The best camping near Cherokee Landing State Park

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Field Yurt tent or rv (no hook up)

4 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Tahlequah, OK
Learn more about this land:We have approximately 12 acres, mainly field but some wooded area. Fairly secluded. Surrounded by trees. Close drive to Tahlequah and Muskogee Oklahoma. Foothills of the Ozark Only about 15 minutes away from the Illinois river and about 15 minutes to to Fort Gibson Lake. Medical cannabis allowed for valid card holders.
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Hickman Hideaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents58 acres · Sand Hill, OK
Camp right alongside the Arkansas river on your own fully private campsite. Enjoy large green expanse of the forest and many water recreation activities nearby. A small paddle boat is included with all rentals however large vessels may be loaded 1 mile upriver at the Greenleaf loading dock. Sandy shores remind you of the beach, plenty of wildlife and most important peace, quiet, and privacy awaits you.
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Lisa Christiansen’s Childhood Home

3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Tahlequah, OK
A place carved out of history dating back over 200 years ago. This is where history welcomes you to the Cherokee culture. This land has been handed down for generations and has stayed in the family beginning on my mother’s side of the family, Mary Ann Groundhog, the fourth generation great granddaughter of Sequoyah on the “Dick” side of my family tree. My mother was heavily involved with AIM (American Indian movement). My dad was the last monolingual Cherokee. His name was Mack Vann, he was a man who loved culture and sharing it with visitors and handed down that passion to me. My hip camper site is named after my daddy, I am still a daddy‘s girl. The land originated before Sequoyah. who created the Cherokee syllabary. Sequoyah was my fifth generation great grandfather and I am very proud of my Cherokee heritage, I would love to share my culture, my tradition, and my passion with you. Learn more about this land: Come and experience the authenticity of Tahlequah, Indian country, Oklahoma where almost every resident is Cherokee, Native American, Nature at its most organic state; A place where deer run free, the sunset paints a new picture each evening with glorious colors of warmth and serenity. Away from the hustle and bustle, peaceful, and inviting. Just a short hike or drive to Todd’s access or you can swim, fish, or float down the beautiful Illinois River. Welcome to Oklahoma’s best kept secret. * * * * FREE HIGH SPEED WIFI * * * * Up to 1,000 Mbps upload and download speeds With upload speeds matching download speeds, you can transfer and back up large files with ease. Unlimited data usage, no data caps or throttling. Capacity for all your devices
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Tenkiller Bluff RV

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Pettit, OK
We have 4 sites currently for RV’s. The area is on Lake Tenkiller off of Indian Road at the Barnicle Bills turnoff. The sites have full hookups (50, 30, 110, water and sewer) and are 35’ wide and 50’ long. There are peak views of the lake. The site is near our Tenkiller Bluff House which is a vacation rental that sits on top of Cookson Bluff.
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Rivertree Cabin

1 site · Lodging30 acres · Tahlequah, OK
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Beautiful cabin near the heart of the Illinois river. Super convenient to heart of the Illinois river, yet away from the bustle to have privacy and comfort. This is a second story apartment with a King bedroom, a full bathroom and living room with futon and tv. It has central heat and air-conditioning, as well as a second-story porch with room for 4 people to relax.
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Rockin K Farms Spring Creek

27 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Tahlequah, OK
This property is 10 acres that has a Crystal Clear Spring Fed Creek on it. We own both sides of the creek. The creek is a cool refreshing crystal Clear and peaceful place. Great place to takes in the beautiful and get one with nature. The creek changes with ever flood. At this time we have 1 big swimming hole to swim in. There are small mouth bass and if you want to try your hand at catching crawdads they are a plenty. May 1st we require a 2 night minimum for the weekends.
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Illinois River Paradise | 60 Acres

