Best Camping near Cecil M. Harden Lake

Cecil M. Harden Lake, OK is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Cecil M. Harden Lake. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Cecil M. Harden Lake, OK (100)

    Camper-submitted photo from Osage Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Osage Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Osage Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Osage Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Osage Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Osage Hills State Park Campground

    1.

    Osage Hills State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    115 Photos
    111 Saves
    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    Welcome to Osage Hills State Park Campground, nestled in the scenic woods near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This place is a real treat for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the stargazing. On a clear night, the sky lights up beautifully, making it perfect for those who love to gaze at the stars. The campground itself is pretty and quiet, with spots spaced nicely apart, ensuring you get some peace and privacy.

    The amenities are top-notch. There are new comfort stations with showers and toilets, and the bathrooms are heated, which is a blessing on those chilly nights. There's also a dump station, a playground for the kids, and group spots if you're coming with a bunch of friends or family. Water is available at the sites until November 1st, but restrooms and showers remain operational year-round.

    For those who enjoy a bit of history, the campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and you can feel the legacy in the well-maintained trails and structures. Speaking of trails, there are some great ones for hiking, and if you're into fishing or swimming, there's a river and a pool that opens in early June.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to keep them on a leash and clean up after them. Fires are allowed, and there's firewood available for purchase, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars.

    Overall, Osage Hills State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're here for the hiking, the history, or just to unwind, you're in for a great time.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Tall Chief Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Tall Chief Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Tall Chief Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Tall Chief Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Tall Chief Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Tall Chief Cove

    2.

    Tall Chief Cove

    13 Reviews
    45 Photos
    67 Saves
    Prue, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Located on beautiful Skiatook Lake in northeast Oklahoma, Tall Chief Cove is one of the most popular campgrounds in the region. The campground has a variety of sites along the forested lakeshore, and visitors can enjoy boating, hiking, swimming, picnicking and fishing from the facility.

    Recreation

    Families enjoy the convenience of this facility's swim beach, picnic areas, nature trail, playground and educational programs. Sport fishing for largemouth bass, black and white crappie, channel catfish and several species of sunfish offers anglers many hours of enjoyment on the lake. About 6,000 acres of public land in the lake area are open to hunters wishing to pursue whitetail, quail, rabbit and squirrel.

    Facilities

    Families enjoy the convenience of this facility's swim beach, picnic areas, nature trail, playground and educational programs. Sport fishing for largemouth bass, black and white crappie, channel catfish and several species of sunfish offers anglers many hours of enjoyment on the lake. About 6,000 acres of public land in the lake area are open to hunters wishing to pursue whitetail, quail, rabbit and squirrel.

    Natural Features

    Gentle rolling hills of blackjack and post oak trees intersperse with tall grass prairie around the glistening lake. The shoreline is accentuated by steep picturesque bluffs which offer views of the water.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Keystone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keystone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keystone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keystone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keystone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Keystone State Park Campground

    3.

    Keystone State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    70 Photos
    51 Saves
    Mannford, Oklahoma

    This recreation area is part of Keystone Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Skiatook Twin Points
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Skiatook Twin Points
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Skiatook Twin Points
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Skiatook Twin Points
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Skiatook Twin Points
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Lake Skiatook Twin Points

    4.

    COE Lake Skiatook Twin Points

    7 Reviews
    15 Photos
    21 Saves
    Prue, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Located on beautiful Skiatook Lake in northeast Oklahoma, Twin Points is the most recently constructed campground of its size in the region. The campground sits along the forested lakeshore, and visitors can enjoy boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking from the facility. Skiatook Lake is located on Hominy Creek in Osage County.

    Recreation

    This park has a nearby swim beach and boat ramp, and it is a favorite among hikers. Sport fishing for largemouth bass, black and white crappie, channel catfish and several species of sunfish offers anglers many hours of enjoyment on the lake. About 6,000 acres of public land in the lake area are open to hunters wishing to pursue whitetail, quail, rabbit and squirrel.

    Facilities

    This park has a nearby swim beach and boat ramp, and it is a favorite among hikers. Sport fishing for largemouth bass, black and white crappie, channel catfish and several species of sunfish offers anglers many hours of enjoyment on the lake. About 6,000 acres of public land in the lake area are open to hunters wishing to pursue whitetail, quail, rabbit and squirrel.

