Natalee F.

The Dyrt Pro

Oklahoma City, OK

Joined February 2021

Incredible all around

Sites are spread out nicely, beautiful trees all throughout. Plenty of trailheads to discover that have creeks and views very close (perfect for kids). Bathrooms amongst the cleanest I’ve seen at a campground. Plenty of wildlife around campground: fireflies, turkeys, moths, AT hikers, etc.

B loop is certainly better than A loop if you’re tent camping. I think all tent campers can agree that the further from those noisy RVs you can get, the better. RV sites listed on Recreation.gov

Busier than expected

I camped here just one night in May 2021 on a Saturday, I got there at about 3pm and was the first there but by nightfall every site was full. People stayed quiet with the exception of a 12:30am arrival man who walked onto my site right up to my tent to I guess see if anyone was there?? I’m a solo camping woman so that was a little scary. Beautiful place that seemed to be primarily locals, bathrooms are what you can expect from a small campground, bring your own TP. The water spout did not work on my visit.

All worth it for the sky alone

Petroglyphs, dinosaur tracks, incredible wildlife, and of course the awe-inspiring night sky. Plan your trip during a new moon for best results.

Campground has showers, flush toilets, private tent sites, and a nice swimming spot.

A little hard to navigate but be sure to bring the high clearance vehicle and you’ll be fine.

Incredible when there’s no crowds

As everyone else has said, crowds here are the worst. Not only does it just get busy: the crowds here are particular crude, litter, loud, and generally unpleasant (drunk). Don’t go on weekends. It simply won’t be worth it. Sneak a day off and go middle of the week.

Apart from humans the park itself is a wonder. Diverse plant life, awesome views, COLD water. Be sure to take the time to explore “the castle” it is Huge and if you can make it to the top you’ll be rewarded with a view. Be careful which rocks in the water you choose to sit on in the shallow fast moving water parts, many are covered with thousands of little tiny leeches!!!

Best Oklahoma day-trip

Roman nose has all the amenities you could ask for: cabins, swimming pool, general store, paddle boats, mini golf, picnic spots, fishing, interesting trails, etc etc. but nothing and I mean NOTHING beats the cold and clear fresh water springs on the hot +100 degree days we get!

I recommend bringing a lunch, but the stores got you covered on drinks, ice, snacks, basic items.

Take a dip and explore the caves. The geology here is also fascinating and one picture I’m attaching features a branch I found at the park contains a huge beetle gallery!

Little crowded, but still nice

Easy to find the campground and your reserved site. Easy access to Trail Ridge Road. Sites were pretty close together, and RVs were popular leading to some additional noise and light. Vault toilets, some sinks, but no showers. Gas station about 10 mins up the main road for any last minute needs.

Proximity to the water and clear skies made this campground nice for me.

Note that I stayed here July 2020: peak season was made even busier with COVID.