Melanie W.

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Seminole, OK

Joined June 2016

Beautiful

I love going to Crystal Springs. The water is cool and clear. The campsites are very nice. My family live in Hotsprings, Arkansas so it's a great place to stay when I go for visiting them. The fishing is great and there is so much to do. I love the mountains. I like looking for crystals on my walks. Camping is 1/2 price for seniors and 100% disabled

Small and quite

It is a nice little campground that has R.V. camping and tent camping. We like camping here because the campsite is next to the shore. There are some nice camping spots under shade trees. When you want to cool off you can just walk from your campsite to the water and get in and cool off. However don't wear white when you go swimming because after you go swimming white cloths turn orange. It does have a swim beach but we like to swim privately at camp. The fishing is pretty good. There is a playground and restrooms with showers. They only have about 25 campsites that are 1st come 1st serve. Getting a campsite near holidays like the 4th of July is almost impossible unless you go days early to get a spot. The campsites have picnic tables, grills and a fire ring. They also have trails for riding horses. Camping with electric is $18.00 Senior citizens (55 and up) and disabled citizens is $15.00 Primitive camping is$8.00

First to Review
Spooky campground with history.

 A very neat place for people that are interested in civil war history. Boggy Depot Park received its name from Clear Boggy Creek and was originally used as a depot for the Chickasaw and Choctaw people as they arrived in Indian Territory during the removal.Then a Confederate commissary and outpost depot during the Civil War. In 1972, Boggy Depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It even has a cemetary in the campground. It spooks me out. This is whats remaining of a ghost town. It was part of the Butterfield Stage Route, and a lot of old history. Looking around the park you will see signs and information about the various events and reasons of importance for Boggy Depot throughout the early years of American history. It is remote in the country nestled in very old oak trees which makes it beautiful. It is very shady with over a hundred camping spots. There was only 2 other campers staying there. It is a great place for hunters too. It even has a check in station. It has a fishing lake, pretty nature trails, a baseball diamond, a basketball court, a great playground, picnic tables, group picnic shelters, charcoal grills, and comfort restrooms with showers. A big campground, with over 100 campsites. including RV and tent camping. It also has a cool little creek. It's about 15 from Atoka, Oklahoma. The park almost closed because of state funding but some of our Native American Tribes saved it and is now ran and operated by the Chickasaw Nation. This is like a hidden gem to me.

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

475 South Park Lane Atoka, Oklahoma 74525

PHONE NUMBER

Main Line: (580) 889-5625

Peaceful uncrowded.

It's a nice quite campground ran by the Corps of Engineers. It has nice campsites that are well kept. It has restrooms with flushing toilets, showers, boat launch, a swim beach and a playground for the kids. The lake is small but great for hiking, nature watching, fishing, boating and swimming. Very peaceful and not crowded and has a lot of shaded campsites and group shelters. It is near a little town of Kellyvielle and about 10 miles from Bristow, which has a nice Walmarts for getting things you might need. It cost $25 dollars a night.

Great Fishing and fantastic sunsets.

We really enjoy Lake Wister. It is never overcrowded. Nestled in a ring of pine and oak covered mountains: the Sans Bois, Jackforks, Kiamichis and Ouachitas, lodging facilities at Lake Wister State Park include 15 cabins, RV sites with full hook-ups or some with water and electric only, and tent sites. They have a nice splash pad and miniature golf. Nice hiking trails. Lots of animals like raccoons, squirrels, skunks and deers. It is a very remote State Park. It is a nice lake with the most beautiful sunsets and bald eagles fly overhead. It is one of my favorite lakes. It has a big spillway damn with great fishing for catfish and crappie. I go to Lake Wister to catch fish for my fish fries, and to fill my freezer. The park has nice campgrounds with big whispering pines. They have a boat ramp, boat dock and fishing dock. The bathrooms do need to be updated. I love the little rustic cabins that overlook the lake. They were built around the 1940's I believe. They do have a full kitchen and provide coffee, linens and towels. They have heat, air, and fireplace with a fire pit and picnic table outside. Very reasonably priced.. The rangers and employees are very nice and helpful. The campsites run $16-$29 dollars. They give discounts to disabled, military and seniors.

Website: https://www.travelok.com/state-parks/lake-wister-state-park

Address: 25567 US Hwy 270 Wister, OK 74966

Park Office: Phone# 918-655-7212

 

Grandkids fun place.

This place is awesome for hot summer days. Fun for all ages especially kids. The camping includes the floating inflatables, paddle boards, kayaks, air-conditioned outdoor pool with water slides and splash pad. Everything is new, clean and well kept. Employees are all very nice and helpful. The only bad thing is the tent sites are next to the waters edge and can get flooded out. The RV sites are the best for they have shade trees. The price is a little higher but considering that there is free fun for everybody.  Rather it's playing on the floating obstacle coarse in the lake or swimming at the water park which is included in camping fee, fishing or just relaxing at the campsite. Plus it's close to other attractions like the state park, museums, and great fishing at the Kestone Dam. Also its really close to shopping and restaurants. There is a lot to do in Sand Springs which is a close drive. Keystone lake is a beautiful clean lake for boating and fishing. The obstacle coarse floating in the lake was so much fun and I'm 59 years old plus the awesome really cold swimming pool with big waterslides that was never crowded.

