Robbers Cave State Park is located in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the Sans Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma. This park is a favorite of rappellers, equestrians, hikers and outdoor lovers. The park and adjoining wildlife management area offers acres of discovery and enjoyment including trout fishing in season, hunting, miles of hiking and equestrian trails, rugged cliffs for climbing and fall foliage viewing. Robbers Cave also enjoys notoriety as a former hideout for outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr.
Robbers Cave State Park is a 8,246-acre park with 189 combined lake acres with Lake Carlton, Lake Wayne Wallace and Coon Creek. It is named for the famous outlaw cave hidden in the formation of sandstone hills and cliffs ranging from 300 to 1,500-ft in height.
Campground facilities at Robbers Cave State Park include 22 modern RV sites with full hookups, 67 sites with water and electric hookups, and 86 primitive camping along secluded trails. Equestrian campsites are also available.
Other overnight accommodations include a lodge, cabins, a lake hut, yurts and two group camp facilities. Each of the 20 rooms at the Belle Starr View Lodge command an impressive view of Coon Creek Lake and the forested valley below. All rooms are non-smoking and feature two double beds, a coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge and satellite television. Rooms at the lodge can accommodate up to four guests. Pets are not permitted in lodge rooms.
A total of 26 cabins are available at Robbers Cave State Park. The cabins are non-smoking and offer park views. Each cabin comes fully equipped with refrigerator, cooking range, microwave, coffee pot, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, cooking utensils, linens, central heat and air, fireplace, shower and satellite television. Cabins are not equipped with telephones; however, there is limited cell phone service atop the mountain where the cabins are located. Pet-friendly cabins are available upon request for a daily pet fee. Requests for pet-friendly cabins must be specified at the time the reservations are made.
Cabin options include one-bedroom duplex cabins that sleep four guests, one-bedroom cabins that also sleep four guests, two-bedroom cabins that sleep six guests and two-bedroom cabins with decks that also sleep six guests. Specialty, or "honeymoon" cabins, are also available. The lake hut is located near the main entrance and comes equipped with a queen-sized bed and a sleeper sofa. It also has a full sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and a table with four chairs. There is no television or shower facility, but the lake hut does have a toilet and sink. It is pet-friendly.
The yurts come with a queen bed and sofa sleeper. Amenities include a mini fridge, microwave, heat and air window unit, ceiling fan and a deck overlooking Lake Carlton. One yurt is handicap accessible, and the nearest restroom/shower is a couple of hundred yards away.
Group Camp 1 features 12 cabins that can accommodate 274 people, and Group Camp 2 features seven bunkhouses that can accommodate 250 people. Group Camp 1 is open seasonally from March through November and Group Camp 2 is open year round.
Bring your own ATV or side by side and ride to Robbers Cave State Park’s 250-acre ATV riding area, which is open from 8am until sunset each day. The park also has an amphitheater, five group picnic shelters and two indoor community rooms. Picnic tables, comfort stations with showers, boat ramps, a swimming beach, a seasonal swimming pool with bathhouse, playgrounds, miniature golf, paddleboat rentals, surrey bike rentals, a small grocery store, and a nature center with naturalist programs and exhibits round out the park's facilities.
Robbers Cave State Park is a perfect family getaway with an abundance of outdoor fun to keep the kids entertained. Take advantage of the park's steep cliffs while learning the art of rappelling, or venture off into the adjacent wildlife management area, featuring 3,800 acres of forested hunting ground.