Hipcamp host Jill G.
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Enjoy nature at it's finest. Shaded campsites, amazing hiking trails. Catch some
bass, catfish, & perch at the pond. Visit the petting zoo. Fun for all ages. Bring your bike & go for a ride or enjoy jogging. Basketball & volleyball at petting zoo, along with a park & lots of farm animals. When in season, gather blackberries & raspberries or visit the garden for potatoes,

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Enjoy nature at it's finest. Shaded campsites, amazing hiking trails. Catch some
bass, catfish, & perch at the pond. Visit the petting zoo. Fun for all ages. Bring your bike & go for a ride or enjoy jogging. Basketball & volleyball at petting zoo, along with a park & lots of farm animals. When in season, gather blackberries & raspberries or visit the garden for potatoes, tomatoes, & cucumbers. Our chickens will provide you with eggs for breakfast. We offer semi-primitive camping. We offer a bathhouse for showers/toilet. Refrigerator available & water to take to your campsite. Enjoy spending time with others at the "congregate", where you can sit by the bonfire, make S'mores, cook hotdogs, play games, sing, or just relax. We are just 3 mi. from Strayhorn Landing @ Lake Tenkiller, where you can launch your boat or swim.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
5 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, communal fire rin...
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jill a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Gates Nature Preserve in Oklahoma.

River, stream or creek

Creek runs after a good rain.

Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Gates Nature Preserve

Greenleaf Lake State Park
Greenleaf Lake State Park
4 miles way Explore
Cherokee Landing State Park
Cherokee Landing State Park
14 miles way Explore
Sequoyah State Park
Sequoyah State Park
22 miles way Explore
Lake Eufaula State Park
Lake Eufaula State Park
32 miles way Explore
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Historic Site
40 miles way Explore
Arrowhead State Park
Arrowhead State Park
43 miles way Explore
Robbers Cave State Park
Robbers Cave State Park
44 miles way Explore
Snowdale State Park
Snowdale State Park
47 miles way Explore
Devils Den State Park
Devils Den State Park
48 miles way Explore
Wister Lake State Park
Wister Lake State Park
51 miles way Explore
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
51 miles way Explore
Spavinaw State Park
Spavinaw State Park
53 miles way Explore
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Lake Fort Smith State Park
54 miles way Explore
Okmulgee State Park
Okmulgee State Park
54 miles way Explore
Dripping Springs State Park
Dripping Springs State Park
55 miles way Explore
Talimena State Park
Talimena State Park
57 miles way Explore
Cherokee State Park
Cherokee State Park
59 miles way Explore
Disney/Little Blue State Park
Disney/Little Blue State Park
59 miles way Explore
Brushy Lake State Park
Brushy Lake State Park
64 miles way Explore
Honey Creek State Park OK
Honey Creek State Park OK
68 miles way Explore
Bernice State Park
Bernice State Park
69 miles way Explore
Lake Heyburn State Park
Lake Heyburn State Park
72 miles way Explore
Clayton Lake State Park OK
Clayton Lake State Park OK
75 miles way Explore
Keystone State Park OK
Keystone State Park OK
75 miles way Explore
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Pea Ridge National Military Park
82 miles way Explore
Twin Bridges State Park
Twin Bridges State Park
84 miles way Explore
Withrow Springs State Park
Withrow Springs State Park
84 miles way Explore
Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine State Park
88 miles way Explore
Pine Creek State Park
Pine Creek State Park
95 miles way Explore
Roaring River State Park
Roaring River State Park
97 miles way Explore
Osage Hills State Park
Osage Hills State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Gates Nature Preserve

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 3rd, 2018

We loved this campground!!

A group of us were going rafting in Tahlequah and we're looking for a less crowded place to camp since the river was packed for labor day weekend. We weren't completely sure what to expect, but we were really excited when we got there. The grounds were very well kept, shady, and private. A short walk away, there was a small house with a bathroom (including shower) and a refrigerator. They provided trash cans, firewood, and even eggs for breakfast. You can hear the animals from the petting zoo but they weren't close enough to be disruptive or anything. We would definitely come stay again!

The petting zoo itself was also really awesome! Jill let us come over and feed and hold the animals. She had way more animals than we expected, and we really loved the reptile and small mammal room.

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Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on October 16th, 2018

Thank you so much!!! Enjoyed having y'all here!

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Hipcamper TM
Tm B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 17th, 2018

The preserve was a fantastic place to spend the night on our way west. Jill was a great host - we contacted her VERY late in the day not really expecting to secure the booking, but we received a response in a matter of minutes confirming our request. And even though we didn't arrive and check in until 9pm, she met us at the office, showed us to the site, made sure we had plenty of fresh water at the site, AND had a campfire already simmering. What's more, even though we could tell she hadn't quite finished up her farm chores for the night, she took time to show us around the terrarium. We got to see and hold the geckos, turtles, snakes and spiders - it was great! We enjoyed our time here and will most definitely be staying at the preserve again when our travels bring us through the area. Thanks!

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Hipcamper Francine

Loved it!

Francine B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
January 2nd, 2019

Camped out for a few days with my family. We had a great time Jill was very kind and tentative. The area was very nice great for the trip. There’s also a nice petting zoo and a few places to fish. Jill brought us some sleeping bags to use and a few eggs and cookies. I defenitly will be going back again! I highly recommend for camping.

Property
Gates Nature Preserve
State
Oklahoma
$25/night
5 Sites