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.
Greenleaf State Park Hiking Trail Closure Notice
The hiking trail will be closed from April 15th through May 6th, 2017 for turkey hunting season.
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
900 N Stiles Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
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 through May 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.
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."