The Best Camping in Oklahoma—17 Spots to Pitch a Tent, Glamp or Park Your RV

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Oklahoma is home to tons of incredible camping spots, so you can officially start planning your next nature-filled retreat. The best camping spots in Oklahoma offer an abundant of on-site activities and amenities for campers of all ages—including kids! However, before you pack up your car with camping essentials and hit the road, there are a few things to consider—but we’ve got you covered.

What Do I Need to Go Camping in Oklahoma?

Keep in mind that online reservations are required for RV and tent campsites in all Oklahoma State Parks. But you can make your reservations up to 11 months in advance, which gives you plenty of time to prepare for your adventure under the stars.

What Kind of Camping Is Found in Oklahoma?

Camping in Oklahoma includes everything from glamping tents and standard tents to lodge and cabin accommodations. More unique options like teepees, yurts and covered wagons are also available. Additionally, group and ADA-accessible camping sites can be found in several state parks.

Can I Bring My Pet Camping in Oklahoma?

Pet owners, rejoice! Assuming you are staying in one of Oklahoma’s state parks, you’ll be good to go—so as long as your furry friend is on a leash no longer than ten feet, supervised at all times and cleaned up after. It is, however, worth noting that some accommodations within state parks—such as on-site lodges, for example—may not be pet-friendly, while others may charge an extra fee. Put simply, it all depends on where you’re staying.

Without further ado, check out the best camping spots in Oklahoma.

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Canadian, OK

1. Arrowhead State Park

Lori Duckworth/Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Group camping, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Restaurant, boating, hiking, golfing, playground

Arrowhead State Park in southeastern Oklahoma boasts 2,200 scenic acres. Here, visitors can reserve RV or tent sites; group camping is also available. Most of the park is bordered by Lake Eufaula—the state’s largest artificial lake—where visitors boat, waterski, wakeboard, fish and swim. If you prefer to stay out of the water, consider exploring one of the on-site hiking trails: You may even spot wildlife like deer, turkey and rabbits. Golf enthusiasts will also appreciate the 72-par, 18-hole Arrowhead Gold Course. (Hey, we never said you had to rough it, rough it.)

Checotah, OK

2. Lake Eufaula State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Group camping, yurts, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Restaurant, boating, hiking, archery, horseback riding, mountain biking, playground, disc golf

Located along Lake Eufaula, this 102,000-acre reservoir has something for everyone, be it hiking, archery, swimming, disc golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and fishing, to name a few. In terms of overnight stays, options abound, including three yurts, each of which is equipped with heat/AC, a microwave, electrical outlets, a TV and a microwave. RV or tent sites—as well as group camping—are available, too. For a truly unique stay, book the Longhorn Loop Honeymoon Yurt, which offers a canopy bed, two picnic tables and a fire pit that’s perfect for snuggling with your sweetheart.

Wilburton, OK

3. Robbers Cave State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: cabin/cottage, group camp lodge, RV sites, campsites, yurts, covered wagons
  • Why We Love It: Restaurant, boating, biking, hiking, horseback riding, playground, disc golf, swimming, playground

The historic Robbers Cave State Park is chock-full of natural beauty and stunning surroundings, including serene lakes and hills to tranquil trails and woodland. The park is also known for its rustic architecture and pre-war design elements. Visitors can choose from an array of accommodations, including unique stays in yurts and covered wagon. Meanwhile, families will love the Eagle’s Nest campground, which is conveniently located next to the water.

Broken Bow, OK

4. Beavers Bend State Park and Nature Center

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabin/cottage, lodge, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, tennis

Beavers Bend State Park is ideally situated along the shores of Borken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. What’s more, with its postcard-worthy water views, towering trees, and abundance of on-site activities, it’s no wonder why this 3,482-acre park is one of Oklahoma’s most popular camping destinations. Beavers Bend State Park offers three different types of accommodations: 47 cabins with kitchenettes, 393 campsites and 50-plus tenant sites. You can even book a stay at the on-site Beavers Bend Lodge, which offers complimentary breakfast as a bonus.

