Make your way to Bernice State Park for a motorhome camping trip with the family. Located in the state of Oklahoma at the northwestern corner of the Grand Lake, Bernice State Park is a great getaway where outdoor enthusiasts can immerse themselves in scenic natural surroundings. Located in the town of Bernice, the state park is about 21 miles from the city of Miami, and renting an RV is a convenient way of getting around. You will find a huge selection of RV rentals in Delaware County to help you explore all the area has to offer.
A terrific lakefront destination, Bernice State Park offers a range of exciting outdoor recreation. The biggest attraction of the 88-acre state park is, of course, the Grand Lake that stands out like a blue jewel in the rugged Oklahoma landscape. The mighty lake covers 46,000 acres with over 1300 miles of shoreline that includes five state parks along the way. Known as the ‘crappie capital of the world,’ Bernice State Park is a hotspot for anglers looking to make the most of their fishing experience. Nature lovers are in for a treat at the park’s well-versed Nature Center that offers an insight into the natural habitat of the Grand Lake area. Camping at Bernice State Park opens up a world of outdoor recreation.
Bernice State Park offers some of the best crappie fishing in the area, but anglers have other fish species to look forward to as well, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, bluegill, spotted bass, spoonbill catfish, and paddlefish. An Oklahoma fishing license is required to fish in the Grand Lake.
RV camping at Bernice State Park is a delight for boaters. There is a boat ramp that provides easy access to boaters looking to take their watercraft out in the lake. Water skiing and jet skiing are permitted in parts of the lake, but the highlight of the lake is its cool waters that welcome swimmers to take a dip.
The Nature Center at Bernice State Park showcases the natural habitat of the area through its many exhibits. Don’t miss the indigenous animal exhibits, fish exhibits, and other wildlife exhibits. With a full-time onsite naturalist, tours, and classes held at the nature center, it’s a great way to get to understand the habitat of the area. Put on your walking shoes and explore the many nature trails during your state park RV camping trip.
Camping at Bernice State Park
Park your RV rental at Bernice State Park to enjoy easy access to the park’s many recreational offerings. The campsites at the state park offer amenities like big rig access, tent camping, 30 and 50 amp electric service, water, a dump station, central water spigot, and limited cell phone coverage. There are restrooms and shower stalls, and picnic tables. Should the kids have tagged along, they will enjoy running around in the playground. For recreation, there is direct lake access and recreational trails to explore.
As you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Bernice State Park, drive to Water’s Edge RV and Cabin Resort in Vinita. With 90 campsites, amenities at the resort include pull-thru sites, big rig access, full hookups, 20, 30, and 50 amp, water, sewers, dump station, central water spigot, cable television, WiFi, and cell phone coverage. Campers have access to restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. There’s a pet area for your four-legged friends, so bring them along with you on your camping trip. Make use of the clubhouse recreation room and picnic shelter during your stay. Enjoy easy access to the lake for swimming, fishing, and boating. There are outdoor courts and a gym as well for your convenience.
Exploring the Area
Delaware County campers have much to explore in the areas surrounding Bernice State Park. The city of Grove is about 20 minutes from the state park and makes for an interesting visit.
Drive through the Honey Creek State Park located in Grove or stop by at Lendonwood Gardens. With over 1200 varieties of plants, it’s a delight for nature lovers. Don’t miss the Angel of Hope Garden.
Get a good insight into Pioneer history at the Har-Ber Village that acts as a living museum. With several historic buildings, exhibits, and antiques on display, the village is an interesting visit.
In nearby Afton, Darryl Starbird’s Rod and Custom Hall of Fame Museum is a must-visit for automobile lovers. The museum houses over 50 custom-built vehicles that you get to explore on tours offered at the museum. Check out the gift shop for souvenirs.
Staying with automobiles, visit the Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum in Miami during your RV rental vacation. The museum showcases the history of motorcycles on the famous Route 66.
Enjoy local Oklahoma delicacies on your travels through Delaware County. From fried pies to fried chicken steaks, calf fries to the famed Oklahoma barbecue, there are some fantastic food options in Grove, Miami, and Bernice.