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Camping in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma

About Oklahoma Camping

There’s a reason Oklahomans are more likely to camp than the average American: Home to the country’s most diverse terrain mile-for-mile, Oklahoma comprises more than just the Great Plains. Camping in Oklahoma’s 10 distinct ecoregions–claiming four mountain ranges, sprawling forests, balmy swamps, 28 state parks, and more dam-created lakes than any other state—gives you access to more varied recreation opportunities within a short drive than you’ll find almost anywhere else.

You can’t go camping in Oklahoma without visiting Lake Texoma, the 12th-largest lake in the US. Spanning the southern Texas-Oklahoma border (hence the name), the biggest of the Sooner State’s 200-plus lakes provides more than 90,000 surface acres of water primed for sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, and especially fishing: Lake Texoma claims more than 70 species of fish, including Striped Bass impressive enough to make it the Striper Capital of the World. Make sure to pick up a fishing license!

Out of the water, Lake Texoma campers can observe migratory birds and wild hogs in two wildlife preserves, lead horses through 25 miles of equestrian trails, hike 14 miles along lakeside bluffs, and retire to one of more than 700 campsites. Plenty of showers, toilets, potable water points, and RV hookups mean campers have the option to sleep rugged or glamp easy.

When you’ve had your fill of sand and surf, travel to the opposite end of the state for Alabaster Caverns State Park. When an inland sea evaporated millions of years ago, it left behind a real gem: gypsum deposits that developed into some of the world’s largest crystal caves open to tours and wild caving. The biggest highlights of Alabaster Caverns State Park are a three-quarter-mile, 50-foot-tall main cavern, natural bridges, five species of bats, RV camping right near the caves, and best of all, the opportunity to camp in a cavern with a waterfall. For $40, you can rent the Water Cavern, which includes raised sleeping platforms and the option to sleep outside if need be.

Give everyone in your party easy access to the recreation of their choice by camping in Oklahoma only an hour or two from state capitol. Oklahoma City is smack-dab in the center of Oklahoma, making it easy to get a dose of nature without straying too far from nightlife in the state’s biggest metro area. Hike to 2,500 feet and rock climb routes in the storied Wichita Mountains, then explore all 12,500 acres of Lake Murray State Park—the state’s oldest and biggest state park.

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Recent Reviews In Oklahoma

1693 Reviews of 648 Oklahoma Campgrounds

AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

Great Ammenities!!!

Swimming, basketball court, baseball field, marina, showers, all within a HUGE campground. It is November 30th and we are literally the only people in five loops of this campground.

  • Marina in a bay with another empty loop on the far peninsula
  • Empty loop of the campground.
Site60
Month of VisitDecember
Jeff S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

A well managed park

We rented a cabin for a couple of nights. The cabin was clean with a great updated bathroom and an adequate kitchen. There was a fire ring, a grill, and a picnic table.

We took a hike on several beautiful trails and really enjoyed ourselves.

This is a huge facility that is very well managed.

  • Dogwoods in bloom
  • Bridge on hiking trail
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SiteCabin 14
Month of VisitMay
Dave V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

A great tenting option when visiting Fort Sill or Lawton

Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area(LERTA), Fort Sill, OK

 

Tent Site:$10 (both in June and October)

Spending a week in Lawton, OK there are only “so many” places you can camp…so we jumped around every night to try as many as we could. The weather was blistering hot and cloudless…

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SiteLakeside
Month of VisitNovember
Dave V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

Beautiful Setting, but Military Ordinance can be noisy even inside a Cabin

Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area, Fort Sill, OK

Cabin 3 (both late June and mid-October)

Lake Elmer Thomas(LETRA) is a 334 acre lake located on Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma. LETRA offers a pretty nice location for recreating. Offering quite a bit for families in a…

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SiteCabin 3
Month of VisitJuly
Dave V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

Quiet and Endless nearby trails and attractions

Doris Campground, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK

Site 26 

  • Reservations only through Recreation.com Varying costs but $8 gets tagged on by Recreation.com. I miss the days of paying by cash in person. 
  • The Good: •Beautiful surrounding area                                       …
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Site26
Month of VisitNovember
Dave V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

Midweek Early Summer Respite

Chickasaw National Recreation Area- Buckhorn Area Oklahoma

Site 36 Loop B 

Continuing our late spring journey west…we ventured to Chickasaw NRA. 

Stopping in at the beautiful Visitor’s Center at the edge of town, those that assisted us at the information were extremely gracious and…

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Site36 Loop B
Month of VisitJuly
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Older Army Corp campground

More rustic than we expected, but we still enjoyed our one night stay.

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Site8
Month of VisitDecember
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

A possible stop on the way

The sign on the bathroom said it was closed for the season.

Sitenone
Month of VisitDecember
cheryl C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Fabulous value

This is a great campground for families! Beautiful lies and woods all around.

Sitegc18
Month of VisitNovember
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Small campground with close suites

Right on the highway bringing road noise, an all-in-one bathroom shower with only one male/female in each at a time, close campsites, and lots of ATV’s. A good place for us to stay the night, but not much longer.

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Sitetent 1
Month of VisitDecember
M
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Rv the wife and me

Quite nice visit great view

Site don' remember
Month of VisitJune
N
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Good for an overnight

We were able to overnight in the parking lot next to the lake which was nice. There were no “rules” so generators were running all night which was a bummer.

Siteparking lot
Month of VisitDecember
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2021

Our go to when visiting okc

We've been coming to Roadrunner for the past few years, and it has been our go to park when visiting OKC. The location is convenient and most supplies are within a short drive. Making a reservation is fairly easy and the staff have always been accommodating, even with short notices. Sites are…

Site43
Month of VisitDecember
Michael M.
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2021

Late fall stop to get to midwest

Nice easy stop. Friendly staff. cheap Electric and shared water. Flush toilets. No showers

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Site432
Month of VisitDecember
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Great water sites

SITES: 44 electric and water 3 tent only non electric 

FEES: $16.00-$50.00 

Picnic table, fire ring, grill, dump station, flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, trash, 2 boat ramps, a dock, playground and beach. Some trees but the camp is very open. Great for hunting, hiking, fishing and…

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Month of VisitNovember

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