We would not recommend this park, but doubt you could even get in as all but 3 spots are available due to long term residents. There is no staff presence at all, but a nice lady did come to check us in when we called upon arrival. The spot we had was a back in and was not in great shape. The gravel was mounded in places with deep tracks from past campers. Needed to be raked. The water hookup was buried in the ground and full of water. We had to use a cup to scoop out the water in order to hookup. Due to heavy rainfall, it was full of water again with the area flooded when we left. Not a good system at all. Also broken glass all over. Wifi was very spotty, but it was satellite friendly. Although the park was full, it felt a bit like a ghost town. I think a lot of empty rigs just park here for football games in Stillwater. We prefer more resort like parks with people around, so this one just wasn't for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty basic campground, but we did get a level pull-through. The sites are gravel and there is a laundry room. There is free WiFi, but it's pretty slow. If you just need a place to stay at night, this would be fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall the park is huge, however when we called they only take reservations for the Scissortail area which has about 20 sites. The site we were assigned had had water issues, the area was extremely muddy to the point I had mud over the top of sneakers trying to hook water to our trailer. It was continuly leaking underground creating a swamp. Sights were asphalt paved but very narrow. Also they booked a rodeo group in this section with many horses. Will not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed two nights here. Fairly close to town if necessities needed, our site had no shade, but others did...I "dropped in" on 5 July and got a site, so was not choosy. The person at the office desk was very nice, put us in a nice long pull thru and the stay was very nice. Would stay here again. The lake was almost red from recent rains, but not their fault. Seems to be well maintained overall. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon we were fortunate to get a lakefront spot and were not disappointed that the lake was beautiful. What was unfortunate was the condition of the beachfront in camp and the campsite itself which had trash strewn everywhere from previous campers. Even in our fire ring someone had left there eggshells from a breakfast cooked outdoors. It's amazing the way some people treat such a treasure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed twice for a night each during the week in July in the Pine Grove area. Boat ramp is a block away and swimming is either at the small sand beach for kids down on one end of the Pine Grove area or directly off your lot (most are water front). Few if any 'pull through' lots, though things are spaced well enough that backing in isn't much of a problem. Just out of WiFi range from our lot (43). A nice quiet family/kid friendly camping area. A porta-potty was available in the camp area, you can walk up the hill for fancier restrooms/showers if you need them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This review refers to the Pine Grove area of the park. The area itself is very pretty. I was able to park in a pull-through site that overlooked the water and was very picturesque. There is a swimming area next to the area I stayed. I was able to observe several deer both during the day while swimming and at night while driving back into the campground area. Almost all the sites had lots of shade available. There is a small store where you register that also has a small gas station. You can also rent boats there (from paddle boats up to small fishing boats), and the price is very reasonable. The Oklahoma State University police regularly patrol the area, so it appears reasonably safe. The main drawback to the park is that even with the pull-though sites, getting back on the road where I stayed proved to be a little difficult. While I was preparing to leave the next morning, I had to wake the couple in the next spot as their truck was parked in such a way as to block my motorhome's access to the one-lane road into and out of the camping alcove area. Even so, I would be willing to stay here again for one night or two. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I only gave a rating of 7 because we only had electric at the site we stayed at and the ones with water and electric were all leased. The rates were $8 for tents, $12 for electric sites and $20 for water and electric. This is a beautiful 3,350 acre lake and owned by Oklahoma State University and offers swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, and sailing. An 800 acre recreation area surrounds the lake and offers camping, cabins, and picnic areas. If I remember the only campground that has room for short term big Rigs is Pine Grove Area the other are for permanent sites and tent camping. When we were there they didn't have any street lights and was very dark at night, which made backing in to a site a bit more dangerous without help. They do list some sites with electric and water. I heard at times it can be very crowed, but we were there the first part of May and we didn't have any problems. They just got done building a new bath house in 2004. The campground is eight miles from Stillwater and just a few miles from I 35. All sites had real nice view of the lake and there was plenty to keep a person busy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I am sorry to say we did not stay here. We made reservations, but when we pulled up I was afraid to stay. The place looked like someone's front yard where they parked trailers side by side and lived in them long term. The space they were going to put us, was so tight, I don't think our side had room to come out. Everything looked unkept. I begged my husband to turn around and leave. