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Itching to get outside? Try an Oklahoma State Park

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 15:27:07-04

With Summer finally here, many Oklahomans are itching to get out the door and into some fresh air.

Interested in a weekend getaway?

Looking for a fun day drive?

2 Works for You compiled a list of Oklahoma State Parks that offer both daily activities and overnight stays, according to TravelOk.com.

Each park is unique in what it offers, from boating and fishing to hiking and disc golf, there are activities for all age groups and outdoor enthusiast.

The state began charging entrance fees at 22 Oklahoma State Parks, according to The Oklahoman. The fees are charged per vehicle and are used to help fund park improvements and maintenance. Fees begin at $10 per day for one vehicle for a single-day pass or $8 for residents with Oklahoma tribal plates or Oklahoma license plates. According to The Oklahoman, the state is also offering passes for three days or one week. Annual passes for all 22 parks will be offered at $60 for Oklahoma residents and $75 for out-of-state visitors.

Keystone State Park
Location: West of Tulsa on Keystone Lake
Activities: Hiking, bird watching, playgrounds, boat and watersport rentals, boat ramps and fishing. Pier 51 Marina officers groceries, fuel and has a full-service floating restaurant.
Campgrounds: Green County, Red Carpet and Lake Country campgrounds offer RV and tent sites available with online reservations. Campgrounds include RV hookups, picnic areas, grills and comfort stations with showers. Pets are allowed for fee.
Cabins: There are 22 furnished cabins that feature full kitchens, bathrooms and amenities.
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Osage Hills State Park
Location: West of Bartlesville
Activities: Hiking, Watchable wildlife, Biking, canoeing, fishing, swimming
Campgrounds: Online reservations must be made for all RV and tent sites. All sites offer dump stations for RVs. The park includes picnic areas and comfort stations, that include modern bathhouses.
Cabins: Two wall tents, Eight native stone cabins (built by Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s). All cabins include AC/Heat, fireplace, and a kitchen. Pets are allowed for fee.
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Natural Falls State Park
FUN FACT: Scenes from 1974's 'Where the Red Fern Grows' was filmed in this park
Location: Near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border in the Ozark Highlands
Activities: Volleyball, hiking, disc golf, watchable wildlife, horseshoes, basketball courts and fishing
Campgrounds: Online reservations must be made for all RV and tent sites. Comfort stations, picnic tables and grills are throughout the park.
Cabins: Five yurts are available with reservations. Yurts include picnic tables, grills, deck, fire ring and lantern hangers outside. Pets are allowed for fee.
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Robbers Cave State Park
Location: Southeast Oklahoma in Sans Bois Mountains
Activities: Rock climbing, rappelling, ATVing, horseback riding, hiking, nature center, fishing, swimming and more.
Campgrounds: Online reservations must be made for all RV and tent sites. Equestrian campsite are also available.
Cabins: Cabins, lake huts, yurts, lodge, and two group camp facilities are all available as well.
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Sequoyah State Park
Location: Northeast of Muskogee with 225 miles of shoreline on Fort Gibson Lake
Activities: Golf, horseback riding, hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, boating, and fishing
Campgrounds: Creek, Choctaw and Paradise Cove offer tent camping, Choctaw and Seminole campgrounds offer RV camping. Online reservations must be made prior to arrival.
Cabins: The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park is the largest set of state park lodges. It includes 104 room and 45 cottages with an in-house restaurant and meeting rooms.
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Lake Eufaula State Park
Location: North of I-40 near Checotah
Activities: Archery, Nature Center, boating, golf, horseback riding, disc golf, swimming, hiking and fishing
Campgrounds: Online reservations for RV and tent sites. Comfort stations are throughout the park for reunions and family outings.
Cabins: Three yurts available for overnight stay rentals, which include heat/AC, bedding, mini fridge, microwave, outlets and LED TV.
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Cherokee Landing State Park
Location: South of Tahlequah on Lake Tenkiller, in the Cookson Hills
Activities: Canoeing, rafting, kayaking, disc golf, biking, boating, fishing, playgrounds, softball field and swimming
Campgrounds: RV and tent sites require online reservations prior to arrival. Electric and water hookups, dump stations, covered picnic areas and restrooms with hot showers.
Cabins: Not available
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Greenleaf State Park
Location: In the hills of eastern Oklahoma
Activites: Nature Center, hiking, swimming, watchable wildlife, canoeing, rafting, kayaking and fishing
Campgrounds: RV and tent sites require online reservation prior to arrival. Pavilion, enclosed shelter, outdoor shelter, marinan with grill, heated fishing dock
Cabins: 16 cabins with kitchens, bathrooms, heat/ac and full-size appliances. Ten cabins have fireplaces. Pets allowed for small fee.
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

Bernice area at Grand Lake State Park
Location: Northwestern corner of Grand Lake
Activities: Nature Center, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, biking, boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and watchable wildlife. Jogging path and some trails handicapped accessible.
Campgrounds: All site available through online reservations. Two comfort stations are available for tent sites and 33 RV sites. They include hot showers
Cabins: Not available
For directions, pricing and more, click here.

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