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Best Camping Sites Near Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake, OK (21)

    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park

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    Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park

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    Mooreland, Oklahoma

    An oasis on the plains, Boiling Springs State Park captures some of the finest elements of nature. The park is one of seven original state parks built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Named after a natural "boiling" spring that still flows, visitors can view the park's namesake attraction in a natural wooden shelter and interpretive center below the park office.

    All RV, cabins and tent campsites within the 820-acre park can be reserved online. Some RV sites are available with 30 and or 50-amp electric service and water hookups. Most sites are back-in, however some are pull-through. A queen-sized pillowtop bed is offered in the bedroom of cabins one, two and three, while cabin four has two twin-sized beds. Each cabin offers a sleeper sofa, kitchenette with microwave, oven, refrigerator and sink. All linens are provided, and each cabin comes with heat, air and a fireplace. Pets are allowed in all the cabins for a small fee.

    Two group camps are also available. Group Camp 1 has 11 bunkhouses that can sleep 168 people, and Group Camp 2 has 10 bunkhouses with a total of 144 beds. Both group camps come with kitchen and dining halls, as well as bathroom facilities. Reservations can be made by calling the park office.

    Find more than 150 picnic tables and grills throughout the park. Guests can access one of three pavilions with electrical outlets, a cookout grill and water. Enjoy swimming in the pool, fishing in the 7-acre spring-fed Shaul Lake and hiking the trails. The Boiling Springs State Park Trail System includes five hiking and mountain trails of various lengths that are perfect for beginners.

    Golfers will enjoy the privately-owned and operated Boiling Springs Golf Club, adjacent to the park. This 18-hole course features several dogleg fairways, sand traps and water hazards. The twelfth hole is a 440-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot up a tree-lined, dogleg fairway.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground

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    Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground

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    Freedom, Oklahoma

    Welcome to Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground! Nestled near Freedom, Oklahoma, this spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, and even glamping accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the access to the stunning alabaster caverns. These caves are a must-see, with guided tours available that take you through the cool, gypsum-filled underground. It's a great way to beat the summer heat. The park also boasts some fantastic trails, perfect for a good hike with rewarding views.

    For those who like to camp with a bit of comfort, the campground provides electric and sewer hookups, drinking water, and even showers. Just a heads-up, though—some visitors have mentioned that the showers can be a bit hit or miss with hot water, so be prepared for a potentially invigorating experience!

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There are also picnic tables and fire pits available, making it easy to enjoy a meal under the stars. Speaking of stars, the area is known for its dark skies, offering a brilliant view of the night sky with minimal light pollution.

    If you're planning a visit, make sure to stock up on supplies beforehand, as the nearest Walmart is about 40 miles away. The campground hosts are friendly and full of useful information, so don't hesitate to ask them for tips or recommendations.

    Whether you're here for the caves, the trails, or just a peaceful camping experience, Alabaster Caverns State Park Campground has something to offer. Enjoy your stay!

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    Camper-submitted photo from COE Fort Supply Lake Supply Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Fort Supply Lake Supply Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Fort Supply Lake Supply Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Fort Supply Lake Supply Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Fort Supply Lake Supply Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Fort Supply Lake Supply Park

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    COE Fort Supply Lake Supply Park

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    Woodward, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Supply Park sits along the pristine shores of Fort Supply Lake, where fishing, swimming and boating are popular pastimes.

    Recreation

    Fishing opportunities abound with catches like crappie, walleye, white bass, hybrid bass, channel catfish and flathead catfish. Hunters enjoy the 6,000 acres of land populated by bobwhite quail, deer, pheasants and rabbits. The campground provides a sandy beach, boat ramp and fishing pier for visitors to enjoy the lake.

    Facilities

    Fishing opportunities abound with catches like crappie, walleye, white bass, hybrid bass, channel catfish and flathead catfish. Hunters enjoy the 6,000 acres of land populated by bobwhite quail, deer, pheasants and rabbits. The campground provides a sandy beach, boat ramp and fishing pier for visitors to enjoy the lake.

    Natural Features

    Supply Park is set along the western shores of the lake in northwest Oklahoma. Sand dunes line the east side of the lake, and the vast, 1,800-acre lake has an average depth of eight feet.

    Nearby Attractions

    Stop by the Fort Supply Historic Site, the Pioneer Museum and Art Center in Woodward, and Boiling Springs State Park.

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    $36 / night

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      Beaver Point Campground

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      2 Saves
      Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake, Oklahoma

      Fort Supply Lake is located in northwest Oklahoma in Woodward County on Wolf Creek, approximately one mile south of Fort Supply, and 12 miles northwest of Woodward. This man-made lake offers extensive opportunities for the outdoor recreation enthusiast. Opportunities include camping, picnicking, boating, birding, fishing and hunting. A major attraction for campers is the numerous campsites located on the water's edge providing easy access to the lake. Swimming and sunbathing opportunities abound at the designated swim beach or the sand dunes that are located on the east side of the lake. Several boat ramps are available to serve the recreational boater. Services and supplies may be obtained in the towns of Fort Supply or Woodward.

