Lake Heyburn State Park
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Introduction

Live the good life with a great RV camping experience in former Indian territory at Lake Heyburn State Park in Bristow, Oklahoma. An excellent destination, this park is off the beaten path. You will find that with it's laid back, easy going atmosphere creates a gem of a getaway experience among the breathtaking grasslands of the South. The campground offers 46 electrical and water hookup camping sites along with a picnic shelter, beach, and hiking trails. Anglers will find Lake Heyburn as a place to catch crappie, bass, and catfish from their boat or along the lake shore. Enjoy hours of fun while out on Lake Heyburn boating or water skiing with your friends. Horse trails are available to explore during your stay as well and horses maybe kept on camping sites tethered to poles at the Sheppard Point campground. Leave Fido back at the campsite as animals are not allowed to play in the swimming area. Reservations are highly suggested especially around the holiday weekends. From building a campfire, hosting a family reunion or taking in the views of the wildlife, once you’re here, you will definitely plan to visit this serene park again next season!

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Transportation in Lake Heyburn State Park

Driving

Travel Route 66 and stay at Lake Heyburn State Park! Pack your RV and head to camp in an area that is off the beaten path. A short drive of fewer than 9 miles from Bristow, Oklahoma, this destination is located off of 257th West Ave and an estimated 10 miles from 1-40. Once you arrive at the state park, take the paved road towards the campground for three miles. A great getaway location as Lake Heyburn State Park is located less than a 100 miles from Oklahoma City and 30 miles from Tulsa.

Parking

When you arrive at this quiet and serene state park, try to visit the ranger station before arriving at your camping spot to check-in and get a map. Visitors with larger camper trailers may find the park roads difficult to navigate, especially around the entrance. Due to the abundance of shade trees, be on the lookout for low hanging branches as you drive. Sites are mainly gravel and are mostly level but plan on packing leveling blocks just in case. Depending on which spot you reserve, the campground allows for both back-in and pull-through parking. Don’t hesitate to headout to Lake Heyburn State Park - you’ll be glad you did!

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Campgrounds and parking in Lake Heyburn State Park

Campsites in Lake Heyburn State Park

Reservations camping

Sheppard Point Campground

Have the unique experience of camping in the Oklahoma Sandstone Hills while at Sheppard Point Campground. With 21 RV campsites, this area provides lakefront spots with views of the north side of Heyburn Lake. Sites include 30-amp electrical hookups and one handicap-accessible space. Showers, flush toilets, drinking water, and a dump station are available for campers to use during their stay. The area provides direct access to trails, a playground, boat ramp, and a swim beach. Traveling with a large group? Bring them to this campground as there are two large picnic shelters available to use during your visit. Take advantage of all this area has to offer and get here today!

Lake Heyburn State Park Campground

Relax in the shade as you camp in your camping trailer at this well-maintained, spacious campground. Nestled against Lake Heyburn, take advantage of the gorgeous views at this mid-sized campground. RV sites provide great access to the lake, perfect for fishing or swimming from the campsite. The park offers a restroom facility along with hot showers. A great place for public hunting or walking your horse on a trail, you’ll be glad that you decided to visit Lake Heyburn State Park.

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Seasonal activities in Lake Heyburn State Park

In-Season

Birding

Once you have set up your campervan at the campsite, get ready to see some amazing birds during your stay in Oklahoma. No matter the time of year, enjoy year-round bird watching. Pack your binoculars and hiking boots to explore the grounds at Lake Heyburn State Park. Look for a variety of large flocks including quail, waterfowl, and wild turkey along with several other species as you hit the fantastic hiking trail at this state park.

Swimwing

Enjoy the beach life at Lake Heyburn State Park! Travel to Sheppard Point at the Northside of Lake Heyburn to dig your toes into the sand and relax as you take in some much needed Vitamin D. A perfect location to spend the afternoon while you're camping in your rig, you will have a blast while out in the water! Lifeguards are not on duty so swim at your own risk.

Getting Out On The Water

You will find that while camping that Lake Heyburn is a great place for all water sports including kayaking and swimming. Grab your swimsuit and bring your own kayak or boat to explore the northeast Oklahoma waterways. From paddling your canoe or out on the jet ski, you’ll find that the adventures are endless during your stay. Make exploring this tranquil place part of your next outdoor favorite adventure!

Off-Season

Hiking

Venture out into Oklahoma's natural beauty while you camp in your camper or trailer. The nearly 2.2 miles of trails will provide amazing views of beautiful Lake Heyburn. This out and back trail is great for campers of all skill levels. You will want to pack your hiking boots, water, sunscreen, and a hat before you go out exploring. An excellent way to spend part of your trip at Lake Heyburn State Park, make sure to stop by the visitor center to grab a trail map.

Fishing

Enjoy spending time fishing from your boat or from the shores of Lake Heyburn during your next RV adventure. Cast your line from your favorite fishing rod at this uncrowded lake as you fish for crappie, bass, and catfish. Get out in your boat to enjoy one of Oklahoma's great lake as you pause from a busy life and take in the scenic view of the water. Perfect for anglers of all ages, this pastime is a great way to relax and catch your breath.

Stargazing

On a clear, crisp night, grab a blanket and enjoy the best free visual show Mother Nature has to offer. With Lake Heyburn State Park’s location away from I-40 provides views of skies free of light pollution that is perfect for seeing your favorite constellations. Take a moment to relax as you are surrounded by the beauty and inspiration of thousands of twinkling stars while viewing the night sky. Seize the opportunity to celebrate the night and don’t forget your telescope!

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