There are plenty of great places to camp near Tulsa, with privately owned campgrounds like KOA and Jellystone, and Army Corps campgrounds on most area lakes. There are also 42 state parks within 200 miles of Tulsa, including some in Arkansas and Kansas, that have RV camp spots. Below are the 10 closest state parks to Tulsa that offer RV sites. So if you want to get away but don't want to spend most of the weekend driving to the campground, check out these Oklahoma State Parks!
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1. Keystone State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 17 miles
The closest state park to Tulsa is on beautiful Lake Keystone. Bring your own boat or rent one at the marina and enjoy world-class fishing and the stunning scenery. The campgrounds offer full hookups with 30 and 50 sites available.
2. Sequoyah State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 48 miles
Sequoyah State Park offers scenic hiking trails, guided horseback riding, golf course, and more. Stay in your camper, the Choctaw and Seminole campgrounds offer full hook-ups, and water and electric only at Cherokee campground, but be sure to visit the Lodge just for the beauty of it.
3. Sequoyah Bay State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 51 miles
On the shore of Fort Gibson Lake, Sequoyah Bay is your gateway to many water sport… or stay on the shore and enjoy the amazing views. And be sure to take a drive down to the Fort Gibson Historic Site where you can see a reconstruction of the original log fort and stockade, as well as original buildings from the 1840-70s.
4. Osage Hills State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 60 miles
This state park offers beautiful scenery, an awesome swimming/wading spot on Sand Creek with small but beautiful falls, and hiking and biking trails from easy to challenging. Don't miss the sandstone structures at the park, most were completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and provide a window to the past.
5. Greenleaf State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 68 miles
Family-friendly Greenleaf State Park offers hiking trails and spectacular scenery. There is a fishing pond just for kids, and Greenleaf Marina and Grill is a great place to get a bite to eat, needed supplies, or to rent a canoe, kayak, or pedal boat to enjoy the peaceful lake.
6. Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 69 miles
This tiny little state park offers one of the most scenic views in the state! The gorgeous clear water flows over the dam and through the park, the shallow water creates the ideal place to wade on a hot day.
7. Lake Eufaula State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 76 miles
Lake Eufaula is an obvious destination for anyone who enjoys water, and the state park here offers a perfect jumping-off point for all the lake has to offer. There is a lot here for land-lovers, too, with 18-hole disc golf course, hiking and mountain-biking trails, and beautiful wooded scenery.
8. Natural Falls State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 77 miles
The star of Natural Falls State Park is the 77-foot waterfall that cascades over beautiful rock formations. There is an easy hiking trail with overlooks to enjoy the falls, and the scenery may look familiar to fans of Where the Red Fern Grows, the 1974 movie was filmed here.
9. Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 78 miles
Known as the Crappie Capital of the World, this is a perfect camping spot for those who love to fish, but if fishing isn't on your agenda, you will enjoy the two playgrounds, swimming beach, nature center, a wildlife feeding area, and much more!
10. Cherokee Landing State Park
Distance from Tulsa: 80 miles
Located on a peninsula on gorgeous Lake Tenkiller, this park has stunning views everywhere you look. Lake Tenkiller is known for its clear water and is a favorite for divers. The area around Cherokee Landing is known as Cookson Hills and if you like road trips, you will love driving around this area.