Heyburn Park on Heyburn Lake is in Creek County, best known as Oklahoma's former Indian Territory. Many of the towns surrounding the lake began as trading posts for the railroad in the 19th century.
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.
The campground has 46 campsites with water and electric hookups, some of which have 50 amp service. Two group shelters, one with 50 amp camping sites and one day-use shelter by the swim beach, are available.
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.
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.
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I camped with a group of 17 Vintage campers around the pavilion. It was well kept. Bathrooms were clean. Playground was great for my 9-year-old nephew. The lake was nice for kayaking. We actually saw a pair of bald eagles and noodlers while out kayaking! Can’t wait to go back. Nephew said it was the best camping trip yet!