List of Oklahoma state parks

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This is a list of current and former state parks in Oklahoma.

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List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
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List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
List of Oklahoma state parks
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Current parks[edit]

Park Name   County or Counties   Area in acres   Area in ha   Year Established  Water Body(s) Remarks  
Alabaster Caverns State Park Woodward 200 81 1956 Largest public gypsum cave in the United States
Arrowhead State Park Pittsburg 2,200 890 1963 Lake Eufaula On a peninsula in Lake Eufaula. Lodge and cabins are closed. Now known as Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park.
Beavers Bend State Park McCurtain 1,300 530 1935 Mountain Fork River, Broken Bow Lake
Bernice State Park Delaware 88 36 1970 Grand Lake o' the Cherokees Now known as the Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park.[1]
Black Mesa State Park Cimarron 349 141 1959 Lake Carl Etling Black Mesa Nature Preserve established in 1991 by the Oklahoma Nature Conservancies
Boiling Springs State Park Woodward 820 330 1935
Cherokee Landing State Park Cherokee 146 59 1954 Lake Tenkiller
Cherokee State Park Mayes 43 17 1954 Grand Lake o' the Cherokees
Clayton Lake State Park Pushmataha 510 210 1947 Clayton Lake
Disney/Little Blue State Park Mayes 32 13 1966 Grand Lake
Fort Cobb State Park Caddo 1,872 758 1960
Foss State Park Washita 1,749 708 1961 Foss Lake
Gloss Mountain State Park Major 640 260
Great Plains State Park Kiowa 187 76 1977 Tom Steed Lake
Great Salt Plains State Park Alfalfa 840 340 1952 Great Salt Plains Reservoir
Greenleaf State Park Muskogee 565 229 1954 Greenleaf Lake
Honey Creek State Park Delaware 30 12 1954 Grand Lake Now known as the Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park.[2]
Hugo Lake State Park Choctaw 289 117 1974 Hugo Lake Originally built in 1974 as Kiamichi Park, renamed Hugo Lake State Park in 2002.
Keystone State Park Tulsa 714 289 1966 Keystone Lake
Lake Eufaula State Park McIntosh 2,853 1,155 1963 Lake Eufaula
Lake Murray State Park Carter, Love 12,496 5,057 1938 Lake Murray Added to National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Lake Texoma State Park Marshall 1,882 762 1951 Lake Texoma
Lake Thunderbird State Park Cleveland 1,874 758 1965 Lake Thunderbird
Lake Wister State Park Le Flore 3,428 1,387 1953 Lake Wister
Little Sahara State Park Woods 1,600 650
McGee Creek State Park Atoka 2,600 1,100 McGee Creek Reservoir
Natural Falls State Park Delaware 120 49 1990
Osage Hills State Park Osage 1,100 450 1935
Quartz Mountain State Park Greer 4,284 1,734 1935 Lake Altus
Raymond Gary State Park Choctaw 263 106 1955 Raymond Gary Lake
Robbers Cave State Park Latimer 8,246 3,337 1935 Fourche Maline Lake Carlton, Lake Wayne Wallace
Roman Nose State Park Blaine 1937 Lake Watonga, Lake Boecher
Sequoyah Bay State Park Wagoner 303 123 1954 Fort Gibson Lake
Sequoyah/Western Hills State Park Cherokee 2,200 890 1953 Fort Gibson Lake
Spavinaw State Park Mayes 35 14 1959 Spavinaw Lake Now known as the Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park.[3]
Talimena State Park Le Flore 20 8.1 1970
Tenkiller State Park Sequoyah 1,190 480 1953 Lake Tenkiller
Twin Bridges State Park Ottawa 63 25 1954 Neosho River, Spring River Now known as the Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park.[4]

Former state parks[edit]

Park Name   County or Counties   Area in acres   Date
founded
  
Stream(s) and / or Lake(s)    Notes  
Adair Park (Stilwell, Oklahoma) Adair 25 Small park within the city limits of Stilwell. Now owned by the City of Stilwell.[5]
Beaver Dunes Park Beaver 520 Owned by City of Beaver.[5]
Boggy Depot Park Atoka 630 Owned and managed by the Chickasaw Nation since 2011.[5]
Brushy Lake Park (Sallisaw, Oklahoma) Sequoyah 90 1971 Brushy Lake Since 2011, owned and managed by the City of Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Crowder Lake University Park Washita 22 Crowder Lake Owned and operated since 2003 by Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Lake surface is 158 acres.
Dripping Springs Park Okmulgee 1075 Dripping Springs Lake The former Dripping Springs State Park; operated by the City of Okmulgee since 2015.
Heavener Runestone Park Le Flore 50 1970 Owned and managed by city of Heavener since 2011.[5]
Hochatown State Park McCurtain Broken Bow Lake Combined into Beaver's Bend, no longer a separate park
Lake Eucha Park Delaware 55 1967 Lake Eucha The former Lake Eucha State Park; owned and managed by the city of Tulsa since 2011;[5] Park is not actually on Lake Eucha
Okmulgee Park Okmulgee 1,075 1963 Okmulgee Lake The former Okmulgee State Park; owned and managed by the City of Okmulgee since 2015
Red Rock Canyon Park Caddo 310 Leased to the City of Hinton, Oklahoma in 2018.
Snowdale State Park Mayes 15 1959 Lake Hudson (Oklahoma) Snowdale became the Snowdale Area at Grand Lake State Park.[6][7] The Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation chose not to renew its lease from the Grand River Dam Authority in 2019, shutting down the park.[8]
Osage 1,429 1966 Lake Keystone Park was permanently closed October 1, 2014[9]
Wah-Sha-She Park Osage 266 1973 Lake Hulah Formerly Wah-Sha-She State Park. Leased to the Osage Nation since 2011 by the US Corps of Engineers;[5] subleased since 2015 to the non-profit Hulah Lake Osage Association which maintains the park through volunteer efforts and campground fees.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park". TravelOK.com. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  2. ^ "Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park". TravelOK.com. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  3. ^ "Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park". TravelOK.com. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  4. ^ "Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park". TravelOK.com. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Wertz, Joe. "Why It’s Hard to Privatize and Move State Parks." September 2, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2013.[1]
  6. ^ "Snowdale Area at Grand Lake State Park". State Park HQ. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Lake Hudson". TravelOK.com. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "OPINION: The end for Snowdale State Park?". Senator Micheal Bergstrom, The Claremore Daily Progress, November 1, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Logan, Layden, " Uncertainty Looms Over Walnut Creek’s Somber Final Weekend As A State Park." October 2, 2014. Accessed August 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Nation Subleases Wah Sha She Park to volunteers, considers Walnut Creek". Shannon Shaw Duty, Osage News, February 26, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  11. ^ "Hulah Lake Osage Association". Facebook. Retrieved August 5, 2020.