OKLAHOMA

Tourism and Recreation Dept.

500 Will Rogers Building

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-521-2464


On all cabin rates add $10 for each additional adult to the room, over the rated capacity. The l-bedroom cabins sleep 2, the 2-bedroom cabins sleep 4. Children under 18 stay free with parents. All chinaware, silverware, cookware, linens and pillows are furnished. Most cabins have fireplaces and free firewood. All have heat and AC. Cabins are not confirmed or guaranteed until the first night's lodging is paid. All cabin guests have access to swimming pools. High-season is from April 15-Sept. 15; low-season is Dec. 1-March 31. Rates quoted in text are low-season rates; cabin rates are ten dollars higher during the high season. None of the cabins are guaranteed for occupancy before 3 p.m.


BEAVERS BEND STATE PARK

Box 10

Broken Bow, OK 74728

405-494-6538

The park is a 3,500-acre pine studded wilderness on the S. edge of Broken Bow Lake in the Ouachita Mountains in SE. Oklahoma. The park is along the Mountain Fork River, which offers swimming, canoeing, trout fishing, boating, water skiing, and paddleboating. The park also has horseback riding, tennis, archery, cookout shelters, hiking trails, horseshoes, riding stables, bicycle rentals, and a cafe. Visit the power house at the dam and reservoir. Cabin rates are as follows: 1 bedroom, park-view, $45; 1-bedroom, lake-view, $55. Add $10 for 2-bedroom park-view or 2-bedroom lake-view. One group camp is located at Murphy's Loop, and is near the Forest Heritage Center.

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BOILING SPRINGS STATE PARK

Box 965

Woodward, OK 73802

405/256-7664

This small 820-acre park in NW Oklahoma is in a heavily wooded area, along the shores of the North Canadian River. A hiking trail through the woods leads along a tributary of the river. The park offers a lake, swimming pool, camping, cookout shelters, fishing, hiking, and is near an 18-hole golf course. The huge sand dunes of Little Shara Recreation Area are nearby, as well as Alabaster Caverns State Park. There are 2 group camps, both offering 2 shelters, with comfort stations. The cabin area has 2 cabins, all 1-bedroom with park views, renting for $35 a night.


GREAT SALT PLAINS STATE PARK

Rt. 1, Box 28

Jet, OK 73749

405/626-4731

This 840-acre park is the site of the Indian Councils, and is known as haven for wildlife as well as a source of salt. The nearby 9,300-acre Great Salt Plains Lake is a national wildlife refuge, the crossroads for 250 bird species. Swim at the lake or 8 Selenite crystal digging on the salt flats. Visit the Homesteader's Original Sod House at Enid in the Cherokee Strip. The park has 1-bedroom, park-view cabins; rates are $35 per night. Five cabins sleep 4, and 1 cabin sleeps 6. For each additional adult add $6. Each cabin has kitchenette, refrigerator, stove, and showers. The cabins are open year around, and rent for $25 in the winter.

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GREENLEAF STATE PARK

Rt. 1, Box 119

Braggs, OK 74423

918/487-5196

The park is nestled in the lush Cookson Hills, encompassing 565 acres on the West shore of Greenleaf Lake, on OK Hwy. 10 near Gore, OK. The lake offers fine bass and catfish fishing, with a heated dock at the swimming beach. Hike on 20 miles of trails encircling the 900 acre lake. A hilltop cottage site is near the swimming pool and park office. Another group of cottages is located near the bathhouse. A group lodge is located near the N. end of the park. The cabins are rustic, made of rock. One bedroom, park-view cabins and cottages rent for $45 per night.

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KEYSTONE STATE PARK

Box 147

Mannford, OK, 74044

918/865-4991

The 715-acre park is on the SE. shores of Lake Keystone, a 26,300-acre expanse of clear water near Tulsa. Sailing and water skiing are favorites, as well as striped bass fishing. There are nice sandy swimming beaches on the lake. Nature trails pass along cedar-covered sandstone bluffs. Nearby at Discoveryland, an outdoor amphitheater, the musical "Oklahoma! " is staged in the summer. The Whispering Hill hiking trail encircles 7 cabins. Another 5 cabins are available near the marina. The 1 bedroom, lake-view cabins rent for $40; 2 bedroom, lake-view cabins rent for $60.

