The best camping near Talimena State Park

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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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Sacred Pines

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres · Boles, AR
Surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, enjoy secluded time in nature! Stay in our off-grid treehouses, peaceful campsites, cozy tiny homes, and handcrafted cabins, allowing you to connect with others in the wild. We are located near many hiking trails, kayaking spots, swimming holes, atv and bike trails and so muchg more!
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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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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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Wildwoodz

13 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Mansfield, AR
RV park and campgrounds in Mansfield , Arkansas. Located near highway 378 on Wildwood Road, Wildwoodz RV park and campgrounds deliver convenience to traveling campers.  Enjoy the peace and quiet near the National forest, which includes a fire pit, hook-ups with water and electric, a few select sites have sewer, a sewer dump site is available. Trailhead for ATV riding 1.1 miles from campgrounds. Horseback riding or hiking the trials can be accessed from the campgrounds if preferred. See photos
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Glampin' In Style - Broken Bow

5 sites · Lodging2 acres · Broken Bow, OK
The Beaver's Bend State Park is within minutes, as it the Broken Bow Lake. We have owned our property for 12 years, and decided to buy in Hochatown because we had been camping in this area for over 28 years. This area brings us joy, love, peace, tranquility, and seclusion. We love the nature, the water, animals, and sunshine. We even love the rain! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our little piece of Heaven on Earth. We are also close to all of the Hochatown events, eateries, wineries, & breweries. You can go golfing, swimming, get lost in a "secret room" or get a massage, within a 5 minute drive of our location. Grab your pillow, towels, swimsuits, toiletries and come on to Broken Bow Lake (2 miles) or Beaver's Bend State Park (5 miles) and enjoy the great outdoors, in style!
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Happy Place Cabins

7 sites · Lodging3 acres · Broken Bow, OK
Our stunning tiny homes have a spacious deck featuring a secluded soaking tub. The roof top deck lights up beautifully at night and features a double egg chair and putting green. Perfect to stargaze or enjoy morning coffee. Inside boasts custom shiplap walls, comfy queen bed, full-size custom tiled shower, tv and a tiny kitchen with Keurig, microwave and tiny fridge. Located in the heart of Hochatown close to Broken Bow Lake and the activities and restaurants around it.
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Darbywoods RV Park

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Broken Bow, OK
We love Broken Bow (Hochatown) so bought a lot for our RV so we could enjoy year round. We now spend most of our time in Colorado so want to share this lot with others when we aren't there. This private one acre lot is for only ONE RV nearby Broken Bow Lake, OK (less than 2 miles away). This is a heavily wooded one acre lot comes with electric, septic and water. This lot is very close to the state parks and located in the area called Hochatown. The lot is less than 1/4 mile from the center of Hochatown but very private and quiet. There is a long level pad in the center of the lot. We have 50 amp power (30 amp if you have an adapter) for your RV.   There is a shed on the lot but that is for personal use. Our lot is right off Steven's Gap road on the way to the lake. If you like to fish the lake is less than 2 miles down the road and the river access is close by at Beaver's Bend State Park. The are is abundant with wild life with plenty to do and see.
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Sora's Cabin

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Broken Bow, OK
This single-story cabin is nestled on two acres at the end of a private road, which makes its location ideal for any visitor. A cedar and brick facade makes for a rustic appearance, but interiors are anything but that. Newly remodeled, this home features tile floors throughout for durability, a large kitchen with all the appliances for family meals, and cozy bedrooms when it's time to wind down after a long day. The Master bedroom features a sleek Queen sized bed, 55" TV, walk-in closet, and its own private bathroom. Bathroom amenities include his and her sinks, a lighted mirror with digital controls, and a large tub/shower combination. The second bedroom features a plush velvet, Queen bed frame, and cozy linens to soothe you after a long day at the lake. And finally, the kid's room features two twin beds, a flatscreen TV, and playful decor.This property is special because it was given a "facelift" by its new owners. After several longs months of hard work, on a budget, the final result is what stands today. Of course, there is always more work to be done, but the appreciation for the property and the intensive work that went into this project is something they are proud of, and sharing the result with the community makes it all worth it.
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Campgroundtbd and Sacred Space

23 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Mena, AR
Grown-up grounding getaway. Beautiful, quiet space in nature. Large pond for kayaking and fishing. Walking trail around the pond. 2400 sf building available for additional fees. Incredible sunrise and sunsets. Just off the Talimena Scenic Byway. Very simple toilet (ever improving) in the large building. Cabin spots are available as well (with lodge style baths). Grill and firepits on site for use. Cabins, and others listed on hipcamp as well. 420 friendly, we request you monitor that you and your guests keep it legal.
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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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Pond, River, and Ridge Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Mena, AR
We are located East of Mena, Arkansas. Our farm has been in the family since 1897 and is listed as a Century Farm with the state of Arkansas. It is a working cattle farm on 160 beautiful acres with frontage along the Irons Fork River in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. Our adjoining property is our zipline and amphitheater facilty, The Blue; zipline and Farm. Venture off the farm to take advantage of the plethora of things to do; canoeing, boating, ATV trails, hunting, state parks, National Forest, antiquing, rock hounding, and more. Our new shower house is finished and has hot water on demand. (We're autism friendly, hence the name Blue)
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The best camping near Talimena State Park guide

Overview

About

Rev up your engines and make your way to Talimena State Park! This is the perfect starting point for a drive along the Talimena National Scenic drive, where the fall foliage of the Winding Stair Mountains is top notch. Dirt Bike lovers and ATV riders can hop on trails that take you from Talimena deep into the Ouachita National Forest, there’s plenty of backcountry fun to be had! Backpacking and hiking trails suit explorers, and the wooded terrain proves cool and classy even in the summer heat. There’s plenty of campsites to pop your tent, and the nearby picnic pavilions and playgrounds means Talimena is a blast for you and your entire crew!

Notable campgrounds

  • RV Sites: Equipped with 30 amp electricity and water hookups, these sites cater to RV enthusiasts looking for a comfortable stay.
  • Tent Campsites: Designated tent sites with pads provide a perfect blend of convenience and immersion in nature.
  • Open Tent Areas: For those who prefer a more rustic experience, the park offers additional areas suitable for tent camping.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your preferred campsite, especially during peak seasons when the park is most popular.
  • Consider visiting during weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and spots may open up unexpectedly.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park is fully booked, as the surrounding area offers additional opportunities.

When to go

The best times to visit Talimena State Park are spring and fall when the foliage is in full display, offering a vibrant backdrop for your outdoor activities. Summer provides lush greenery, but be prepared for warmer weather. Winters can be chilly with a chance of snow, adding a unique charm to the landscape.

Know before you go

  • Check weather forecasts before your visit, as conditions can change rapidly, especially during winter months.
  • Park hours are from 8am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, so plan your activities within these times.
  • Pets are welcome in the park, but ensure they are leashed and supervised at all times.
  • Remember to bring essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit for a safe and enjoyable visit.
  • Facilities include a comfort station with showers, picnic areas, and a playground, enhancing your stay.

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