Oklahoma RV parks and campgrounds are in nearly every corner of the state, including the panhandle sandwiched between Texas, Kansas and Colorado. The western half of the state is characterized by prairies and grasslands, while the eastern half has more hills and larger trees. Much of the state is dotted with lakes large and small, some open to boating, others open to fishing and paddling. Indeed, Oklahoma is known to have some of the nation’s best fishing lakes and rivers, and some folks have been known to catch enormous catfish with their bare hands, in an act commonly called Noodling. Just when you thought extreme fishing could only be found on the ocean, landlocked Oklahoma turns the game on its head with folks who will reach into muddy lake shelves and grab an eighty-pound fish with their hands, and wrestle it onto shore.
Some of Oklahoma’s best RV resorts are in or around the state’s many designated natural spaces. In the panhandle is Black Mesa State Park and Nature Preserve, in Kenton, Oklahoma. This wide-open space is closer to Colorado and New Mexico, while the eastern end of the state borders Arkansas and Missouri, giving you the full scope of the prime real estate Oklahoma occupies. While the high plains of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains form one end of the state, the other is much more akin to the dense forests of the Ozarks and swampland of the southern states. Other fantastic state parks in western Oklahoma include Boiling Springs, Alabaster Caverns, Little Sahara, and Great Salt Plains State Parks at the northern edge of the state, near Kansas; and the southwestern region is supported by natural gems like Foss, Fort Cobb, Great Plains, and Red Rock Canyon State Parks.
The central part of Oklahoma is full of natural and historic attractions, among the most popular are Lake Thunderbird State Park, Okmulgee State Park, Lake Eufaula State Park, and Arrowhead State Park. Oklahoma City is home to the Oklahoma Aquarium, while Tulsa has a fantastic zoo. If you get a chance, stop by the Orr Family Farm, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and the Oklahoma History Center.
Just up the road from the OKC RV parks and campgrounds are the Tulsa RV resorts. The area around Tulsa is an enchanting confluence of ecosystems. This is where the pine forest of the east meet the plains and prairies of the west. There are massive lakes and reservoirs, and the mighty Arkansas River is a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Choose an RV site in Northeastern Oklahoma and visit one of the many state parks that dot this region. Twin Bridges, Bernice, and Honey Creek State parks are near the borders with Missouri and Kansas; while closer to Tulsa you can enjoy Osage Hills, Walnut Creek, or Keystone State Parks. Keep heading south and east towards Muskogee and make camp at Snowdale, Sequoyah, Natural Falls, Greenleaf, or Cherokee Landing State Parks.