Best Places To Camp In Oklahoma

By Vesi

It does not matter if you want something secluded and cozy or you want large open spaces since there are many great places to camp in Oklahoma. We made a list of the best according to popularity so you have a great starting point for your next camping adventure in Oklahoma.

Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park – Broken Bow

Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park

Right close to Broken Bow Lake and along Lower Mountain Fork River, the camp is a great location for those that love camping. There are actually 10 pretty good tent campgrounds located here. You will want to mainly consider Beavers Bend since there are 5 high quality campgrounds that have the best services.

When referring to activities, there are so many you would love. You can go trout fishing with your kids, let them play in campground areas, go to sandy swimming beaches and even enjoy miniature golf courses, among many others.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area – Sulphur

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

This is definitely a paradise for campers. There are so many options available for biking, hiking, boating, swimming and much more. There are various cool creeks that flow over lovely travertine terraces. You thus have access to various swimming holes and even some waterfalls that are picture worthy.

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There are currently 3 campgrounds available: Buckhorn, Guy Sandy and The Point. They all offer water and electric hookups and the primitive campsites you would expect. At Buckhorn there are currently 134 sites. 42 of them have an electric hookup. Point offers 55 sites and Guy Sandy comes to the table with 40 tent sites. In Guy Sandy the camping experience is much more rugged since there are no showers, comfort stations or electricity.

Lake Murray State Park – Ardmore

Lake Murray State Park

What is interesting is that the Ardmore based Lake Murray State Park covers close to 13,000 acres so we have a literally endless camping opportunity. There are many tent camping regions that you can choose from. An on-site ATV area is also available for those that are interested. There are 29 RV sites you can choose from and if you just want to relax in a tent, go to Rock Tower. If you want a modern experience, Tipp’s Point is the place to be at with 28 RV sites and 60 tent sites. 30 water and electric hookups are available.

Greenleaf State Park – Braggs

Greenleaf State Park

Right close to Greenleaf Lake you will be able to enjoy the Greenleaf State Park. This is actually considered to be a hidden gem by many since there are literally endless family fun activities available. This includes an aquatic center, playground, swimming and even a miniature golf course. Pontoon boat tours and hiking trails are regularly enjoyed by visitors. The best camps that you can enjoy are Eagle’s Nest, Gobbler Ridge Campgrounds and Trailhead Point. However, the best amenities are offered by Lakeview Campground.

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Illinois River – Tahlequah

Illinois River

There are 60 winding river miles available here, featuring clear waters, a rock bottom and mild rapids. It is a Class II river that is perfect for experts and novices. You can easily rent a kayak, raft and canoe, all together in beautiful river scenery and pretty great fishing holes. People can simply relax in hammocks if they want to relax or can go for a nature adventure.

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