Hidden away in the Great Plains Country of Southwest Oklahoma is the picturesque oasis of Foss State Park. Home to hiking trails, excellent fishing spots, and one of the state’s best sandy beaches, it's well worth paying a visit when you book an RV in Custer County.
Although the park’s location is relatively secluded, it lies just six miles north of Interstate Route 40. Its fantastic connections to this major highway make it’s the perfect motorhome camping escape from the nearby metropolises of Oklahoma City and Amarillo, TX,
Sitting on the southern banks of Foss Reservoir, Foss State Park boasts ample opportunities to get out and about on the water as well as explore the rolling hills and greenery of The Sooner State.
Despite bordering 8,800 acres of water and boasting 1,750 acres of land to explore, the main draw for camping at Foss State Park is to relax on the sweeping Sunset Beach. This sandy beach features five shelters, countless grills, fire rings, and washrooms, which makes for a comfortable day spent on this inland beach. Each of the five shelters has been constructed out of sustainable materials and features a thatched roof that adds a sort of tropical vibe to this hidden gem in Oklahoma. Simply bring your beach towel or sun lounger with you and settle down for a day of sunbathing, barbequing, and swimming.
From Sunset Beach, you can rent a variety of boats to enjoy during your Foss State Park camping trip. This includes pontoons, kayaks, and other non-motorized vessels. Alternatively, bring your own boat along with you for the adventure and explore the waters on your own terms. Take your best rod and bait out with you on your boat to see if you can reel in any of the sports fish that frequent these waters. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie are all up for grabs and are perfect for a lunchtime BBQ.
Should you get itchy feet, grab your hiking boots, and explore one of the scenic walking trails that undulate through the park and around the reservoir. Anyone RV camping at Foss State Park with a passion for history and hiking will love the Great Western Cattle Trail. Used during the 1800s to transport cattle to markets in neighboring states, hikers can now wander along the trail, discovering historical landmarks as they go. Look out for Mount Teepee, Big Elk Crossing, and Soldier’s Spring, all-natural landmarks that cowboys would use to find their way.
Camping at Foss State Park
To make the most out of your visit to Foss State Park, consider staying a few nights at its well-equipped campground. With 150 RV rental-friendly sites on offer, you should have no problem rocking up to this campsite without a reservation. It's worth calling ahead to reserve a site when you need full hookups, though, as these are in high demand. Otherwise, there are a handful of sites with partial hookups, a dump station nearby, and full washroom amenities. You’re also more than welcome to bring your pets along with you as long as they are well-behaved and supervised at all times.
Just a ten-minute drive away from Foss State Park, on the way to Elk City, OK, you’ll find a KOA with all of the bells and whistles you’d normally expect to find. Along with full hookups, large sites, and well-maintained bathrooms, campers can make use of the on-site WiFi, tempting snack bar, and handy dog park to let their furry friend run wild.
Exploring the Area
When you rent a camper near Foss State Park, you’ll be able to explore all of the sites and attractions of Custer County. Head to Clinton to visit the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, which offers an in-depth history of the state’s most traveled highway. Learn about the trials and tribulations of turning a simple blueprint into one of the most famous highways in the world, discover the rock stars that drove the route whilst touring the country and the famous American diners that are scattered along the way. Most importantly, visit the gift store to pick up a little souvenir to remember your time on Route 66.
Clinton is also home to a family-friendly indoor water park, a welcome relief during the hot summer months, but open during winter too. Enjoy four-story water slides that include an exciting Tornado-Bowl, try your hand at slide boarding, or take a leisurely ride down the lazy river. What’s more, there’s a campground on-site if you want to enjoy more than just an afternoon at Water Zoo, Clinton.
Just a few miles east of Clinton, you’ll come across the Stafford Air and Space Museum, ideal for any aviation buffs renting an RV nearby. Featuring several hangers displaying more than 20 retired aircraft and full-sized replicas and countless indoor exhibits, it's easy enough to while away a whole afternoon here. Some of the more exciting exhibitions include displays of rocket engines, showcase the history of space exploration, and even feature a flown segment of a rocket booster that you can walkthrough.