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.
- Many Trail Heads right at the RV park! No need to drive anywhere but close to local restaurants and attractions if you want.
Friendly and helpful Staff!
Full RV Hook-ups and many tent sites plus 1 Cabin!
Will be back when the leaves start to change!
Small campground with the essentials, no frills. For those who like roughing it. Sign says to pay at the local police station- but the police do sometimes swing by and will collect your fee at the campground. I went in Sept-Oct of 2016 & really enjoyed myself. Was a very quiet spot to camp without many campers at the time. Across the river is a small playground in addition to the one at the campground. I am not sure if swimming is safe here, only saw people fishing with waders on.
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.
This 10 spot campground has water and electric for $12 per night. Although it is a no frills campground it is across the street from a lengthy park with walking trails and a couple playgrounds as well as an active creek which advertises trout fishing on signs along the walking path. There is an extensive disc golf course within this park also.
There is an active train track nearby which produces some noise every once in a while, as does the main road between the camp area and the park. RV and hardside campers may not be bothered by the noise at all.
There is a dump station with fresh water for cleanout as you leave the campground as well as trash barrels throughout.
One drawback of this park is registration to stay here has to be done at city hall so if you are planning to arrive in town after city hall closes or on the weekend you may be unable to stay here as there is no drop box for site payment.
Overall this is a nice park for the low price.
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.
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.
Great stop on Grand Lake, OK. Lots of trees in the park. Nice Pool.
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
We frequently take 412 from Tulsa to the Arkansas Ozarks and have always wondered what lies behind the gates of Natural Falls State Park. If you have to pay $5 a car it must be magnificent and grand, I thought every time I passed the turn off sign .5 mile from the city street that leads to the entrance. Well, it is a place you can stop at if you are late in the day and need a spot to camp without much fan fair or activities. The $5 day price is not worth it if you just want to hike and see the park as it is quite small and you can complete every trail in just a few hours if you tried. The falls itself is pretty nice for the area and would provide a pleasant respite from the road. As far as the campground goes, it is just as small as the park itself. It abuts a barb wire fence designating the difference between private property and the park and has some in vogue features such as yurts but the small size and the layout make it one I will not go back to. With 2 dogs who like to bark and a desire to go on longer hikes and activities, there just isn't much here for me. As far as the sites, the layouts were nice with a table and fire ring and adequate space but overall pretty forgetful.
Im here annually and love it but let me warn you of the raccons haaaaaa I left my van a few hours at night and they got in and tore the place up!!!!! they got in the back pop open window
other than that its a great park with a pool and lake swimming access
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This could be a really nice little campground if it weren’t for the party vibe starting at 7am (yep, there was that one guy pounding beer and cranking tunes at 7am). Camp sites are divided by the road with RVs on one side and tents on the other. A person can easily walk under the bridge to get from one side to the other without having to walk on the road. There are no designated sites for tents, and that means there are also no picnic tables or grills for tents (it looked like there were at least some grills and fire pits near the gravel parking pads for RVs). But, for $5 you can camp on the beach and Mike (the fellow who runs Zan’s) will help you get hooked up with kayaks or rafts to float the river. There are no showers. There’s a decent roadhouse just up the street for some eats.
This is a small municipal campground just outside of town on the banks of Spring River. It is a no frills campground- porta potties that need to be emptied and a big open field with no set campsites. There are a few scattered picnic tables and grills and even few fire rings. But, it’s $5 a night for tents and $10 for RVs, which are separated from each other. There is a boat ramp and some nice fishing spots, but it looks like getting in the water is the preferred method. Across the river there is a local rodeo arena.
This State Park is best known for the filming of the movie Where the Red Fern Grows and it's understandable why. The falls and the trails/nature walks are beautiful. Very easy hiking/walking with a nice reward on views of the falls and river/stream.
Now the camping. There is an RV area and a Tent only area. When we arrived (Oct) the RV area was pretty filled up and we prefer less neighbors, plus we were tent camping. So off to the Tent camping area. The sites were nice and level but no real break up/divide between sites. Luckily there was only 2 other Tent campers when we showed up so we chose the opposite side of the area. There were fire rings, grills and cement picnic tables.
There are full facilities and the camp host does a great job keeping them maintained and also checking in on all the campers/RV'rs.
I tried camping here, but I think they had already shut down for the season. The bathhouse was locked, the grass hadn’t been mowed, and there was a bit of trash blowing about. Thankfully this is just down the road from Cherokee State Park, which was still open. I walked around the campground and noticed there were about 18 or so sites, with some back in the trees a bit, away from the road. Most sites had obvious campfire rings, some had additional campfire rings not put in by the park, some had grills, but not all, and a few had a picnic table. All in all, it almost seemed like this campground had been abandoned. When I stopped in at the state information center in Siloam Springs the attendant (Betty Ross, no less!), she said that a lot of the smaller campgrounds along the big lakes are like that out of season. Anyway, across the street from Disney is Grand Lake, with a decent boat ramp that was in use even in late October. The parking lot is small, but you can just drive over the grass to your campsite. The big draw here besides the lake is the creek bed that the spillway feeds. This is apparently a hot spot for ATV/ORV driving. There were two groups of ATV/ORV’s hanging out in the ravine: one looked like a tour, and the other looked like a group of like minded friends out for a fun day.