the end of October. From November 1 through March 1, the hours remain the same, but they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. The Nature Center and Tucker Tower are also closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Winterization Notice at Lake Thunderbird State Park
Winterization Notice at Lake Thunderbird State Park

Due to winterization at Lake Thunderbird State Park, the Little Sandy tent area, Post Oak RV area, Rose Rock RV area, Critter Alley tent area and Clear Bay tent area will be closed and gated with bathrooms winterized from November 4, 2019 to April 15, 2020. In addition the North Sentinel area will be open for day use only with no camping or restrooms available. Campgrounds and restrooms remaining available include Hog Creek (tent/RV), Hickory Hill RV area, Little Sandy RV area, Turkey Pass RV area and Little Axe. East and West Sentinel Day Use Areas will remain available. Boat ramps will be available at Hog Creek, Denver Corner, Turkey Pass, Little Axe, Fisherman’s Point, North Sentinel and South Dam.

Winterization Notice at Lake Texoma State Park
Winterization Notice at Lake Texoma State Park

Due to winterization at Lake Texoma State Park, comfort stations 3 (near the marina), 6 (400 Area) and 8 (500 Area) will be closed from November 1, 2019 through March 15, 2020. Floyd’s/Ben’s semi-modern campgrounds will be closed from December 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020. One comfort station will remain open in each campground area throughout the winter. All campgrounds and boat ramps will remain open (as water levels allow).

Winterization Notice at Alabaster Caverns State Park
Winterization Notice at Alabaster Caverns State Park

Due to winterization at Alabaster Caverns State Park, the lower tent campground will be closed and gated with bathrooms winterized from October 31, 2019 through April 1, 2020. The upper campground RV camping and bathroom facilities will be open and available.

Winterization Notice at Arrowhead Area
Winterization Notice at Arrowhead Area

Due to winterization at the Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park, the comfort stations within the Echo Ridge campground will be closed from November 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020. The Turkey Flat, Lakeview Circle and Equestrian campgrounds and comfort stations will remain open. In addition, all primitive tent camping areas and group camp will remain open.

Winterization Notice at Beavers Bend State Park
Winterization Notice at Beavers Bend State Park

Due to winterization at Beavers Bend State Park, the Acorn, Carson Creek and Coyote area comfort stations will be closed and winterized from December 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020. The Buckeye, Quail and Turkey RV campgrounds will also be closed beginning December 1, 2019. The Armadillo, Acorn, Carson Creek, Coyote, Cypress, Fern and Hawk campgrounds will remain open. All primitive camping areas within the park will also remain available.

Winterization Notice at Bernice Area
Winterization Notice at Bernice Area

Due to winterization at the Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park, the small comfort station at the entrance to the park will be closed and winterized from October 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020. The large comfort station in the RV area will be closed and winterized from November 1, 2019 through March 15, 2020. The rest of the park and Nature Center will remain open, and showers and restrooms within the Nature Center will be available. The Nature Center hours are Monday through Friday 9am-4pm from November through February.

Winterization Notice at Boiling Springs State Park
Winterization Notice at Boiling Springs State Park

Due to winterization at Boiling Springs State Park, the Springhill campground and group camps will be closed from October 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020. The Whitetail campgrounds and restrooms, as well as the main picnic day use restroom will be open.

Winterization Notice at Cherokee Area
Winterization Notice at Cherokee Area

Due to winterization at the Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park, the Lakeside and Grandview campgrounds and bathrooms will be closed and winterized from November 5, 2019 through March 10, 2020. The Lakeside boat ramp will remain available. The Riverside campground gate (below dam) will remain open with a chemical toilet only. The Grand Cherokee campground and facilities will remain open to RV camping.


High Water Closure at Snowdale Area
High Water Closure at Snowdale Area

August 26, 2019: Due to flooding, the Snowdale Area at Grand Lake State Park is currently closed for RV and tent camping.

High Water Closure at Sequoyah State Park
High Water Closure at Sequoyah State Park

August 26, 2019: Due to high water at Sequoyah State Park, the Cherokee and Choctaw tent campgrounds are closed.

High Water Closure at Sequoyah Bay State Park
High Water Closure at Sequoyah Bay State Park

August 26, 2019: Due to high water at Sequoyah Bay State Park, the Pushmataha campground is closed. The other campgrounds are open and accepting reservations.

High Water Closure at Tenkiller State Park
High Water Closure at Tenkiller State Park

August 26, 2019: The boat ramps at Tenkiller State Park are open, but the courtesy ramps are not available.

High Water Closure at Cherokee Area
High Water Closure at Cherokee Area

August 26, 2019: Due to high water at the Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park, the Riverside area is open for day use only. Primitive camping is allowed. The boat ramp is open.

Greenleaf State Park Hiking Trail Closure
Greenleaf State Park Hiking Trail Closure

Until further notice, the Ankle Express Hiking Trail will be closed at the swinging bridge until repairs are made to the bridge. 

Greenleaf State Park Meeting Room Closure
Greenleaf State Park Meeting Room Closure

Until further notice, the Whispering Winds Reunion Center will be closed for renovations.