      The Corps of Engineers operates two multi-use recreation areas which offer a variety of activities to the visiting public ranging from overnight camping to various day-use activities. Campers can enjoy their stay at sites offering electric and water hook-ups, campfire rings, and easy access to the lakeshore for fishing, swimming and boating. There is an attractive Visitor Center located at the Lake Office with displays of animals native to the area, arrowheads and historical artifacts.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Doby Springs Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Doby Springs Park
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        Fort Supply Wildlife Area Campsite # 8

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        Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake, Oklahoma

        Eight designated primitive camping areas are offered on the area.

        Fort Supply WMA covers 5,462 acres of northwestern Woodward County. Located just west of Hwy. 270 (northwest of the city of Woodward), Fort Supply WMA is primarily river bottom with rolling sand hills located along the east side of the WMA.

        Mixed grass prairie and sagebrush predominate on upland sites, which are interspersed with sand plum thickets. The river bottom consist of cottonwood, American elm, hackberry and eastern red cedar interspersed with sand plum thickets, salt cedar, roughleaf dogwood, buttonbush and mixed grassland. Wolf Creek runs through the entire length of the area until reaching Fort Supply Lake. The average annual precipitation for the area is about 20 inches.

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          Hal and Fern Cooper Wildlife Area

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          Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake, Oklahoma

          Five designated primitive camping areas are offered on the area:

          The Hal and Fern Cooper WMA covers 16,080 acres of northwestern Woodward and south central Harper Counties. Located just east of Hwy. 270 (northwest of the city of Woodward), the area is primarily upland rolling sand hills with around 4,500 acres of river bottom.

          Mixed grass prairie and sagebrush is found on upland sites, interspersed with sand plum thickets. The river bottom is fairly open and consist of cottonwood, American elm, hackberry and eastern red cedar interspersed with sand plum thickets, salt cedar and mixed grassland. The Beaver River joins Wolf Creek to create the North Canadian river on the area. The average annual precipitation for the area is about 20 inches.

          The US Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Supply Lake offer campsites with facilities and RV hookups. The Corps of Engineers lake office can be reached at (580) 766-2701.

          Both lodging and restaurants are available in Woodward. The Woodward Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (580) 256-7411.

          Cooper WMA does not have a gun range and recreation shooting is not allowed.

          A public gun range can be found on the south end of Fort Supply WMA. The US Army Corps of Engineers offers a public gun range located just to the north the Corps of Engineers office(2 miles south of the town of Fort Supply). Both ranges offer 50 and 100 yard shooting opportunity.

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            Camper-submitted photo from Buttercup — Little Sahara State Park
            Camper-submitted photo from Buttercup — Little Sahara State Park
            Camper-submitted photo from Buttercup — Little Sahara State Park
            Camper-submitted photo from Buttercup — Little Sahara State Park
            Camper-submitted photo from Buttercup — Little Sahara State Park

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            Buttercup — Little Sahara State Park

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            Waynoka, Oklahoma

            A prime example of Oklahoma's diverse terrain, Little Sahara State Park boasts over 1,600 acres of sand dunes, ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet. The vast dunes have formed over time from terrace deposits, remnants of prehistoric times when the Cimarron River flowed over the entire area. Located south of Waynoka in northwest Oklahoma, the park offers RV sites with water, electric and sewer hookups, tent sites, picnic areas and comfort stations. All campsites must be reserved online.

            The main attraction at Little Sahara State Park is dune buggy and ATV riding across the sand dunes. Visitors can either bring their own ATV or rent one off-site by a private vendor. Either way, visitors will have a blast in this mini-desert atmosphere, known as one of the best riding spots for ATVs in the Midwest. The cost is $10 a day for all drivers and passengers to get on the sand. Passengers under 10 years old are free. The park also offers an annual family pass for frequent visitors. Cost for the pass is $200 for the first and $125 for each additional family member in the same household.

            Please note: Pedestrian foot traffic is prohibited in the dune riding area. Please visit the observation deck located in the Buttercup Campground to view the dunes.

            Groceries and fuel are available to purchase in nearby Waynoka. Concessions are not offered in the park.

            A permit is required to take professional photos in the dune riding area. Please contact the park office for more information.

            All vehicles at Little Sahara State Park are required to follow park rules and regulations.

            PARK SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS:

            All vehicles must have a whip attached to the ORV that extends 10 feet from the ground to the top of the whip.

            All vehicles must have a 6" x 12" flag attached within 10" of the whip's tip. It must be bright solid orange in color.

            All vehicles must have a bright white front and red rear lights powered by the vehicle for night use.

            Dune buggies and 4x4 vehicles must have a roll bar sufficient to support the weight of the vehicle and must have a seat belt for each passenger.

            Oklahoma law requires every child under 8 years of age to be properly secured in a child passenger restraint system.

            Full coverage helmets are strongly suggested. Riding is at your own risk. Please stay within the posted park boundaries.

            Any person under the age of 18 who is not in a vehicle with a structured roll cage is required to wear a helmet.

            Double riding is not allowed on ATVs unless the vehicle is specifically manufactured for a passenger.

            Dune riding area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

            If gate attendant is not on duty, it is your responsibility to go to the park office or kiosk to pay for your riding fees. Kiosks are located at Competition and Buttercup Campgrounds.

            Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the dune riding area.

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            Frequently Asked Questions

            Which is the most popular campground near Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake?

            According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake is Spring Hill Campground — Boiling Springs State Park with a 4.3-star rating from 14 reviews.

            What parks are near Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake?

            According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 parks near Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake that allow camping, notably Canton Lake and McClellan Creek National Grassland.