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Places to Camp near Tahlequah, OK

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Tahlequah, OK is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Tahlequah is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Tahlequah, OK (157)

    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Falls State Park Campground

    1.

    Natural Falls State Park Campground

    45 Reviews
    230 Photos
    222 Saves
    Colcord, Oklahoma

    Making for great camping near Tulsa, Natural Falls State Park gets its name due to the unique water feature found inside the park’s Dripping Springs. Soaring 77 feet above the flat lands of the nearby Oklahoma/Arkansas border, one of the largest waterfalls in the region cascades down into the depths of the grassland valley below. Thanks to a railed viewing platform that overlooks the waterfall, visitors from all over come to enjoy the serene atmosphere and picturesque splendor created by this natural wonder.

    Natural Falls State Park is most famously known for its cameo in the 1974 movie “Where the Red Fern Grows” which was filmed here. While you may not be interested in raising coonhounds, you might be pleased to find that dogs are allowed here so long as they’re on leash and cleaned up after. Additionally, the park offers a 44 RV sites, with 7 of them offering hookups. Furthermore, 17 tent sites are available for reservation if you aren’t one to travel via RV or Van. Nightly pricing ranges from $14 for a standard tent site, to $30 for a premium RV site with hookups.

    Those looking for a more convenient camping solution will enjoy the variety of Yurts available for reservation here. Each Yurt can house between 4-6 people, and will more than appeal to even the pickiest of travelers thanks to the well-equipped furnishings found within. Each comes with a fridge, microwave, lighting, electric outlets, Vinyl covered mattresses, heating, and more. Not only that, but bathrooms and showers are just a short walk away. And don’t worry about your four-legged friends; with an additional fee they’ll be able to cozy up with your family inside. Nightly rates for Yurt reservations start at $100, with an additional $15 fee for pets. If you don’t have your own bedding available, the park will lend a complete set for $25.

    When it comes to recreation, there’s tons to do! Hiking and fishing are very accessible here, with marked trails and designated fishing areas throughout. Furthermore, if you bring a pair of binoculars the park is full places perfect for checking out the local wildlife. Additionally, the park is jammed pack with local flora and fauna, such as Dogwood and Sassafrass. Moreover, onsite volleyball, disc-golf, horseshoes, a basketball court, and other recreation are found throughout the park.

    People may visit here due to the fame, but they stay for the beauty within. Natural Falls State Park is a treasure of Oklahoma, and is worth checking out for anyone who needs a break away from the stress of everyday life.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoyah Bay Marina and Cabins — Sequoyah Bay State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoyah Bay Marina and Cabins — Sequoyah Bay State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoyah Bay Marina and Cabins — Sequoyah Bay State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoyah Bay Marina and Cabins — Sequoyah Bay State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoyah Bay Marina and Cabins — Sequoyah Bay State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoyah Bay Marina and Cabins — Sequoyah Bay State Park

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    Sequoyah Bay Marina and Cabins — Sequoyah Bay State Park

    29 Reviews
    121 Photos
    74 Saves
    Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma

    This recreation area is part of Fort Gibson Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Den State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Den State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Den State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Den State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Den State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Devil's Den State Park Campground

    3.

    Devil's Den State Park Campground

    81 Reviews
    428 Photos
    484 Saves
    Winslow, Arkansas

    Devil’s Den includes 17 cabins with kitchens and fireplaces and 6 camper cabins. The park also offers 135 campsites (44 Class AAA, 4 Class B, 13 Class C, 24 Class D [no hookups], eight hike-in [tent only], and 42 sites with hookups in the horse camp that includes a bathhouse and access to the horse trails). The park’s cafe is open seasonally. The pool is open in summer only. Also on-site is a group camp, standard pavilion, playground, store, and meeting room.

    Join park interpreters on hikes along trails including the 15-mile Butterfield Hiking Trail and for a variety of programs and special events year-round, like the Ozark Mountain Bike Festival held annually in the spring.