Close to home.

I visit this lake regularly. It is a city run lake. It is a good lake for kayaking, fishing and swimming. It has become popular for kayaking.

It has RV campsites, tent campsites and equestrian campsites. The campsites are 1st come.

It has 3 boat ramps, 2 covered fishing docks. It has a nice swimming area and even on the hottest days the water feels good because it is a sping fed lake.

It has 3 pavilions. I pavilion has an air conditioned building that you can rent for gatherings.

It has 3 restrooms with showers. The restrooms tend to get messy because it is a city lake with only 1 worker/ranger who has to do everything.

The ranger is very nice and helpful but is always busy. He keeps a good eye on things and the gates are locked everynight.

Sunrise is beautiful and so are the stars. There are many geese on this lake, they have there own island where they hatch their babies every year. Lots of racoons and a couple foxes. At night you really hear a lot of coyotes and owls. It is laid back and peaceful.

The lake is 2 miles from one end to the other with 4 coves and around 15 miles of shoreline. No jet skiing or water skiing.

SPORTSMAN LAKE FEES:

Primitive - $8.00

Water & Electric - $15.00 *Senior (65 and over) - $12.00

Water, Electric & Sewer - $20.00 * Senior (65 and over) - $17.00

Pavillion (cove 3) - $25.00 ($10.00 deposit)

Coon Hunter Lodge - $50.00 ($65.00 deposit)

(enclosed pavillion with small kitchen, no bunks)

Boating - One Day/$5.00

(any type of watercraft)

Boating - Yearly/$25.00

Equestrian daily rate - $3.00

Equestrian trails yearly - $30.00 (Jan 1 - Dec 31)

Monthly Camping Fees (Nov 1 - Mar 1)

$400.00 per month (water, electric service only)

$500.00 per month (full service - water, sewer, electric)

Pavillion (cove 1) - $75.00 (6:00a.m. to 10:00p.m,)

Pavillion (Cove 1) - $25.00 (up to 3 hours)

Beautiful Pines

I went there for 3 nights. It is a beautiful little park. It has an 80 acre lake that is really nice except there is too many lilly pads. I took my tiny camper, fishing poles and kayaks. I wish there where more campsites near the water. It is a quite little park. The campsites are nice. The restrooms are very nice. This park is very clean. The park had different activities during the day on Saturday. They had live music and a campfire that I really enjoyed. Then after that they had a dance with a free jukebox and disco lights. It was fun watching the people dance. They have a really nice fishing dock and a store to buy supplies, sueveniers and ice. They rent Kayaks, paddle boats and boards by the hour. The trails go completely around the lake and are easy and very beautiful . They have free WiFi that actually work. The sunset and night sky is amazing. The racoons are very brave and will rob you of anything they can. Do not leave ice chest out or vehicle windows down. The park is only a couple miles from town. I would say this is one of Texas hidden gems. The people that work there are very nice. You don't have to have a fishing license to fish there and that I like because I didn't have to buy an out of state fishing license. There are lots of places to eat out if you don't want to cook. There is a place called Arnold's about 7 miles from park that has really reasonable food. $4 breakfast Eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns, and biscuit & gravy. The also have a giant hamburger, bigger than a dinner plate that can feed 4 adults for only $15. Also 2 miles from the park is a big grocery store that is very reasonable, convenience stores, ice machines, and drive in restaurants. There is a $4 per person per day park entry fee. If you are a 100% disabled veteran that fee is waived for you and 1 other person. The campsites with electric are $20 & $25. Unlike many other states Texas does not give discounts for camping if your disabled or hold an America the beautiful pass.

Beautiful Lake and campground.

We were driving through this part of Texas headed home to Oklahoma and saw the signs and needed to stop for lunch, so we decided to check this place out.This was a really beautiful park with a very nice campground that was really kept up. It had screened shelters, cottages with heat & air, shelters, nice playground, Amphitheatre, volleyball court, boat ramps, picnic areas, hiking & biking trails and a swimming area. The bathrooms and showers were nice and clean. The lake was beautiful and clear. I would absolutely recommend this place and I plan on going to stay there for a week in June.

Beautiful lake in the pines.

This is a beautiful, well kept campground. The people that work there are real nice. Its real peacefull. This lake doesn't have a marina so there is not too much boat traffic. There are boat ramps and docks. I plan on taking my kayak next time. It looks great for kayaking. The campsites are spacious. Lots of shade trees. Pets are allowed. It is a quit campground. The campground A & G have vault toilets. The shower house is up near the entrance. I believe that loop C has a shower. Loop A does not have a shower but the main restroom and shower is within walking distance. They give you 1/2 price off if you have an Access Pass. From Paris, TX, take HWY 271 north 12 miles to FM 906 W and follow it 1 mile to CR 35920. Turn left into the park following signs.

