Black Mesa State Park RV & Campground Guide


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. 

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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) : $5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Black Mesa State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Black Mesa State Park?

The best time of year to visit Black Mesa State Park is in August. Both professional and amateur astronomers flock to the park to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower.

What is the climate of Black Mesa State Park?

Summer days in the park are long and hot inside Black Mesa State Park. Winters are cold and windy. Fall days are crisp and the nights are cool. It is partly cloudy on most days.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Black Mesa State Park?

There is plenty of wildlife to see in the park. Birds commonly seen include scaled quail, golden eagles, black-billed magpies, and pinyon jays. Mammals include mountain lions, bobcats, black bears, bighorn sheep, and antelope.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Black Mesa State Park?

Black Mesa State Park requires reservations for the 25 RV camping sites located throughout the park. Sites come with electric and water hookups. Campsites also come with a picnic table, grill, and fire ring.

Are pets allowed at Black Mesa State Park?

Pets are allowed in Black Mesa State Park. They need to be on a leash no longer than 10 feet. Owners must supervise their pets at all times and clean up after them.