Braggs, OK

5. Greenleaf State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabin/cottage, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Boating, fishing, hiking, mini golf, splash pad

Greenleaf State Park is beloved by families for its kid-friendly activities and amenities—as well as hiking trails, boating and fishing, to name a few. Speaking of little ones, children will especially love the on-site splash pad and mini golf; other highlights include volleyball and basketball courts. The kids’ pond—reserved for those 16 and under—allows children to fish for free without a permit. When it comes time to rest your head at night, choose from 16 rustic cabins. Alternatively, book one of the RV or tent campsites.

Hinton, OK

6. Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park

Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park

  • Available Lodging: Campsites, RV sites, glamping
  • Why We Love It: Hiking, scenery, pool, fishing, events like movie night and music fests

Scenic hiking opps, awe-inspiring vistas and top-notch fishing: Find all this and more at Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park. What’s more, this 310-acre park—which features awe-inspiring cliffs and canyons—is one of Oklahoma's most unique camping spots. Visitors can take their pick of accommodations, including Canyon Campground (which has 25 tent camping sites), California Road Campground (20 camping sites), Walnut Grove Campground (15 tent camping sites), several RV sites and luxury glamping tents.

Hulbert, OK

7. Sequoyah State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: cabin/cottage, group camping, lodge, RV sites, tent sites, bunkhouse
  • Why We Love It: Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, golfing, tennis, game room, pool, waterskiing

Sequoyah State Park—which features over 19,000 surface acres of water and 225 miles of pristine shoreline—is a favorite amongst water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Activities abound, including golfing, hiking, horseback riding and fishing, to name a few. Consider staying at the on-site Lodge at Sequoyah State Park, which offers 104 rooms, 45 cottages and a bunkhouse. Alternatively, reserve one of the RV and tent camping options. Also, the Sequoyah Group Camp offers a dining hall, full kitchen and ten A-frame cabins.

Ardmore, OK

8. Lake Murray State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabin/cottage, group camping, lodge, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: ATVs, biking, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, pool

Lake Murray State Park is the state’s first and largest state park. Spanning 12,500 acres of tranquil forest and rolling hills, this camping spot is especially ideal for adventure lovers who can spend their days rafting, riding ATVs and more. In terms of accommodations, guests have several options, such as RV and tent campgrounds, cabins (56 of them, to be exact) and an upscale 32-room lodge. Seasonally open group camping sites can also be found throughout the park.

Woodward, OK

9. Boiling Springs State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabin/cottage, group camping, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Biking, fishing, hiking, swimming, playground, pool with waterslide

Dating back to the 1930s, Boiling Springs State Park is named after—you guessed it—a boiling spring, which still flows today, attracting visitors from all over the state. The 820-acre park boasts cabins and RV and tent campsites. It’s also worth mentioning that each cabin is equipped with a fireplace, heat/ac, sleeper sofa, kitchenette a fridge and sink. Additionally, the park is home to two group campsites (one with 11 bunkhouses and another with ten bunkhouses). Enjoy a dip in the pool, take a hike or go fishing in the spring-fed Shaul Lake. The privately owned Boiling Springs Golf Club—located right next door—is a bonus.

Antlers, OK

10. K RIVER Campground

K River Campground

  • Available Lodging: Glamping, treehouses, cabins, tent sites, RV sites
  • Why We Love It: beer garden, petting zoo, boating, swimming, clubhouse, nature trails, volleyball, lawn games, laundry room, dog park

The 100-acre K RIVER Campground—nestled in the Kiamichi Mountains—offers all sorts of accommodations that are sure to please everyone in your party. We especially love the treehouses and glamping tents; however, other options include cabins, RV sites and campsites. Activities range from volleyball and hiking to swimming and tubing. Plus, pet lovers will appreciate the on-site dog park, while beer enthusiasts can relax in the beer garden. Oh, and did we mention the on-site petting zoo?

Sand Springs, OK

11. Keystone State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabins/lodge, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Boating, biking, hiking, swimming, waterskiing, fishing, playground, ATVing

Just 17 miles from Tulsa lies Keystone State Park. Set along Keystone Lake, this park offers a slew of activities such as fishing (there’s even a kids’ pond!), boating, waterskiing and ATVs. Keystone State Park is home to three campgrounds—where you’ll find RV and tent sites—plus 22 cabins, each with a microwave, fridge, stove, TV and fireplace. Lastly, consider elevating your stay by booking a cabin with a Jacuzzi bathtub: Besides, what’s not to love about a relaxing soak in the middle of the wilderness?

