Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Foss State Park is a hidden gem campground (and it’s empty!)

A hidden gem campground is found at Foss State Park in Foss, Oklahoma. After driving six hours in miserable and unforgiving 37 mph wind gusts, we never thought we would find such a gem of a state park within seven miles of I-40. Not only did we have a premium site with 50-amp electric service and water in an almost empty campground, but it is also on the lake! I didn’t know Oklahoma had a lot of lakes, particularly ones devoted to recreation and RV campgrounds.

Foss State Park has a total of 108 RV sites and 70 tent sites dotted around or near the lake. 10 of those have full hookups! The remaining RV sites are considered semi-modern-electric with water. The majority are 30/50 amp. Nine are 30 amp only.

They have several group pavilions, fishing, boating, cabins, a swimming beach and hiking trails. One of the trails is a “Heart Healthy” one-mile hike. The marina even has an ADA-certified fishing deck.

Hidden Campground gem
Foss State Park, Foss, Oklahoma. Photo credit: Nanci Dixon

Granted, we are here in April, so the temps are in the low 40s at night and the wind is still hearty 30-40 mph gusts. The park is empty. Wonderfully, surprisingly empty even for a weekday in April. I love it!

Camping is by reservation only. More information on this amazing hidden gem campground, Foss State Park, is available here.

Hidden campground gem
Foss State Park, Oklahoma Sunset. Photo credit: Nanci Dixon



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9 months ago

I’m so glad you had a nice visit in Oklahoma. It’s not a bad a state. I love foss lake. I grew up close to it and spent lots of summers there and still live close. I was excited to run across this fun little article. Thank you!

Uncle Swags
9 months ago

Stayed at Lake McMurtry and Friends campground near Stillwater, OK last fall. Add that to your list.

Kathy Niemeyer
9 months ago

Thank you for visiting my state! Oklahoma has great state parks and Corp. of Engineers campgrounds. Almost all of them have a lake. Several of them were built by the CCC in the 1930’s and still have that “rustic’ charm.

9 months ago

Western Oklahoma has several great state parks and we have stayed in several of them. However, our favorite campground just off I-40 is the city park in Sayre.

Eighty, long, gravel-paved, pull-thru, water and 50A electric sites and a dump in a corner of a 1930’s CCC-built park. The park also has a swimming pool, playground, golf course, tennis courts, ball fields, fishing pond, picnic pavilion, and hiking/biking trails. The cost to stay a night with all those goodies included? $12/night in an envelope placed into a locked drop box. And that price hasn’t changed in at least 10 years!

Robin Shafer
9 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Yes. Oklahoma rocks. I’m glad to be back!

9 months ago

Another place to visit. All we usually need is a dump station and water. So a 30 amp site would be a luxury. Definitely going on the “I wanna go” list!

Tom Sewell
9 months ago

Your review of Foss SP is perfect. We inadvertently found this park last September. We had just had a rock pass though our van’s windshield and just needed some time to regroup: luckily we were shaken but ok. That park is a gem!

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