OKLAHOMA STATE PARKS UPDATES

We've gathered all the latest news and updates about Oklahoma state parks right here as a handy reference for you. From extreme water levels to updates on new facilities in our parks, here's all the latest buzz.

Lake Eufaula State Park Burn Ban

Lake Eufaula State Park Burn Ban

Lake Eufaula State Park in McIntosh County is under a burn ban that will last through March 26.

Lake Thunderbird State Park Burn Ban

Lake Thunderbird State Park Burn Ban

Lake Thunderbird State Park in Cleveland County is under a two-week burn ban that will last through March 29.

State Park Passport Address Change

State Park Passport Address Change

If your family is participating in Oklahoma's State Park Passport program, there has been a change of address. The initial printing of this booklet lists State Parks’ previous address on the Record of Visits pages.
 
To obtain your child’s tokens, send their Record of Visits page(s) to:

Oklahoma State Parks
Passport Program
900 N Stiles Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Alabaster Caverns State Park Winterization Notice

Alabaster Caverns State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Alabaster Caverns State Park, the lower campground and bathrooms will be closed from October 31 to April 1, 2017. The upper campground RV camping and bathroom facilities will be open and available.

Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park Winterization Notice

Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park, the comfort stations in Echo Ridge will be closed from November 1 through April 1, 2017. The Turkey Flat, Lakeview Circle and Equestrian Campgrounds and comfort stations will remain open. All areas will remain open for primitive camping and the group camp will be open.

Beavers Bend State Park Winterization Notice

Beavers Bend State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Beavers Bend State Park, the Quail and Turkey RV Campgrounds will be closed beginning December 1. The Acorn, Buckeye, Carson Creek and Coyote comfort stations will be closed December 1. Carson Creek on the lake and the Cypress and Fern RV Areas will be open all season. The primitive camping areas will also be open in all areas of the park. The Armadillo, Acorn, Coyote and Hawk Campgrounds will also be open.

Bernice Area Winterization Notice

Bernice Area Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park, the small comfort station at the entrance to the park will be closed from October 15 to April 15, 2017. The large comfort station in the RV area will be closed from November 1 to April 1, 2017. The Nature Center and park will remain open, and showers and restrooms at the Nature Center will available. The Nature Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm from November through February.

Black Mesa State Park Winterization Notice

Black Mesa State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Black Mesa State Park, the group camp will be closed from November 1 to April 1, 2017. The park and facilities will remain open for camping.

Disney/Little Blue Area Winterization Notice

Disney/Little Blue Area Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Disney Area at Grand Lake State Park, the area will be open for day use and boat ramp only. The bathroom will be winterized from November 1 to April 1, 2017. No facilities at the Little Blue Area will be available for winter use. The campground will be gated, and there will be a pit toilet only.

Fort Cobb State Park Winterization Notice

Fort Cobb State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Fort Cobb State Park, the Black Jack Cove and Deer Run Campgrounds and restrooms will be closed and gated from October 10 through April 1, 2017. The Sunset Cove and White’s Catfish Cove Campgrounds will be open to RV camping, but only one bathroom will be open in each area. The Caddo Hill and Cove Road tent camping sites will remain open, but the bathrooms will be closed from October 10 through April 1, 2017. The Eagle’s Nest Campground and comfort station will remain open.

Great Plains State Park Winterization Notice

Great Plains State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Great Plains State Park, the Otter Creek RV sites 49-58 and Lower Mountain Shade RV sites 1-30 will be closed from November 1 through March 1, 2017. In addition, comfort station #3 in Otter Creek and comfort station #2 next to the bait shop will be closed. The Upper Mountain Shade RV sites 31-48 and comfort station #1 will remain open.

Great Salt Plains State Park Winterization Notice

Great Salt Plains State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Great Salt Plains State Park, the Sandy Beach I RV Campground bathroom, Sandy Beach II tent area bathrooms, handicap accessible restroom by the beach area and community center will be closed beginning on November 1. The Sandy Beach I RV, Sandy Beach II tent and River Road campgrounds will remain available. Caution should be used at the Sandy Beach RV campground’s boat ramp due to low water levels.

Honey Creek Area Winterization Notice

Honey Creek Area Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park, the boat ramp comfort station will be closed from October 15 through April 1, 2017. The Raccoon Ridge/Area A comfort station will be closed from November 1 through April 1, 2017. The poolside comfort station closes on Labor Day and opens on Memorial Day. The Squirrel Hollow/Area B comfort station will remain open.

