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A Guide to Camping on Lake Eufaula

Lake Eufaula’s 800+ miles of shoreline is known for fishing, boating, swimming, wildlife and is the perfect backdrop for a camping trip. Located just 90 minutes from Tulsa, 2 hours from OKC and the Texas border, Lake Eufaula is the perfect destination for a weekend camping trip or longer stay.

The area has much to offer with two of Oklahoma’s state parks to explore; Arrowhead State Park and Lake Eufaula State Park. Both parks offer fun activities for the family while camping, including golf, fishing, swimming, playgrounds, bike trails, horseback riding, hiking trails, and more. When you need a break from the great outdoors, there are plenty of shopping and dining options near Eufaula and Checotah.

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Picking the Right Camping Site

With so many campsite options at Lake Eufaula, you’ll just need to decide which part of the lake you want to visit, select a site with the amenities you want, and make a reservation (certain locations are first come, first serve).

Some campsites offer tent camping, cabins and RV or trailer parking, while others have limitations, be sure to check prior to arrival that the campground can accommodate your needs. Amenities, on-site activities, and access to the lake vary by location so you will want to take that into consideration when choosing your perfect spot.

Camping at one of the state parks can be a really good choice. This allows you to have direct access to the lake, plus extra amenities in an area maintained by the state (this means manicured grass and amenities in working order).

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Planning your Lake Eufaula Camping Adventure

If you plan on fishing on Lake Eufaula (and we recommend you do!) make sure to have a current Oklahoma fishing license. Licenses can be bought online or at a local bait shop, a sporting goods store, or convenience stores. Children under 16 do not need a fishing license in Oklahoma. You’ll also want to bring supplies to prepare and cook your catch!

Planning your meals ahead of your trip can make your camping experience stress free! While you can find last minute food items in town in case you forget something, planning ahead can save you time and money! Pack protein filled snacks like nuts and jerky for midday treats. Make sure all food is packed in secure containers to avoid unwanted insects and animals.

Don’t forget the marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate for smores around the campfire!

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What to Pack for Lake Eufaula Camping

There are a lot of sites that offer packing advice for camping, but here is our top 10 list for Lake Eufaula camping:

1. If you are tent camping don’t forget the tent, poles, the footprint, and stakes. Seems obvious, but trust us, this happens!

2. Sleeping bags and pillows are a must. We also suggest sleeping pads, they give a little cushion between you and the ground.

3. Cooking necessities – pots, pans, plates, and utensils. Some campgrounds have grill and picnic areas. If you pick one that doesn’t, be prepared with a propane camp stove or portable grill.

4. Pack headlamps, flashlights, and lanterns with plenty of extra batteries.

5. Camp chairs and a table. Even if your campground has a picnic area you will want some pop-up chairs for around your tent or RV.

6. First aid kit, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and insect repellant.

7. Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush), painkillers (ibuprofen or aspirin), and any medications you need. Toilet paper, unless you really want to rough it. And check out this great camping hack for toothpaste.

8. Clothing and gear. Check the weather before you head out. Plan on packing layers and throw in raingear just in case. Don’t forget clothing and tools for whatever activities you plan to do during your stay such as hiking boots, swimsuit, fishing poles, hat, riding gear, and life jackets.

9. Travel games and playing cards for the ride and nights.

10. Chargers for phones and other devices. If your site doesn’t offer electricity, make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave and throw in a battery pack. The packs are handy for when you are hiking or fishing.

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Campsites at Lake Eufaula

There are numerous campsites around Lake Eufaula. Some offer tent camping, RV parking, and cabins. The list below focuses on tent, trailer, and RV camping. We do mention if the site offers cabins, but if you are interested in cabin camping check out our article focused on Cabins on Lake Eufaula. There are so many options you will find the right place to start your adventure.

The following maps out camping locations starting on the north side of Lake Eufaula and moving south.

Gentry Creek Campground

US-266 Near Council Hill; Checotah OK 74426

Office: 877-444-6777

Directions: From Checotah, take US-266 west for 6 1/2 miles. When the highway comes to a Y, keep left onto US-266. Turn left on the first road after the bridge and continue south into the campground.