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

    $20 / night

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

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    Greenleaf State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    88 Photos
    121 Saves
    Braggs, Oklahoma

    Tucked away in the hills of eastern Oklahoma, Greenleaf State Park offers spectacular scenery and is a family-friendly state park. The park includes Greenleaf Lake as well as cabins, campgrounds, family recreation facilities and nature hiking trails. The lake cabins and other facilities at Greenleaf State Park were built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The original buildings, constructed of native stone, remain a lasting and beautiful tribute to those who built them.

    The park has 16 cabins with bathrooms, kitchens with full-size appliances, heat and air. Dishes, cooking utensils, linens and towels are also provided. There are fireplaces in 10 of the cabins. All cabins have satellite television. The cabins are approximately 350 square feet in size. The park also has the "Cabin on the Lake," designed to meet the challenges of the physically disabled. Pets are allowed in all cabins for a small nightly fee. Firewood is available for purchase and firewood is not provided to cabins. A total of 14 cabins will sleep up to four guests, one cabin will sleep two guests and one cabin will sleep up to eight guests between two bedrooms.

    In addition, the park features RV campsites, some with 50 amp electric and full hookups, as well as tent campsites. All RV and tent campsites must be reserved online. Additional amenities include a community building, pavilion, enclosed shelter, outdoor shelter, seasonal marina with grill and heated fishing dock. Be sure to visit the office and pick up a wrist band for the splash pad and 18-hole miniature golf course before enjoying the swim area, amphitheater, discovery center, playgrounds, hiking trails, volleyball courts and basketball courts.

    Motorized personal watercraft is not allowed on Greenleaf Lake. The kids' pond allows children 16 and under to fish at no charge with no permit required. Located in Braggs, the park also offers activities such as wildlife viewing and holiday events.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherokee Landing State Park Campground

    5.

    Cherokee Landing State Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    63 Photos
    29 Saves
    Park Hill, Oklahoma

    This recreation area is part of Tenkiller Ferry Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Bluff Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Bluff Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Bluff Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Bluff Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Bluff Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Bluff Resort

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    Eagle Bluff Resort

    11 Reviews
    30 Photos
    12 Saves
    Tahlequah, Oklahoma

    Eagle Bluff Resort -- Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Camping on the Illinois River in Tahlequah, OK

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

    $28 - $495 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Bay - Tenkiller Ferry Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Bay - Tenkiller Ferry Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Bay - Tenkiller Ferry Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Bay - Tenkiller Ferry Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Bay - Tenkiller Ferry Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Petit Bay - Tenkiller Ferry Lake

    7.

    Petit Bay - Tenkiller Ferry Lake

    7 Reviews
    12 Photos
    7 Saves
    Park Hill, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Pettit Bay Campground on Tenkiller Ferry Lake is a recreational paradise for visitors looking for a well-kept waterfront facility, which offers convenient access for boating, swimming and wildlife viewing. It is located near the historic town of Tahlequah and attracts many campers who return year after year.

    Recreation

    Boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking, and swimming are some of the activities enjoyed by visitors. Prevailing winds and secluded coves create an ideal environment for sailing. Scuba divers enjoy the lake's clear waters and high visibility. Fishing is good for black bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. The trout stream below the dam is one of only two year-round trout fisheries in Oklahoma, and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Hunting is also permitted in parts of the lake area, in accordance with federal and state laws.

    Facilities

    The campground has sites with electric hookups, and some sites are non-electric. The park has flush toilets, hot showers, water hydrants, a swim beach, playground, dump station, and boat ramps with courtesy docks. A marina with concessions is adjacent to the campground. Of the ten marinas with concessions located on the lake, most offer boat and jet-ski rentals, and several have floating restaurants.

    Natural Features

    Tenkiller Ferry Lake is often referred to as "Oklahoma's clear water paradise." The 12,500 acre lake is sourced by the Illinois River and the Baron Fork, which are both designated as Oklahoma Scenic Rivers. It is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the northeastern part of the state. This area, known as Green Country, is surrounded by dense oak-hickory forests, tall bluffs, and rolling hills. The lake has 130 miles of shoreline with plenty of wildlife such as deer and turkey. It serves as one of the flyways of migratory birds, including bald eagles, common loons, and white pelicans.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit the Tenkiller State Park for its nature center and scuba diving park, the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian, or the historic city of Tahlequah - the capital of the Cherokee Nation. The scenic upper Illinois River near Tahlequah is great for canoeing and rafting, and the lower Illinois River near Gore offers prime trout fishing.

