Lake Wister State Park

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Lake Wister State Park
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BlueDevilOKC
Oklahoma City, OK849 contributions
Family
We ventured to Lake Wister for a swim while we were camping in the area. There is a long beach designated for swimming, and it was popular the day we visited. The water was nice, and we had a great time. Accessible parking right next to beach.

One note: the state could do a better job marking off the swimming area with buoys to make it obvious to passing boaters and to give the swimmers an appropriate distance to venture out.

Second note: if you come into Wister from the north, beware the speed trap!
Written July 19, 2020
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danna6
Moore, OK81 contributions
Couples
Peaceful beautiful surroundings that offer a great getaway in a simple rustic cabin over looking the lake. Pet friendly. Be prepared to furnish your own cookware and dinner placements if you decide to use the stove, microwave, coffeemaker, or toaster. We had to make a quick run to Dollar General for mugs.
Written October 5, 2021
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Steve W
Cedarville, AR387 contributions
This was our first trip to Wister State Park. The park has a nice setting and is beautiful. They have some nice playgrounds for the kids and the campsites were nice but kinda close together. We got to get out and enjoy some of the trails and they were nice. All of the staff that I spoke with were super friendly and helpful. The only downfall to the park for us was the condition of the restrooms and shower houses. They need to do a better job of cleaning them. I have stayed in state parks in several states and these were worse than any I have ever seen. Even with that, I would camp here again.
Written March 30, 2020
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Pamela
Box Elder, SD1 contribution
Couples
State parks, including this one, around the country are falling into horrible customer service habits. They want full fees and only provide partial or in this case no bathroom or shower facilities. At least discount the price somewhat to offset the lack of facilities.
Not to mention you can tell not much maintenance has been applied here. we visited Victor Landing campground. Eroded table slabs, tree debris and muddy table areas were common.
We stayed 1 night and only because it was later in the day and didn’t want to drive any longer.
Hey OK State Parks!! Wake up and give your visitors some value which might encourage good news to travel and revisits a better possibility. If I had run my business the way your park here is, I would not have lasted very long.
Clean, keep up on deferred maintenance, at least place some clean porta potties, and ask a little less for sites when new facilities are being built.
Only 2 campers there on 01242022.
Matt
Full time traveler
Only 1 time visitor here.
Written January 25, 2022
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visitor01836
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This campsite really is a hidden gem! The tent sites are spread apart and have a beautiful view. They are surrounded by trees and are close to the water. There is not much challenging hiking around, but you are about a 30 minute drive from a few trails like the Ouachita National Recreation Trail head. We really enjoyed ourselves!
Written October 5, 2020
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Regina J
Milford, TX105 contributions
Couples
I was skeptical at first having gotten this deal thru a GROUPON- but it turned out great! We stayed in cabin #10. These are not considered lake view as all cabins thru cabin are parkview, but you can get access to the water(to do fishing) by walking a short trail. What you need to know and we did not was that cabins 6-15 are duplexes. It turned out okay, but you can hear noises from the other side. The cabin provided everything you needed except your personal item of course. There was a single bedroom, sleeper sofa, table, foreplace, frdge, microwave, bathroom with a shower. They provide fresh towels everyday. There is a dollar general not too far and a Walmart in Poteau- about 12 miles away. They also have a Chilis' and a Burger King in Poteau.If you plan to fish- you do have to have a fishing license. We got a single-day license for $15. They also allow dogs for an extra fee and it was nice to bring our dogs with us.I'd sugest you bring a DVD player with movies if you plan to watch TV. Our TV did not work- they suggested that ti was due to the antenna not getting a good signal. They have a coupl of porch chairs for you to relax in with a grill in front of your canin. We use it to grill hotdogs and fish.
Written March 31, 2018
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Hadley Clan
Dallas, TX24 contributions
Couples
We stayed in a one bedroom cabin and it was enjoyable. We’re from Dallas and enjoyed the quiet and remote location. We cooked our meals although you’ll need to being groc with you. The local groc store is sparse and Walmart is almost an hour away. Don’t miss the sunset or sunrise off the dam.

The cabin was clean. Full kitchen with pots and pans. We brought our own charcoal to grill steaks one night and chicken the next. The bed was a double and was comfortable. Definitely bring your own comforter, theirs was thin on a cold night.

There’s a great Groupon every winter, two nights for $50. Score!
Written January 28, 2018
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Matt c
Muskogee, OK19 contributions
Family
pretty lake, nice people...pedophile in a silver and white bus-style rv ruined it for us. we were the only campers in the park because of the flood... then right at dark this creepy dude with jacked up kids parks right next to us and runs his ac unit, and slams his bus door all night long.
Next day the ranger quizzed me about how i knew the "guy in the bus". I guess they know about him but cant get him to move on. watch your kids closely.
Written June 10, 2015
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Andrea L
Tulsa, OK20 contributions
Couples
We stayed two nights in a one bedroom cabin. We got a great deal on Groupon, so we weren't picky. If I paid full price I would have been just a little disappointed, only because the cabins are connected (2 cabins share a building, separated by a very thin wall). We had very considerate neighbors so it was no big deal, but I would have liked to have known that. Maybe I missed it in the details somewhere, that's quite possible. Office staff were friendly and helpful. Beautiful and quiet area. Our cabin (#11) was lake front and had a perfect sunset view. It gets so dark out there at night - the stars on a clear night were the best I've ever seen in Oklahoma. :) Overall good value and experience.
Written February 22, 2017
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karenjenkins76
Blanchard, OK3 contributions
The lake is beautiful. Campgrounds were very nice. Close to the Talamina. Will definitely be visiting here again.
Written November 6, 2019
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