Keystone State Park Winterization Notice

Keystone State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Keystone State Park, the Red Carpet Country Campground will be closed from October 1 through March 31, 2017. The Green Country and Lake Country Campgrounds, restrooms and boat ramps will remain available.

Lake Texoma State Park Winterization Notice

Lake Texoma State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Lake Texoma State Park, the comfort station #3 near the marina/gas dock, comfort station #6 at the entrance to the 400 Area and comfort station #8 in the 500 area will be closed beginning November 1. Once comfort station will remain open in each campground area throughout the winter. Campgrounds remain open for winter camping and boat ramps remain open as water levels allow.

Lake Thunderbird State Park Winterization Notice

Lake Thunderbird State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Lake Thunderbird State Park, the Little Sandy Tent Area, Post Oak RV Area, Rose Rock RV Area, Critter Alley Tent Area and Clear Bay Point Tent Area will be closed beginning November 1. The North Sentinel will be closed for camping and restrooms will be winterized, but will remain open for day use. The Post Oak boat ramp will be closed.

The Hog Creek Tent and RV Areas, Hickory Hill RV Area, Little Sandy 30 and 50-amp RV Area, Turkey Pass RV Area and Little Axe Campground will remain open. The East and West Sentinel Day Use Areas will remain open. The Hog Creek, Denver Corner, Turkey Pass, Little Axe, Fisheran’s Point, North Sentinel and South Dam boat ramps will remain open.

Little Sahara State Park Winterization Notice

Little Sahara State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Little Sahara State Park, the Buttercup and Cowboy Campgrounds and bathrooms will be closed from December 1 through February 23, 2017. The Golden Sands RV campground and bathrooms will be open and available. ORV access remains open at Buttercup and Golden Sands.

Osage Hills State Park Winterization Notice

Osage Hills State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Osage Hills State Park, all comfort stations will be closed except the main RV campground. The Group Camp will close from December 1 through April 1, 2017.

Red Rock Canyon State Park Winterization Notice

Red Rock Canyon State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Red Rock Canyon State Park, one of three comfort stations will be available in the Canyon Campground. The California Road Campground will be open and comfort station will be available. The Walnut Grove Campground will be open, but the comfort station will be closed and winterized. The Walnut Grove Day Use Area comfort station will be closed and winterized beginning October 26 through April 1. Please note the park will close when ice/snow cover the steep entrance/exit road.

Roman Nose State Park Winterization Notice

Roman Nose State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Roman Nose State Park, the Deer Run Day Use comfort station and the swimming pool restrooms near the spring area will be closed from November 1 to April 1, 2017. The Canyon Vista/Cedar Cove, Two Lakes, Bitter Creek and Beaver Dam campgrounds and bathrooms will remain open.

Spavinaw Area Winterization Notice

Spavinaw Area Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at the Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park, the gates will remain open for day use and close at dusk. A limited number of campsites will be open, and restrooms with showers will be available.

Talimena State Park Winterization Notice

Talimena State Park Winterization Notice

Due to winterization at Talimena State Park, one comfort station will remain open. RV camping and utilities will remain available.

Bridge Closure Near Great Salt Plains State Park

Bridge Closure Near Great Salt Plains State Park

Effective October 17, 2016, the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River Bridge located near Great Salt Plains State Park's River Road Campground on State Highway 38 will be closed for reconstruction. The new bridge construction project will last approximately 4-6 months. During construction, the River Road Campground, Sandy Beach Campground, North Spillway and all park areas located north and west of the River Bridge can only be accessed from the north on State Highway 11 and turning south on State Highway 38.

The park office, cabins, community center, south spillway and all other park areas south of the River Bridge can only be accessed from State Highway 64 turning north on State Highway 38.

Campsite Rate Increase

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department - Division of State Parks, is announcing an increase to the cost of the basic rate of a campsite beginning August 15, 2016. Previously the base cost of an tent campsite was $12 per night per site. The basic rate will increase to $14 per site per night. Utility rates will remain unchanged.

"The fee increase is necessary due to the current cost of operating and maintaining the campgrounds in the state parks," explained Director Kris Marek. "Our goal is to continue to offer Oklahoma State Parks to our visitors as a great resource for recreation in a natural setting."