Norman, OK

12. Lake Thunderbird State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love it: Archery, biking, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming, waterskiing, playgrounds

Lake Thunderbird State Park, which is just a half-hour outside Oklahoma City, is a haven for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts. Additional highlights include an archery range and not one — but two! — swimming beaches for soaking up the sun and getting out in the water (just don’t forget to pack some SPF!). You’ll also find scenic equestrian trails, which span a total of four miles. Both tent and RV sites are available to book, too.

Broken Bow, OK

13. Our Neck of the Woods


  • Why We Love It: Hot tub, laundry, toiletries, streaming entertainment, board games, book, fireplace, coffee maker, full kitchen, fire pit, outdoor furniture, soaking tub
  • Sleeps: 4 (1 bedroom, 2 beds; 1 bath)
  • Rate: from $192/night

If camping isn’t quite your thing—and you prefer something a little more, well, elevated—then this ultra-luxe cabin is the perfect option. Located in Broken Bow (just minutes from its namesake state park) and surrounded by lush trees, the one-bedroom abode offers contemporary furnishings and sleek interiors—plus excellent amenities like a private hot tub, indoor fireplace, and outdoor fire pit. Lounge out on the couch, indulge in a rejuvenating bath, cook a romantic meal in the spacious kitchen or cozy up outside by the fire. Per one reviewer, “The place is BEAUTIFUL!! Absolutely amazing! Has everything you need plus some! It’s so relaxing and the hot tub is a bonus!”

Pawhuska, OK

14. Osage Hills State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabin/cottage, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Pool, biking, fishing, hiking, wildlife spotting, tennis

The 1,000-acre Osage Hill State Park features rugged bluffs, tranquil forests and peaceful waters. The rocky terrain is ideal for advanced hikers and bikers; for a more laid-back activity, try your hand at tennis or spot wildlife like deer and turkey. RV and tent sites are available, as are cabins with heat/AC, fireplaces and kitchens. The park also offers group camping, complete with a large dining hall with two fireplaces and nine bunkhouses that sleep up to 118 people.

Boswell, OK

15. Wood Guest Ranch

Wood Guest Ranch

  • Available Lodging: Lodge, cabins, glamping, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Guided trail rides, ATV tours, archery, boating, disc golf, fishing

Wood Guest Ranch in southeastern Oklahoma is a family-friendly property that spans over 2,000 acres. Guests here can choose from several action-packed adventures like guided horseback rides and ATV tours. Larger groups can book a stay in the lodge or one of several cabins, while couples can cozy up in one of the glamping tents. Wood Guest Ranch even offers RV and tent sites for those who want to get even closer to nature.

Watonga, OK

16. Roman Nose State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabin/cottage, group camping, lodge, RV sites, tent sites, teepees
  • Why We Love It: Biking, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, pools

Named after a Cheyenne chief, Roman Nose State Park is famous for its stunning surroundings, including rocky cliffs, canyons and natural springs. Visitors can partake in activities like golfing, hiking, fishing, boating and mountain biking. Meanwhile, those who want to cool off with a dip in the water can head to one of the park’s two pools. The Roman Nose State Park Lodge boasts 23 rooms and a distinct mid-century design. Alternatively, book one of the 11 cabins, each with a full kitchen and fireplace. There are teepees, RV sites and campsites, too. Lastly, larger groups will love the Turkey Roost Group Camp, where you’ll find a dining hall and A-frame bunk houses that can sleep up to 163 people.

Wister, OK

17. Lake Wister State Park

Oklahoma Tourism

  • Available Lodging: Cabin/cottage, group camping, RV sites, tent sites
  • Why We Love It: Biking, fishing, hiking, water spray park, swimming beach

Lake Wister State Park is best known as the gateway to the expansive Ouachita National Forest. Featuring five camping areas and 115 miles of pristine shoreline and flanked by mountains, Lake Wister State Park offers a picture-perfect setting for a relaxing, nature-filled escape. Animal lovers can spot wildlife like deer, ducks, rabbits and bald eagles (depending on the season). Choose from one of 15 cozy cabins outfitted with stone-framed fireplaces—or RV and/or tent sites. Group camping is also available.

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