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the second time we stayed here and will be returning each year we come to Oklahoma. The atmosphere is friendly, quiet and is family-owned. The owners welcome people and treat them like friends. The Wi-Fi is great. The laundry facility is small with only two washers and dryers. The fact that they have storm shelters is definitely a plus for this area of the country. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we first pulled up to this place we thought it looked to be a really funky place, not one we would spend a lot of time at. The spaces are pretty tight and kind of oddly organized around the owners' home. They are gravel and there were some pull through sites, lots of permanent residents. The laundry was small but clean. The owners' were busy tiling one of the shower rooms. So, we are thinking "very funky" and weren't really ready to give the place a high rating. When the first night settled in and we began the experience of a HUGE storm with six hrs of continuous thunder & lightening, drenching rain, hail and ferocious winds I will have to say the fact that the park came with two storm shelters negated all of our other impressions. When the sirens went off and we actually had to go into the shelters (after the owners ran around in the rain and dark waking us all up) we were even more impressed and grateful. The other park in town doesn't have shelters. We would definitely return to this park if we are in the area. The shelters made all the difference! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nightly rate is based on monthly rent with 50 amp service. This is a quiet small park located on the east edge of Stillwater. As such it is convenient for getting to the shopping/restaurant area which mostly is located along Perkins Road -- about 2 miles west. I stayed here for 2 months during July and August. I hunkered down to try to avoid driving and being out any more than I had to in the more than 50 days of 100+ degree heat that hit the midwest this summer. I visited with friends in Stillwater and square danced in OKC while I was there. I had just bought my motor home and was a total newbie. The owners were very helpful in helping me get set up. They gave me many useful tips and helped me get used to backing up to park a 37' motorhome. The lots are gravel and there are just a couple of spots with shade. During the school year there are a number of OSU students who stay here. During home football weekends they are booked solid with their long term residents and OSU football fans. The Wi-Fi worked better than my US Cellular air card. In fact, it was very fast. They have 2 storm shelters which are easy to get to. Fortunately, we did not need them while I was there, but the fact that they had them was very reassuring. I did not use the laundry, bathrooms or showers so I can't speak to them. This is an excellent place for a few day's stay or for staying for a week or so as you sightsee in the area. There is no clubhouse nor planned activities so it is not a resort and one should not go there expecting that. I will definitely stay in this park when I visit my friends there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Did not see the bathroom signs that concerned an earlier reviewer. The bathrooms were clean. Not spotless or sparkling by any means, but certainly not dirty, either. The sites are gravel. Ours was a long pull-through and quite level. The lady that checked us in was very nice and friendly. This is not a destination park by any means, but for a night or three it's quite agreeable. Given the time of year we stayed here, I was most happy for the easily accessible underground storm shelters at this park. No storms the night we stayed, but the fact that the shelters are close by sure gave us peace of mind. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is UNIQUE. You have to enter the smokey residence of the owners to register. Take a right or you will be in their bedroom! The bathrooms desperately need new floors (the throw rugs are too ragged to wash), but walls and showers are ok. However, the signs in the bathroom are the most BIZARRE we have EVER encountered. Multiple signs with threats. One begins, "I am sick of scraping boogers off the walls." And covers other bodily wastes that have been removed. Another sign details the proper disposal of used toilet paper (not in the trash). A body waste disposal war zone? The owners are very helpful but I could not work up the courage to confront them about these AWFUL signs as we were stuck staying here. We would not stay here again. Life is too short. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For our purposes of only staying a night or two on route to final destination, this place was perfect. Not far from town, but so very quiet and peaceful. All hookups worked great. Bathroom was clean, and Wi-Fi worked great. Owner was very friendly and helpful. We stayed again on our way back, and we found it to be exactly as first described. Worth the 12 minute drive from I-35 into the Stillwater area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is located off of a paved road on a dusty gravel road. Lots of trees to hit on the paved road once you leave the city limits. WIFI never worked, they don't answer e-mail, the sites were laid out in a pretty disorganized manner and the place was mostly used by folks living and working in town. Didn't look like many transients. Even though it is listed as "Big Rig" friendly, we have a 40' coach I wouldn't take in there again. The owners are pretty friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.