Located in West Siloam Springs in Oklahoma and resting on the Oklahoma/Arkansas border, you’ll find Natural Falls State Park. This park is best known for its impressive 77-foot tall waterfall that flows through various rock formations and into a valley. There is truly a sense of calm tranquility that comes along with this waterfall, and you’ll want to experience it yourself when you visit here in your RV. Also of interest is the fact that many scenes from the popular movie, “Where the Red Fern Grows” were filmed here.
Natural Falls is simply a beautiful place to bring the family and hang out for a while. Leave all your stresses behind and enjoy the four and a half miles of hiking and nature trails, or play a few rounds of disc golf, basketball, or volleyball. Summer temperatures can be pretty hot, going all the way up into the 90’s sometimes, while winter temperatures can get down to below freezing. The perfect time to visit is in the spring and fall, when temperatures are just right. Bringing your RV to Natural Falls State Park is the perfect way to get out and enjoy everything the park has to offer.
RV Rentals in Natural Falls State Park
Transportation in Natural Falls State Park
Natural Falls is just west of Siloam Springs, AR. With GPS, getting to the park is fairly easy and once you’re inside the park, the road is suitable for even the biggest vehicles. The park is very R- friendly, so you’ll find that there are no restrictions anywhere in the park and you should be able to get around with ease.
There are various parking lots scattered throughout the park, including a large one right at the entrance and another near the Formal Gardens. If you're camping at the park, you'll find it easiest to set up your RV at a campsite first, then venture out on foot or in a smaller vehicle.
Campgrounds and parking in Natural Falls State Park
Campsites in Natural Falls State Park
The Campground at Natural Falls State Park
Here at Natural Falls State Park, there are 44 total RV sites to choose from. These sites are wonderfully set up and you’ll love your stay here. Unfortunately, since there are only 44 sites, they fill up quickly, so you’ll definitely want to make reservations. You can book your site up to one year in advance, so you’ll be guaranteed the perfect spot. Seven of these reservable RV sites have full hookups that includes electric, water, and sewer. Others only have partial hookups. Many of the sites are also pull-through for your convenience. Nearby, you’ll find a comfort station, dump station, and showers so that you can have everything you need while staying at the park. You can also bring your dog along with you during your stay.
There are five yurts in the park that you can choose to stay at, if you’re looking for something a little different. Each yurt can accommodate between four and six people, and they each have a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator, air conditioning and heat, electrical outlets, and a few other amenities to make you feel at home. Outside your yurt, you’ll find a picnic table, fire ring, grill, deck, and a lantern hanger. Restroom and shower facilities are located nearby.
Seasonal activities in Natural Falls State Park
There is a formal garden area located in the park that showcases local flora. People always say that sometimes in life, you need to stop and smell the roses. Well here, you can do exactly that. Take a calming stroll through the garden and enjoy all the sights and smells.
There is lots of wildlife in the park that you’ll hopefully get to see for yourself when you visit here. You’ll need to be extra quiet and be sure to give the animals their space if you spot them. You’ll likely get to see all kinds of birds as well, and maybe even have some success in identifying them.
There’s no better place to let your kids run wild than at the playground. Let them loose on the slides, climbing walls, and swing sets so that you can relax and watch for a bit. Or better yet, join in with them for some fun family time. Maybe even take a turn on the swings.
There are lots of picnic tables scattered throughout the park, but if you’re planning for a big group, you can rent the pavilion. The pavilion is a pretty popular place for weddings and other special events, so you’ll want to be sure to reserve your spot far enough ahead to guarantee you’ll get it when you want it.
There are 4.5 total miles of hiking and nature trails available for you to discover when you visit Natural Falls State Park. These trails are perfect places to go for a peaceful stroll to enjoy the beautiful sights and fresh air. It’s just some good, light exercise, nothing too hard.
If you’ve brought your bicycle along on your camping trip, you can take it out on some of the trails for a good spin around the grounds. Riding your bike can be a great way to get some exercise, and is a good way to mix things up instead of walking all the time.
If you like fishing, you can cast your line at the lake located here. The lake is small - only three and a half acres - but it has lots of fish for you to catch and release. If smelling the roses isn’t your thing, then maybe going fishing is. It’s a great way to sit back and relax.
Whether you prefer to practice alone or play on a team, you can work on your game at the basketball court here in the park. Organize a full game, challenge someone to a friendly one-on-one, or just see how many shots you can make in a row.
When you visit Natural Falls, you’ll have the opportunity to play a few rounds of disc golf right inside the park. The disc golf course consists of eight holes, and you might find that it’s even more fun with more people. Take your family out and show them how it’s done.
Along with the playground, there are also many different sports areas that you can use, including volleyball courts. Bring some friends and family out for a little friendly competition.