10 Parks near Vian, Oklahoma
Aug 2015 - $18.00
Had reserved for Chicken Creek but got wrong directions off internet, so ended up at Tenkiller. At Tenkiller wanted to stay in water/electric only for one night. Ended up at Fox Squirrel Camp when couldn't find working electric and nearby water in that camp and got stung by wasp when lifting electric hookup box cover!! Fox Squirrel site was excellent with a grill and table and nearby clean restroom! - Ann_Dave
Oct 2013 - $23.00
Stayed 2 nights in Shady Grove campsite within the State Park towards the back of the Park property and up a hill. Polite and helpful registration staff. Narrow asphalt drive into the campground with level concrete pads at each site requiring nothing unusual for set up. Campsite only had 30 amp service, while we needed 50 amp, and was no where to be found. Utilities worked as expected. Very shady campground. A fairly long drive back to the entrance and other services. Was just an OK experience. - drw-cpa
Jun 2010 - $20.00
We stayed in the newer edition at the Flying Squirrel campground. Shade was sparse and water hydrants were even sparser and bathrooms in that sector were nonexistent. Our section was right next to the the highway. There was a store and a nightclub across the highway from the park. It was sort of like camping near the "strip" in your home town without any noticeable gunfire. This is not a good place just to go camping. - Kittum
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This CG just keeps getting better. They have added numerous RV sites and new cabins. There are plenty of activities for young and old and everyone in between. The fishing is like anywhere else. Some days are great and some not so great, but the river is always enjoyable. The staff is friendly and willing to assist in whatever manner necessary. We have camped here for several and will continue to do so. They have also added an Off-Leash dog park which our dogs just love. The rest of the park is dog friendly, but they really enjoy being able to run free We just wish they could get the county to widen the access road between the highway and the entrance to the park. It can get exciting if you meet another large rig as you enter or exit the park. - cvilleokrv
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Very low hanging tree branches on the county road to the park and within the park kept me from rating higher. Park managers seemed unconcerned about the trees on the county road saying it was not their problem. The park seemed to have quite a few permanent residents, but the place is very clean, with good sized level sites. Lots of family activities. One surprise was the lack of trash receptacles - you had to go to the far end of the park to find one. Aside from the tree branches and lack of trash bins, it was a nice park. - ArkansasTraveler
Nov 2013 - $26.00
Rate reflects the Good Sam discount. This campground continues not to disappoint! We managed to call after hours to get a spot at the last minute and after a returned phone call (10 minutes tops)we had reservations. Lot's of amenities for kids. Staff had exceptional attitudes. Elec worked as supposed to with very stable power. Concrete level parking pad. Lot's of space between sites. This was a great camping experience! We camp here regularly (2x this year). - drw-cpa
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Campground on a peninsula overlooking Lake Tenkiller. Easy access to water. Sites are basic with water and electric. Some sites share water spigots. Fully tree lined asphalt access road and sites. Sites level with hookups correctly laid out for back-in parking. Strayhorn Marina close by as well as swimming beach, boat ramp for campers use, and no real strict parking so can have your boat or jet ski up near the RV. Restrooms with no a/c, but clean. Campground gate closes nightly 10:00 PM for security. Online reservation is the easiest way to secure a site. Reserved and first come sites available. No dog park. - drw-cpa
Apr 2013 - $15.00
The reason for this review is to let everyone know this park may have access for "big rigs," but it is certainly not big rig friendly! We have a 45' motorhome and love staying at parks like this, so based on previous reviews that said this was big rig friendly, we took a chance. First sign of trouble was low bridge shortly after turning off the interstate. Fortunately it was 13'9" clearance, so our awning sensors and cb antenna made it through ok. Next challenge was the extremely narrow two lane road on the way to the park. We don't mind 7 miles off the interstate. We do mind having to "white knuckle" it when a truck comes from the opposite way. Fortunately, we made it to the park with side mirrors intact. Again, extremely narrow up and down roads to get to park and once inside park. Saturday night so only site available that was long enough was on the lake - nice! Problem was, you had to come from the other way to get into it, and to get the other way you had to navigate an even narrower road -up down and around - with BIG trees immediately next to the road. After the whole fiasco of just getting to the park, we decided not to chance our mirrors again and left. We were highly disappointed because it really was a lovely park, it's just not in the least big rig friendly. - hddebbie
Sep 2012 - $15.00
This is one of the nicest parks we've stayed in, alto' the city of Sallisaw has taken over the running of it. The park hosts have been there for years, and treat it like their own home. It's as little way off the interstate, but well worth it for the price. The city really needs to promote this small park! - GoinPlaces
Apr 2011 - $18.00
Nice campground close to Rt40. Lakeside sites are a little older but kept looking good. Only 30amp but that was fine with us. There was some talk about closing this park...so check with them first. - yankeeflyer1
Jun 2016 - $35.00
The owner went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable. Upon arrival we needed propane. The owner dropped what he was doing and filled our tank promptly (their tank is an easy access facility). The bathrooms have just been renovated and are very nice. The park has high shade but we had satellite access. All hookups were good, and site level. Cable was adequate. Area has several good restaurants if you want a night out. Nice dog run and a nice pool area. We will stay here again on our next trip through. - User2396
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Great stop on a hot day! Easy to find from highway. We were given a shady spot across from the clean, nice sized pool. Our site was level. We were also given a lunch/ dinner menu. - molytung
Jun 2016 - $31.00
This is one of the few full service RV parks on that section of I-40. Everything at the park is clean and well organized. The office staff is very helpful and friendly. All the sites have some trees and shade, necessary in the Oklahoma summers. If satellites do not connect, cable is available. The WiFi is slow when the park is full. I would recommend this RV park to others and stay there again. - WNC Traveler
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Cypress Row CR19 - great downhill view of the lake from our front window. Our site was a bit damp from the previous night's rain, but without puddles. We parked on the leaf-covered site, on what might have been a bit of gravel - far from the next sites. Our well-pruned tree-lined site was almost level side to side, but the front of the trailer needed to be lifted - not a concern for us. Other sites appeared more level.
