The scenic mountains, lakes,
and rivers of Oklahoma make it an ideal place to go on a camping trip. Oklahoma
campgrounds can accommodate backpackers with small tents as well as large families
traveling in an RV. Some Oklahoma campgrounds have swimming pools, waterfalls,
and beaches for swimming and fishing.
If you're interested in Oklahoma State Parks camping, there are state
parks all over Oklahoma that are well maintained and family oriented.
Turner Falls Park has over 500 campsites. Most of the campsites have picnic tables and grills and are large enough to accommodate one or two medium-sized tents. They also have several campsites with electricity and running water. One of the main highlights of the campground is a 77-foot natural waterfall with a swimming area, an extensive network of hiking trails for both experienced and beginning hikers, and four playgrounds. For a small fee, campers can rent a banquet room with a kitchen for a family reunion or party.
If you're looking for Oklahoma campsites that are spacious enough to accommodate large groups, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area has six campgrounds that can accommodate organized groups. There are also smaller campsites near the lake or in wooden areas. Some of the campsites are wheelchair accessible. Activities at the park include bass fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and swimming. Like most Oklahoma campgrounds, campsites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
For many families, camping in Oklahoma wouldn't be complete without enjoying outdoor activities such as horseback riding. The Cross Bar Ranch in Davis, Oklahoma offers organized horseback riding tours and has an area for dirt bike or four-wheeler riding. There are also wide trails for mountain biking and hiking. Some of the campsites at Cross Bar Ranch have electrical hookups, although most campsites don't have running water or electrical outlets.
Oklahoma camping facilities such as Arbuckle Bluegrass Park are the perfect option for campers with large RV trailers. The campground has 300 sites that are large enough for RVs, as well as several small sites for tents. In addition to having electricity and running water, the campground has clean restroom facilities throughout the park. The park holds several events throughout the year, such as the September Festival, the Spring Jam held in May, and the Fall Jam in October. The festivals are filled with families enjoying live bluegrass music, potlucks, cookouts, parades, musical competitions, and concessions.
Lake Murray is one of the most popular spots for Oklahoma camping. The 6,500-acre park contains some of the finest golf courses in Oklahoma as well as spacious campsites, three miles of lakeside hiking trails, horseback riding, tennis courts, and an airstrip for remote control airplanes. Campers can choose from hundreds of small campsites as well as several group campsites that can accommodate groups of 100 or more. If camping in Oklahoma isn't for you, Lake Murray has a resort with 50 rooms and suites. The park also contains a grocery store and several restaurants.
Oklahoma camping offers something for the entire family, from hiking in the mountains, mountain biking, horseback riding, and swimming. Whether you're camping in Oklahoma for an entire summer or a short weekend, you'll have no problem finding the right campground for your trip to Oklahoma.