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

    $20 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ferry
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ferry

    8.

    Taylor Ferry

    8 Reviews
    7 Photos
    9 Saves
    Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Wahoo Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Wahoo Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Wahoo Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Wahoo Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Wahoo Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Wahoo Bay

    9.

    Wahoo Bay

    8 Reviews
    18 Photos
    20 Saves
    Okay, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Wahoo Bay is a campground that provides an abundance of shade for rest and relaxation. Located just North of the Fort Gibson Dam, users can easily access the main body of the lake for a variety of water activities. As an added bonus, there are several stores and marinas nearby for supplies and equipment rentals. Boat and RV storage locations are within a few miles of the campground.__

    Recreation

    The nearly 20,000-acre lake offers excellent boating and swimming opportunities.__ Anglers enjoy fishing for black bass, white bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish and panfish. The lake's 225 miles of shoreline are home to thousands of acres of public hunting lands, where white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel roam. Wahoo Bay offers a variety of recreation activities including camping, boating and swimming. People can enjoy the quietness of the lake tucked away in the cove with amazing scenery. Wahoo Bay has 2 boat ramps in the park as well as a courtesy dock at the main boat ramp.__

    Facilities

    The nearly 20,000-acre lake offers excellent boating and swimming opportunities.__ Anglers enjoy fishing for black bass, white bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish and panfish. The lake's 225 miles of shoreline are home to thousands of acres of public hunting lands, where white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, duck, geese, cottontail rabbit and squirrel roam. Wahoo Bay offers a variety of recreation activities including camping, boating and swimming. People can enjoy the quietness of the lake tucked away in the cove with amazing scenery. Wahoo Bay has 2 boat ramps in the park as well as a courtesy dock at the main boat ramp.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $14 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Chicken Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Chicken Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Chicken Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Chicken Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Chicken Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Chicken Creek

    10.

    Chicken Creek

    5 Reviews
    25 Photos
    24 Saves
    Bunch, Oklahoma

    Overview

    Head to Chicken Creek Campground for tons of fun on Tenkiller Ferry Lake. As one of the most popular campgrounds on the lake, Chicken Creek boasts modern facilities, impressive vistas, convenient access to boating and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife. It's no wonder why so many campers return each year.

    Recreation

    Water skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, and swimming are some of the activities enjoyed by visitors. Prevailing winds and secluded coves create an ideal environment for sailing. Scuba divers enjoy the lake's clear waters and high visibility. Fishing is good for black bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. The trout stream below the dam is one of only two year-round trout fisheries in Oklahoma, and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Hunting is also permitted in parts of the lake area, in accordance with federal and state laws.

    Facilities

    All campsites are equipped with electric hookups, and the group shelters have electricity, too. The park has flush toilets, hot showers, water hydrants, a swim beach, playground, dump station and a boat ramp complex. Of the ten marinas with concessions located on the lake, most offer boat and jet-ski rentals, and several have floating restaurants.

    Natural Features

    Tenkiller Ferry Lake is often referred to as "Oklahoma's clear water paradise." The 12,500 acre lake is sourced by the Illinois River and the Baron Fork, which are both designated as Oklahoma Scenic Rivers. It is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the northeastern part of the state. This area, known as Green Country, is surrounded by dense oak-hickory forests, tall bluffs, and rolling hills. The lake has 130 miles of shoreline with plenty of wildlife such as deer and turkey. It serves as one of the flyways of migratory birds, including bald eagles, common loons, and white pelicans.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit the Tenkiller State Park for its nature center and scuba diving park, the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian, or the historic city of Tahlequah - the capital of the Cherokee Nation. The scenic upper Illinois River near Tahlequah is great for canoeing and rafting, and the lower Illinois near Gore offers prime trout fishing.

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

    $50 / night

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