Natural Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide


In the Ozark Highlands of northeast Oklahoma, near the Oklahoma-Arkansas border, you’ll find Natural Falls State Park. This 120-acre park features an impressive 77-foot waterfall that cascades through rock formations into crystal-clear pools. The park is named after these falls — known as Dripping Springs Falls to locals but officially called Natural Falls to distinguish it from nearby Dripping Springs State Park. Before opening to the public in 1997, the park was privately operated as a tourist attraction until the Gadient family decided to donate the lands to the state of Oklahoma for preservation.

Over 100,000 visitors come to Natural Falls State Park each year to behold these stunning falls, which are one of the tallest in the state. Miles of nature trails wind through the park, offering visitors the chance to hike and bike through forested bluffs, upland prairies, and hilly terrain. Visitors can also stroll through rows of flowers in the park’s gardens, play disc golf and volleyball, or go fishing for trout and bass. If the park’s beautiful scenery looks familiar, it might be because the 1974 movie “Where the Red Fern Grow” was filmed there!

Surrounded by the Ozark Highlands, Natural Falls State Park is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature in a peaceful setting. If you’re ready to plan your next getaway here, then read further to learn more about Natural Falls State Park and what to do when you’re here.

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Spring 48-71 F
Summer 67-89 F
Fall 50-71 F
Winter 29-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Natural Falls State Park

If you want to truly experience the natural beauty of Natural Falls State Park but don’t want to ‘rough it’ in a tent or yurt, then consider staying in an RV. Whether you’re traveling solo or with family, RVing is a great way to enjoy the park without giving up amenities like A/C and comfortable sleeping quarters. 

Plus, RVshare makes it easy to rent an RV near your home or travel destination. Close to Natural Falls State Park, you can rent RVs in Siloam Springs or Tulsa and stay in nearby campgrounds including:

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

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.

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How to Get to
Natural Falls State Park

Natural Falls State Park is 6 miles west of West Siloam Springs on US-412.

From West Siloam Springs, take US-412 for 6 miles, then turn left onto N4680 Road. Turn left after a quarter mile. The park’s entrance will be on the right.

Address : S Highway 412 West, Colcord, OK 74338

Entering Natural Falls State Park

Admission is $10 per vehicle per day, which can be paid online at www.premuimparking.com. The park hours are daylight to dark, the office and gift shop are open 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Natural Falls State Park Per vehicle, per day : $10.0

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?

May through October are the best months to visit Natural Falls State Park. Temperatures during these months are mild, and the falls are at their full flow. The park is also less crowded.

What is the climate of Natural Falls State Park?

The climate of Natural Falls State Park is mild. The average high temperature in May, the warmest month, is 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low temperature in January, the coldest month, is 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

There are about 10 designated RV camping spots in Natural Falls State Park. Each has water and electrical hookups plus a picnic table. Campers can also find dump stations and restrooms at these sites.

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

Yes, you must reserve a camping spot at Natural Falls State Park. The cost is $20 per night for up to four people. The fee for each additional person is $5 per night.

Is Natural Falls State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

The park has an accessible picnic area and restrooms. A popular half-mile loop, Dripping Springs Trail, is paved from the parking lot to a deck for viewing Dripping Springs Falls. Pine Ridge Trail, a three-quarter-mile paved loop, is also accessible.