Tent camping during winter in Oklahoma might be harsh, but if you go to one of these great campsites with cabins, you can enjoy nature, a campfire, and the crisp, cool air all season long. Here are our favorites!
This KOA ranks in the top two percent of over 500 campgrounds. Although the pool isn’t open in the winter, there’s still plenty to do. The campground offers a rec room with games, movies, and a treadmill. In the area, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, Native American heritage, casinos, and more.
Bear’s Glen Cabins feature fully-equipped kitchens, full baths, television, heating, an outdoor fire pit, and much more. It sits on 15 acres of private land, with a private dock on Keystone Lake. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, as well as casinos, boat rentals, and local attractions. November to April is the best time for bald eagle viewing in the area.
The 12 cabins at Rivers Edge overlook the Mountain Fork River. It’s a serene setting, with very little noise and light pollution for viewing the nighttime sky. You’ll find miles of hiking trails, a privately-stocked fishing pond, and loaner bikes. ATVs are welcome.
These beautiful cabins in central-southern Oklahoma are located in the Arbuckle Mountains. Each cabin is uniquely decorated, sleeps six adults, and has a fully-equipped kitchen. During the day, enjoy nature, shop in town at the antique stores or visit Turner Falls.
At this KOA, you can fish for crappie or sand bass in Clinton Lake, which is just a short walk from the campground. Lucky Star Casino, golf courses, Route 66 museums, and Stafford Air & Space Museum are within driving distance. Plus, there’s a fenced-in area for pets at the campground to let your buddy run leash-free.
Although River of Love Cabins are mostly for couples, there are family options at this beautiful location in southern Oklahoma near the Red River. WinStar Casino is just a few miles away, as is Lake Murray State Park and ATV trails. The cabins have full kitchens, AC/heat, linens, and towels and hot tubs.
Peckerwood Knob Cabins may only have two cabins, but both are beautiful. If you’re a morning person, stay in the Sunrise Cabin, which has a glass wall overlooking the mountains for an excellent view of the morning sun. The other cabin faces west for sunset views over the mountain. It’s like a private mountain retreat.
Medicine Park is one of the nicest resort towns in Oklahoma. It’s close to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and has some wonderful restaurants and boutiques. White Horse Lodging has three cobblestone cottages with screened-in porches and modern amenities. It’s a lovely place to stay in the winter.
Even in the off-season, there’s a lot to do at Grand Lake. There’s a game room on site, and an area for four-wheeling. Just a few miles away, you can enjoy the history of the area at the Eastern Trails Museum or get a meal at Clanton’s Café, “the oldest continually owned family restaurant on Route 66 in the state of Oklahoma.”