RV camping in Oklahoma is OK as far as we're concerned! Oklahoma is loaded with history and outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether you like to fish, horseback ride, hike, or just take it easy, Oklahoma has something for everyone. From full service private RV resorts, to basic service public campgrounds, you'll have no trouble finding a great RV camping location.
There are numerous free RV camping opportunities in Oklahoma. Federally administered forest, grasslands and lake locations, state wildlife areas and many small town city parks offer free RV camping in Oklahoma.The following list shows only a small sample of available free camping locations in Oklahoma. Every listed location can be found in the Federal and State resources listed above.
Free RV camping is available at the Randlett City Park. RV hookups, including two handicap sites, dump, picnic areas, outdoor grills, pavilion, group facilities, swimming pool, propane, playground and horseshoes.
Located near Broken Bow, the Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area offers primitive campsites with no ammenities. Fishing and hunting area available for camping. Check rules carefully.
A 250 acre lake and 750 acre park with free RV camping and hookups is available at Lake Elk City. Boat ramps, docks, picnic areas, pavilion, outdoor grills, playground, mountain bike trails, horseback and hiking trails.
Close to Woodward is the Cimarron Bluff Wildlife Management Area. Fishing and hunting area available for camping with designated primitive camping area located on the south side of the area.
Oklahoma public campgrounds are managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife & Parks, US Forest Service, and USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers). Public camping is also available at city and county parks as well. The following list is only a sample of the great camping sites in Oklahoma. Use the resource links above to find public campgrounds in Oklahoma.
Bernice State Park offers semi-modern RV and tent campsites, flush toilets, showers, boat ramp, picnic areas, playground, paved walking and jogging path, wildlife observation decks, swimming and a Nature Center.
Dry camping for tents and RVs is available at the US Forest Service administered Black Kettle Campground. Boating, hiking, and fishing are just some of the activities available. The official USFS web site offers little information in our opinion. Here is another link to Black Kettle campground privately provided information.
The US Forest Service offers the Cedar Lake Recreation Area. Over 80 campsites are available some reservable. Activities include hiking, fishing, swimming, picknicking, and boating. Recreation Guide.
54 campsites with modern amenities like electric hookups, drinking water and flush toilets are available at the US Corps of Engineers Coon Creek Campground. Excellent fishing and hunting, as well as hiking trails.
Fishing, hiking, and much many more activities await you at Chickasaw National Recreational Area. Six public campgrounds offer varying levels of facilities from tent camping to large RV sites. Campground Information provides details about the differing facilities at the six developed campgrounds.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Oklahoma. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Oklahoma. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.