Here’s my Field Report of one of my favorite campgrounds: Sequoyah State Park!
Campground Report: Sequoyah State Park (formerly Western Hills)
Location: On beautiful Ft. Gibson Lake just 8 miles East of Wagoner, Oklahoma off State Highway 51. Travel south on the pine tree-lined Park 10 road and you will find several tent and RV campgrounds tucked back in the park along with the main lodge, golf course, stables, and cabins.
Number of sites: There are 5 total RV and tent camping loops with various features including lake access, covered shelters, enclosed pavilion, mature trees, swim beach, hiking trail access, kayak access, and more.
- Seminole total sites – 40 (full hook ups)
- Choctaw total sites – 24 (full hook ups)
- Cherokee total sites – 78 (water/electric only)
- Choctaw Tent total sites – 36
- Creek Tent total sites – 29
- 30 and 50 amp, fire ring, picnic table
- 225 miles of shoreline and 19,000 surface acres of water for boating and kayaking – bring your own or rent at the marina
- Guided horseback trail rides
- Nature center activities
- Golf and disc-golf
- Exercise trail
- Splash park
- Tennis courts
- Recently remodeled Lodge with 104 rooms, a full restaurant, swimming pool, plus 45 cottages
- $25-$36/night (RV loops)
- $16/night (tent loops)
How to reserve: www.travelok.com
Tips for First Time visitors:
- Book early—this has been a local favorite for decades and people bring their families back year after year.
- Be sure to bring the boat or you can also rent them from the marina. Ft. Gibson is definitely a water lover’s destination.
- Make time to visit the Lodge and note that it’s not walkable from the camping loops—the park is huge.
- If you are not into bugs and critters on the hiking trails, there is a great exercise path through the park.
- Get your camera ready for spectacular sunsets on the Seminole loop.
Why I love this campground:
- You can’t beat the distance from Tulsa for a quick getaway at only 45 miles to the campground office.
- I just love the mid century modern vibe of the Lodge and cabins! Something about them takes me back to my childhood and fun summertime memories.
- The Seminole RV loop has a gentle walk down to the water’s edge, super camp hosts, manicured grounds, loads of trees and shade, plus a large covered shelter perfect for groups or families. My favorite site is Seminole #009.
- Several hiking trails throughout the lovely park just teeming with nature and photo ops.
- Ft. Gibson Lake summer sunsets – who can resist?
Article written by Brenda Puckett, Oklahoma Chapter Guide