About 40 miles Southeast of Lake Eufaula. and northwest of the Ouachita National
Forest. Four miles north of Wilburton on State Highway 2 in
southeastern Oklahoma. Robbers Cave enjoys
notoriety as a former hideout for Jesse James and
8,246 Park Acres
189 Combined Lake Acres (Carlton, Wayne
Wallace & Coon Creek)
Prices Subject to Change without Notice
20 room Belle Starr View Lodge - Prices $58 - $78.
Meeting room for 75 to 100 people
1 meeting room (capacity 40)
26 Cabins (with fireplace)
5 Camping areas, 117 Campsites
2 Group Camps (capacities of 250 & 160)
Wildlife Management Area (3,800-acre
forested hunting ground adjacent to park)
12-Mile Robbers Cave Hiking Trail
Horseback Riding Stables, Phone:
Ride to the Cave
25-Mile Equestrian Trail
Canoeing & Paddleboating
Swimming Pool & Beach
Cafe, Phone: 918-465-2900
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Robbers Cave State Park-(one of Oklahoma's original seven parks) is located in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the San Bois Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma. A favorite of rappellers, cave explorers, equestrians, hikers, and outdoor lovers, Robbers Cave enjoys notoriety as a former hideout for outlaws.
Once the home of prehistoric tribal groups, the area later became the hunting ground for Caddo and Osage Indians who then traded with the French fur trappers that began making their way through the area. Outlaw legends began to grow around a robbers' cave during the Civil War when deserters from both Union and Confederate forces used it. After the war, guerilla bands and gangs of robbers made it a rendezvous between raids. Down nearby Fourche Maline river ran what came to be known as "Robbers' Trail"--associated with such names as the Youngers, Frank and Jesse James, and Belle Starr (who had a cabin 20 miles to the north). The cave's secluded and rugged location and general proximity to the Texas and California Roads and the old Butterfield Stage Line, made it an ideal outlaw hideout for many years.
The cave itself lies hidden in a formation of sandstone hills and cliffs from 300 to 1500 feet in height. A fresh water spring flowed through it, providing water, and a natural stone corral at the base of the cliff held the outlaws' horses. A hidden exit allowed them to escape unnoticed. The original founder of the park, Carlton Weaver, who is now buried close to the main park, developed Camp Tom Hale in 1926, but during the early years, the camp was in complete wilderness and the only way to reach it was a 10 mile hike over rough logging trails. Then Highway 2 was built in 1932, making it more accessible, and it became a boyscout camp. Established as a state park in 1935, the park's facilities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps., and their efforts can be seen today in most of the park's main buildings and features. Today, Robbers Cave State Park and adjoining Wildlife Management Area offers visitors 8,246 acres of discovery and enjoyment including caves, three lakes for fishing and boating, a wildlife-filled wilderness area for hunting or riding through, numerous trails for hikers and horses, sandstone cliffs for climbing and repelling, and a variety of recreational activities.
The park offers camping ranging from modern RV sites with hookups to regular tent sites to primitive camping
along secluded trails--equestrian campsites can also be found. Other lodgings include 20 room Belle Starr Lodge, 18 single cabins, 8 duplex cabins, and 2 Group Camp facilities ( to accommodate a total of 410--both w/kitchens and dining halls). An amphitheatre is also available as well as 5 group picnic shelters. Picnic tables, comfort stations with showers, 2 boat ramps, a swimming beach, a swimming pool with bathhouse, 5 playgrounds, a baseball diamond, softball field, a nature center with naturalist programs and exhibits, a grocery store, and a full menu restaurant
Phone: 918-465-2900(cafe); round out the park's facilities.
Other recreational amenities include paddle boat rentals, canoe rentals, miniature golf, snack stands. There are many ideal rock climbing/rappelling areas, nature trails, and hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding trails. The adjoining wildlife area contains over 25 miles of trails (many are closed during hunting seasons). Boating and fishing are available in Lake Carlton, Coon Creek Lake, and Wayne Wallace Reservoir. October's Fall Festival is a major yearly event. Make Robbers Cave State Park your own personal luxury hideout on your next
US Highway 270 & State Highway 2
Wilburton, OK 74578
1 Bedroom single is $73.00
1 Bedroom half duplex $63.00
2 Bedroom $88.00
2 Bedroom with deck $98.00
1 Bedroom (special honeymoon) $98.00 plus tax
Some trails closed during hunting season; some amenities closed in winter.
Holiday Hours & Days of Operation
Hours & Days of Operation
Park Office: 8AM to 5PM Every day year-round. Cabin & Lodge Office: Open 8am - 10pm year-round. Cabins open year- round. Campgrounds always open except for a few that close off season. Swimming pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Mini golf, paddle boat & canoe rentals, snack stands closed Dec. thru March.
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is not responsible for price changes and Prices have changed.
