McGee Creek State Park

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McGee Creek State Park
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5798 S McGee Creek Lake Rd, Atoka, OK 74525-5503
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Kristan07
Oklahoma City, OK74 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
My husband and I rented lake hut 7 here for the weekend . Our friends stayed in lake hut 5 and my parents in lake hut 1. This was our first time at McGee Creek and we will definitely be back. It's a very clean lake and it wasn't busy at all for a hot day in Oklahoma. We caught some fish, hiked the Potapo trail (located at the dead end road by lake hut 8, can't miss the sign, very easy to find) kayaked and swam. The park is decently kept and we saw a state worker stop and clean the bathrooms. The bathrooms are located between hut 4 and hut 5. There's only two and its one person at a time. Theres showers located in each bathroom at no charge. Theres a charge machine in there but no signs to let you know they don't charge. Just turn the hot water on.
The lake huts have AC, power outlets, a table, few shelves and a fireplace. There's a nice covered porch with two chairs. It's a shame the pine needles obstruct the view and there's holes in the screen so the skeeters can still get you (bring your off). I tried to clean it out but there's screens on the inside and outside so the needles collect in the middle. There's a water faucet outside every cabin with a grill and fire place. There's some fire pits in between the cabins for gathering as well. Every lake hut has access to the water. They are all pet friendly, with a fee of course. Bring your bug spray to spray down the inside of your cabin. No one comes out to clean these cabins. The spiders were gigantic and we had a few scorpions. All the cabins are pretty much alike except for lake hut one. Lake hut 1 is handicap. It has more of a concrete slab and easy access to the front door.
We all throughly enjoyed our stay and plan to come back. The lake was just beautiful and water was clean and clear.
Written August 9, 2021
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Katie A
Grapevine,5 contributions
Oct 2020
My family of four (husband, 10 year old daughter and 8 year son) plus two of the kid's friends stayed at the Post Oak Campground over fall break in spot 1. It was right next to the bathroom and across the street from the playground. Although easy to access, there was quite a bit of traffic, I'd recommend grabbing spot 3. The bathrooms and shower were clean. Each spot at Post Oak had a lantern holder, picnic table, and fire pit with grilling grate attached. I was very impressed with the park sidewalks, they were all paved and we were wishing we'd have brought the kids' bikes or scooters. There were electrical outlets in the restroom for a quick phone charge. I did a quick look at the other camp sites, tent hill located 2 miles down the road at potapo was very primitive. Black Jack was also primitive with outhouse type restrooms but within walking distance to the bathroom and showers by Post Oak. We enjoyed the 1.4 mile hike at Potapo, the trailhead is directly across from the tent hill camping sites. It was very easy and all the kids loved it.
Written October 19, 2020
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CKitchens9
Oklahoma City, OK12 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
We visited McGee Creek State Park in October, 2016. We set up our tents in one of the many tent sites that had a great view of the lake. The tent sites are first come, first serve - we arrived late Friday night and there were plenty of spaces. That night we saw many, many deer.

Saturday morning we drove around the park to check out our surroundings and we were lucky enough to witness a beautiful bald eagle!! Not lucky enough to get a picture, but still amazing!

Saturday morning we drove over to the McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area, upon arrival there were several folks with horses in front of the trailhead and offered to give us a ride, however we opted to hike. The trails are good, rocky. My only complaint as a hiker is that the trails are shared with horses - so you had to watch your step (even on trails marked for hikers and bikers only). We were only able to do about 4 miles, looking forward to going back and checking out more of the 25 miles. Trails were marked very well, very easy to follow.

Back at the park we went fishing off the fishing pier in our campsite - several fish were caught that afternoon, perch, catfish, large-mouthed bass.

We had three tents - two 2 person, one 6 person on one tent site. Each tent site had a grill/pit - grill is pretty rustic, a picnic table and a lantern hook. The tent sites at Buster Hight (where we stayed) were a bit rocky. We drove over to Potapo to check it out and those sites looked to be directly on the ground - less rocky, but I didn't see very many and no lake view. You are able to pick up dead/down wood in the area to burn and there is a little store a few miles from the campsite if you want to purchase wood or bait.

The restrooms are very clean but also soapless. I had read somewhere before going that there was a cost to use the showers, there was no cost at ours.

Also, not sure when it opens and closes, but during warmer months they will rent kayaks and paddle boards. Dogs are welcome at the park and on the trails at the recreation area.

Good weekend off the grid, we had four adults, three kids, and a pup and all had a great time!
Written October 22, 2016
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Shyanne Benedict
5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Very beautiful natural scenery, lots of wildlife. Here you can go swimming in the water, setup camp and go hiking. Plenty of recreation to do here.
Written July 26, 2019
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herrejoncarol
San Antonio, TX86 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
We stopped here on our way from Texas to the Ozarks & in the way back. The sites are beautiful. We have a tent camper & sites have water & electric. You can reserve your site on line & we picked sites right on the lake. Gorgeous pine trees! We learned that fishing is big here & we'll definitely do some when we return!
Written June 29, 2016
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luck4
Shawnee, OK4 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Has a fun weekend at McGee Creek State Park. Good facilities, especially the showers were great. Staffs keep it clean. Park has a good playground for young children. Highly recommended.
Written October 1, 2018
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James G
Norman, OK84 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We rented a 1 room cabin for a couple days. We got what we rented. 1 room. It only has bunkbeds. AC. And a wooden picnic table. These are pretty much fishing cabins at best. If your wanting more amenities. Bring them with you. My wife planned ahead but still forgot a few. For next time. Yea we will be back it was that peaceful. Boathouse was clean. The park is clean.
The lake is clear.
It was peaceful.
Written August 5, 2016
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JDubWaldon
Sulphur Springs TX12 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
We camped here over spring break and it was wonderful. The park is very clean, the restrooms were flawless, and the park host's were very friendly. We were able to reserve an RV site with a great view of the lake. There are a lot of hiking and biking that you can do. The only down side is that it's really spread out. In order to get to some of the other parts of the park to hike, you have to leave the park area and drive about a 20 minute drive, then enter back in the other side of the park. It wasn't bad, just seemed to take forever with two young kids wanting to get out. All in all, great place! We will be back to visit!
Written March 23, 2016
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Joe M
Atoka, OK154 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
McGee Creek Lake is one of the prettiest lakes you’ll ever see. I’m not a fisherman, but many friends say there’s no better fishing than here. I do know for boating recreation, such as skiing or jet skiing, it’s a paradise.
Written January 15, 2019
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sjspisak
McKinney, TX23 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Hidden gem. Booked this location because of availability of other places. This place is peaceful, beautiful and clean.
Written November 23, 2018
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