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.

Roman Nose State Park Lodge Restaurant Hours Reduced
Roman Nose State Park Lodge Restaurant Hours Reduced

Starting November 4, until further notice, the restaurant at Roman Nose Lodge will be closed Monday and Tuesday, open for lunch and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday, open all day on Friday and Saturday, and will close at 2pm on Sunday. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available to lodge guests on Monday through Thursday.

Alabaster Caverns State Park Cavern Closure
Alabaster Caverns State Park Cavern Closure

The cavern at Alabaster Caverns State Park is currently inaccessible to visitors due to an unforeseen geological obstruction near the cavern’s entrance. Guided cavern tours and cavern photo tours are unavailable as park staff and engineers assess this issue. More updates will be posted as soon as they are available. In order to accommodate those visitors that are planning to visit the park, Alabaster Caverns State Park staff will be re-instituting wild caving activities for those that would like to participate. The rest of the park is still open to visitors. Please contact the park for more details. 

Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park Winterization Notice
Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park, the comfort stations in Echo Ridge campground will be closed and winterized from November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

The Turkey Flat, Lakeview Circle and Equestrian campgrounds and comfort stations will remain open. All areas will remain open for primitive tent camping, and the group camp will be open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain campgrounds are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Beavers Bend State Park, the Buckeye, Quail RV and Turkey RV campgrounds, as well as the Acorn, Carson Creek and Coyote area comfort stations will be winterized from December 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain campgrounds are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

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 from October 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. In addition, the large comfort station in the RV area will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 15, 2019.

The Nature Center will remain open with restrooms available. Nature Center hours are Monday through Friday 9am-4pm from November through February.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Black Mesa State Park Winterization Notice
Black Mesa State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Black Mesa State Park, the group camp will be closed from November 1, 2018 through May 1, 2019. The park and facilities will remain open for RV camping.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Boiling Springs State Park, the Springhill campground and group camps will be closed from October 15, 2018 through March 15, 2019.

The Whitetail campground and bathrooms will remain open for RV camping. The main picnic day-use bathroom will also be open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park, the Grandview campground and bathroom and Lakeside bathroom will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 12, 2019. The Riverside campground (below dam) will offer only a chemical toilet.

The Riverside campground gate will remain open and the Lakeside campground boat ramp will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Disney Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Disney Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Disney Area at Grand Lake State Park, the park will be open for day use and boat ramp only from November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park, none of the facilities will be available for winter use. The campground will be gated and only a pit toilet will be available from November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Cherokee Landing State Park Winterization Notice
Cherokee Landing State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Cherokee Landing State Park, Wildcat Point (tents only) will be closed from October 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. In addition, the Cherokee RV area and comfort station and the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek RV campgrounds will be closed from December 9, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The main road into the park and the boat ramps will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

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 October 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019 (pending weather). In addition, only one restroom will remain open in White’s Catfish Cove and the Caddo Hill/Cove Road tent camping sites will remain open, though the bathrooms will be closed pending weather.

The Eagles Nest and Sunset Cove campgrounds and comfort stations will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Foss State Park Winterization Notice
Foss State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Foss State Park, the following areas will be closed: Buffalo Bend campground and restrooms from September 10, 2018 through May 8, 2019; Mouse Creek campground and restrooms from October 29, 2018 through April 5, 2019; and Cutberth and Sandy Beach campgrounds and restrooms from October 29, 2018 through March 7, 2019.

The cabins will be available year round. In addition, the Cottonwood and Cedar Point campgrounds and restrooms will remain open all year. Boat ramps will remain open at Cedar Point, Mouse Creek, Buffalo Bend, Cutberth and Sandy Beach.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Great Plains State Park, the Otter Creek and Lower Mountain Shade RV campgrounds will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Upper Mountain Shade RV sites 31-48 and comfort station #1 will remain open all year.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Great Salt Plains State Park Winterization Notice
Great Salt Plains State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Great Salt Plains State Park, the handicap accessible restroom by the beach area will be closed from September 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. In addition, the following areas will be closed from November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019: Sandy Beach I bathrooms, Sandy Beach II bathrooms and the community center.

