The best camping near Robbers Cave State Park

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If you're a rock climber, naturalist, or outlaw this state park is gonna become your go-to spot!  

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Heavener Runestone Park

17 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · OK
This 55 acre park is home of a large sandstone that contains 8 markings believed to have been made by Vikings many years ago. The park features a seasonal waterfall, covered picnic areas, playground, amphitheater with seating, community building, scenic views, gift shop and approximately 2 miles of nature trails. Be advised that most tent sites have a tent pad but a few are primitive. The one RV site is for 16 ft. or less vehicles and smaller teardrop trailers with limited hook-up and no dump station. Restroom and shower facilities are located within the park. Forest setting while still close to stores in case of forgotten items but the gift shop is stocked with camping supplies, as well. Variety of small wildlife in the area. All sites allow campfires UNLESS we are under a county wide burn ban. *Note moderate cancellation policy for most dates - full refund 3 days before check-in time. * ** Special event camping is a strict no refund policy.
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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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Winding Stair

1 site · RV, Tent30 acres · Talihina, OK
Primitive camping on 30+ acres of big trees and rocks. Secluded spots with level, cleared areas are available for tent campers and parking. Or hike into the woods for a wilderness adventure. Motorhomes, RV, and 5th wheels have options too. One pull through loop offers easy in and out for up to a 40ft vehicle. Two more vehicle access points are available. Busses, smaller campers, and vans may choose pull in locations with option to stay hitched or park separately. We only have one site listed on this property to provide a private camping experience. No other campers, loud music, all night light, generators, kids, or pets. All of which you are welcome to bring since you are the ONLY campers on property. There is room to accommodate a large camping group with multiple vehicles. If you would like to hold a group campout, or have any question about the property contact me. We can accommodate your group. Always free firewood 5 miles to town with local shopping, farmers market, restaurants, and bars Laundry, banking, library and hospital Nearby Attractions: Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area is a United States national recreation area in the Ouachita National Forest. State Highway 1, known as the Talimena Scenic Byway, bisects the recreation area. U. S. Highway 271 loops up through the summit. Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area and the nearby Upper Kiamichi River and Black Fork Mountain Wilderness areas were created by an act of Congress on October 18, 1988. The recreational area consists of 26,445 acres (107.02 km2), comprising the Winding Stair Mountains, several campgrounds, an 85 acres (340,000 m2) lake and many hiking trails. It lies mostly within LeFlore County, Oklahoma. A 45-mile (72 km) section of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail passes through the recreation area providing for diverse hiking opportunities. Also Nearby: Buffalo Mountain Hang Gliding Bigfoot Museum Shooting range Robbers Cave Sardis Lake Clayton Lake Lake Talihina and Lake Carl Albert Canoeing at Broken Bow Lake Fall Foliage Festival in Talihina Rune Stone, Heavener Choctaw Council House, Tuskahoma Choctaw Labor Dav Festival Spiro Indian Mounds in Spiro Boom in the valley in July Little River Speedway World's highest hill at Cavanal Forestry Heritage Center Talimena Scenic Byway Owner on-site
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Lakeside Point

13 sites · RVs, Tents29 acres · Clayton, OK
A property that has stunning lake and mountain views. You can walk to the water to swim or fish or take your kayak out from the banks of our campground. Although you cannot launch a boat from our place, the boat ramp is only a few miles away. You are allowed to pull your boat to our shore during the day for easy access to your camp. We are a small campground that has large pull-through sites. Our sites start at 40x60 foot. We offer full hookups so no need to worry about dumping when you leave.
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Morning Light Mountain Lodge

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Poteau, OK
After years of searching, we finally found that one perfect place, our own slice of a mountain with spectacular views and access to so many of our favorite outdoor adventure activities.  By the Grace of God, we have made a place we adore.Learn more about this land:Morning Light Mountain Lodge is our 5.7 acre dream come true on the side of Round Mountain in the Ouachita Mountains. We have several beautiful hiking trails and two breathtaking vistas at which to gaze at the picturesque mountains in the distance. “Meandering Trail” takes you to where the property borders the gigantic Ouachita National Forest. Keep going if you please. It’s 1.8 Million acres of wilderness made just for you! A true hunters paradise teeming with deer and other wildlife. The national forest is also accessible via Roger’s Pass and an easement. Bring your ATVs!If you like spectacular sunrises then this is the place for you. Just pray you have enough disk space on your camera! The Legendary Talimena Byway is just a few miles down the road; a 54 mile winding wonderland across the backs of the mighty. Winding Stair and Ridge Mountains with dozens of pull-offs and vistas that are a feast for the senses. Plenty of Ouachita’s endless hiking trails can be accessed from the byway. Kayaking the incredible Kiamichi river can also be on your agenda. Check out paddlers websites and forums for details and ideal entry points. Anyone like fishing? Oklahoma’s premier Bass fishing lake, Cedar Lake is a short 20 minute drive. Just wait till you see this lake; the happy little lake you’d expect in a Bob Ross masterpiece. Morning Light Mountain Lodge is a beautiful and wild place with plenty to keep you busy enjoying God’s Creation. It has a remote feel but is easily accessible from Talihina, LeFlore, Wister, Poteau, and Fort Smith, AR. Come and visit this magical place. You’ll be glad you did!
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Lakeside Camper at Sandy Bass Bay

