Robbers Cave State Park RV & Campground Guide

Oklahoma

Robbers Cave State Park

is located in southeast Oklahoma, in the scenic and hilly woodlands of the Sans Bois Mountains, 5 miles north of Wilburton. Once a former hideout for infamous outlaws Belle Starr and Jesse James, the park and adjoining wildlife management area is now a popular destination for nature lovers, hikers, hunters, anglers, equestrians, and more. Covering an area measuring over 8,000 acres, the region is also home to three lakes (Lake Carlton, Lake Wayne Wallace and Coon Creek Lake), multiple campgrounds, a swimming beach, nature center, and more. Several species of wildlife also call the region home, with wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, and other smaller, fur-bearing mammals most commonly sighted.

The area has a temperate climate, making it a popular destination year-round. Winter can see daytime temperatures averaging 50°F before falling to 27°F during the night. Summer, on the other hand, reaches a warm 93°F during the day, resulting in perfect swimming weather. If you’re planning a trip to Robbers Cave State Park, you’ll want to keep reading to find out all there is to know about this place, including camping, activities, how to get here, and more.

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Weather
Spring 39°F - 80°F
Summer 63°F - 93°F
Fall 38°F - 84°F
Winter 27°F - 57°F
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Nearby Cities
Wilburton, OK
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Robbers Cave State Park

If you’re thinking about staying in or near Robbers Cave State Park, why not do so in an RV? Unlike tents, RVs provide you with a soft, comfortable bed, as well as your own private bathroom and fully-stocked kitchen. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent an RV from RVshare.com to suit your budget or needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

Robbers Cave State Park is home to several campgrounds, offering a total of 89 RV sites. The modern campsites include full hookups, while the semi modern campsites include only electric and water hookups. Rates range from $20 - $25 per day.

If you’re interested in staying outside of the state park, then there are also plenty of RV-friendly options available to you.

Crowder Point Family Campground

Crowder Point Family Campground is located on beautiful Lake Eufaula, offering a scenic swimming beach and some of the best crappie fishing in the area. There are 45 RV sites on offer, including some with full hookups. Plus, it’s just an hour’s drive from the state park, so you’re never far from the region’s most popular attractions.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: restrooms, showers, fire pits, picnic tables, lake for fishing and swimming, playground.

Rock Creek Rd RV Campground

The Rock Creek Rd RV Campground is located near the Crowder Point West Recreation Area, just an hour’s drive from the state park. It’s also conveniently close to Lake Eufaula, providing fishing and boating opportunities. Travelers can look forward to fresh air, plenty of wide-open spaces and gorgeous views.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump station, showers, restrooms, laundry facilities.

Potato Hills South

The Potato Hills South campground is located on the beautiful Sardis Lake in Clayton, under an hour’s drive from Robbers Cave State Park. Here, you’ll find electric and water hookups, as well as plenty of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and more.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wifi: no
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: picnic tables, grills, playground, lake for fishing / swimming / boating.

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What to Do at
Robbers Cave State Park

Inside Robbers Cave State Park

While camping at Robbers Cave State Park is impressive, it’s the activities on offer within the park that has tourists flocking here all year round. With over 50 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails, a swimming pool, beach, mini golf course, boat rentals, and more within its boundaries, you can enjoy all sorts of fun and family-friendly activities. 

Trails: With over 50 miles of trails located within Robbers Cave State Park, there’s an adventure for absolutely everyone. These trails are designed for hikers, horse riders, and mountain bikers. Some of the most popular of these include the Robbers Cave Nature Trail, Cattail Pond Trail, and Coon Creek Ridge Trail.

Swimming: During the warm weather, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to swimming. There’s an unpatrolled swimming beach located at Lake Carlton behind the Nature Center and Gift Shop, as well as a swimming pool located near Lake Carlton and next to the miniature golf course. The pool is in operation from Memorial Day to Labor Day and usage costs $5 per person.

Mini golf: You can also enjoy both disc golf and mini golf in the field below the swimming pool. Disc golf sets, golf clubs, and golf carts are available to rent from the Cabin Office and Gift Shop. 

Boating: With its abundant water access, visitors can also partake in boating at the state park, including kayaking, paddle boating, and canoeing on Lake Carlton. Boat rentals are available.

Fishing: Fishing is a popular pastime on the park's three lakes - Lake Carlton, Lake Wayne Wallace and Coon Creek Lake. Anglers can expect to catch species such as largemouth bass, black and white crappie, perch, sunfish, bluegill, and catfish. From November 1st to March 15th, the Oklahoma Wildlife Department regularly stocks the river with trout, causing many anglers to flock here during this time.

Outside Robbers Cave State Park

When you’re staying at Robbers Cave State Park, it’s also worth spending some time outside of the park to take advantage of the incredible attractions within the region. From stunning sights, to quirky restaurants and must-visit attractions – the south-eastern corner of Oklahoma has so much to offer.

Restaurants

Adelita's Mexican Restaurant

If you fancy a Mexican feed not too far from Robbers Cave State Park, then Adelita's Mexican Restaurant is worth a trip. They’ve been voted the #1 Mexican restaurant in the region for 10 years in a row!

Type: Mexican

Location: Wilburton, OK

Ole Corral

For an American diner just 25 miles from the state park, head to Ole Corral. It features mouth-watering breakfast, lunch and dinner with small town charm, plus if you visit on a Saturday, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat catfish.

Type: Diner

Location: Hartshorne, OK

China Wok

There’s also an amazing Chinese restaurant located just a 25-minute drive from the state park, called China Wok. The meals are affordable, customer service is great, and we hear they have the most delicious dumplings you’ll find!

Type: Chinese

Location: Willburton, OK

Shopping

Sightseeing

Lake Wister State Park

While you’re visiting Robbers Cave, why not check out another popular south-eastern Oklahoma state park: Lake Wister? It’s a gateway to the beautiful Ouachita National Forest and offers 115 miles of scenic shoreline, as well as activities such as hiking, camping, biking, water skiing, and more.

Location: Wister, OK

The Endangered Ark Foundation

Just over an hour-and-a-half-drive from the state park is the Endangered Ark Foundation, which is home to the second largest herd of Asian elephants in America. Tours are available every Friday and Saturday at 10am with advance reservation only.

Location: Hugo, OK

Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend State Park is located in the mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River. It’s one of Oklahoma's most popular areas due to its towering timbers, crystal clear waters and rugged terrain.

Location: Broken Bow, OK

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How to Get to
Robbers Cave State Park

From Oklahoma City, take US 40 east for 87 miles, then go south on Indian Nation Turnpike for 35 miles. Head east on US 270 for 35 miles. Robbers Cave State Park is 4 miles north of Wilburton on OK 2 in south-eastern Oklahoma.

Entering Robbers Cave State Park

Robbers Cave State Park has free entry; however, fees apply to some facilities (golf, swimming pool, boat rentals). Overnight camping fees vary from $14 - $25 per night.

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Robbers Cave State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!