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LAKE MURRAY STATE PARK

P.O. Box 1329

Ardmore, OK 73402

405/223-6600

The state's largest park at 12,496 acres surrounds Lake Murray, a huge body of water in S. central OK. The resort offers biking and horseback trails, a 9-hole golf course, scuba diving, and sailboat, paddleboat and jet-ski rentals. Nearby are Turner Falls and the Arbuckle Wilderness area. Guest rooms at the Lake Murray Lodge start at $45. The 1-bedroom cottages range from $30 to $50 and the 2-bedroom cottages are $65. The Heritage Cottages start at $95 and range to $145. The 2-bedroom suite cottages start at $150 a night. Many of the cottages have kitchenettes, but no kitchenware or utensils.

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LAKE TEXOMA STATE PARK

Box 248

Kingston, OK 73439

405/564-2311

The 1,182-acre park is along the huge 93,000-acre Lake Texoma in S. Central OK, great for fishing and water sports. The park has numerous unspoiled nature trails, an 18-hole golf course, beach and horseback trails, miniature golf and the Catfish Bay Marina. The airstrip is lighted for night landings. The lodge has 97 guest rooms ranging from $45 to $60, and the 69 two bedroom cottages are each $75. The 1 room cottages rent for $40, with kitchenettes, no utensils. The 1-bedroom Jr. Suite cottages rent for $55, no kitchenettes. The Bayview Lodge sleeps 40 and rents for $400 a night.

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OSAGE HILLS STATE PARK

Red Eagle Route, Box 84

Pawhuska, OK 74 056

918/336-4141

The 1,199-acre park was once occupied by prehistoric Indians, and later the Osage Indians. The park is along the shores of an 18 acre lake, offering boating, and fishing. There is also a swimming pool, hiking, tennis and camping. The eight 1-bedroom, park-view cabins are $40 a night; the one 2-bedroom, park-view cabin is $50 per night, with the rates $10 cheaper in winter. The cabins are open year around. Children under 18 free with parents. Each cabin has a kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and showers.

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QUARTZ MOUNTAIN STATE PARK AND RESORT

Lone Wolf, OK 73655

405/563-2424

Once a winter camp of the Kiowa and Commanche Indians, the area is now a park, located in the SW portion of the state. The park and resort is at the rugged S. tip of scenic 6,260-acre Lake Altus Lugert. The 4,284-acre park offers hiking trails over granite buttes with beautiful mountain scenery, in W. OK. Rent paddleboats or canoes at the lake, or enjoy the great swimming beach. The park is on the migratory route of ducks, geese and other waterfowl. The summer and fall Arts Institutes are held here. There is an amphitheater for summer programs, plus miniature golf and a 9-hole golf course. The guest rooms are $40-$45 a night; 1-bedroom cottages are $50 with kitchenettes, and suites with 2 rooms are $100 a night. The Mountain View Lodge sleeps 64 and ranges from $400 to $520 a night for the entire lodge.

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ROBBERS CAVE STATE PARK

Box 9

Wilburton, OK 74578

918/465-2562

This is one of the largest Oklahoma parks at 8,246 acres, in an area laced with lakes and caves in the E. part of the state. The park is in the middle of mountainous pine forests, and is a favorite for hiking, climbing and rappelling. Hike along Coon Creek, or fish in Lake Carlton, Wayne Wallace Reservoir, or Coon Creek Lake. Visit Robbers Cave near the beaver pond via Robbers Cave hiking trail. There is an amphitheater, miniature golf course, cafe, store, swimming pool, paddleboat rentals, equestrian campgrounds, and riding and nature trails throughout the park. Take the scenic Talimena Skyline Drive in the Ouachita National Forest. The 26 cabins are secluded; the 19 one-bedroom, park-view cabins are $45; the 7 two-bedroom, park-view cabins are $65, per night, with the rates $10 cheaper in the summer. The cabins are open year around. Each cabin has a kitchen, refrigerator, stove, dining/living room, and shower, with linens and utensils furnished.

