Oklahoma is a fantastic place to go RVing. From the panhandle to the east side, you will find terrific state parks, state recreational areas, attractions, and cities. In fact, a great way to decide where you want to go on your RV adventure is to choose which city you want to visit from the biggest ones, like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, and Broken Arrow.
If you want to stay in comfort while visiting Oklahoma City, rent a Class A motorhome. These units, about the size of a school bus, start at about $225 per night. Alternatively, consider renting a Class B RV, which will cost around $250. Class C RVs start at $200 and are another popular option. Bumper-pull trailers renting for less than $100 are available along with fifth-wheel campers renting for about $150. There are numerous popup choices for under $100. Since Norman is only 20 miles from Oklahoma City, you can expect the same prices there.
Alternatively, if you want to visit Tulsa, then you will also find many RVs for rent. Since it is only about 13 miles from Tulsa to Broken Arrow, you can expect to pay the same prices there. In Tulsa, you will find fewer choices in motorcoaches than travel trailers. Popups start at about $72 per night while travel trailers begin at about $100 per night. Take all your favorite toys along in a toy hauler, starting at about $90 with many choices in the $125 to $150 range. You can also find fifth-wheel options between $150 and $250.
There are fantastic cities to explore in Oklahoma. Consider starting in the Oklahoma City/Norman area. If you love live music and watching shows, then wander around the brick-lined streets in the Bricktown Entertainment District, and you will find many great options. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a great place to learn about this area’s ranching history. You will want to hear the animals roar at the Oklahoma City Zoo and pay your respects at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
Putting Tulsa on your radar allows you to explore this fun city and Broken Arrow, which is right nearby. Start your visit with some hiking and kayaking fun at The Gathering Place, where your children are sure to love the playground. If you love to try craft cocktails and great food, head to the Blue Dome Entertainment District. Explore Native American legends by visiting the Gilcrease Museum. Step back into the opulence of the 1920s by visiting the Philbrook Museum of Art. Tulsa and Broken Arrow are beautiful places to go boutique shopping.
You can find fun state parks in Oklahoma to visit, including:
Natural Falls State Park - Take a hike to see the 77-foot waterfall in the narrow valley at this park near Colcord.
Osage Hills State Park – Go hiking through the woods and over the rocky outcroppings at this park near Pawhuska or fish in Lookout Lake or Sand Creek. This is also a fantastic place to go mountain biking.
Robbers Cave State Park – Explore the sandstone caves used as hiding places by Jesse James and Belle Starr at this park near Wilburton. You will want to go hiking and fishing at this state park.
Roman Nose State Park – Challenge a friend to a round of golf at Roman Nose State Park near Watonga. This park also has two lakes and is a great place to go hiking.
Sequoyah State Park – Play on Fort Gibson Lake at Sequoyah State Park near Hulbert. You will also want to go hiking and visit the nature center.
Talimena State Park – Hike along wooded trails extending into Ouachita National Forest at this park near Talihina.
Tenkiller State Park – Go water skiing, fishing, boating, tubing, and scuba diving on Lake Tenkiller when you visit this park near Vian. There is also a swimming pool, and you will want to take a scenic drive.
You can find many great options in RV parks and campgrounds in Oklahoma. If you love boondocking, you may want to consider sites within the Ouachita National Forest in southeastern Oklahoma. The Cedar Lake Recreation Area campground offers lakeside camping. You can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking the three-mile lake perimeter trail, and horseback riding near this campground.
On the other end of the spectrum, you will want to consider Xtreme RV Resort near Eufaula. This campground has general and liquor stores. A variety of boats are available to rent at the marina. If you get a little too much sun, watch a show in the movie theater. You can often listen to live music in the amphitheater, and children will love the spacious playground. Additionally, you will want to go swimming in the heated swimming pool.
There are many state park campgrounds, including Salt Plains State Park. This is a terrific place to dig in the salt for hourglass-shaped selenite crystals. The lake, which is about 50% as salty as the ocean, is also a fantastic spot to go fishing for white and hybrid striped bass. There are many biking and hiking trails to explore at this park near Jet. Try to time your trip to see the migrating whooping cranes and American white pelicans.
You can find many RV dump stations across Oklahoma, including Love’s Travel Stops, Flying J Travel Plazas, Pilot Travel Centers, and TA Travel Centers. In the Oklahoma City area, you can also find one at Cabela’s. The Alva City Park has one near the swimming pool. Randlett Park in Anadarko has one as does Bell’s Camper Sales in Bartlesville. Head to Four Winds Ranch if you are near Cromwell. You can find one at Adam’s Park in El Reno.
There are many festivals and events that you will enjoy attending in Oklahoma, including:
Norman Music Festival – This April festival in Norman offers over 100 bands performing at several different venues across the city.
Red Earth Days – This June festival in Oklahoma City features over 1,200 Native American performers.
The Blues Ball – This three-day September festival in Medicine Park features blues music.
Paseo Arts Festival – This September festival in Oklahoma City features the artwork of 60 juried visual artists.
Diamond Stone Music Festival – This September festival in Tahlequah features music on the banks of the Illinois River.
Inola Hay Days – This September festival lauds Inola as the hay capital of the world.
While there are no national parks in Oklahoma, it is a quick 3.5-hour jaunt from McAlister, Oklahoma, to Hot Springs National Park, and some Oklahoma destinations maybe even closer. Visit Bathhouse Row, which includes:
Lamar Bathhouse – Find curated books and educational materials inside this building that opened to the public on April 16, 1923, for people to submerge themselves in the mineral water fully.
Buckstaff Bathhouse – Opening to the public on February 1, 1912, this building had a large hydrotherapeutic department. You will want to partake of the traditional bathing experience at this location.
Ozark Bathhouse – Opening in the summer of 1992, this bathhouse allowed people of modest means to soak in the waters that many believed had a healing effect. You will want to see the artwork from the park’s Artists in Residence program at this location.
Quapaw Bathhouse – This bathhouse first opened in 1922 but was closed for a long time. It reopened in 2008, and you will want to head here for spa treatments.
Fordyce Bathhouse – After opening on March 1, 1915, this bathhouse that was the largest on Bathhouse Row went out of business on June 30, 1962. It has been turned into a museum.
Maurice Bathhouse – This bathhouse opened to the public on January 1, 1912, and it is the only bathhouse on the row to be vacant.
Hale Bathhouse – This bathhouse was completed in 1892, and it is the oldest building on Bathhouse Row. It has been restored into a hotel.
Superior Bathhouse – This bathhouse opened on February 1, 1916. Stop here to get a drink from the only brewery located in a U.S. national park.
There are wonderful monuments and landmarks to see in Oklahoma, including:
Beavers Bend State Park and Nature Center – This center near Broken Bow on the shores of the 14,000-acre Broken Bow Lake offers campfire programs, arts and crafts programming, nature study, and outdoor movies.
Cherokee National Courthouse – This building in Tahlequah served as the Cherokee Nation’s seat from 1869 to 1907, and it is still the site of the tribal supreme court and judicial branch.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area – Go fishing, hiking, and boating at this location near Sulphur, which features the Lake of the Arbuckles. You will also want to explore the historic Platt District at this site near Sulphur.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Explore the events leading up to the bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The interactive exhibits help you understand the events of that fateful day.
Honey Springs Battlefield – This site near Checotah was home to the largest battle in the Indian Territory. It took place on July 17, 1863.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Oklahoma?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Oklahoma from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Oklahoma?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.