Natural Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide


The 120-acre Natural Falls State Park sits right on the Arkansas border in northeast Oklahoma. The most popular landmark here is the 77-foot waterfall that hikers can see from the observation deck. This is one of the state's most scenic spots, and you can check out every angle of its beauty from either above or below the falls. To some, this breathtaking scenery may seem familiar, as scenes from the iconic 1974 movie "Where the Red Fern Grows" were filmed here. Campers can stay at one of the many yurts or spacious RV/tent campsites. Other amenities include volleyball courts, miles of hiking trails, horseshoes, playgrounds and a disc golf course.

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Spring 38–77 F
Summer 65–90 F
Fall 37–83 F
Winter 26–51 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Natural Falls State Park

Campground Accommodations

Natural Falls State Park • Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 30 feet • Other amenities: RV dumping station, nearby bathrooms, gardens, sports courts

Natural Falls State Park Campground

Surrounded by forests of maple and white oak trees, the park’s campgrounds have over 60 campsites, including 44 RV sites with full and partial hookups. Trek to the beautiful Natural Falls, stroll through the gardens, or take a moment to relax in nature — all within minutes of your campsite. Rates are $22-25 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wifi: No

  • Pet friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, playground, sports courts, picnic tables, gardens, hiking, biking, fishing, disc golf, camp store, dumping station

Lake Shore RV and Recreation Park

West of Natural Falls State Park, this campground offers RV and tent camping sites along Lake Hudson. In addition to spacious sites, partial hookups, and clean restrooms, you can easily access Lake Hudson for some fun on the water! Raters are $45 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wifi: No

  • Pet friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables, boat ramp, fishing, boating, swimming, boat rentals, dumping station

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What to Do at
Natural Falls State Park

Spend your summer challenging your loved ones to games on the 18-hole disc golf course, or consider taking advantage of the catch-and-release fishing facilities. There are plenty of picnic tables and grills where you can lie under the white oaks and enjoy the scenery. Don't forget to check out the charming formal garden area and the convenient Red Fern Reunion Center.

Visitors can see the majestic Natural Falls, one of the two tallest waterfalls in Oklahoma, all year long. Additionally, you're welcome to glamp, hike, view the wildlife and thriving flora and much more.

Inside Natural Falls State Park

At 77-feet high, Natural Falls are the crown jewel of this park, attracting many visitors who want to walk to the waterfall and photograph its cascading waters. However, outdoor adventure at Natural Falls State Park doesn’t stop there! Visitors can also enjoy peaceful hikes through leafy green forests, stroll through the gardens to see local flora in bloom, go fishing in the small pond, or play volleyball and disc golf.

Here are more details on the park’s most popular activities:

Hiking and Biking - The park has 4.5 miles of trails that wind through the park, each varying in difficulty and length. The most popular trail is Dripping Springs Trail, a half-mile loop that leads to observation decks for picturesque views of the waterfall. 

Fishing - Head over to the park’s 3.5-acre lake for an afternoon of fishing in crystal-clear waters. While there are plenty of trout, bass, and other fish to catch, the area is catch and release only, so you’ll have to throw back anything you reel in.

Nature Watching - If you’re lucky, you might spot different elk, white-tailed deer, foxes, and other wildlife that make their home in the park. There are also many types of plants throughout the area, including ferns, mosses, white oaks, and flowering dogwoods. Stroll through the gardens or hit the trails to observe these plants in person.

Fishing Fishing

Visitors to this state park can go fishing in either the park’s 54-acre lake or the Little Pee Dee River with a valid state-issued fishing license. There is a 75-foot fishing pier on the lake for anglers to use, and there is a river access point for fishing and boating along Blow Horn Place Road.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Natural Falls State Park is in the Ozarks, home to squirrels, rabbits, hawks, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer. You could see common raccoons, snapping turtles, bullfrogs, long-tailed weasels or muskrats. The most easily spotted birds include red-tailed hawks, green herons, blue jays, bald eagles and northern cardinals.

Flora and Flauna

This protected area features more than 18 varieties of ferns as well as countless liverworts and mosses. You may see sassafras, redbud, coralberry, dogwood and pawpaw blanketing the cool ground. Above you, towering white oaks, maples and chinquapin trees thrive in the lush, moist environment around the waterfall.

Hiking Hiking

This state park has two hiking trails, which include the 1.3-mile Beaver Pond Nature Trail and Longleaf Pine Trail. Access to the trails can be found from either the campground or along Park Access Road, and these two trails connect for those who want a longer hike.


Biking is permitted at this park along the paved roads. Roads that are open for biking include Blow Horn Place, Park Access Road, and State Park Road.

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How to Get to
Natural Falls State Park

Natural Falls State Park is just 6 miles west of Siloam Springs. If you're heading here from Tulsa, you can drive about 75 miles east on US Highway 412. From Tahlequah, drive north on Highway 10 for 26 miles until you can turn right on US Highway 412. Then continue for approximately 6 miles to reach the park entrance.

Entering Natural Falls State Park

Most visitors drive here in private vehicles, as no public transportation is available. The parking lot, which offers spaces meant for standard automobiles like cars, trucks and motorcycles, is only 150 feet from the waterfall's observation deck. The park is open from daybreak until dusk every day of the week. The gift shop is available during traditional business hours. Rather than admission, you'll need to pay for a parking pass to visit. These passes start at $10 per day for a passenger vehicle and $25 daily for buses.

Relax in the beautiful Ozark Highlands by visiting Natural Falls State Park! We’d love to share your adventures on our blog or social media, so tag us on social media or send photos to [email protected]. Happy (RV) camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Natural Falls State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Natural Falls State Park?

To make the most of your Natural Falls State Park visit, it's best to stop by during an off-season like spring or fall. In the spring, you'll see fields of stunning wildflowers, and the waterfall will be at its best. Fall, on the other hand, promises pleasantly mild temperatures and breathtaking views of the changing foliag

What kind of wildlife can be found in Natural Falls State Park?

When you visit this state park, you may spot collared lizards, white-tailed deer, black swallowtails, horned lizards or salamanders. Many smaller mammals like ground squirrels, badgers, weasels and groundhogs make their homes in the thick underbrush.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Natural Falls State Park?

There are around 44 RV campsites that have partial or full hookups. These spots are within easy walking distance of a modern comfort station, picnic tables, various sports courts and the camp store.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Natural Falls State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are required for all Oklahoma state parks. Site rates range from $22 to $25 a night, and you may also have to pay for additional people staying with you. All camping costs are due when you complete your reservation.

Are pets allowed at Natural Falls State Park?

Pets are welcome at Natural Falls State Park as long as you keep them on a retractable leash no more than 10 feet long. Pets are allowed to stay in the yurts for an additional fee. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any waste while hiking or enjoying the campground's facilities.