A few people were fishing off the dock, while we took a nice walk around the campground's 3 loops. The camp was quiet, nestled in the high-canopy trees.
As we were setting up camp, the hostess stopped to welcome us. She wouldn't let us stop to pay her, as she promised to stop by later. Having only one night to spend here, we left early, leaving payment at the host's camper door.
My Verizon did not work here - OK by me.
We would return. - AluminumCloud
Aug 2014 - $23.00
Nice park with lots of wild life and trees. Nice level pad with lots of trees. Easy walk to lake. Something for everyone with hiking, Tent camping, boating, and wild life watching. The camp hosts in the RV section were wonderful. Nice family park with children's playground. Cons no WiFi or ATT cell reception and bath house is funky like most state parks. They do have more primitive sites without sewer but there is a community dump station. Nice park friendly people. Would recommend. - Flying Unicorn
Jul 2014 - $20.00
Good value. $20 for water 30 amps and a pool. Grounds well maintained. Lots of spots on a Saturday. Pool open noon to 7 PM with lifeguards. Open for private parties after 7:30. Kids fishing pond a bit yucky and pool could use updating, but is functional. Snack area with reasonable prices. - cb1000rider
May 2008 - $7.00
Very nice, this is a COE campground, regular price is $15. but with golden age card get it for $7.50, sites are right on lake, but campground is hard to find and signs are not good, but worth it once you get there, will say again - jim1
May 2015 - $19.00
We would of liked it better if the restrooms didnt have mold in them. We stayed there because our son lived close by and we were traveling through and wanted to visit. The price was good with the PA discount . The sights were level they were concrete strips. We would stay again if we had too. - cindy coffey
Apr 2015 - $19.00
This is an old, tree covered park, but well maintained except for fallen leaves, and picnic tables need paint. Some full-timers with typical outside storage items. Gravel roads with adequate travel width and high-branched trees. An eclectic mix of gravel, paved and concrete pads, all level. There are four short-term 30 amp pull-thrus with double-strip concrete pads; the three short-term 50 amp pull-thrus were gravel. It rained every day and night, but the roads and pads, with a few low spot exceptions, drained well leaving the surfaces useable. Utilities were serviceable; antenna TV reception was excellent. AT&T cell was adequate; park internet was adequate for web surfing when others were not using it. The indoor pool is available only in the summer. Some road noise, but quiet at night. Excellent value with PA. Would return. - LoneWolf
Mar 2015 - $27.00
Nice clean park with friendly helpful owners. They don't take credit cards but do take checks.
Park and buildings are clean and everything except one washing machine worked. WiFi worked well at site. Good power.
Lots of trees but also open enough to get satellite signal.
Would stay here again. - Brian & Corky
May 2016 - $24.00
When we arrived, we could not find anyone to help us. All areas were closed except one, which had poor camping pads, water connections 20 feet away, uneven, and very close together. We decided to leave the same day. In my judgment, this CG is a disaster. - Jim Butler
Mar 2014 - $14.00
This is a typical state operated park, clean and well maintained with plenty of room at each site. The campground is surrounded on three sides with water and the views are great. Fire rings, grills, and picnic tables at most sites. Friendly and helpful staff. - Dave Cole
Oct 2010 - $17.00
The park was GREAT, the only disappointment was that they advertise full hookups and if you don't read the fine print, you will THINK that means sewer and it does not. This was a real bummer for us, but a nice neighbor let us use his potty caddy and it all worked out. We have decided to invest in one of these little things (I may be calling it by the wrong name, but you get the picture). Anyway, other than that, the park was great and the the spaces were not cramped. It is very nice! Our spot was water view and we could get both sunrise and sunset shots! If it had septic hook ups, I would have given it a 10. - WeB3HappyCampers
Apr 2016 - $25.00
No longer accept Passport America, but gave us last year's rate. Pros: Very basic park, but convenient to Tahlequah, especially Cherokee Heritage Center. All pull through sites. Clean, helpful staff at gas station, grass nicely mowed and some shade, but still need some trimming.
Cons: No WiFi, no cable, no picnic tables - absolutely basic. - BandD
Apr 2014 - $10.00
We stayed one night under Passport America. We were the only ones there. 50a power, water, and sewer all OK. Verizon cell and hotspot worked fine. No trees to block rooftop dish. Daytime noise from small industry behind campground, but it stops in late afternoon. Very basic park but right location and price for us to visit Tahlequah. - big greg
Oct 2013 - $10.00
All pull through sites but young trees need to be trimmed. Water and 50amp power was good. Gravel road and sites with grass in-between sites which are close together. Very roomy if only a few RVs in the park which is the norm. Verizon cell phone and hotspot worked well. Rooftop TV dish did too, the trees are not too tall. The nearby bar T-Bone was closed and loud industry across the street was quiet. Passport America $10 rate was for just one night. Very convenient to Tahlequah. - big greg