Buffalo Dream Ranch provides a camping experience not at all 'suburban' (each site stands alone), and it's a mere 15-minute drive into the granite mountains of the most visited federal Wildlife Management Area in the nation, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.  The resort town of Medicine Park and the famous food of Meers are just outside this Refuge.

NO nearby stores! 


Buffalo Dream Ranch provides a camping experience not at all 'suburban' (each site stands alone), and it's a mere 15-minute drive into the granite mountains of the most visited federal Wildlife Management Area in the nation, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.  The resort town of Medicine Park and the famous food of Meers are just outside this Refuge.

NO nearby stores!  Come well provisioned.  

A nice full bathroom is shared by all camping guests.

We sell high quality firewood cut on the ranch. $10 a large tote-bin.

We are flexible about changing sites to match conditions when alternate sites are available.


Site 1:  Creek Campsite.  Most bookings are in this site because it is gorgeous and the most wind and sun protected.  Rock fire pit with swing-over cooking grate.  Suitable for hammocks.  Unsuitable for really large vehicles.  600 feet to the bathroom.

Site 2: Cottonwood Grove Campsite. Large and open. Popular with large groups needing a lot of vehicle and tent space.  Has a table and a steel fire pit with lay-over cooking grate.  Well shaded when the cottonwood trees are in leaf.  Close to 4 small ponds.  800 feet to the bathroom. 

Site 3: Auxiliary Creek Campsite. Easy access for a trailer or small RV no bigger than a 20-foot cattle trailer.  Potable water and 120V 20A via an extension cord run from the shop.  Shaded when the large mulberry tree is in leaf.  Rock fire pit in a sunken area by the rocky creek and adjacent to the parking area.  No table.  150 feet to the bathroom.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 1AM
  • Check out: Before 12AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We have a lot of dirt roads near us without any traffic. The view of the Wichita Mountains is fabulous. Bring your bikes, you w...Read more


We have a pond with fish, but only if we get enough rain to keep the pond full enough so the fish aren't plucked out by predators.


In the wetter times we have several ponds where it is possible to do some kayaking. Otherwise some local lakes have some great...Read more


We have some rocks and rock bluffs along a creek. In the nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Quartz Mountains is more...Read more


During wet times one of our ponds is a clear water 11-foot-deep swimming hole.

Wildlife watching

We have interesting cattle and chickens. Wildlife? We have a very diverse array of wildlife from insects to reptiles to mamma...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Buffalo Dream Ranch Camping in Oklahoma.


Some areas by some ponds, and even in the creek, in the right conditions can have small areas that are beach like.


We have areas with tree cover but no dense-canopy forest.

River, stream, or creek

A creek that can be dry or roaring like a mountain stream.


The vibe at Buffalo Dream Ranch Camping

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Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 30th, 2016

We stayed two nights at the ranch over Memorial Day weekend and had a wonderful time. Chris and Claire were excellent hosts – they were very accommodating and friendly, providing directions to the nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge from their property and setting up a wonderful camping spot next to the creek that runs through the parcel. There is much more exploring to do than could be accomplished in two days, so we only saw a small portion of the property, which affords fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful, natural scenery. We will most definitely be returning whenever a break from city life and some peace and quiet is needed. Thank you, Chris and Claire!

View of the campsite on the north side of the creek.Another view of the pond.Buffalo Dream Ranch CampingThe stream nearby our campsite.
Hipcamper Ian
Ian M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 2nd, 2016

Claire and Chris' land is so beautiful, and their hospitality is even more grand! Way more of a private experience as opposed to a public park.
We will definitely go back again!

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 19th, 2016

Stayed the weekend at the ranch. We stayed in our tent at a site right beside the creek. It was perfect. It was very quiet and peaceful. It was within walking distance to the headquarters too. Claire and Chris were very friendly and accommodating. There were a lot of birds singing in the mornings, and we enjoyed a firefly show around the creek at night. We fell asleep listening to the crickets and the stream bubbling. We walked a little on the property to explore the creek and nearby pond. We also took one day to explore the nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. All were absolutely gorgeous. We will definitely be back again. One of our new favorite places!

Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn D.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2016

This was our third stay at the ranch and, as usual, we had a great time. We brought two kids with us this time, so we stayed in a new, more open spot, and it was very nice. Chris and Claire have put a lot of hard work into making the camping areas very welcoming and comfortable. We have nothing but praise for these two and their beautiful land. We'll definitely be back, come spring time!

Mountains to the northeast of site #2.Sunset to the west of site #2.Full moon in October from site #2.
Hipcamper Ian
Ian N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 2nd, 2017

This is the best kept secret in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma.

Chris and Claire are incredibly accommodating and gave us the choice of 3 different camping locations on their land. Camping on ranch land is such a unique experience as it allows others to gain a wider perspective of what ranch living is like.

The geology of the surrounding area is wonderful and Chris is incredibly knowledgeable and gladly shares that knowledge with his guests.

The utilities are the best I have experienced at any campsite putting the figurative term "a home from home" into a literal one. Very clean and everything you need provided for you.

Buffalo Dream Ranch Camping will be the only place I will stay when visiting the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge in the future and it won't be very long until my next visit with my children.

A well deserved 5 stars!

The Monarch migration was outstandingSaying goodnight to a wonderful day.  The sunsets here are wonderfulTall grasses make this landscape so uniqueOur camp for the night
Hipcamper Jason
Jason P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
March 6th, 2017

Chris, Clair and Aeron are amazing host. The property is beautiful and surrounded buy mountains. The campsites are clean and great spots. I couldn't have been happier and plan to return soon. If you are traveling in the area, its the best place to go!

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Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn D.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2016

We made our second trip over Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful time. Thank you, Chris and Claire, for being great, accommodating hosts. We'll definitely be back soon!

Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 19th, 2016

Scott and Claire's place is truly something special. If you're wanting a unique Wichita Mountains experience, definitely stay here! The campsite was secluded, quiet, and near a stream--a total dream. Scott and Claire were also incredibly hospitable. HIGHLY recommend! We'll definitely be back.

View from the top of the road, leading down to the campsite.Campsite by the stream.
Hipcamper Jenae
Jenae W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 20th, 2017

Chris and Claire's land is breathtaking. Ancient rocks litter the gorgeous stream, and gentle- souled, curious cattle play nearby. This is a wonderful place to camp off the beaten path, away from urban style type camping. They provide a home- bouldered fire pit, firewood (THANK YOU SO MUCH), table, log and cozy boulder to sit on, maybe even a hammock.
The bathroom is just a short distance walk from the site (s). The wildlife is fantastic- you'll be camping amongst many different homes. Chris and Claire were extremely welcoming and my group took a lot from our stay. If you want a truly humbling, peaceful, beautiful camping experience this is the place to go!!! I can't wait to go back!


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