We were so surprised with this park because we’d hardly even heard of it. The campsites were plentiful with beautiful views of the lake. It was early in the season so not very busy. The sites were clean and easy to navigate. We enjoyed the nature center, getting to view a bald eagle and coyote. The lodge is very nice and would definitely recommend to someone who doesn’t want to rough it. I’d like to come back in the summer to take advantage of the pool. We walked along the fitness trail and tried out the recommended activities for fun. We then took one of the longer trails that winds throughout the park. These trails were not well marked but they made for a great Oklahoma hike. We fished near the group camp area as a storm was brewing and we wanted to be near a picnic shelter. The lake is very pretty, would definitely recommend for kayak or boating. The o my issues we had was, we needed a shower and the camp showers which are coin operated did not have hot water as indicated. Made for a very chilly rinse. All in all we will be back!
This campground is great! Here are some things I absolutely loved:
- Great/clean campground. This is something I really appreciate about a campground. People seem to pick up after each other. If you see garbage somewhere, please pick it up. Helps so much!!
- Hiking. We did a nearby hike named Hillside Trail and it was gorgeous. The views were stunning!! We did it early in the morning to beat the crowds and it was perfect. About 7 miles rountrip with a little elevation gain.
- Close to water. We went for the day and played in a lake nearby. It was about a 15 minute drive away!
make sure to bring lots of water if you plan to hike because it does get warm! Also bug spray, sunglasses, and some good snacks!
The views in the area are beautiful, especially from the cliffs. There are multiple areas to hike, kayak, fish, or boat in the area. Not too far from Skiatook if you need to head into a town which is nice for some people.
I stayed at twin bridges this past weekend with my wife and our two dogs. Despite nice weather it was less than half full. There aee three distinct areas to camp. One on the east side of HW 137, one on the west side of HW 137, and one south of HW 60. The area south of HW 60 is camper pads and very busy as it is right at the boat ramp. This area also charges a premium rate for its location ($27 with water and electric hook ups). The west side of HW 137 has lake huts ($50-$60ish per night) as well as tent and RV sites. The east side of HW 137 has tent and RV sites as well as the visitor center. Tent sites are $14, with electric $18, and electric and water for $22. You can reserve RV sites online but not tent sites. This area is mostly for RVs. The tent sides are all on a hill side so you cant find flat sites to tent camp and tent camping is poorly marked. We did find an "unimproved camping area" presumably for tent camping but everyone with an RV at the nearby RV sites used it as boat trailer parking. There are bathhouse on each side of HW 137 and we found them to be pretty good for a campground. There is a RV dump station behind the visitor center ($5 to dump, free to camping guests, payable at visitor center or envelope station). If you get in late there are signs instructing you to pay at visitor center the next morning. However these must be old signs as there is an envelope station in front of the visitor center door to register and pay (didnt seem like the visitor center is open much). Noticed a lot of trash around camping area into the wooded area around it. Not a lot to do in the park but plenty of fish and boating areas nearby. Also there are camp grills at each RV/camp spot but no fire pits, although we did notice people have just built camp fires as they see fit (not sure of park policy on this). Overall its a decent enough campground if you are going to be spending all your time on the lake but wouldnt recommend for tent camping or longer RV stays if you are looking for hiking trails and more secluded relaxation.
Twin Bridges is actually located in North East Oklahoma, not in Kansas. Quite near both Kansas and Missouri. Beautiful sites, busy campground. Great facilities including showers and a playground. Office staff was rather rude, which is unusual in the camping industry, so maybe it was a bad weekend for them. Some sites are too close to the very busy road.
Blue Bill Point was recommended to us last spring (2018), and we've stayed there at least 5 weekends (some extended). The sites are not too close to each other. There are 'full hook-ups," partial, primitive, and day use. We've never encountered loud music or disrespectful neighbors. The swim area is perfect for our toddler grandsons, as it's a slow decline.
For an RV/Trailer camper this place is amazing. Multiple campgrounds within the park. Our favorite is Choctaw with full hookups. Sites are cement and level. All have table, charcoal grill and fire ring. Close to the lake, about 100 yards. Other area are just as good. Other areas don't have septic but each has a dump station. Tent campers have nice areas also.
The showers are great. Camp sites are well maintained. Fire rings, grills and picnic tables on sites. Sewer hookups on RV sites and nice tent camping sites. Store has what you will need and it's on the best part of river for floating. Security at gate keeps the riff raff from cruising the grounds.
