Driving from Mena to Talihina along this stretch of highway is a treat when it comes to the spectacular views. But stopping at places like this campground even further explain just how much of an amazing place this part of Oklahoma really is! This area was once logged to the point that it was basically worthless before the Forest Service took it over and started to replenish the land and create public spaces like this campground. It now is a thriving place for recreation and viewing.
The campground is a series of pull ins and thru sites which vary in size allowing for tent camping with single cars or even some larger rigs. There are vault toilets centrally located at the entrance in addition to extra picnic tables for those wanting a little extra space to enjoy.
A few spigots are around camp that are not in the best of shape, but they do still work, so don't be fooled.
The roadways through camp and the sites themselves are very well taken care of, however because of recent rains the grass was a bit more wooly than it typically would have been. Despite this the sites were still clear of grass for the most part.
Each site was equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, lantern hooks, grills and prep stations and large spaces for tents, should you have one. Additionally you can find trash cans around camp in a few places.
From the campground you can easily access the scenic point which additionally has more picnic tables with a view, definitely suggest checking it out!!
Campground is first come first serve and does have a senior discount with the park pass. Envelopes are provided at the main kiosk.