McGee Creek State Park
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Introduction

Plan your next adventure to McGee Creek State Park in southern Oklahoma! Located on the southside of McGee Creek Reservoir, this 2,600-acre park has something for everyone. A beautiful oasis, you’ll find the lake is a perfect place to take a break from it all. With 64 miles of shoreline, enjoy the many water sports that the park has to offer such as water skiing, boating, and fishing. Lounge on the park’s beaches while you read your favorite book or grab your hiking boots and explore the park’s trails. A great hunting location, the state park is connected to the McGee Creek Wildlife Management Area. With 10,000 acres of land, visitors will find deer, dove, rabbit, turkey, waterfowl, quail, and many other animals. Plan a trip to McGee Creek State Park anytime as RV camping is available year round! Reserve your RV camping spot online today to enjoy the picturesque view of the McGee Creek Lake. Camping sites provide electrical and water hookups, a rest area with flush toilets and hot showers, a dump station, fishing pier, playground, and a four-lane boat ramp. From a weekend adventure to a week-long vacation, if this is your first visit to McGee Creek State Park, you will find that it won’t be your last!

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Transportation in McGee Creek State Park

Driving

Travel to Atoka County, Oklahoma for an opportunity to get away from it all. A great haven for those who want to get outdoors, this park is just a few short hours from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas, TX. No matter the location you’re heading here from, you’ll find that it is well worth the drive. Continue down this road a mile to arrive at the McGee Creek State Park Ranger Station.

Parking

Camping is a breeze when you arrive at McGee State Park in your RV! With well-maintained roads and cement pads at the camping sites, traveling on the park grounds is a great experience. The Buster Heights Campground has two handicap-accessible RV sites, a comfort station, and picnic shelter with accessible parking. The park's Potapo Campground has one accessible RV site and an accessible comfort station. McGee State Park covers many acres of nature and therefore, you may need to move your vehicle in order to access certain trials or amenities of the park. Planning on bringing your golf cart to use during your stay? The park does allow them on site but they do require a permit which can be secured at the park’s main office. If you camp at the Potapo Landing Campground be advised that the road that accesses the campground is one way.

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Campgrounds and parking in McGee Creek State Park

Campsites in McGee Creek State Park

Reservations camping

Buster Heights Campground

Nestled along the lake shore, you will love camping in your RV at McGee State Park! The Buster Heights Campground has 25 RV cement slab camping sites with electric and water hookups, fire rings, picnic tables, grills, and even a lantern holder. A peaceful place to camp, you will want to reserve a spot near the McGee Creek Lake in advance to enjoy a great view of the sunrise over the water. The comfort station is within walking distance of the camping sites and includes flush toilets and hot showers. There is a dump station near the comfort station and not too far from the campground. Remember your hammock and enjoy a nap under the shade trees during your visit. Campgrounds are located near all the fun activities of the park like the beach, fishing pier, boat ramps, and pavilion. Pack a flashlight there is not much light around the lake at night and once the sun goes down, get ready for some great star gazing. A great place for camping, get here soon - you’ll be glad you did!

Potapo Landing Campground

Bring your RV as you will love camping at McGee State Park! Potapo Landing Campground has 16 RV sites for visitors to rent. Camping sites have electric and water hookups, fire rings, picnic tables, grills, and even a lantern holder. A peaceful place to camp, you will want to reserve a spot near the McGee Creek Lake in advance to enjoy a great view of the sunrise over the water. You'll fine hot showers and restrooms within walking distance. Many fun activities are nearby as well like the beach and fishing pier.

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Seasonal activities in McGee Creek State Park

In-Season

Equestrian Riding

This is a horse lover's paradise as you enjoy time out with your horse while at McGee Creek State Park! Travel together with the equestrian trail that runs through the heart of the area. Considered one of the most challenging places to ride in Oklahoma, you will see the beautiful park from a different perspective. All trails are multi-use for hiking, biking, and equestrian users and the intersections are well marked with bright yellow and black signs that announce the name of the trail and reminds users who have the right-of-way. These well-maintained trails are in excellent shape making McGee Creek State Park a great place for you and your horses to visit!

Swimming

After taking a dip into McGee Creek Lake, you’ll definitely want to recommend it to friends! With 64 miles of shoreline, this beautiful, secluded swim area is quiet and peaceful and a perfect place for beach activities. Great for families, spend time out in the sunshine and enjoy a picnic after enjoying time out in the water. Swimming in the summer is encouraged but do it at your own risk as lifeguards are not available.

Hunting

A hunter's delight, come and experience this sport surrounded by scenic and dense forest. With over 10,000-acres that cover the McGee Creek State Park that is mainly forest, hunters will find a variety of animals including white-tailed deer, dove, quail, Cottontail rabbit, squirrel, and Eastern wild turkey. Waterfowl like wood ducks and mallards can be found on McGee Creek Lake. Contact the park to learn of the dates for archers versus gun season depending on the animal.

Off-Season

Fishing

Cast your cares away out in a boat on McGee Creek Lake! One of the prettiest lakes in Oklahoma, it is considered one of the best fishing areas for this part of the state. Enjoy an afternoon in paradise while catching your next meal of Crappie, Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, and Channel Catfish. Anglers have caught legendary sized fish at this state park so, you will want to pack your camera in your rig to grab a photo of your catch today!

First Day Hike

Get back to nature and start your New Year off right by hiking the trails at McGee Creek State Park. Bring your entire family to join in on this annual tradition, as campers of all ages are welcomed to participate. The hike begins at the Potapo Campground at T-Hill and hikers travel one-and-a-half miles during the afternoon. Pack your hiking shoes and join McGree State Park Staff and spend a memorable day enjoying the quiet and scenic views of the season.

McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area

McGee State Parks sits inside the southern edge of McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area. You will want to put McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area and the wildlife refuge on your list to visit during your stay! Explore Oklahoma’s northeastern area of wildlife by viewing from afar bears, wild boars, and deer. With this protected state park approximately 50 acres of wildlife habitat plots are maintained and planted annually. With scenic Little Bugaboo, Bugaboo, and Wildcat Canyons, you will want to grab your camera and walking shoes out of the campervan as you explore this unique opportunity of Oklahoma!

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