This is a great campground to fish, float, and relax. The sites are spread out down a river created by a dam of lake Spavinaw. You can fish on the lake or river or bring an inter-tube and float down the river! In the spring the river often floods the campground so if it's been raining heavy for a few days, check to see if the grounds are flooded. Several years ago a flood took out many of the trees but the state has done a good job maintaining this park. You have options of where to camp and plenty of room for both RV's and Tenters.
Beautiful campground!! Just stopping by as I was heading to Downstream to meet with friends. Just the brief visit I had tells me I want to come camping here. Putting it on the schedule for next year!! Electric,water and cement pad!!!
So, the most interesting part of this park was the sign, or lack thereof. As I pulled in, I noticed that it looked like someone had painted out “Spavinaw” with the intent of re-painting, but somehow forgot to finish the job. Oh well. The park itself is just a wide spot next to the river with some nice campsites for both RV’s and tents. The campsites all had the requisite picnic tables, grills, and fire rings, and there was no lack of nice flat grassy spaces for pitching tents. The sites along the back of the campground were noticeably bigger, but it put you off direct river access. And the river is the big draw here. I was here late in the season (apparently they close this park in the winter months) so the water was low, but there were plenty of people trying their luck with the fishing. I suspect in the summer there are lots of kids playing in the shallow river from early until late. The river is really the overflow channel of Lake Spavinaw, and there is a nice short trail that takes you to the base of the dam. You can also go up top and fish and boat in Lake Spavinaw. The nearby town of Spavinaw is cute and rustic, and I happened to be there during the weekend they were celebrating Mickey Mantle Days with a fun car show and outdoor concert. Lots of fun!