State Parks & Outdoor Activities
Oklahoma offers many spectacular options to enjoy the local beauty of the great outdoors. You’ll find parks and other fun activities that keep you outside all year long. Here are some suggestions if you’re looking for a new way to play within a short drive of one of the Bob Moore Auto Group dealerships.
Robbers Cave State Park
This state park is perfect for horseback riders who love riding up the “mountains.” You’ll find plenty of areas to camp for overnight trips as well. Located on State Highway 2, the area is quite scenic with an adjoining wildlife management area. Three lakes are part of the park with trout fishing and boating. Mountain biking is also popular here as well as climbing the cliffs while Robbers Cave is a part of history as the hideout for Jesse James and Belle Starr.
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Located on over 8500 acres of wilderness, this refuge is home to many animals, including deer, elk, buffalo, and prairie dogs. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking and biking, and rock climbing. Campgrounds allow you to stay overnight and explore even more. The environmental education program appeals to all ages with special classes and tours as well as interactive exhibits.
Black Mesa State Park
Bring family, pets and your horses to this state park, which offers RV and tent camping as well as equestrian campsites. Enjoy a picnic or take your boat out. This park features a playground and a group camp with bunkhouses. Hiking trails allow you to see local wildlife and plants up close. See the plateaus and the tallest point in the state.
Little Sahara State Park
This state park gets its name because it looks more like a desert. There are more than 1600 acres of the park with sand dunes that reach up to 75 feet in height. Many of them are rideable with all kinds of vehicles allowed, such as ATVs, SUVs, Jeeps, motorcycles and dirt bikes. You can camp overnight with 86 RV hookups and more than 100 tent sites. Showers and picnic areas are located onsite with seasonal concessions.
Salt Plains Oklahoma State Park
This park is ideal for the group that likes both water and land activities. With nearly 87—acres and 41 miles of shoreline, you’ll enjoy boating and fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, mountain biking and more. Along with RV and tent sites, there are showers and cabins. You’ll also find picnic sites and group shelters. Bring along your horse for the equestrian trails. Next to the park is the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge where you can dig for crystals and enjoy bird watching.
Beavers Bend State Park
This park makes the perfect week-long vacation spot with cabins, RV and tent sites as well as two group camps. The Lakeview Lodge is a retreat with private decks where you can see the lake. You’ll find something to do for every interest with an 18-hole golf course, hiking and biking trails, volleyball and tennis courts, water skiing, river float trips, horseback riding and more. A local grocery store and restaurant enhances your stay.