In peak season campsites range from $18 for a preferred location RV site w/all hookups, to $13 to $16 for a site w/water & electric hookups, to $8 for tent or primitive campsites. $5 non-refundable reservation fee. Lodge rooms are $78 per night. Cabins are $53 - $68 for a one bedroom, or $78 - $88 for a two bedroom (all have kitchens and fireplaces). One-bedroom honeymoon cabins are $88/night.
Group Picnic Shelters (all w/water, grill, & electric ) range from $30 to $40 per day.
The Group Camp Facilities (1 accommodates 250, the other 160) are $225 per day for up to 50 occupants, additional persons are $3 each per day. Call about rental rates for canoes & paddle boats. Swimming pool fee runs from $1 to $5. Amphitheatre is $50 per day--lights, sound extra.
Family camping discount membership
3PM - lodge rooms & cabins,5PM - campsites
12PM - lodge rooms & cabins,5PM - campsites
Cancellation Deadline, Deposit is Refundable, Reservation Deposit Required, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended on Weekends, Reservations Required for Groups
Payment Methods Accepted
Credit Card(s), Money Orders, Personal Checks, Security bonds for groups,
Type of Events Hosted
Retreat, Reunion, Youth Groups, Scout Groups
Other General Policy
Camping stays over 14 nights require an extension from the manager, Children Allowed, Group Rates Available, Groups will have a minimum stay requirement, Pets Allowed, Pets allowed in park on leash, pets allowed in designated cabins, Smoking in designated cabins only, Some trails restricted during hunting season-be informed
Maximum Seating Capacity
Tour Group Services
Motorcoach Parking (Free), Tour Guide Available (Fee Charged)
Average Time for Group Tour
Minimum Number of People for Group Rate
Meeting/Convention Facility, Use Group Camp facility for meetings at this time
Equal Accessibility Services
Both Group Camps are able to accommodate the handicapped, Cabin #5 is accessible, but cabin office is not, Handicap Parking Near Entrance, Nature Center entrance is accessible, Roll-In Showers. The large bathhouse at the beach/restaurant area is
accessible, Toilets with Grab Bars, Wheelchair Accessible Entrance, Wheelchair Accessible Rooms, Wheelchair Accessible Toilets, Wheelchair Accessible Walkway, Whispering Pines & Equestrian camp have areas that are usable but not to specs
Other Destinations at Property/Event
Lake Wister State Park, Lake Eufaula & Arrowhead State Park, Ouachita National Forest & Talimena Skyline Drive, & Wilburton is a historic mining town w/buildings & artifacts.
Professional wranglers will instruct
you on the basics of horseback riding and your Oklahoma Western Adventure
will begin! Enjoy the scenic, wooded hills of the San Bois Mountains and
view Oklahoma's various wild life while you hear some western history and a
few "tall tales" to share with your friends back home. A guaranteed one of
a kind ride! Visit D
bar T Stables for particulars
Natural History and
Robbers Cave State Park and Southeastern Oklahoma
Bobbie Vinson, Owner Natural History and Adventure Tours, Wilburton,
Lifeguard on Duty, Nature Programs,Tours (Self-Guided)
Accommodation Amenities for Group Camps
Cabins at Campground, Fire Wood Available, Flush Toilets in Campgrounds, Kitchen/Dining Hall at Campground, Outdoor Grill at Campsite, Picnic Table at Campsite, Sanitary Dump for RVs, Security Patrols, Showers in Campground
Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Cabins have kitchen utensils, fireplaces, no TV, no phones. Coffee Maker, Cooking Utensils, Fireplace, Kitchen, Linens Provided.
Lodge Rooms have clock, TV, no kitchen, no fireplaces, No Microwave, No Refrigerator, Private Bathroom, Toiletries Provided
Number of Guest Rooms
Number of Cabins/Cottages
Total Number of Camp Sites
Number of Primitive Camp Sites
Number of Camp Sites w/ Water & Electric
Num. of Camp Sites w/Water, Elect. & Sewer
Maximum Number of People per Cabin
Equestrian Trail* (EASY, ADVANCED, EXPERT)
Winds past many historical landmarks. Riders will also encounter a variety of
wildlife. Trails east of Hwy. 2 are closed Oct. 15-Jan. 31 for hunting season.
GPS developed map available. Campground has mounting block accessible to
physically disabled available. LOCATION: Park entrance is 5 miles N of Wilburton
on SH-2, in SE Oklahoma. DISTANCE: 60+ miles of horse and multiuse trails RIDE TYPE: Loops and connecting trails TRAIL TYPE: Very rocky with some steep inclines.
Horseshoes are a necessity. DIFFICULTY: Easy to difficult. Machete is very
steep, Overlook runs close to cliff. MORE INFO: 918-465-2562
(HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, CAMPGROUND, CABINS, PICNIC AREA, PLAYGROUND,
RESTROOMS, BOATING, SWIMMING, FISHING, DISABLED ACCESS, NATURE VIEWING,
9428 E. 114th So., Bixby, Oklahoma 74008
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