1 site · Tent60 acres · Wheeler, AR
Winding river bottoms, gravel bars, overlooks, waterfalls, & 200+ year old oaks! Walk on the same untouched trails Native Americans took followed later by Civil War soldiers. We've been working hard to create the trails, views, and unique experiences for you to enjoy God's Creation only 10 minutes from a Walmart! Tired of camping next to people? With 60 acres for your enjoyment and gated entrance, you won’t see anyone else during your whole stay! 15 min from I-49 with Walmarts and gas stations even nearer keeps you close to town. You can choose from multiple campsites, but we will not book anyone else during your stay. Camp right next to the Illinois River under giant oaks, ash trees, and sycamores with a waterfall behind you and the river in front. Or move up the hill and enjoy the 10 mile view (when leaves are dropped) while watching the sunset. Seriously, it’s the best view west of Fayetteville. The deep shade of the campsite with the breeze coming over river keeps the space surprisingly cool even in extreme heat. Feeling fun? Camp in the old dirt mine with 10’ walls around you shaded by a massive pine growing in the center and oaks around the perimeter. Hiking trails have been cut for you to enjoy the property. Make sure to check out “Mini Hawksbill Crag”- a rocky outcropping hanging off the cliff side. Another fun trail leads you up a creek bed with multiple small waterfalls. A couple canoes and kayaks are available to float the river if you desire as an add on. You can go upstream easily in normal water flow! If you’re looking for fun family time with your kids, I will do whatever I can to help you during your stay to make lasting memories. We’re big believers in families enjoying the outdoors together! A truck can be driven to riverside campsite when dry or there is a 100 yard walk from a small parking area. More vehicles can be parked on top of hill which is 5 minute walk. There is a picnic table and fire pit at the riverside campsite. Bald Eagles are seen most days in the winter. Birders will also appreciate the feeder in the campsite. Fishing poles are available as an add on. You can bring your own too! Catch small mouth, large mouth, bream, crappie, catfish, gar, and carp/buffalo, but you’re competing with the neighborhood beaver so be on the lookout for him! Please release small mouth besides a legal keeper is 14" (6-7 year old fish!) and limit of 2. Rear wheeled drive vehicles should park at the parking area by old stable Absolutely no hunting wildlife or foraging mushrooms without prior approval.
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Should Be Fishing Campground

23 sites · Lodging20 acres · Gore, OK
Family owned and operated Campground, located in the beautiful River Valley of Oklahoma. Located in Gore, Oklahoma less than 2 miles to the Lower Illinois River, just below Lake Tenkiller and the gate way to Trout Fishing Heaven, Kayaking, and Hiking. A short drive to many fishing, boating and water sports opportunities in Lake Tenkiller, and a few short minutes in to Gore/Webbers falls to boat and fish the Arkansas River. Offering over size spaces, fire rings, pic nic tables at each site, Family and Pet friendly relaxed atmosphere. Gore and Lake Tenkiller area offers a variety of food venues for everyone, Fast food if you are in a hurry to home cooked food. Don't miss checking out Gore and Vian.
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Tin Top Village

3 sites · Lodging3 acres · Fayetteville, AR
3 private cabins in the country, isolated yet accessible, park-like setting with glamp-camp accommodations! Great ride for bicyclist or motorcycles. Less than 10 miles to University of Arkansas Campus. Near Lake Sequoyah Park, Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course. Base camp to events and venues across Northwest Arkansas. Be close to happenings in Fayetteville, yet have a country get-away feel. Hike the property, enjoy campfire gatherings, relax with all the conveniences of home.
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The Wild Goose

20 sites · Tents6 acres · Scraper, OK
Retreat to the beautiful Illinois River!! This lush and spacious 5.5 acres is perfect for camping, floating, fishing, and relaxing! Private and secluded, this river camp site is close to the charming town of Tahlequah NE Oklahoma, but located right ON the river with a large portion of the smooth rock river shore entirely to your self! Primitive camping. Entire property per one reservation/no other guest per booking. Space for multiple campsites/tents. Gated access to 5.5 acres with natural stone steps leading you to the Illinois river. The bank is perfect to swim, fish, float, or lounge off of, all private! Easy shuttle to Todd Public Access for a float. Located on East side of Illinois river. MUCH quieter. Plenty of shade for the day, and perfect camp spot for the evening! Fire pit, with firewood included. Small camper trailer would work, there is a bridge to cross to property. PERFECT location for a Class B RV or Sprinter van! *direct property location given upon booking
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Lucky Island Landing

