When you think of top camping destinations, Oklahoma may not be the first state that comes to mind. With its numerous RV parks to prime campgrounds, however, south-central Oklahoma is a camper’s delight. There are several options for camping, whether you’re a novice seeking modern amenities or an experienced camper who wants to rough it with just the basics. Between its expansive lakes and waterfalls–not to mention the surrounding mountains–Oklahoma’s Chickasaw Country caters to outdoor enthusiasts with its numerous natural attractions.
RV Parks and Resorts
There are plenty of larger and smaller RV parks in the area. Depending on your lifestyle and preferences, you may opt for a modern park with amenities such as WiFi and charging stations, or more rustic and basic parks. Here’s a look at some of the top RV parks in Chickasaw Country:
- 77 Grill and RV Park: This Davis campground is conveniently situated just miles from Arbuckle Lake, one of the state’s premier water-related attractions. Along with 15 spaces for RVs, the site offers full hookups with 30 and 50 amp services. There’s an on-site restaurant featuring homemade cooking. Breakfast is served all day long and there are delicious lunch specials for hungry patrons.
- Arbuckle RV Resort: The Arbuckle RV Resort sits directly across from the premier Chickasaw Cultural Center. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate its close proximity to the Arbuckle Mountains along with the 20 acres of land owned by the resort. Aside from peaceful surroundings, the resort offers 44 level suites with full hook-ups and free wireless internet. There are fishing ponds on the campgrounds, and guests have virtually unlimited access to hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and swimming at the nearby Lake of the Arbuckles.
- 50’s Bungalows and Highway 7 RV Park: Nightly rentals are available here in two to three bedroom bungalow homes. If you’re seeking privacy and authentic country living, this is the place to go. The bungalows are fully furnished and air conditioned, while the RV park has four pull-through sites, eight back-in sites, full hookups, and electricity.
Oklahoma has a number of campgrounds, many of which operate throughout the year. There are many family-friendly campgrounds along with those that cater to the more adventurous traveler.
Camp Bond: There are 10 large cabins in this family-friendly campground, along with a family cabin, 23 hotel units, and 24 full RV hookups. Aside from an outdoor pool, the site includes a large fishing pond, hiking opportunities on the nearby nature trails, and opportunities to cool off in the on-site swimming pool. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the 18 hole putt-putt golf course, softball and soccer fields, and basketball court.
Clear Creek Lake: There are more than 100 electric RV hookups available here along with tent sites, outdoor grills, a picnic area, and multiple pavilions. The lake has 11 miles of shoreline and 600 acres of water full of various types of fish, from bass to walleye, making it a top choice for anyone interested in fishing.
Between its numerous RV parks, resorts, and campgrounds, it’s easy to see why camping in Oklahoma is a hit among residents and visitors of all ages. Many campgrounds sit within close proxmimity to some of the area’s most coveted natural wonders, from Lake of the Arbuckles to the Arbuckle Mountains. Swimming, fishing, and water-related activities are especially popular during the summer months, while numerous hiking and wildlife viewing options ensure year-round excitement.