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.
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.
Tall Chief Cove offers 50 individual sites with electric hookups and one group picnic shelter for day use that can host up to 200 people. All guests with reservations can utilize our professional style volley ball court, basketball court, disc golf course, or horseshoe pits. The campground provides covered picnic tables, restrooms and showers.
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.
ADA Access: N
I have been going to Skiatook Lake almost all of my life with friends and family to boat and enjoy the beaches. The campground is rather pleasant, if small and the spots are pretty close to one another. Mostly geared to RV's, tent camping is loud and not the most fun. We wouldn't go here for hiking and only to enjoy the lake. The beach is great for dogs but we got kicked out because we didn't have a spot when literally no one was in the park. That sours my opinion of the campground but overall, if you are a boater and RVer it is one of the best spots in the region.
This was an interesting campground to access.You have to know where you want to end up as the drive in through fancy subdivisions is not what a typical camper necessarily expects to have to do. But once you get past the expensive houses on huge lots and go down the hill to the campground you discover a really nice campground on a beautiful lake. This is really a lake camper more than anything else, but there are plenty of activities to keep everyone in the family happy. There is a nice beach, huge playground, lots of open spaces for family games, a beach volleyball area and horseshoe pits. There is even a frisbee golf course as well as a nice amphitheater. All of the campsites are on the lake with all sites having electric and water, and if you are lucky you can score a site with a covered picnic table (there were only a few sites that had this nice luxury). This is an RV/camper type campground, I didn’t see any other tents besides mine. There was a short nature trail, but again, this is a campground geared to lake living. The bathhouse was one of the cleanest, most modern I’ve ever seen in a campground.