This is the best place to stay when floating the Elk River. Lots to choose from, cabins, tents, campers, etc. Have a late night loop (for the partiers), sand volleyball courts, shuttle to a nearby open air dance club, huge store and restaurant with good pizza and breakfast buffet. The cabins are nice as well. This is our go to spot for the Elk River year after year. Canoes, rafts, kayaks, etc. They have a 5 and 8 mile float option, depending on river conditions.
My husband and I really enjoyed staying at the Wildwood campground. We thought the campsite spaces were a little small, and because we went in the summer it was pretty packed. Actually, all the spots were taken so it was at full capacity. We spent our day hiking and playing in the lake nearby that we were only in the campsite at night. Hiking was amazing here, we recommend spending the morning doing this. We chose to go early to beat the summer heat. Bring bug spray because the mosquitos were crazy. They had some great dog friendly hikes which we really appreciated. At night we enjoyed making s’mores in our campsite using the fire ring provided. We brought our own wood, not sure if a place sells this. Recommend reserving your spot ahead of time, don’t just show up because it will probably be filled.
hammock and tent camping. few skeeters and flys and a friendly coon. great weekend.
A wonderful campground with water and electric. Time your departure or you might have to wait in line for the dump station… Not the worst thing, but keep it in mind. The hike to the falls is pretty easy and well worth it.
The campground is quite small and the sites are all clustered together in one big open area. There is no privacy between campsites. The trails are nice and the falls are beautiful but there's no real place to get lost in nature. It is clean and a good family friendly place for a short trip.
Choctaw camping area has full hookups, nice concrete pads & concrete picnic tables. Limited amount of shade. Water access is a short distance away.
Great stop on Grand Lake, OK. Lots of trees in the park. Nice Pool.
This campground is smaller with a single loop and is most ideal for RV's and boaters. It doesn't offer much privacy from each other but in a group camp or RV it wouldn't be bad at all. The bathrooms are in excellent shape and a newer build and ALWAYS clean which is a major plus as they really take care of this place. There are several picnic areas and places to enjoy the lake. My only drawback is they made is leave if we weren't camping that night and playing in the water with our dogs.
There is plenty to do here for family's even if it is run down a little bit. The fishing is excellent and it provides a great place to launch boats. The bathrooms are dated and I wouldn't take a shower here. The RV sites are level and provide great lake access. Each site has a fire pit and a table and the spacing is what I would consider adequate. The marina provides the supplies you need for fishing or things you forgot. The grounds were well kept but you could tell this is a 50's build and is in need of an update. There is also a beach to swim in the lake that was pleasant.
There is nothing more definitively defining "Oklahoma" as floating the Illinois river in summer. We always base our camp in Peyton's Place. Off Highway 10, the camp spots are decently spaced out with a table and fire ring. It does get loud in the summer as many family's and groups use this spot to camp and float. The bathrooms are nice and the grounds have a volleyball court to start a pickup game. The main draw is the float trip. You can choose the 12 or 6 mile float. Check the water levels before you head out as it can be very low or very high depending on your time of year. The sites are shaded so after a long day on the river you can get out of the sun. Caution: it can get very very hot in the summer and we have seen a few snakes.
This is a great campground to fish, float, and relax. The sites are spread out down a river created by a dam of lake Spavinaw. You can fish on the lake or river or bring an inter-tube and float down the river! In the spring the river often floods the campground so if it's been raining heavy for a few days, check to see if the grounds are flooded. Several years ago a flood took out many of the trees but the state has done a good job maintaining this park. You have options of where to camp and plenty of room for both RV's and Tenters.
Rocky Point #48. (West side of the campground).
This spot is directly across from a brand new bath house, with toilets and showers. Plenty of shade. Easy access to the water. Concrete picnic table, grill, lantern hook and fire ring at each site. Boat ramp within walking distance.
The weekend we were there, the east side of the campground seemed to draw more families.
West side has boat ramp with parking, and a roped swimming area. Both sides have beach type access.
We fished (fishing tube & kayak) but didn't catch anything. Lots of people were fishing using jug lines.
Easy drive to the city of Wagoner, we recommend "Runts" BBQ if you want a restaurant meal.
Seqoyah state park is an easy drive from this campgrounds: https://www.travelok.com/state-parks/13299
To make reservations at Rocky Point, visit: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/rocky-point-ft-gibson/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73374