Hipcamp host Jill G.
Hosted by
WELCOME, FALL HIPCAMPERS!! Fall is such a fun time around here. Just a few steps from our campground is our petting zoo (Peek-A-Boo Petting Zoo). September 27th, our 🎃Pumpkin Patch🎃 begins. This runs all through October and, usually, into November for a few days. We have a large selection of pumpkins and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. It's not just for kids.
Read more...
WELCOME, FALL HIPCAMPERS!! Fall is such a fun time around here. Just a few steps from our campground is our petting zoo (Peek-A-Boo Petting Zoo). September 27th, our 🎃Pumpkin Patch🎃 begins. This runs all through October and, usually, into November for a few days. We have a large selection of pumpkins and plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. It's not just for kids. All ages have a great time. During our Pumpkin Patch season, it's all about Fall Family Fun...nothing scary. Admission is only $5/per person for visit to petting zoo & pumpkin patch. This is a one-time charge for up to 3 days. CAMPING

Enjoy nature at it's finest. Shaded campsites, amazing hiking trails. Catch some bass, catfish, and perch at the pond. Visit the petting zoo. Fun for all ages. Bring your bike or go jogging. Park/playground at petting zoo. Lots of farm animals. When in season, gather blackberries or visit the garden for potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers. Our chickens will provide you with eggs for breakfast, when available. We offer semi-primitive camping and a camphouse with shower/toiletries. Also, restrooms available at petting zòo. Refrigerator available and 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. The easiest way to find us is to Google Peek-A-Boo Petting Zoo, Gore. OK. No need to stop for firewood, as there is plenty here.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
6 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Jill a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fall Fun

Experience the sites and sounds of our working farm this fall. Experience the harvest season with seasonal vegetables and farm ...Read more

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

The vibe at Gates Nature Preserve

22 Written reviews
This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper TM
Tm B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
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!

Gates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature Preserve
Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on June 20th, 2019

Thank you, very much!!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Talle
Talle G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 16th, 2019

This was such an unexpected treasure. We stayed longer than planned because the campsite was great, our kids were having so much fun and the host was more than accommodating. We loved it and will be back!

Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on June 20th, 2019

Thank you, so much. It was nice having y'all here.

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
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.

Gates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature Preserve
Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on October 16th, 2018

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

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Francine

Loved it!

Francine B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
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.

Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on June 20th, 2019

Thanks, so much. Nice having y'all here!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Angela
Angela S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 25th, 2019

Loved this spot...Jill was so hospitable and pleasant. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend

Gates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature Preserve
Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on March 26th, 2019

Nice having y'all here. Thank you so much!! Jill

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper James
James T.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2019

This place is amazing! Jill was so kind and welcoming, and gave us a free private tour of her beautiful petting zoo. Tons of cool animals who all seem happy and well cared for. The campground and facilities were new and well maintained - we could not have asked for more!

Gates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature PreserveGates Nature Preserve
Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on June 20th, 2019

Thank you, SO MUCH!!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Justin

Amazing. top of the line. wonderful

Justin F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2019

I highly recommend this campsite to anyone who loves to go camping and likes to be off the beaten path. Jill is absolutely amazing. As well as her husband. Fantastic hosts through everything. I came up here for two nights as soon as I arrived Jill came up help me find my Camp spot and then proceeded to give me The Grand tour. I had noticed that I could do camping at Lake Tenkiller for around $6 cheaper but anytime I'm back in this area I'm heading here. The animals are cute and lovable. Very much enjoyed the petting zoo. Especially the baby donkey. The campsites are amazingly kept up. I believe she has about 10 campsites and each one is available for about 2 tents. the fishing pond was fantastic. She has a canoe that you can take out into the pond do some fishing. She even supplies fishing poles if you want to do a little fishing and just forgot your rod and reel. I ended up catching three Bass. I can guarantee you that anybody who I come into contact with and we talked about camping I'm mentioning Gates Nature Preserve. Thank you Jill for being so kind and being one of the nicest campus I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

The campsite across from where I wasAnother view of several other campsitesOne of the several other campsitesMy simple yet satisfactory campsite
Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on June 23rd, 2019

Thank you for such a nice review!! Enjoyed having you here.

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Levi
Levi J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2019

Awesome place. Jill was very accommodating, she even gave us firewood and fresh peaches! Nice shaded camp sites with picnic tables, fire pits, and grills.

Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on September 3rd, 2019

Thank you, so much!!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper William

The best camping we have ever had!

William B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

The stay here was absolutely amazing!! Jill and Will, the hosts, were very generous and hospitable. Jill came by and gave us fresh eggs for the morning.
It really felt like we were staying with family. They always checked on us to make sure we were doing okay and asked if we needed anything. This will be our camping site for as long as they will let us stay! I recommend this place to anyone and any family.

Hipcamper Jill
Response from Jill, the Host, on September 3rd, 2019

So fun having y'all here! We certainly enjoyed it. Thank y'all so much for the painting & bookmark! That was so sweet! Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing yall again & again.

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Property
Gates Nature Preserve
State
Oklahoma
$20/night
6 Sites

Lists including Gates Nature Preserve

32 camps including Lily Springs Farm and Campsite on The Farm

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future