Nice trails

Stopped here on my way to Missouri. It is a beautiful place. It has primitive camping and modern campsites. It has a swinging bridge. Lots of trees and foliage. The hiking trails are pretty and campsites on the trail. It's is a beautiful lake. Very peaceful. I wish I'd had more time to spend here. I plan on going back soon. I didn't get pictures because my batteries were dead.

Walk were the dinosaurs did.

It is an awesome Park. I didn't camp because I was passing through that area. I did check it out. It is an awesome place for children especially. My grandson loves everything about dinosaurs. I can't wait to plan a camping trip there with my grandson. It's a lot of fun wading down the creek looking for dinosaur footprints. It's cool to walk were dinosaurs walked 150 million years ago. I saw human foot prints too. Maybe neanderthals? You can wade a long ways. It was very hot, so I only stayed about 4 hours. I didn't get pictures my phone battery was dying. I plan on going back soon and will take many pictures. The access fee was $7 pp but we'll worth it. The campground looked nice and clean. I liked all the dinosaur statues and the exhibit. A unique Park for sure. If your ever down by Glenrose I would recommend stopping there.

I love the Prairie Dogs

I really like this lake. I like the campgrounds along the shore. It's a beautiful Lake. I love driving across the dam. On the west side of the dam there is a field with lots of prairie dogs. I love watching the little Prarie Dogs. You can pull over and watch them. I like swimming there. Sometimes you see bald eagles. There are many campgrounds. There is even free places to camp. The campground does give 50% if you have an American the beautiful passport. All the campgrounds are nice and we'll kept. It is a big Lake. Only about 8 or 10 miles from Ponca City. I took a lot of pictures but somehow they disappeared off my phone.

Quite.

I go here quite often. It has nice campsites nestled in the trees. It has a nice uncrowded campground. It always has availed campsites unless it is a hoiiday.The campsites are nice rather your in a campsites for RV and tents. The sites are very shading. It has a good swimming area. It has a fishing dock and a playground for the kids. The bathrooms are nice. Day use access is free with picnic tables, grills snd and showers. The bathrooms have showers and are very nice. The gradkids love it the campsites are very shady and pets are welcome. They also give 50% discount for camping if you have a golden age card or America the beautiful or disabled. There are stores nearby for supplies.

Boring

I only went there because I had a family member camping there and I was going down to Canton flea market. It is a small campground. I didn't like it. There ain't many trees or camping spots. It did have a boat ramp. The bathrooms needed attention. There wasn't a daily access fee. People were not friendly.

Free Camping

This is a nice very small campground that is free. The view is awesome. Great for free camping. The restroom is a pit toilet. The fishing is good and it's way up in the mountains. There is picnic tables, firepits, grills and a swim beach. Really good for a free campground. Take lanterns, and drinking water. It's really secluded.

Awesome

Ive camped here for 4 days and it's been great. $10 a day with water and electric because camping is half price for Vets or disabled. This place is really beautiful. It is very clean. Lots of shade and great campsites. It was hard to pick which campsite to use. The bathrooms & showers are very nice and really clean. Everyday there was a cool breeze coming off the lake and wasn't bothered by mosquitoes or flies. The view is awesome. The beach is all along the shore. Really nice sand for running around barefoot and you can wade out a long ways. The bottom is all sand no rocks to step on. I really enjoyed daily hikes. I found lots of wild muscadine grapes on my hike. The vines are loaded with ripe grapes. I plan on gathering some grapes for jelly before we leave. We caught nice catfish off the big rocks. The sunsets and stars are beautiful. This is such a peaceful relaxing place. I'm already planning for the next time to come back and I haven't even left yet. Love this place!

Where is the trees.

It's not good for tent camping because there isn't any trees, but it's right by the dam. Good if you want to fish by the dam. It is a small campground. Very clean and grass is well kept. The people that work here are very nice. There is awnings over picnic tables, grills, and hook ups for R.V.s Not any hiking trails. It does have a swim beach.

Nice view

I didn't like it because there isn't campsites near waters edge. #179 is the only campsite where you get a good view of the lake. But it is high on the cliff and you can't get down to the water. The only place to get down is at the swimming area which has a very long stair path. It wears you out. The cliff formations and little caves are kinda cool. But it cost too much to camp there because you have to pay an entrance fee and camping fee. Don't bring your boat and expect to be able to bring your near where your camping. You have to go in and out of the marina. They don't give out of state Vets or disabled a discount. Whereas if you drive 4 miles across the dam on Oklahoma side of Lake Texoma the campsites are better. You can camp on the lake shore and don't have to pay an entrance fee per person if your camping. I'll never go there again.

Free Camping

The Blue River is beautiful. The camping is free but you must have an Oklahoma fishing license rather your fishing or not to camp there. There is around 80 campsites nestled in the woods along the bank of this beautiful clear river. It is primitive camping. There is no electric, water faucets, picnic tables, or grills. The bathrooms are primitive as in no flushing toilets. No showers. Hiking is great but watch out for snakes on the ground along trails. I saw a few. There are many snakes such as rattlesnakes and copperheads. I havent saw water moccasins maybe because the water is too cold. River PFHA is owned and managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.