Osage Hills State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Osage Hills State Park, in Pawhuska, is one of the the best-kept secret of Oklahoma, tucked away in the northeast area of the state in the middle of what is known as the Osage Nation. Trails run throughout the park reaching areas where white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and the occasional buffalo roam freely. Lookout Lake lies tranquil in the north end of the park while Sand Creek, full of catfish, sunfish, crappie, and bass, meanders through the hills. Bartlesville, OK, the nearest town has a similar vibe to the park. The further away you move from Osage Hills, though, you'll find busy cities like Tulsa or Ponca City, OK, each about an hour away.
Spring 38-79 F
Summer 67-93 F
Fall 38-84 F
Winter 25-52 F
Southeast Osage, OK
Southwest Jackson, OR
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Osage Hills State Park
It is fun to go camping in an RV, especially in a place like Osage Hills State Park where there is limited camping, but the park's attractions draw you. In that case, you can camp at another location close to the park and drive your RV to Osage Hills to take in its wonders at a time of your choosing. Finding an RV rental in the area of Osage Hills is easy. Just go to this RVshare site and pick out the RV you and your family wish to use.
Osage Hills State Park Campground
Osage Hills State Park Campground offers 20 RV campsites, of which two are pull-throughs. The park supports a swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball court, and a children’s playground. Lookout Lake, Look-Out Tower, and original Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) structures are available to explore. A waterfall, hovering cliffs, the sumptuous shade under overhanging forests, and the undulating plains are natural features that predate the park's establishment.
Water Hookup: Yes
Electric Hookup: 30/50 amps
Sewer Hookup: No, but a dump station is on the site
Wi-Fi Available: No
Fee: $27 per night
Riverside RV Resort and Campground
The Riverside RV Resort and Campground offers 70 RV campsites with a mix of pull-through and back-in capability. A camp store sells fresh produce and other usable items. The clubhouse, which doubles as a gift store, sits in the resort's center with a swimming pool next door. A dog park is available, as are hiking trails. Cable TV is piped into each campsite.
Water Hookup: Yes
Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
Sewer Hookup: Yes
Wi-Fi Available: Yes
Fee: $35 per night
Post Oak Park
Post Oak Park offers 19 RV campsites, all of which are back-ins. This is an Army Corps of Engineers Park. Visitors here can expect to find a campground with bare-bones amenities though the park is modern enough to include restrooms with flush toilets and bathhouses with warm showers. A water spigot in the center of the campground provides potable water. A playground keeps kids busy. The park sits beside Copan Lake, and the Corps of Engineers provided a substantial ramp to allow boat launches onto the lake. Hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating are the most popular activities enjoyed by guests at this park.
Water Hookup: Yes
Electric Hookup: 30/50
Sewer Hookup: No
Wi-Fi Available: No
Fee: $22 to $24 per night
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Inside Osage Hills State Park
Osage Hills State Park has three physical aspects that draw visitors to its campground: the hills, the lake and streams, and the prairie. Through them all wind trails that vary in length from a half-mile to 3.4 miles. A road leads to Lookout Lake, where a boat ramp awaits those who wish to launch their craft and pursue the catfish, bass, crappie, and sunfish, or anglers may fish Sand Creek as it slowly drifts through the park. Others go to the park for the prairie, which at the western end of the park is much like it was before settlers entered the area, and gaze into the immense distance while enjoying the sounds of a breeze through tall grass, the murmuring of Sand Creek, the call of wild turkeys, and the rumble of running buffalo.
Outside Osage Hills State Park
While the inside of Osage Hills State Park held the spirit of a bygone era when Native Americans roamed the land, the communities outside the park show the slow evolution of immigration's harsh wind. Whether you are visiting a restaurant, a shop, or a museum, the effects of people's repeated movements are indelibly etched in every environment you visit. You find restaurants that include American, Asian, Mexican, European, and Mediterranean cuisine. Gift shops, department stores, and outdoor sports shops are sprinkled throughout the area. Museums celebrating the complex history of the region are everywhere.
Frank and Lola’s Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar
Frank and Lola’s Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar provides American cuisine in a fun and exciting family environment. Their slow-roasted pulled pork is an excellent entrée worthy of consideration.
Location: 200 East 2nd Street, Bartlesville, OK 74003
The focus of Sterling’s Grille is on traditional American cuisine. In Oklahoma, that means steak. Drop by the restaurant to try out their prime rib dinners.
Location: 2905 Southeast Frank Phillips Boulevard, Bartlesville, OK 74006
El Maguey Mexican Grill and Cantina
If you are looking for a Mexican meal, stop by the El Maguey Mexican Grill and Cantina. Whether you prefer tacos, enchiladas, or burritos, you will find them here.
Location: 1900 Southeast Washington Boulevard, Bartlesville, OK 74006
Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66
For a fantastic selection of gifts to bring home to friends and family, stop by Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66. Found on this store's shelves are a mix of items, such as stickers, wall art, cups, lapel pins, and much more.
Location: 1347 East 11th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120
Drop by Gander Mountain to find the bait and tackle you need to fish Osage Hills State Park. Here, you find live bait, lures, flies, jigs, and all the line, reels, and poles that you could want.
Location: 8310 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132
Tom Mix Museum
Take the family to learn how films were made in the early days by visiting the Tom Mix Museum. This extraordinary museum ventures into the fascinating silent film stars' careers and displays film's evolution from moving photos to “talkies.”
Location: 721 North Delaware Street, Dewey, OK 74039
Bartlesville Area History Museum
While you are staying at Osage Hills State Park, take a short trip to the Bartlesville Area History Museum to learn about the nuanced history of northeast Oklahoma. Displays of historical documents, Native American art, and artifacts brought by immigrants from other countries are found at this museum.
Location: 401 South Johnstone Avenue, Floor 5, Bartlesville, OK 74003
How to Get to
Osage Hills State Park
To approach Osage Hills State Park from the east via Bartlesville, OK, get onto United States Highway 60 (US-60) and head west for 11 miles. Turn left onto Oklahoma Highway 35 (OK-35) and drive for 2.5 miles to the park entrance.
Entering Osage Hills State Park
Osage Hills State Park is a day-use area that is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
Osage Hills State Park Entry fee for vehicles with an Oklahoma License plate : $8.0
Osage Hills State Park Entry fee for vehicles with out-of-state license plates : $10.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Osage Hills State Park
The best time of year to visit Osage Hills State Park is the spring and summer when you can partake in boating, fishing, hiking, and camping. Plan for hot weather in the summer!
The climate of Osage Hills State Park is typical of Oklahoma; expect hot and dry summers with the occasional severe storm and chilly winters. However, the average temperature over all seasons is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wildlife in this state park is abundant. You'll come across white-tailed deer, raccoons, rabbits, wild turkeys, and even the occasional bobcat. Anglers will delight in the wide variety of fish to be found in the various lakes.
You'll find RV camping spots in the Osage RV campground at Osage Hills State Park. There are 20 wooded campsites to choose from that can accommodate 25-60 foot-long campers. The sites also include water and electric hookups.
Pets are always welcome at Osage Hills State Park, with some rules. Pet owners must keep their pets outside public buildings, and all dogs must be on leashes no short than six feet.