1 site · RV1 acre · Texanna, OK
Nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Sandy Bass Bay. Two 20x40 pads with 20/30/50 amp electric, water, sewer hookup and trash provided. Pet friendly area with just a short walk to the beach or boat ramp for full lake access. A short drive to local dining and shopping as well as many other activities for all ages.
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Twin Acre Agri-Tourism

7 sites · TentsWilburton, OK
Husband and Wife team are building a sustainable agriculture tourism headquarters in Oklahoma and have plans to expand to multiple states.Learn more about this land:Our property is located in a mountain location, with a few scenic spots. There's​ a seasonal Creek at the bottom of the property that draws the wildlife out for a drink. The top of the property has a pond as is host to a sustainable agriculture operation.
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Rustic Retreat

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Le Flore, OK
Learn more about this land:Pine forest with hard woods (Hickory, Oak etc...}. Location is full of thick woods with a small pond right off the cabin balcony. Quite porch and fire pit with plenty of privacy.
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Dakota Star Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents110 acres · Checotah, OK
Located on the Southern Great Plains, the 110-acre ranch is surrounded by the lush vegetation of eastern Oklahoma and its array of amazing wildlife. Dozens of species have made their homes here, delighting our guests with their symphony of sounds and dazzling natural beauty. Observing the natural behaviors of the wildlife here at the ranch allows us to live closer to the natural world and His amazing creation.
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Roadrunners & Persimmons

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Carlton Landing, OK
One mile from a boat dock 1 mi from the swimming hole access to the canal there is a Dollar general close by and a couple of restaurants, it's two cabins you can rent both or just one. One is a tiny home the other is bunkhouse there is a shower able to be hung inside the tiny home there is also an outhouse and an outdoor shower you can go hiking 30min away at Robbers cave
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Pinewatch Campgrounds

4 sites · RVs, Tents140 acres · Wilburton, OK
On 140 acres of natural beauty, this campsite is perfect for a weekend in the wilderness. This is truly the backwoods of the Sans Bois Mountains. There are 4 primitive campsites; accommodated with picnic tables, fire rings, shepherds hooks, and small fire pit grills. Tall pines, hiking trails, mountain streams and a small pool can be found and enjoyed by all.
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Privacy on Butternut Land

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Stigler, OK
Privacy camping with bath houses and lake Eufaula just down the street! Camping can be in a hammock with trees close enough to hang your hammock, there’s ample room for up to three 2-man tents, pop up camper or even a small RV. Parking available for two vehicles in the drive way. There is a picnic table with a bench on each side, there's a trash can and inside is a bucket for restroom at the land. When I camp I set up a privacy area with tarps to be able to use for the bathroom and changing. A double fire pit for different cooking areas and lots of broken branches for burning. Keep alert of the burn ban times and never leave a fire burning when you leave. Feel free to get creative with the space for your camping adventure and have lots of fun!
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The best camping near Robbers Cave State Park guide

Overview

About

Outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr once hid out in the Robbers Caves, the centerpiece of this Oklahoma State Park! Lake Carlton is a great place for fishing, boating, and swimming. Paddleboat rentals are available for afternoon fun.

Rugged cliffs beckon climbers, and you can rappel down them too! Miles of hiking trails crisscross the park. You can even bring your horse and ride. The park offers a pool to cool off in the summer heat and rents surrey bikes. Bring your ATV and ride in the specially marked area.

Options abound for spending a night at this park. There are RV and tent campsites. RV sites have partial and full hookups available. You can rent a one-bedroom or two-bedroom cabin for all the comforts of home.

Want something a little unique? This state park features covered wagons! Yes, you can spend the night in a covered wagon just like the pioneers.

Notable campgrounds

  • Eagle's Nest Campground: Secluded and serene, perfect for those seeking a tranquil retreat amid nature.
  • Lake Carlton Campground: Ideal for water enthusiasts, with easy access to boating and fishing opportunities.
  • Old Circle Campground: A historic site featuring CCC-era craftsmanship, nestled in the heart of the forest.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak seasons, to ensure your spot in this sought-after natural haven.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities to snag a prime site.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of securing a reservation.

When to go

The best time to visit Robbers Cave State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer offers a full range of activities but can be quite warm. Winters are cool with reduced services, making it less ideal for camping.

Know before you go

  • Check weather forecasts and park advisories for any closures or special notices before your trip.
  • Be aware of the park's wildlife; always maintain a safe distance and store food securely.
  • Accessibility varies across the park; some areas may not be suitable for all visitors.
  • Facilities include a swimming pool, boat rentals, and a nature center, enhancing your stay.
  • Pets are allowed in the park, but ensure they are leashed and supervised at all times.

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