This side of the dam isn’t known much for camping, people tend to camp on the other side where you can hike and boat. This side of the dam is for fishing. Spent many many MANY nights going night fishing with my family growing up and it was always so much fun! The camping sites…… they are very close together unless you get the very last one. It’s near a wooded area. The first 2 are out in the open, by the roads, do a cartwheel and you are in the next camping spot… You can put a boat in the river on this side or kayak up and down.
Many moons ago back in the day. The year was 1977. Just got married in Miami, Ok. Rode in our primer gray '69 Mustang Fastback. Took my Uncle with us and headed out to Oologha Lake from Claremore. What a camp area!! Threw a line in and I caught a 12 pound Drum! I was 22 and so proud of that fish!! Built a fire and cleaned him. Wrapped in foil and cooked with fried potatoes and corn on the cob!! Best dinner ever and then slept out on the ground under the stars!! Beautiful lake. Quiet and peaceful!!
This small campground is perfect if you are tent camping and need a quick place to stop and rest for a day or two. Oologah Lake is beautiful and the hiking trails are beautiful!