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Pets Allowed
About Dead Man Gap Dispersed Campsite
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Dead Man Gap Dispersed Campsite is located in Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma
34.7841 N
-94.8835 W
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3 Reviews of Dead Man Gap Dispersed Campsite
A Great Dispersed Camp in Ouachita

We were skeptical on this spot’s location, but it was very easy to locate (the road in/out has some tough spots, 4WD would be preferred). We camped 9/19/2020 and the spot was great. The previous visitors had left the spot a mess with beer cans and food wrappers (clean up after yourselves, folks!), but after clean-up it was the perfect spot. A small running creek lies at the bottom of a short downhill hike. Our closest neighbors were at least 300 yards away and we only knew they were there because we had hiked away from our camp and noticed their fire. Highly recommend this spot for anyone willing to be 100% off-grid (no cell service or nearby bathrooms). Be weary of the spiders (daddy long legs) and stick bugs everywhere! Harmless but creeped out the young one.

Nice spots for car camping

Looked like there were four or five openings for a car or tent. I was the only one on the road the Friday night before Labor Day.

Also looks like there is a trail that starts at the road and connects to the Ouachita trail. I drove down to the state park about ten minutes away but saw it marked on the trail map while hiking.

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Solid Dispersed Campsite

Pretty great dispersed campsite. If you're not familiar with dispersed camping, PLEASE research it before going. Completely undeveloped other than fire ring. Plenty of flat clear space for tents but we used hammocks, and plenty of trees were available for that. Campsite is right off the forest road and a few miles off the paved road. Surrounded by mature pine trees. There is a creek with a pool maybe 100 yards downhill from the campsite, great for cooling off on a hot summer day or filtering water.

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