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This article about camping near the Texas-Oklahoma border is brought to you by Midland. Whether you are relaxing by a lake, or hiking through the plains, their two way radios will enhance your experience.


Along the Texas-Oklahoma border are many choice spots to explore caves and old train tunnels. If that’s not your speed, you can spend your afternoon drifting on Lake Texoma.

Each of these parks has a unique flavor, bringing together aspects of Texas and Oklahoma for an experience you’ll never forget.

1. Paradise on Lake Texoma

Glamping tiny house beside Lake Texoma.

Image from Texoma D.

Situated on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma, you have a wide variety of camping options at Paradise on Lake Texoma. Choose between a tent site, an RV site, or even a “Kabana” or “Kasita,” mini-houses for glamping.





The sites are spacious, and all of them have a water view, fire ring, and picnic table. If you feel like socializing, head to the hammock garden, community bar, or playground.

Only a 90-minute drive from Dallas, Lake Texoma is the 12th largest COE lake in the United States.

“Lake Texoma is home to great fishing for striper, catfish, black bass, and crappie. The area has cruise activities if you don’t have your boat. Believe it or not, Lake Texoma has sandy beaches!”Deborah C.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-$40
  • Number of sites: 50
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Lake Arrowhead

With lake access, open vistas, and tons of grassy trails, Lake Arrowhead is the perfect spot to get away. A reservoir from Little Wichita River, this campsite is 15 miles southeast of Wichita Falls, TX, on the very edge of Clay County.

This park offers disc golf, and don’t be surprised to see some prairie dogs. The public areas on the shoreline have covered areas to grill.

“So hiking is probably not a real description of this. Walking on grass trails that are flat and mowed is more like it. They have a very nice disc golf course and the ‘trails’ are part of that system.”Kerri S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-$40
  • Number of sites: 67
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Kiowa Park Campground

RV parl and campsite inn green field with surrounding forest.

Image from The Dyrt camper Crystal C.

In the Great Plains region of Southern Oklahoma lies this campground on the shores of Lake Waurika. Large shade trees keep you cool as you enjoy the broad lake vistas from your campsite in Kiowa Park Campground.

This is a great place to cast for walleye, crappie, bass, catfish, and sunfish. If you’re a hunter, explore some of the 6,000 acres around Lake Waurika for deer, quail, rabbit, and wild turkey.

Kiowa Park offers boating, swimming, or water-skiing for those who’d like to hit the water.

“The site had improved flush sensor toilets and running water. Each of the sites was equipped with the standard grill and picnic table. The sites at this location had shade covers over the picnic tables.”Crystal C.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-$100
  • Number of sites: 188
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Unknown
  • Pets allowed: Unknown

4. Caprock Canyons State Park

Right in Texas’s panhandle, 100 miles southeast of Amarillo, you’ll find the place where the buffalo truly do roam – Caprock Canyons State Park.

There are 90 miles of hiking trails to explore that vary from difficult to beginner and 1-15 miles. Many trails are accessible by horse or bike, but only expert riders should attempt them.

The area contains badlands made up of cacti, mesquite, junipers amidst tall grasses and dotted with cottonwoods. Mule deer, golden eagles, and foxes accompany the Texas State Bison Herd, begun by legendary herdsman Charles Goodnight in 1878.

Choose between breathtaking views of black shaggy bison against the backdrop of red rock canyons or surreal sights into the Red River.

“There’s lots to do at this park from hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, watching wildlife, and exploring old railroad tunnels. The highlight for me was spending an afternoon just watching the bison wander on the open plain. They are such peaceful creatures.”Troy W.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $10-$22
  • Number of sites: 206
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Black Mesa

View of red rock of Black Mesa from the rim.

Image from The Dyrt camper Dusty G.

Located just 30 miles from the Texas-Oklahoma border, Black Mesa State Park offers austere desert views, real dinosaur tracks, and Oklahoma’s tallest plateau at almost 5,000 feet above sea level.

Only 15 miles from Black Mesa Nature Preserve is the Black Mesa State Park Campground, sitting adjacent to Lake Carl Etling. There’s trout fishing when the season’s right, boating, and hiking. Lots of tent and RV sites sit next to the creek or lake in this small campground, and the view of the stars is glorious.

“There is a place to see dinosaur tracks and also 3 corners (Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma). Highest point in Oklahoma, but you wouldn’t know it. When you get on top of the flats you can see for a ways!”Brian F.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $5-$20
  • Number of sites: 66
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Buzzards Roost – Lake Murray State Park

Around 40 miles from Gainesville, Texas, is this large, well-accommodated campground. Whether you’re a golfer, horseback rider, hiker, or swimmer, you’ll find an activity that suits you.

There’s a host of accommodations as tent and RV sites are scattered through the more than 12,000 miles of forests. There are stores and amenities at this campground, including boat rental, kayaks, a golf course, and stables. Tucker Tower is a must for any historian at Buzzards Roost – Lake Murray State Park.

“The water and surroundings were beautiful and even for a busy holiday weekend, it didn’t feel too busy or crowded. Lake Murray is definitely on our return list.”Brian B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-$40
  • Number of sites: 40
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Eisenhower State Park

Kayakers along Lake Texoma.

Image from The Dyrt camper Amy G.

Hike the high bluffs overlooking Lake Texoma or marvel at ancient creatures’ fossils embedded in the dirt at Eisenhower State Park. Located almost directly on top of the Texas-Oklahoma border, this campground has a ton of activities and amenities.

RV sites, cabins, and tent sites are available with water, basic hookups, and bathrooms. This is a large campsite, but the ample spacing between sites and the sturdy shade trees makes all sites comfortable.

“Hiking trails are challenging, they are also available to mountain bikes however the trail is challenging. You can also hike on the cliffs, which is the park’s unique feature.”- Vanessa M.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $12-$23
  • Number of sites: 186
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Camping near the Texas-Oklahoma border offers desert views, caves, ancient fossils, and gorgeous lakes. For more campgrounds, check out The Dyrt’s full list of the best camping near the Texas-Oklahoma border.


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