Located on the northwest side of Lake Eufaula, Gentry Creek Campground has nearly 30 available sites. Campsites offer some 30-amp electric hookups and two pull-thru sites. Additional amenities at the Army Corps of Engineer operated campground include showers, flush toilets, and a boat ramp. There are also nearby hiking trails and plenty of other recreational opportunities.

Season Dates

March - October

Pricing

Starting at $14 - $20 / night

Activities

  • Boating
  • Boat ramp access
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Amenities

  • Drinking water supply
  • Electric hookup
  • Grills/fire ring
  • Pets friendly
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Water Hookup

Checotah/Lake Eufaula West KOA

409329 E 1078 Road; Checotah OK 74426

Office: 918-473-6511

Directions: I-40 and Pierce Road take Exit 255

Checotah/Lake Eufaula West KOA has tent, RV pads, and cabin rentals available. Twenty, 30- and 50-amp hook ups with 90’ maximum length accommodations. There are three onsite meeting rooms available to rent for large parties that offer heating, air-conditioning and kitchen facilities. A trail leads from the campsite to Lake Eufaula. Little campers will love the barnyard zoo with ducks, turkeys, chickens, cows, and donkeys.

Season Dates

Open year round

Pricing

Starting at $20/night

Activities

  • Badminton
  • Barnyard zoo
  • Catch and release fishing pond
  • Horseshoes
  • Meeting rooms
  • Nature trails to Lake Eufaula
  • Playground
  • Pool (open Memorial to Labor Day)
  • Volleyball

Amenities

  • Electric hookup
  • Gift store
  • Laundromat
  • Onsite firewood and propane sales
  • Pavilion
  • Pet friendly
  • Pull thru sites
  • Water hookups
  • WiFi available
  • Well stocked on-site convenience store

Rentals

  • Kayaks

Lake Eufaula State Park

111563 Hwy 150; Checotah OK 74426

Office: 918-689-5311

Directions: From I-40 exit 259, go 5.25 miles south on Hwy 150.

Formally known as Fountainhead State Park, the park encompasses 2,853-acres of beautiful Oklahoma. The park has a swimming area with a beach, year-round fishing, and multiple boat ramps. The Deep Fork Nature Center is located within the park. The park offers paths for hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. There are several overnight options available including RV or tent sites.

For a truly unique camping experience book one of the park’s three yurts. For the 'glamper' these small structures offer a bed, heating, air-conditioning, microwave, mini fridge, electrical outlets, and a LED television.

Season Dates

Open year round

Pricing

Rates vary and discounts are available for senior. See their online booking system for rate details.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Disc golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Waterskiing

Amenities

  • Amphitheater
  • Camp store
  • Electric hookup
  • Gift shop
  • Grills
  • Lake access
  • Marina
  • Meeting space available
  • Office WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Restaurant on site
  • Restrooms
  • Sanitary dump station
  • Showers
  • Swim beach
  • Waterfront sites

Rentals

  • Horse

Little Turtle RV and Storage

114161 N Old Hwy 69; Eufaula OK 74432

Office: 918-618-2140

Directions: Located 4 miles north from Eufaula off Hwy 69 & Texanna Rd.

Situated just a short drive from lake marinas and boat ramps Little Turtle RV Park offers 80-foot, 30-or 50-amp hookup RV pads. The facility includes laundry, showers, and sanitary dump station for guests to use. Never short on activities there are several events planned by the facilities for guests to enjoy. While there visit the picnic pavilions, swimming pool, volleyball courts, and kids fishing pond. Their onsite banquet hall can be booked for large groups and offers a kitchen and meeting area.

Season Dates

Open year round

Pricing

Starting at $43.00/ night

Activities

  • Basketball court
  • Horseshoes
  • Kids duck pond
  • Kids fishing pond
  • Swimming pool
  • Pickleball
  • Playground
  • Putting green
  • Volleyball courts

Amenities

  • Banquet hall with kitchen
  • 80′ concrete pads available
  • Easy access to boat ramps
  • Pet friendly
  • Pull thru sites
  • Laundry facility
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Storm shelter
  • Sanitary dump station
  • Wireless Internet access and cable

Rentals

  • Boat & RV storage
  • Horse pens

Belle Starr Campground

NS 4200 Road / Belle Starr Road; Checotah OK 74426

Office: 877-444-6777

Directions: From Hwy 69, take Texanna Rd east for two miles. Turn south on Belle Starr Rd and follow the signs to campground.