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Fayetteville, AR
LUCKYISLAND'S suburban location provides a great landing place for the weary traveler.  Situated on 3 acres within Fayetteville city limits with good proximity to many outdoor and cultural activities. Private heated bathroon with limited and semi hot water on demand( European style) and kitchen station in outbuilding. 110 electrical. Covered porch with fire ring available when safe for fires. Wood may be ordered in Hipcamp Extras when you make your reservation. CAMPSITES: There are several spots to choose from but only one camper group allowed at a time. So the bathroom and porch will be private. One site is at the top of the driveway and is right next to bathroom and 110 electrical. It faces the road and is where campers would park if they pull in after dark. Other sites are on grass and are at back of property but further from BR and electricity. These sites are not officially listed as suitability is weather and vehicle dependent. Use to be decided as campers arrive. BATHROOM : Campers have access to a bathroom with a flush toilet.   Bathroom is heated and has toilet and sink and ability to take very BRIEF and warm to hot shower sitting down. Rather European, yes, but works with the limitations of warm/ hot water on demand and set-up  Towels and toiletries provided. Kitchen station: Inside, adjacent to bathroom,  is a kitchen station with electric kettle, coffee maker and microwave.  Coffee and tea provided. COVERED PORCH: There is a coleman stove provided. Water is available in the bathroom. The covered porch sits in the middle of the property. A fire ring can be used on the porch with owners instructions, our wood ( for a small fee ordered in EXTRAS when you make your reservation ) and permission only. The porch is at west end of an out building and the bathroom is at the other end. In between is a sun room and bedroom which is not for campers. MILEAGE TO HIKING AND MIKING AND BENTONVILLE MUSEUMS: Lucky Island is 2.1 driving miles and 3.6 biking miles to Centennial Park at Milsap Mountain, a new cyclo cross and mountain bike park. Kessler Mountain Park which has hiking and biking trails is 6.7 biking miles and 6 driving miles. Lake Wedington which also has biking and hiking trails is 17 driving miles( dont recommend biking to Wedington from here and biking to other parks involves some traffic). Bentonville is about 30 driving miles. HOSTS: Hosts live on the property in the original farmhouse and if not home will be close by. Hosts will be out on the property, tending the 5 chickens( no rooster!) and garden during the day. This means we might walk by the porch or your camp area. Efforts to ensure privacy will be made. Barring any emergencies we won't be outside before 8 a.m. This is our third season of hosting (2024) We look forward to sharing Lucky Island with other campers. We traveled for 7 years with a Little Guy trailer and often wished for just what we are offering. OTHER: Since this is suburban camping, stars can be seen but it is not totally dark due to the development that has occured around us.  I have lived here 35 years when this WAS country. NOW, Lucky Island still has a country feel except for the busy road sounds and the neighbors' ambient lights. There is less privacy during winter when the leaves are off. We sit on a remmant oak savanah that fronts a busy road which also incorporates Fayetteville's amazing bike trail ( the trail is still under construction).  This is a urban hobby farm with chickens (no rooster!) and garden, deciduous trees and pines. COVID: We are covid conscious and vaccinated. While we say meet and greet we can also arrange for contactless check-in if we communicate first by phone. Bathroom, coffee/ microwave station,  and porch will be sanitized.
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Sequoyah's ridge

2 sites · Tents30 acres · Akins, OK
Learn more about this land: Enjoy a secluded woodland in the ozark mountains just a few miles from interstate 40 with two dispersed sites one with a deck and one with a well (pulley access). With 30 acres of ozark woodland.
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The best camping near Cherokee Landing State Park guide

Overview

About

If you've ever fantasized about living on the west coast but it just hasn't happened, Cherokee Landing State Park is about as close as it gets. With a whopping 13,000 acres of water and 130 miles of shoreline, you can pretend you're on the beaches of Big Sur with all the activities available. Dig your toes in to the sand or lay out for a nice sun soak as the day wears on. Strap on the water skis, boat around the expansive waters, or grab your best bait and keep on the lookout for white bass and crappie inhabiting the lake. Once you enjoy a good old-fashioned game of softball, you'll feel like you just spent the weekend at Mother Nature's five-star fantasy resort.

Notable campgrounds

  • RV Campgrounds - Spacious sites with electric and water hookups cater to rigs up to 40 feet.
  • Lakeside Tent Camping - Immerse yourself in nature with tent sites offering stunning lake views.
  • Group RV Camp - Ideal for larger gatherings, featuring amenities to accommodate multiple RVs.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your preferred spot, especially during peak season.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and spots may open up.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a site.

When to go

The best time to visit Cherokee Landing State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm swimming conditions but can be busy. Winter provides a quiet retreat, though some facilities may be limited. Always check weather forecasts and park advisories before planning your trip.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's weather conditions and prepare for sudden changes.
  • Some areas may experience closures due to high water events; stay informed.
  • The park is ADA compliant, ensuring accessibility for all visitors.
  • Pets are welcome in the park but must be kept on a leash.
  • Office hours are from 8am to 4:30pm, with volunteer staffing Wednesday to Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

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