ROBBERS CAVE STATE PARK
Situated in the San Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma, and adjacent to the 3,800-acre Robbers Cave Wildlife Management Area, this is Oklahoma’s second largest state park. Included are small sandstone mountains up to 1,500 feet, caves, some pine forest, and three lakes. Deer and wild turkey are among the wildlife.
Activities: There are 12 miles of trails for hiking or backpacking, and 25 miles of horse trails. Rock climbing is available. Fishing is possible along the lakes.
Camping Regulations: Primitive camping is restricted to one designated area along a hiking trail. It’s necessary to check in at the nature center before starting. Campfires are prohibited.
For Further Information: Robbers Cave State Park, P.O. Box 9, Wilburton, OK 74578; (918)465-2565.
Oklahoma also has a number of state Wildlife Management Areas and Public Hunting Areas. Fishing and hunting are the primary use of these areas, but during nonhunting periods other activities like hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding are also permitted.
Unrestricted camping is allowed in some but not all areas. For more information contact the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 1801 North Lincoln, P.O. Box 53465, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.