Are you gearing up to hit the open road in your RV?
From state parks to scenic overlooks, there’s something for the entire family in this great state of Oklahoma. As you’re looking for places to explore or a spot to rest your wheels, make sure to check out some of these can’t-miss Oklahoma RV stops.
1. Route 66
Route 66 is one of the most iconic roads in America, and it runs right through the heart of Oklahoma. So there’s a good chance you’ll drive a stretch of the road if you’re passing through Oklahoma.
The road was originally built in the 1920s as a way to connect the Midwest with the West Coast, but it quickly became a popular route for travelers and tourists.
While Route 66 is a destination in itself, there’s so much to see along the way. Some stops you should make on Route 66 in Oklahoma include:
- Route 66 Museum in Clinton
- Blue Whale in Catoosa
- Pops Soda Ranch in Arcadia
- Lucille’s Roadhouse in Clinton or Weatherford
2. Red Rock Canyon State Park
Red Rock Canyon State Park is one of Oklahoma’s hidden gems.
While it may not be as well-known as some other state parks, the park is home to a variety of landscapes, from towering red sandstone cliffs to lush forests. There are also plenty of activities to keep visitors busy, such as hiking, biking, and rock climbing. It’s also very RV friendly.
The park is located just a short drive outside of Oklahoma City, making it the perfect stop while traveling through Oklahoma.
3. Broken Bow Lake
Broken Bow Lake is a scenic spot located in southeastern Oklahoma on the Mountain Fork River.
It’s a great place to take a break from driving or to stretch your legs as you’re RV-ing through the state. The lake is surrounded by forests, and there are plenty of hiking trails to explore. In addition, the lake is home to a variety of fish, making it a popular spot for fishing.
Broken Bow Lake makes a perfect day trip. Or it’s a great excuse to park the RV and relax for a few days along the way.
4. Alabaster Caverns State Park
Alabaster Caverns State Park is one of Oklahoma’s best-kept secrets. Located along Hwy 50 just south of Freedom, it can be easy to miss the small sign for the park. But if you take the time to stop, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most unique and beautiful travel spots in Northwest Oklahoma.
The caverns are made entirely of alabaster, a beautiful white stone – the only gypsum cave in the US. As you explore the caverns, you’ll see fantastic formations that have been slowly sculpted by water over thousands of years. And if you’re lucky, you might even see a bat or two!
If you plan to make a stop, plan ahead of time. Since you can only enter the cavern on a guided tour with limited spots a day. You can rent RV sites and book tours all in advance.
5. Museum of Osteology and Skulls Unlimited
With over 7,000 osteological specimens, the Museum of Osteology and Skulls Unlimited is the perfect place to learn about all things bones. The museum has exhibits featuring animals around the world. If you’re feeling brave, you can even touch some of the skulls.
Located in the southern outskirts of OKC, it’s a perfect road trip stop on the way in or out of the city. If you love bones, don’t forget to grab one of their high-quality replicas on the way out.
6. Oklahoma’s Famous Waterfalls
Spend a few days of your RV trip chasing waterfalls.
You might not think of waterfalls when you think of Oklahoma. But there’s a surprising number of stunning waterfalls across the state.
One of the best waterfalls to visit in Oklahoma include Turner Falls in Davis–one of the tallest falls in the state. You should also visit Septoria Falls in Bartlesville and Elk River Falls near Talihina. Enjoy a relaxing nature hike or a refreshing swim in the summer–you won’t be disappointed.
7. Great Salt Plains State Park
As you RV through Oklahoma, you’ll definitely want to make a stop at Great Salt Plains State Park. Located in northwest Oklahoma, the park is home to the largest salt flat in the United States. The entire family will have fun crystal digging in the Selenite Crystal Digging Area.
Great Salt Plains State Park is also a great spot for bird watching and fishing. If you want to stay overnight, there are RV sites and other amenities.
8. Leonardo’s Children’s Museum
As you travel through Oklahoma city, you might want to plan a few stops just for the kids. The Leonardo’s Children’s Museum fits the bill!
With two floors of interactive exhibits, there is so much to keep the little ones busy. Named after Leonardo Da Vinci, the museum is designed to inspire kids through science and art. From the Critter Clubhouse, filled with all kinds of animals and fish, to the medical clinic, there is something for kids and adults!
9.Stafford Air and Space Museum
In Weatherford, about an hour west of OKC, is the Stafford Air and Space Museum. Located on Route 66, it’s the half-day perfect stop on any Oklahoma RV trip.
The museum has a wide variety of aerospace artifacts on display, including several aircraft from the early days of powered flight. Even if you aren’t an aircraft or space aficionado, the spacecraft on display in this museum is worth the stop alone.
10. Mountain View RV Park
Finally, the last can’t-miss spot on your RV tour of Oklahoma is Mountain View RV Park. Located near Beavers Bend and Hochatown OK, Mountain View RV Park is the perfect place to rest on your RV trip.
Take a few days to connect with nature in the Foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains. Whether you need a spot to hunker down and get some work done or you need an RV site to explore Beavers Bend State Park, Mountain View RV Park is a must-stay for families traveling through Oklahoma.
With high-speed wifi and world-class amenities, you and your family will love staying at Mountain View RV Park.
Ready to explore some of these Oklahoma RV stops? Book your next RV experience at Mountain View RV Park today.