Oklahoma State Parks

State parks are awesome to visit, mainly because of how vast and grand they are. State parks in Oklahoma are no exception, and while there are dozens to choose from, there are 10 that particularly stand out.

Alabaster Caverns State Park offers 200 acres of caverns, trails, camping, and caving. The highlight of this park would have to be the ¾ mile of cavern that is made out of alabaster, and is also the largest of its kind of cave open to the public.

Brushy Lake State Park is found within the wooded area of Cookson Hills, and offers camping and picnicking, playgrounds and boating. You'll love the quiet seclusion that Bushy Lake offers, as well as the convenient camping and RV sites available to rent.

At Dripping Springs State Park, visitors will be treated to hiking trails, playgrounds, fishing, and campgrounds galore. Swimming is available at the designated docks, and Dripping Springs Lake is well known as Oklahoma's "Trophy Bass Lake."

For a quiet and restful camping getaway, Clayton Lake state Park is the place to go. With over 60 tent camp sites and 30 RV sites, not to mention the available cabins, there is always a place to stay. You can also enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, and more during your stay.

Cherokee State Park offers four different park areas to picnic and play in. Swimming and most water sports are permitted here, and there's a nine hole golf course for the golf lover's in the family. Camping is also permitted in the park, and the fishing is said to be the best around.

Gloss Mountain State Park is best known for their many hiking trails that lead from the top of the Cathedral Mountain all the way to Lone Peak Mountain. Picnicking and wildlife observation are available from dawn till dusk. No camping is permitted at Gloss Mountain.

At Lake Texamo State Park in Oklahoma, visitors can fill their days with activities that are available here. There is a full service marina available, camping, boat ramps for water activities, swimming, and picnicking. There are also plenty of full service camping hookups to make your camping experience comfortable.

One of the prettiest aspects of Natural Falls State Park is the 77-foot waterfall that flows quietly through beautiful rock formations, seen easily from a manmade observation platform. If you tire of that, take a hike on the nature trail. Play horseshoes or volleyball on the courts, play in the playground or try your hand at fishing. Camping is also allowed at Natural Falls.

Red Rock Canyon State Park is a favorite hot spot for rappelling and rock climbing within its canyon walls. There is an open swimming pool during the summer months, nature trails and playgrounds, and a small lake for fishing. Camping is not offered, but overnight sleeping can be done in rented bunkhouses on the premises.

Visitors to Walnut Creek State Park are sure to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, water skiing, and boating. Lake Keystone is where the park is located, a beautiful lake that offers swimming and sandy beaches. Camping is allowed, and the campground offers electrical hookups for their visitor's convenience.