State Park 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.

Grand Lake South Park Closures
Grand Lake South Park Closures

Due to heavy rains and flooding, Riverside and Snowdale Areas at Grand Lake State Park remain closed. The Spavinaw Area is expected to reopen this Wednesday, May 24. 

Camp Site Closings at Lake Eufaula State Park
Camp Site Closings at Lake Eufaula State Park

The lower tent campsites in Lake View Circle in the Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula are currently underwater, but the upper side sites are still open. The rest of the campsites at Lake Eufaula are high and dry with no anticipated flooding issues.  

Keystone State Park Closures
Keystone State Park Closures

Due to high water levels, the lower part of Lake Country campground at Keystone State Park is closed. In addition, the Pier 51 Marina is closed.

Tenkiller State Park Campground Closures
Tenkiller State Park Campground Closures

Due to high water levels at Tenkiller State Park, the Fisherman's Point (including boat ramp and dive park), Hickory Flats (including boat ramp), Shady Grove and Bluejay Knob Areas are closed.

Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park Closure
Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park Closure

The Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park and the lower area of Twin Bridges has been temporarily closed due to high water levels. Park access is unavailable, and the gate is closed and locked.

Cherokee Landing State Park Closure
Cherokee Landing State Park Closure

Due to high water levels, Cherokee Landing State Park is closed.

Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park Access Area Closure
Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park Access Area Closure

The Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park's lower area is temporarily closed and access is unavailable.

Sequoyah Bay State Park Campground Closures
Sequoyah Bay State Park Campground Closures

Due to high water levels at Sequoyah Bay State Park, the Attakullakulla (Area A), Pushmataha (Area D) and Opothle-yahola campgrounds (overflow/group camp) are closed. The main picnic shelter is open, but all remaining shelters are closed.

Sequoyah State Park Closures
Sequoyah State Park Closures

At Sequoyah State Park, the Paradise Cove and Choctaw tent areas are closed. The Creek tent area is open with limited sites available and the Cherokee campground has 15 sites open. In addition, the Rayhaven cabin is closed. Nine (9) of the golf course's 18 holes are currently closed.

Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park Campground Closure
Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park Campground Closure

Due to high water levels, Riverside campgrounds at Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park are closed. 

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

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
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."