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ROMAN NOSE STATE PARK

Route 1

Watonga, OK 73772

405/623-7281

The park is in the NW portion of the state, 7 miles S. of Watonga. The small park, located along 25-acre Lake Boecher in central OK, is named after a famous Indian chief. The park is set in a canyon cut from red shale bluffs and white gypsum with cool springs. The remodeled Roman Nose Lodge offers a 9-hole golf course and a natural rock swimming pool. Rent horses and paddleboats, play on lighted tennis courts, or explore the nearby Chisholm Trail Museum. The rooms at the lodge are $40 and up. The l-bedroom cabins rent for $50, with kitchenettes, no utensils. The 2 bedroom suite rents for $100 a night. There are 40 cabins in the park and 10 cabanas or sleeping rooms at the motel. Each cabin has a kitchen with refrigerator and stove, a living room, and a tub/shower. Half the cabins close up in winter. No cooking in the cabanas.

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TENKILLER STATE PARK

HCR 68, Box 1095

Vian, OK 74962

918/489-5641

The 88 acre park is deep in the Cookson Hills in NE Oklahoma, at the S. end of Lake Tenkiller. This large, 12,900-acre body of clear blue water is great for fishing, boating and scuba diving. There is a marina, cafe, swimming pool, and beach. See the "Trail of Tears" drama at nearby Tahlequah. A shelter house area is located in the camping area; other shelter houses are near the camp office. There are 18 cabins and cabanas located on a peninsula jutting out into the lake, near the comfort station and boat ramp. One bedroom, park view cabins are $35; l-bedroom, lake-view cabins are $40. All cabins have kitchens with utensils, stove, and refrigerator, plus showers. Rates are $10 more in summer. The l-bedroom cabanas have no kitchen, and are $30, open only in the summer.

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SEQUOYAH STATE PARK

Hulbert, OK 74441

918/772-2046

The park is in E. OK, 50 miles from Tulsa on Hwy. 51. This 2,800-acre park is on 19,000-acre Fort Gibson Lake. To the N. and E. are the rugged foothills of the Boston Mountain Range. To the S. is the timbered Cookson Hills. The State Waterfowl Refuge is in this park, which is known for its abundant wildlife. The park offers is swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking. Lodging and additional recreational activities are available at Western Hills Guest Ranch, located within the park on a peninsula.


WESTERN HILLS GUEST RANCH

Box 509

Wagoner, OK 74477

918/772-2545, or 800/522-8565 in OK.

The resort features a swimming pool, tennis, golf, pro shop, boat rentals, trail rides, tram and stagecoach rides, and free dog kennels. The resort has 101 rooms, 12 cabanas, and a Western style dining room. The guest rooms are $49 to $54 a night at the lodge, or $75 a night for the 2-bedroom cabins, with kitchenettes, or $50 a night for the 1-bedroom cabins. There are 54 cabins. The 1-room suites rent from $45 to $50, some with kitchenettes. The 2-room suites range from $100 to $175 a night. The cabanas rent for $45 and up. Campstore nearby.

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WISTER STATE PARK

Rt. 2, Box 6B

Wister, OK 74966

918/489-5641

The Ouachita National Forest surrounds this 3,040-acre park, made up of pine-timbered mountains. The park is used extensively by hikers, hunters and sightseers. Fish, canoe or swim in 4,000-acre Lake Wister. Facilities throughout the park include a swimming pool, beach, full marina, cafe, boating, water-skiing and a State Waterfowl Refuge. Visit the Heavener Runestone Recreation Area at nearby Spiro Mounds State Park. Quarry Island offers cabins, boat ramp, shelter house, comfort station, and grocery store. Another cabin area is located near the pool. One bedroom, park-view cabins, $45; 1-bedroom, lake-view cabins, $50.

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