Belle Starr Campground is located off Texanna Rd and on the north end of Lake Eufaula. The campground offers 111 spacious campsites spread out along beaches of Lake Eufaula; many spots offer a waterfront view. The campground has space for tent, RV, and trailer camping. Each site is equipped with 30- or 50-amp electric, water hookups, a picnic table, and grill. An equal mix of pull-thru and back-in sites are available. Belle Starr offers two large group picnic shelters that you can reserve and can accommodate up to 100 guests each.

Season Dates

April – September (peak season)

October (first come, first serve)

Pricing

$20-$50/night

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Swimming beach

Amenities

  • Boat ramp
  • Electric hookup
  • Fire pit
  • Fish cleaning stations
  • Grills
  • Picnic area
  • Pull thru sites
  • Sanitary dump station
  • Showers
  • Water hookups

Porum Landing

102 E BK 200 Road; Porum OK 74455

Office: 877-444-6777

Directions: From Porum, travel west on Texanna Road for 7 miles. Follow signs into campground.

Porum Landing Campground offers 49 campsites spread out along the lake shore, along with one large group picnic shelter that can be reserved and accommodate up to 100 guests. A boat ramp, playground and nearby marina provide easy access to the lake.

Season Dates

March – October

Pricing

$14-$50/night

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Swimming

Amenities

  • Boat dock
  • Boat ramp
  • Campfire rings
  • Electric hookup
  • Fish cleaning stations
  • Grills
  • Lake access
  • Picnic shelters
  • Sanitary dump station
  • Showers
  • Water hookups

Brooken Cove Campground

Hwy 71 & E 1200 Road; Stigler OK 74462

Office: 877-444-6777

Directions: From Enterprise, take Highway 71 north for 5 miles and follow signs to the campground.

Brooken Cove Campground, near Eufaula Dam, has 73 campsites available along the shores of Lake Eufaula with 30- and 50-amp electric hookups available. Permitted equipment includes tent, RV, trailer, fifth wheel and pop ups. Site has two large group picnic shelters areas.

Season Dates

April – September (peak season)

October (first come, first serve)

Pricing

$22-$50/night

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Amenities

  • Electric hookup
  • Fire pit
  • Grills
  • Handicap accessible site
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Water Hookups

Evergreen Marina

113 E Bk 800 Rd; Stigler OK 74462

Office: 918-799-6113

Directions: Located two miles south of the dam on Hwy 71 near Brooken/Enterprise.

Evergreen Marina offers RV sites for camping. The site features covered boat slip rentals, barge service, a mechanic shop, and a fuel dock. RV spaces feature full hookups including water, 30- or 50-amp electric and sewer service. Evergreen Marina has large and small cabin rentals that sleep up to 10 people. There are also houseboats available to rent that have three bedrooms and sleep up to eight guests.

Season Dates

April 1- September 30; cabin rentals offered throughout the year

Pricing

Starting at $25/night

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing

Amenities

  • ADA Compliant
  • Electric hookup
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry facility
  • Marina
  • Outdoor grills
  • Pet friendly
  • Pizza shop
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Water hookups

Rentals

  • 24ft - 70ft boat slips
  • Boat and pontoons

Xtreme RV Resort

203 Adams Avenue; Eufaula OK 74432

Office: 918-707-5636

Directions: Eufaula, south on Main St. to Braums. Turn east on Lakeshore Drive. Follow around to left to Xtreme RV Resort.

Xtreme RV Resort is close to town and within walking distance of restaurants, sports bars, boat ramps, and Eufaula Cove Marina. Their RV sites offer guests water, electric, sewer, and WiFi. Overloaded with amenities, Xtreme RV Resort has you covered rain or shine with a movie theater, an indoor and outdoor pool, amphitheater, liquor store, general store, and a picnic area. Cabin and condo rental also available at the facility.

