Tenkiller State Park RV & Campground Guide


Tenkiller State Park occupies 1,190 acres of land alongside the reservoir officially designated as Tenkiller Ferry Lake (referred to as Lake Tenkiller by locals). Together, the land and the 12,900-acre lake create a vacation wonderland attracting visitors all throughout eastern Oklahoma and beyond. Initially created as a water control and power generating site, the lake is now surrounded by a recreational playground. The hills of northeastern Oklahoma are home to many species of flora and fauna. The spring and fall seasons present a gorgeous hillside panorama where burgeoning life come to full bloom. Many hamlets like Vian, OK, are near Tenkiller State Park, while substantial cities such as Muskogee, OK, and Fort Smith, AR, are within 50 miles.

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Spring 41-80 F
Summer 67-93 F
Fall 40-85 F
Winter 29-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tenkiller State Park

It is fun to camp in an RV in places like Tenkiller State Park. Driving in an RV provides more space with comfortable seating for all passengers. Plus, you get easy access to showers, AC, and refrigeration make a stay anywhere in the country a pleasant experience. To find an RV rental near the Tenkiller State Park, search options on RVshare.

Tenkiller State Park Campground

Tenkiller State Park Campground offers 89 RV campsites. Visitors can swim at the beach provided by the park or in a pool. Recreational trails for hiking and biking, some of which are paved, provide plenty of exercise for adults while two well-kept playgrounds let children work off their excess energy. The campground supplies a dump station. Also available for fun family times are a basketball court, a volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $42 per night

Marval Camping Resort

The Marval Camping Resort lies along the Lower Illinois River nine miles northwest of Tenkiller State Park. It offers 80 RV campsites, 45 of which provide full hookups. Each site is 38 feet in width, making plenty of room for the fire ring and picnic table and any slide-outs your RV may support. Forty of the sites are pull-through and can handle rigs 70 feet in length. The back-in sites accommodate rigs up to 50 feet long. A coin-operated laundry facility is available for use by guests. A heated swimming pool, a wading pool, and the river provide ample swimming opportunities for visitors. A substantial playground is available for kids, while a game room, rec hall, horseshoe pits, and archery range make fun for adults easy to find. Fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing are some of the favorite activities guests enjoy on the Lower Illinois River.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $39 to $55 per night

Strayhorn Landing

Strayhorn Landing offers 43 RV campsites, all of which are back-ins. Like Tenkiller State Park, this spot is also on Lake Tenkiller. The campground sits on a bluff overlooking the lake providing impressive views from every campsite. Strayhorn Marina is close by as well as a swimming beach. A boat ramp is available for use. Jet skiing, water skiing, boating, kayaking, and fishing are Strayhorn Landing guests' favorite activities. Trails wander throughout the campground so that you can stretch your legs while remaining in the gated community.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $16 to $20 per night

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What to Do at
Tenkiller State Park

Inside Tenkiller State Park

At Tenkiller State Park, visitors love enjoying water activities. Lake Tenkiller is the most popular location in Oklahoma for SCUBA diving, with clear waters from 8 to 23 feet in depth. Water skiing, boating, tubing, and fishing are other popular water activities for park visitors. Tenkiller State Park features two multi-use trails and a nature trail. The designated Tenkiller Multi-use Trail is 15 miles in length, paved, and ADA accessible. 

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How to Get to
Tenkiller State Park

Vian, OK, is the closest community to Tenkiller State Park. To reach the park from Vian, drive south on Sycamore road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Oklahoma Highway 82 (OK-82) and drive for 8 miles. Turn left onto Oklahoma Highway 100 (OK-100) and go for 1 mile. Make a slight right onto E0970 Road and travel for another mile. Make a right turn onto Ridge Road. The park entrance is one mile down Ridge Road on the left.

To approach the park from Muskogee, OK, get on United States Highway 64 East (US-64 E) and drive eastward for 34 miles. Turn right to get onto OK-100 and drive 3.5 miles to Ridge Road, then follow the instructions above to reach the park entrance.

To reach Vian from Fort Smith, AR, take Arkansas Highway for 2.1 miles, then turn right onto Garrison Avenue. Follow Garrison Avenue for 2.5 miles and merge onto United States Highway 64 West (US-64 W). Go for 4.2 miles on US-64 W and take the left ramp to get onto Interstate 40 West (I-40 W). Travel on I-40 W for 27 miles. Take exit 297 onto Oklahoma Highway 82 North (OK-82 N), Vian is 0.8 miles ahead. Once you get into Vian, follow the instructions above to get to the park.

Entering Tenkiller State Park

Tenkiller State Park is a day-use area that is open 24-hours per day.

Tenkiller State Park Entry fee (vehicles with an Oklahoma License plate) : $8.0

Tenkiller State Park Entry fee (vehicles with out-of-state license plates) : $10.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tenkiller State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Tenkiller State Park?

The on-site campground at Tenkiller State Park features 89 designated RV camping spots. All of these campsites feature full hookups, including 30 and 50-amp electricity. There's also an RV dump station available at the campground.

What is the climate of Tenkiller State Park?

The climate of Tenkiller State Park is warm throughout most of the year. The temperatures tend to hover between 27 and 54 degrees during winter and between 66 and 93 during summer. The area also experiences regular rainfall and high humidity.

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

Lake Tenkiller is regarded as one of the best places in Oklahoma for scuba diving and other water activities because the lake is so clear. If you are a water recreation enthusiast, summer is the best time to visit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Tenkiller State Park?

Many animals can be seen around Tenkiller State Park. Some species often spotted in the area are deer, cottontail rabbits, squirrels, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, skunks, opossums, bald eagles, and geese.

Are pets allowed at Tenkiller State Park?

As long as you clean up after your pets and keep them on leashes of six feet or less, you're welcome to bring your furry family members to the park. Additionally, some of the park's cabins are pet-friendly.