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.

Keystone State Park COVID-19 Closure Update
Keystone State Park COVID-19 Closure Update

Due to health concerns from COVID-19, the park office and gift shop will be closed Sunday and Tuesday, with reduced hours of 10am to 4pm during the week and 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday. Red Carpet Country tent camping and recreation area will be temporarily unavailable for reserved camping or day use until further notice.

Monday and Tuesday cabins are available for online reservation only. Cabin reservations can still be made via phone or in office if guests will be staying past Tuesday or paid in full if checking out on Tuesday.

Foss State Park COVID-19 Closure Update
Foss State Park COVID-19 Closure Update

Due to health concerns from COVID-19, the park office is closed to the public but will remain staffed. Playgrounds are closed along with the comfort station at Cottonwood, Mouse Creek and Buffalo Bend campgrounds. The family restrooms only will be open in the comfort stations at Sandy Beach and Cutberth for tent camping and day use. 

RV camping is still open for self-sustained rigs. Fishing around the lake is still allowed and the boat ramp areas are open.  

 

Beavers Bend COVID-19 Park Closure Update
Beavers Bend COVID-19 Park Closure Update

Due to health concerns over COVID-19, all tent campgrounds and playgrounds are closed, in addition to the Lakeview Lodge, Forest Heritage Center, Nature Center, gift shop and restaurant. Cabin stays are open at this point with RV camping for self-sustained rigs. Hiking, fishing and most lease concessionaires remain open. 

Roman Nose COVID-19 Park Updates
Roman Nose COVID-19 Park Updates

Due to health concerns over COVID-19, tent camping and the playgrounds are closed along with the lodge and restaurant. 

COVID-19 Park Update
COVID-19 Park Update

These unprecedented times have presented our state parks with the unique task of providing folks with a place to escape for essential mental solace and communion with nature while minimizing any sort of exposure risk to the COVID-19 virus.

Here are some of the ways parks are rising to meet this challenge:

  • Hiking trails, picnic tables, fishing areas and boat ramps are available for outdoor recreation. Please remember to practice safe social distancing, even when outdoors. 
  • The number of open public restrooms in each state park has been reduced to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. A restroom will remain open for day users, but is limited in every state park. Directions to open restrooms will be provided. 
  • RV campsites can be reserved through our online reservation system, rv.okparks.com or on the park page on TravelOK.com. RV campers must hold waste in vehicle tanks, then dispose of waste in the state park dump station if you are not in a full hook-up site. Tent campsites are limited or temporarily unavailable in every state park. The online reservation system will list the open tent campgrounds.
  • All playgrounds in the state parks are closed to the public. Please do not cross safety lines in place around playground equipment.
  • Large group gatherings are not allowed, and restrictions are in place in the state parks to limit group sizes to 10 persons or less.  
  • Cabins are available for online reservation but are subject to limitations based on availability. Pots, pans, plates, glasses and cooking/eating utensils have been removed from the cabins. Guests must bring all cookware and paper plates/plastic ware and drinking cups. 
  • All group camps and community buildings are closed to large group gatherings. 
  • All lodges are and will remain closed through April 15.  This may be extended based on new Health Department information as we go forward.

 

Cabin Vacancy Between Guests
Cabin Vacancy Between Guests

Due to health concerns stemming from COVID-19, most cabins in the park system will be left vacant for 24-48 hours between guests.

Lake Murray Tent Camping Closures
Lake Murray Tent Camping Closures

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, tent camping area at Lake Murray will be closed for the foreseeable future. All Tent Camping areas at Lake Murray State Park are included. RV campsites will remain open to RV guests with restrooms on their rig.

Currently, ATV riding is open, with a restricted number of riders allowed on the trail. 

Great Salt Plains Tent Campground Closures
Great Salt Plains Tent Campground Closures

Due to health concerns of maintaining comfort stations, tent camping is closed for the foreseeable future. Playgrounds are closed as well. RV camping is still open for self-sustained rigs. 

Park Playground Closures
Park Playground Closures

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, most park playgrounds are closed through the foreseeable future. 

Boiling Springs Office Closure
Boiling Springs Office Closure

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the office at Boiling Springs has been closed but will remain staffed. Guests are invited to call (580) 256-7664 with any questions, concerns or if assistance is needed. 

Robbers Cave Office and Restroom Closures
Robbers Cave Office and Restroom Closures

Park office will be closed to public access with guest check-in via lock box. Deep Ford, Nature Center, Small EQ and Whispering Pine restrooms will be open from 9am to 8pm. All other restrooms are now closed. 

Fort Cobb State Park Office Closure
Fort Cobb State Park Office Closure

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the office at Fort Cobb is now closed to the public, but will remain staffed, so please call (405) 643-2249 with any questions. 

Cabin Dishes and Utensils
Cabin Dishes and Utensils

As part of the park's enhanced cleaning and safety protocols in response to COVID-19, all dishes - including pots and pans - have been removed from the park cabins. 

Cherokee Landing State Park Closure
Cherokee Landing State Park Closure

Due to recent park flooding and concerns over COVID-19, Cherokee Landing State Park will be closed temporarily. 

 

Anglers Paradise Campground Closures at Grand Lake - Twin Bridges
Anglers Paradise Campground Closures at Grand Lake - Twin Bridges

Due to flooding, campground sites 7-20 at Anglers Paradise and the campground shelter are closed. 

Sequoyah Lodge Restaurant Closure
Sequoyah Lodge Restaurant Closure

The Sequoyah Lodge Restaurant is currently closed for renovations. 

Blue Heron Lodge Takeout Only
Blue Heron Lodge Takeout Only

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the lodge is only offering takeout food for the foreseeable future. 

Sequoyah Bay Campground Closure
Sequoyah Bay Campground Closure

Due to flooding, Attakullakulla Campground has been closed. 

Tenkiller Flooding Closures
Tenkiller Flooding Closures

Due to recent flooding, Hickory Flats, Shady Grove, Blue Jay Knob and Gooseneck Bend Campgrounds are closed. The boat ramps at Hickory Flats and Fisherman's Point are also closed. 

Nature Center Closures
Nature Center Closures

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all park Nature Centers will be closed through April 15th. Park cabins, campgrounds and RV sites, as well as outdoor public spaces and restrooms will remain open at this time. 

Alabaster Cave Tour Closure
Alabaster Cave Tour Closure

Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, cave tours at Alabaster will be closed through April 15th. The park will remain open for camping and hiking during this time.  

Cherokee Area at Grand Lake Riverside Campground Closure
Cherokee Area at Grand Lake Riverside Campground Closure

Due to flooding, Riverside Campground has been closed and gated. 

Osage Hills State Park Office Closure
Osage Hills State Park Office Closure

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the park office will be closed with a lock box check-in instituted. During this closure the office will be staffed, so guests are invited to call (918) 336-4141 with any quesions. 

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.


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.