Lake Eufaula State Park is located on the shores of the lake that bears its name. It is 14 miles southwest of Checotah, in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. The park lies about 34 miles away from Muskogee. The lake on which the park is built has a water surface of over 100,000 acres. Its breathtaking shoreline has over 12 state parks strewn on it with Lake Eufaula State Park being the most centrally located and the favorite recreational area. It is one of the best parks on the lake and a favorite destination for McIntosh County campers.
The park was formerly called Fountainhead State Park and acquired its current name in 2002. Though it may not have the breathtaking vistas of mountains and waterfalls, it has hiking trails and a shoreline that will keep you coming back. If you are into boating, fishing or horse riding, book an RV in McIntosh County to get the best that the Lake Eufaula State Park has to offer.
The main attraction to this state park is the massive lake on which it is centered and which keeps outdoor devotees coming back. If you love to try your luck at dipping your bait in the pristine waters of a lake, come to the state park ready to do some enjoyable fishing. Pack your fishing stuff in your RV rental and join other anglers by the lakeside.
Boating is quite popular at this state park. Unlike most state parks, Lake Eufaula imposes very few restrictions on boaters on the lake. Those with a canoe and kayak usually stick close to the shoreline, but powered boaters go out to the open water. There apparently are no-wake zones around the lake. Plenty of room is available for jet skiing, water skiing, and other such activities, particularly in the warm season.
Take a dip into the waters of the lake whether you are a visitor or native of the area while camping at Lake Greenwood State Park. Stay alert for any leeches lurking in the lake. If you wish to stay on dry land, hit the trail on one of the trails dotting the park. The trails are not too hot or cold even in summer, but carry a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water. The crazy snake trail is the best and is particularly ideal in summer when the wildflowers are in bloom. The bluebird trail is also nice and has a great number of trees and plants.
Camping at Lake Greenwood State Park
When you want to do some RV camping at Lake Eufaula State Park, you will be in for a time of your life. Enjoy the conveniences of modernity and the peace and calm of the outdoors. The park has three campsites, all of which can accommodate vehicles up to 90 feet long. One of the campgrounds features three air-conditioned and heated meeting rooms. Amenities at the sites include WiFi, pull-through sites and a swimming pool.
Some of Lake Eufaula’s State Parks RV campsites feature electric, water and sewer hookups. The Dogwood Drive campground has a storm shelter, shower area, and restroom. The RV station on the camp is also near this campground. The camp has over 135 parking spots, and you can bring your horse if riding is your thing.
If you are camping in a rental motorhome at Lake Eufaula State Park, you can reserve your site as soon as possible. Contact the park directly to make a reservation.
Exploring the Area
Before you leave Lake Eufaula’s State Park, drive around the area and see some of the nearby attractions. Visit the Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park and sample what they may have on offer. There is so much to do in this park. You might end up stretching your stay in this region of Oklahoma. As you camp in your RV in McIntosh, you will not run out of exciting things to do here.
Drive less than 40 miles from Lake Eufaula State Park via US-75 S and I-40 E to Okmulgee and explore what the city has to offer. Have a meal at one of the city’s restaurants for a taste of some of the best of Oklahoma. If you have not yet had your fair share of enjoyment while at the Lake Eufaula State Park, visit the Okmulgee State Park in your RV rental from McIntosh.
Visit the Creek Council House Museum within the city if you are a lover of history. The museum features history and Creek Indian Art. It sits in the heart of the town square in the center of the historic downtown district. Drive along the downtown area and see more of the historical sites during your outdoor adventure.