Season Dates

Open year round

Pricing

RV Site: $50 /night

Activities

  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball court
  • Fitness center
  • Movie theater
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Swimming pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball court
  • Xtreme Bar

Amenities

  • Convenience store
  • Electric hookup
  • Lake and river views
  • Large capacity storm shelter
  • Laundry
  • Liquor Store
  • Meeting space available
  • Pet friendly
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Site WiFi
  • Water hookup

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

610 Lakeshore Drive; Eufaula OK 74432

Office: 918-689-9644

Directions: Eufaula, south on Main St. to Braums. Turn east on Lakeshore Dr. Follow around to left to Jellystone Park.

If you are looking to camp at a location with a lot of amenities and activities for the kids you should consider Jellystone Park. Camping options include RV sites with 30-or 50-amp hookups and there are also several cabins and cottages available to rent.

Season Dates

Open year-round; water park open during summer months only

Pricing

RV sites: $99/ night

Activities

  • Basketball
  • Fire engine rides
  • Fishing pier
  • Horseshoes
  • Kiddie pool
  • Mini golf
  • Paddle boards, Paddle boats and Canoes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming beach
  • Swimming pool
  • Water inflatables including obstacle course, slides and water trampoline
  • Weekly themes and activities during the summer

Amenities

  • Full hookups with 30 or 50 amps available
  • Picnic tables and fire pits are at all sites
  • Indoor/Outdoor theater
  • Two pavilions
  • Firewood available for sale

Highway 9 Landing Campground

Hwy 9E; Eufaula OK 74432

Office: 877-444-6777

Directions: From Eufaula, take Hwy 9E east for 9 miles, then follow signs to the campground.

This campground has 80 campsites along the shores of Lake Eufaula. The site is run by the Army Core of Engineers. Camp includes three pull-thru sites and three handicap-accessible sites; there are 15 non-electric sites. Highway 9 Landing offers access to two boat ramps and a swimming beach. There is a large picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 100 guests and can be reserved for private parties.

Season Dates

April – September

Pricing

$12-$50/night

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Swimming

Amenities

  • Boat ramp
  • Electric hookup
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Restrooms
  • Sanitary dump station
  • Showers

Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park

3995 Main Park Road; Canadian OK 74425

Office: 918-339-2204

Directions: Located 18 miles north of McAlester on Hwy 69, 4 miles east of Canadian off Hwy 69.

Amenities offered at this state park near Lake Eufaula include picnicking shelters, playgrounds for the children, and nearby trails. A marina is located on-site as well as access to a mini golf course. The Arrowhead Golf Course features 18-holes with a putting green and driving range. A 25-mile horse trail is sure to please the equestrian lover.

Season Dates

Open year round

Pricing

Rates vary and discounts are available for senior. See their online booking system for rate details.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course on site
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Waterskiing

Amenities

  • Electric hookup
  • Gift shop
  • Grills
  • Lake access
  • Marina
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Restaurant on site
  • Restrooms
  • Sanitary dump station
  • Showers
  • Swim beach
  • Water hookup

Rentals

  • Horses

Crowder Point Family Campground

Hwy 69 & Rock Creek Road; Crowder OK 74430

Office: 918-470-3456

Directions: 15 miles north of McAlester. Take US 69 to Rock Creek Road, turn right to the campground. Going south on US 69, 15 miles south of Eufaula, turn off at Rock Creek Road, go left over highway to campground.

Crowder Point Family Campground has 22 tent spaces, RV parking (20-, 30- and 50-amp electric service), and one primitive cabin. RV drivers have the option of 24 water/electric sites, 10 pull-through sites, six electric only, and five water/electric/sewer sites. The site offers waterfront and lake-view camping with plenty of open space. There are three boat ramps available for access to the lake.

Season Dates

Open year round

Pricing

$25/night

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Water access

Amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Pull-thru sites
  • Elec. 20-,30- and 50-amp
  • Water hook ups
  • Restrooms
  • Sanitary dump station
  • Showers

A short drive from Lake Eufaula, McAlester offers several camping sites. The City of McAlester maintains numerous parks, recreational areas, and public facilities to enjoy.

Enjoying Your Stay at Lake Eufaula

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