    Natural Features

    The Twin Points area is made up of large expanses of tall grass prairie and rolling hills of oak and hickory trees. The shoreline is accentuated by steep picturesque bluffs which offer views of the water.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Creek Peninsula
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Creek Peninsula
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Creek Peninsula
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Creek Peninsula
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Creek Peninsula
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Creek Peninsula

    5.

    Bull Creek Peninsula

    4 Reviews
    23 Photos
    30 Saves
    Cecil M. Harden Lake, Oklahoma

    This recreation area is part of Skiatook Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Cove

    6.

    Birch Cove

    4 Reviews
    20 Photos
    26 Saves
    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Birch Cove is located at Birch Lake in Osage County, Oklahoma. Cradled in valleys surrounded by rolling, forested hills, the lake is a perfect setting for nature lovers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The lake is small yet scenic and offers several excellent outdoor recreational opportunities for year-round enjoyment, such as fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding and picnicking.

    Recreation

    Birch Lake is popular for fishing and hunting, as well as family fun and relaxation. Fish species available for the angler include largemouth bass, walleye, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish and sunfish. Principal game species for hunting enthusiasts include bobwhite quail, mourning dove, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit and whitetail deer.

    Facilities

    Birch Lake is popular for fishing and hunting, as well as family fun and relaxation. Fish species available for the angler include largemouth bass, walleye, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish and sunfish. Principal game species for hunting enthusiasts include bobwhite quail, mourning dove, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, cottontail rabbit and whitetail deer.

    Natural Features

    Birch Cove Campground is forested, and most sites have a mix of sun and shade. The 1,137-acre lake is part of Birch Creek, a tributary of Bird Creek. The shoreline ranges from gentle to steep slopes with numerous rock outcrops. The hilltops and upper slopes are generously forested with small hardwood trees, primarily post oak, blackjack, other oaks, hickory, hackberry and elm. Numerous species of grasses and wildflowers bloom in spring and fall. Forests, tallgrass prairie and shrub ecosystems surround the lake area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (918) 847-2220.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $16 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Heyburn Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Heyburn Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Heyburn Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Heyburn Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Heyburn Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Heyburn Park

    7.

    Heyburn Park

    15 Reviews
    45 Photos
    56 Saves
    Kellyville, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Heyburn Park features 47 campsites, a 2 lane boat ramp, courtesy dock, playground, 2 restroom/shower facilities, 2 group shelters, and a large swim beach with picnic tables.

    Recreation

    Boating, water skiing and fishing are all popular activities on Heyburn Lake. Common catches include crappie, bass and catfish. During hunting season, project lands provide opportunities for waterfowl and whitetail deer. Heyburn Public Hunting Area covers more than 6,000 acres of project lands and provides hunting opportunities for squirrel, rabbit, quail, waterfowl and wild turkey.

    Facilities

    Boating, water skiing and fishing are all popular activities on Heyburn Lake. Common catches include crappie, bass and catfish. During hunting season, project lands provide opportunities for waterfowl and whitetail deer. Heyburn Public Hunting Area covers more than 6,000 acres of project lands and provides hunting opportunities for squirrel, rabbit, quail, waterfowl and wild turkey.

    Natural Features

    Heyburn lies in a picturesque setting of grasslands and gently sloping, sandstone hills covered with oak trees and scattered with hickory, ash, elm and cottonwood. In the spring, flowering wild plum and redbud trees add color to the soft, green landscape.

    contact_info

    Between 04/01/2024 and 10/31/2024 this location is staffed. Please call (918) 247-6601 to speak with local staff. From 11/01/2024 to 04/02/2025 this location is unstaffed. Please call (918) 247-6391 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors can explore the various parks of Heyburn Lake including Sunset Bay, Overlook and Sheppard Point. Keystone Lake lies about 25 miles to the north and Tulsa is less than 30 miles northeast.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake

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    Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake

    7 Reviews
    40 Photos
    45 Saves
    Mannford, Oklahoma
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Creek Recreation Area Campground

    9.

    Walnut Creek Recreation Area Campground

    4 Reviews
    1 Photo
    58 Saves
    Prue, Oklahoma

    This recreation area is part of Keystone Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Creek Peninsula - Skiatook Lake
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Cecil M. Harden Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Cecil M. Harden Lake is Osage Hills State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 23 reviews.

What parks are near Cecil M. Harden Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 17 parks near Cecil M. Harden Lake that allow camping, notably Lake Pend Oreille and Martis Creek Lake.