Black Mesa State Park RV & Campground Guide

Oklahoma

Nestled on the borders of Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, Black Mesa State Park is a flat-tabled land covered by black lava and is the highest point in Oklahoma. The park features Lake Carl Etling, where many water activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing occur. It also offers campsites, boat ramps, a playground, and picnic facilities. For RVers, Black Mesa State Park is the ideal combination of history, geology, nature, and outdoor fun activities. Some of the nearest cities include Guymon and Boise City. 

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Spring 37-65 F
Summer 64-91 F
Fall 56-82 F
Winter 23-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Black Mesa State Park

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Black Mesa Campground

While in Black Mesa State Park, be sure to check in at Black Mesa Campground. With the perfect skies for stargazing and various outdoor recreation activities, such as wildlife viewing and hiking, this campground is paradise! Named after the prehistoric black lava rock that initially covered the Mesa, this campground is now a popular attraction for locals in Kenton and folks in the nearby states of New Mexico and Colorado. Some of the amenities include picnic tables, showers, and full hookups. At night, you can relax around the campfire as you enjoy the scenic view of the sky.

Wild Bill's RV Park

Located at the center of the scenic Black Hill and approximately 40 miles from Black Mesa State Park, Wild Bill's RV Park is a great place for a trip throughout the hills. It has spacious sites where you can camp while enjoying Strawberry Creek and majestic pines. You can hike on the trails along the hills or relax at the beautiful picnic sites. Other amenities include clean restrooms, a playground, a laundry section, and free showers for visitors.

Clayton RV Park

Clayton RV Park is situated adjacent to Clayton Lake State Park and 50 minutes from Black Mesa State Park. It presents numerous sightseeing and hiking opportunities. The dinosaur footprints found at the lake make it a perfect attraction for historians. Have a good time watching different bird species near the water or visiting the museum for some exciting facts about the cultural landscape and the park's history. Amenities include restrooms, a playground, electricity hookups, water hookups, sewerage, and access to the internet.

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What to Do at
Black Mesa State Park

Inside Black Mesa State Park

With picnic tables, charcoal grills, and benches available at the park, you can enjoy hanging out and sharing a meal with your family members as you take in the scenic beauty of the blooming desert plants. If you're not into picnicking, you can bring your fishing gear and go fishing at Lake Carl Etling, where you can expect to catch trout, perch, smallmouth bass, and sunfish. For adventurous campers, this remote region offers trails of different lengths and difficulties. 

Outside Black Mesa State Park

The area around Black Mesa State Park features many diverse landscapes. Heading toward the park exposes you to beautiful prairies, rocky mesas, and lush forests. Along the way, you can stop by the expansive city parks, the museums, or the nearby restaurants for some local delicacies. There's so much to do outside the park, so load up your RV and prepare yourself for some guaranteed fun.

Restaurants

The Angel Café

If you want some hot and tasty breakfast or lunch, head toward The Angel Café. It’s about 40 miles from Black Mesa State Park. Besides offering delicious bacon, eggs, and coffee, this restaurant also serves Mexican foods such as tacos and chilaquiles.

Type: American, Mexican

Location: 505 N Cimarron Ave, Boise City, OK 73933

Subway

Subway brings mouth-watering flavors and tasty ingredients in thousands of sandwich combinations to you. It offers freshly cut toppings, veggies, and recently baked bread, creating some of Oklahoma's best sandwiches. Be sure to taste the steak sandwich topped with melted cheese. If you're craving a classic, Subway has a roasted turkey breast sandwich that's full of flavor and protein.

Type: Deli

Location: 110 E Main St, Boise City, OK 73933

DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant

DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant is the place to be for friendly customer service and hot, delicious food. The staff here always goes the extra mile to ensure that you're satisfied. Some of the popular meals on the menu include roasted chicken, fries, and barbecue. Located just a few miles from Black Mesa State Park, this is a nice place to stop for a cool treat.

Type: Fast food

Location: 208 US-287 E, Boise City, OK 73933

Shopping

Moore's Food Pride

Moore's Food Pride has by far the best groceries in Boise City. You'll find everything you need all under one roof, from frozen foods, meat, and farm products to paper goods and cleaners. This place offers plenty of cooked food to enjoy as you stock up for your camping trip to Black Mesa State Park.

Location: 201 E Main St, Boise City, OK 73933

United Supermarkets

Searching for seafood, fruits, and vegetables? Look no further than United Supermarkets. This is a grocery store chain with roots dating way back to 1916. You will find fresh farm produce that will sustain you throughout your stay at the park.

Location: 920 E Main St, Weatherford, OK 73096

Wolf Creek Mini-Mall

Want to surprise your loved one with a beautiful necklace? Wolf Creek Mini-Mall has got you covered. It offers used furniture, jewelry, and collectibles that you can't find in any other store. Apart from selling top-brand products, Wolf Creek has well-trained and friendly workers who will treat you with the utmost respect. 

Location: 514 NE 4th St, Guymon, OK, 73942

Sightseeing

Black Mesa Summit Trail

For a memorable hiking experience, head to the Black Mesa Summit Trail, where you’ll enjoy the scenic view of the whole region. This trail goes all the way to the highest point on Black Mesa. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll enjoy hiking to the summit as you look at the scenic foothills covered with cacti and juniper. The granite monument at the top marks the highest point in Oklahoma. Here, you can have a stunning view of Colorado and New Mexico in the distance.

Location: County Rd 325, Kenton, OK, 73946

Dinosaur Quarry

Located just 4 minutes from Black Mesa State Park, the Dinosaur Quarry is a must-stop place for history buffs during a trip to the state park. The quarry is a popular paleontological site in Oklahoma, and you'll be thrilled to find actual dinosaur tracks deep into the desert. There are no signs to lead you there, making it even more exciting since the journey will be like searching for a treasure. Seeing the tracks brings the existence of the dinosaurs to life. 

Location: Kenton, OK, 73946

Santa Fe Trail

Located a few miles from Black Mesa State Park, the Santa Fe Trail is approximately 205 miles long and is surrounded by scenic views. The trail is especially popular from March to October.

Location: Hwy 325, Kenton, OK 73946

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How to Get to
Black Mesa State Park

When you get to Kenton, head north on Central Avenue towards OK-325 E. Turn right at the first cross street onto OK-325 E and then turn left. Drive for about 4.9 miles. Turn left, and head toward the Black Mesa Trailhead. The park entrance will be on the right.

Entering Black Mesa State Park

The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Per vehicle (1-6 adults) : $5

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