Located in west central Oklahoma, the park and campsites are located down in the canyon among the canyon walls. In addition to RV and tent camping, the park offers picnic areas, nature trails, a small fishing pond, and playground equipment. The canyon walls are a favorite for rappelling and open exploration. In season, the park operates a swimming pool with bathhouse (and adjacent food concession) and the group camp, which offers overnight sleeping in bunkhouses, and a kitchen/dining hall for meals or meetings. Group picnic shelters are also available. The park and surrounding area has good opportunities for fall foliage viewing.

hiking
13 days ago

Stay away from this hike. Zero trail maintenance. Lack of navigational signs. Goathead stickers everywhere. Relentless, giant flies. The main road was the best part of the trip.

Easy to get off the not so well maintained trails.... but I would go back and recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

Not sure you can still hike the entire loop any longer with state budget cuts. Stopped at the Ranger station for a trail map and was told that they don't give them out any longer as much of the trail is washed out. Hike around on my own from the center trail head and was able to find most of the trial on the East side. Some of it was well worn. Occasionally ran across red and white trail markers suggesting a trail system at one point. Hiked up on the west rim from the California Trailhead at the south end of the park. Was well marked and a nice trail with some nice views but was closed a 1/4 way north up the west rim. Looped back to the valley floor. All in all a nice hike, but wear pants if you're planning to make your own trail to complete the loop. Red sandstone slippery and crumbly when wet. Be careful near rim edge.

Beautiful! A little hard to follow which trail you are on with multiple options. There are color coded trail markers but I didn't know which was which and never found a key map to explain. But very beautiful scenery and fun all the same.

Hiked this trail yesterday. First time at the park was last Fall and it was nice to see it in Spring.

Maybe due to recent rains but trails very poorly marked. Many downed, dead trees blocking trails. Would never have been able to stay on trail without gps. Trails very good in places, and poor in others. Nice scenery and good mix of shade and sun. Trail just needs some love.