Oklahoma State Parks News & Events

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NEW 2016 Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Guide now available to order from TravelOK!

February 13th, 2015 Budget Cuts Might Mean More State Park Closures in 2015

Travel Ok Website Events Calendar also lists Festivals and Happenings from Across the State... Get started now planning your 2014 fun!

Bassmaster Classic will be held on Grand Lake February 22-24 2013!

April 09-11, 2010 Roman Nose Hills Trail Ride at Roman Nose State Park
Enjoy a weekend of horseback riding and camping. This 15 mile guided trail ride for horse owners includes food and entertainment.

March 6, 2010: Eagle Tour and Loon Watch -Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge & Tenkiller State Park, Vian, OK . Come to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge for a tour featuring southern bald eagles on the nest...More Details:

March 5-7,2010: Trout Derby Roman Nose State Park, Watonga Bring your best fishing pole and try your hand at catching trout for cash and prizes. All ages are welcome. More Details:

March 15-19,2010: Spring Break Out-Bernice Nature Center, Bernice State Park
Break out of those winter doldrums and enjoy daily naturalist-led activities.

February 25, 2010 - Feb 27, 2010: Western Hills Guest Ranch, Wagoner, OK
Come out and enjoy live music with professional fiddle players along with daily and evening dances...

January 2010- Oklahoma State Parks & Travel Ok are updating their website, we will be modifying our Oklahoma State Parks links soon to reflect these changes.

January 3rd News: Discover Oklahoma: Nature lovers flock to state’s salt plains

January 2010: Neat listing of Oklahoma State Parks to visit in the Winter!: Best Oklahoma State Parks to Visit in the Winter.

December 2009: Victor Campground improvements made at Wister State Park

October 2009: It's time to start thinking about the Fall Colors, News OK has a great article on where to start planning your trip.

October 9th & 10th 20009: Fall encampment at Fort Gibson Historic Site. The fort comes alive with re-enactors, special events, and fun things to see & do for everyone.

October 17th 20009: Tenkiller Haunted Halloween ! One of our favorite Halloween events: a spooky trail, pumpkin carving, fun and games; all in one of our favorite State Parks. 7-10 p.m. Admission is $4 for Adults, Kids under 12 $1.50

October 16th thru 18th 2009: Robbers Cave Fall Festival Arts, crafts, good food, and a great car show, this is one of our favorite annual events!

June 2009: Online reservations are now available for the Resort Parks in The Oklahoma State Parks System! This system is for Cabins & Lodges and is available to the following Resort Parks... Visit their websites below and click on the "View Rates & Make Reservations" link on the right side of the pages below.

June 2009: June 18th-20th 2009 Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest at Beavers Bend State Park. "The purpose of Kiamichi Owa-Chito, Inc. is to stage an annual Festival of the Forest in an effort to acquaint the people of Oklahoma and the world with the beauty, heritage, culture, industry and progress in Kiamichi Country."

June 2009:  Flooding News from the Oklahoma State Parks Website !!!

Due to high water, the following State Parks or areas are affected:

"McGee Creek SP-The handicapped accessible fishing dock is not available.

The following parks have limited campsites available due to high water:

Sequoyah State Park on Fort Gibson Lake-12 RV campsites in Cherokee Campground are unavailable. The Golf Course is open however some holes have temporary greens.

Please call ahead if you are planning to visit these parks, and check this website for further updates on high water notices.
Last updated 6/8/09 at 10:30pm

May 2009: May 31st 2009: Discover Oklahoma (News OK) Article: Oklahoman's Still Use 1930's Works Projects. Great article on the WPA & CCC history in Oklahoma's State Parks!

May 2009: Several Oklahoma State Parks including Greenleaf, Tenkiller, Bernice, and Sequoyah Western Hills all host Memorial Day Activities. Check the Oklahoma State Parks Calendar for details!

May 2009: May 4th 2009 Oklahoma Lake Levels rise and force State Park Closures: more at The News on 6 website.

May 2009: May 1st-3rd is the annual Okeene Rattlesnake Roundup, The event features a Den of Death and many fun activities throughout the weekend.

May 2009: May 9th is the Doo Dah Day Car Show at Dripping Springs State Park.

April 2009: Great Salt Plains Crystal Digging Area Re-Opens April 25th 2009! This is a major attraction in the Great Salt Plains State Park Area. This weekend

April 2009: 0klahoma State Parks celebrate Earth Day! Read about how they are celebrating and continuing to do their part on News OK.

March 2009: Robbers Cave State Park gets new horse stables ! D bar T Stables is now open, read the news article on Discover Oklahoma's website.