The Sandy Beach I RV campground will remain open with a boat ramp available. Sandy Beach II tent area will remain open. The River Road campground and bathrooms will also remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Greenleaf State Park Winterization Notice
Greenleaf State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Greenleaf State Park, the Cypress Row and Gobbler Ridge RV campgrounds will be closed from December 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The Deer Run RV campground will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park, the Raccoon Ridge (Area A) comfort station will be closed from November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. The boat ramp comfort station will be closed from October 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. The poolside comfort station is closed from Labor Day through Memorial Day. The Squirrel Hollow (Area B) comfort station will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Keystone State Park Winterization Notice
Keystone State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Keystone State Park, the Lake Country and Red Carpet Country campgrounds and restrooms will be closed from November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. The Green Country restrooms and boat ramps, as well as the marina will remain open. The marina restaurant will be open on Fridays and Saturdays in September, then will close for the season.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Lake Eufaula State Park, one of the three restrooms at Deep Fork campground and the bathroom at Blackjack Bluff will be winterized from November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. In addition, the bathrooms at Longhorn Loop and Hummingbird Beach will be available for yurt guests only beginning November 1, 2018. Modern RV sites and the restroom within Dogwood Drive will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

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, 2018 through March 1, 2019.

The Elephant Rock, Buzzards Roost and ATV campgrounds and facilities will remain open all winter. Tent camping is available in Buzzards Roost, the ATV area and Tipps Point. The ATV Riding Area will remain open from 8am through sunset each day.

The Nature Center and Tucker Tower is open 9am-4:30pm daily through the end of October. November 1-March 1, the open hours are 9am-4:30pm and they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. The Nature Center and Tucker Tower will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please contact the park office at 580-223-4044 for inclement weather closures.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Lake Texoma State Park, comfort station #3 near the marina/gas dock and catfish campground, comfort station #6 at the entrance to the 400 Area/Rally campground and comfort station #8 in the 500 area will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 15, 2018.

One comfort station will remain open in each campground area throughout the winter.  Campsites will be available for winter camping in most areas and boat ramps remain open (as water levels allow).

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

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 Point tent area campgrounds and restrooms will be closed and gated from November 1, 2018 through April 15, 2019. The North Sentinel campground and restrooms will be closed, but the area will be open for day use only from November 1, 2018 through April 15, 2019.

The campgrounds and restrooms that will remain open include Hog Creek tent and RV areas, Hickory Hill RV area, Little Sandy 30 and 50-amp RV area, Turkey Pass RV area and Little Axe. The East Sentinel and West Sentinel day use areas will also remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Lake Wister State Park, the following areas will be closed: Wards Landing campground and bathrooms beginning November 1, 2018; large bathhouse in Victor campground will be closed beginning December 1, 2018; and the Wister Dam restroom will be closed beginning September 5, 2018. All facilities will reopen March 1, 2019.

During this time, the Wister Dam campground will be available for semi-modern camping (water and electric only), two smaller comfort stations will remain available for public use and the mini comfort station on Quarry Island will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Little Sahara State Park Winterization Notice
Little Sahara State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Little Sahara State Park, the Buttercup and Cowboy campgrounds and bathrooms will be closed and winterized from December 1, 2018 through February 23, 2019. The Golden Sands RV camping and bathrooms will be open and available, and ORV access will remain open at Buttercup and Golden Sands.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Osage Hills State Park, the Tent Hill campground and restroom will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The group camp will be closed from December 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

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.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Robbers Cave State Park, sites 31-41 within the Old Circle campground will have electric only and the restroom will be closed. In addition, Group Camp 1 will be closed from December 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The restroom behind the pool, on the west end of the Nature Center and Group Camp 2 will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Roman Nose State Park, the Deer Run Day-Use comfort station and the Group Camp buildings and restroom will be closed from November 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. The Canyon Vista and Beaver Dam campgrounds and bathrooms will remain open.
 
Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Sequoyah State Park Winterization Notice
Sequoyah State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Sequoyah State Park, the following areas will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 15, 2019: Creek campground, Paradise Cove South (boat ramp will remain open), Choctaw comfort station (full hookups and boat ramp will be available) and the Cherokee campground. The Chickasaw campground will be open for day use only and no restrooms will be available. In addition the Group Camp will be closed from December 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019.

Full hookups for RVs and the comfort station will remain available in the Seminole area. One comfort station and one boat ramp will be available in Paradise Cove.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Sequoyah Bay State Park, the Attakullakulla campground, Pushmataha campground and Group Camp will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The Hulbutta-Micco comfort station will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Snowdale Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Snowdale Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Snowdale Area at Grand Lake State Park, the campgrounds will be gated and bathrooms will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 12, 2019. The boat ramps will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park, the gates will be open for day use only and will close at dusk. Limited campsites will be open, and restrooms with showers will be available.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Talimena State Park Winterization Notice
Talimena State Park Winterization Notice

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

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Tenkiller State Park Winterization Notice
Tenkiller State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Tenkiller State Park, the Shady Grove, Blue Jay Knob, Flying Squirrel campgrounds and the Upper DX and Bluff View tent areas will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. In addition, two courtyard cottages will be closed.The Fox/Squirrel RV campground will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice
Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park, the Squirrel Trail #5 comfort station will be closed from September 15, 2018 through March 1, 2019. In addition, the Eagle Bluff #2 and Woody Hills #4 comfort stations will be closed from November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The Anglers Paradise #1, Gopher Valley #3 and Lake Hut area comfort stations will remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

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

Due to winterization at Alabaster Caverns State Park, the lower campground will be closed and gated from October 31, 2018 through April 1, 2019.

The upper campground RV camping and bathroom facilities will remain open and available. Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

Tenkiller State Park Pool Hours

Effective August 12, the swimming pool at Tenkiller State Park will only be open from 12-7pm on Saturday and Sunday through the weekend of Labor Day.

Tenkiller State Park Boat Ramp Closure
Tenkiller State Park Boat Ramp Closure

Effective August 13, the boat ramp at Hickory Flats will be closed. The Fisherman’s Point boat ramp will be available as an alternative.

Greenleaf State Park Swimming Pool Closed

Due to non-repairable maintenance issues at the swimming pool at Greenleaf State Park near Braggs, the pool will not open for the 2018 season.

Boiling Springs State Park Pool Hours
Boiling Springs State Park Pool Hours

The Boiling Springs State Park swimming pool is open to the public through August 12, 2018.

Honey Creek Area Pool Hours
Honey Creek Area Pool Hours

The Honey Creek Area swimming pool will close for the season on Labor Day at 6pm. The pool, which is open only to guests camping in the park, is open daily Wednesday-Sunday 10:30-6:00 until then, weather permitting.

Lake Wister State Park Splash Pad Hours
Lake Wister State Park Splash Pad Hours

The splash pad at Lake Wister State Park will be closed for the season at the end of the business day on Labor Day Monday.

Osage Hills State Park Pool Hours
Osage Hills State Park Pool Hours

The swimming pool at Osage Hills State Park will be open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday until August 15.

Sequoyah State Park Pool Hours
Sequoyah State Park Pool Hours

The swimming pool at Sequoyah State Park is open every day through Labor Day to guests who are booked at the lodge and cabins.

Roman Nose State Park Pool Hours
Roman Nose State Park Pool Hours

For the remainder of the 2018 season, the pool at Roman Nose State Park will only be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12-6:30pm.

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

The Ankle Express Hiking Trail will be closed beyond the swinging bridge until repaires are made to the bridge. 

State Park Passport Address Change
State Park Passport Address Change

If your family is participating in Oklahoma's State Park Passport program, there has been a change of address. The initial printing of this booklet lists State Parks’ previous address on the Record of Visits pages.
 
To obtain your child’s tokens, send their Record of Visits page(s) to:

Oklahoma State Parks
Passport Program
900 N Stiles Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104