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“Excellent Park!”

Roman Nose State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Watonga
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

After buying a Groupon, my husband and I recently visited Roman Nose State Park and stayed in their lodge. The park is an old park with lots of new upgrades. The lodge was recently updated, and the front desk staff was very friendly. It also has a restaurant with reasonable prices. The park has a really neat golf course, and there are several trail options. We hiked one trail and were impressed with the new signage which is rarely found in OK parks. We will definitely be returning!

5  Thank MaggieB2010
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We walked around the park then had dinner at the lodge building.

If I was looking for a place to stay THIS WOULD BE THE PLACE! I spoke to one of the guests and they were very impressed. The lodge looked brand new and they were reasonably priced.

Meals were fair. Regretfully, they are probably the best meals around but it wasn't anything to write home about. The view was awesome though and the meals were filling and reasonably priced.

6  Thank wbladesr
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

It was our weekend without the kids so Friday afternoon I looked on groupon and noticed they had one for Roman Nose state park. So I quickly bought it and called to see if they had a room for Saturday night and they did! I had purchased the groupon for the suite and it was worth the little extra! I read reviewes talking about how the rooms kinda sucked, but the suite was great, plenty of room, a wheelchair accessible shower that had multiple heads, the bathroom had huge fog glass windows that lit the room up nicely. The bed was very comfy and the tv and remote all worked great! We had dinner at the lodge and it was really good. After dinner we noticed music coming from a banquet room so we checked it out and to our surprise it was live music night which they told me only happens once a month and we had lucked out and stumbled upon it! The first performers were a local husband and wife and they were great, after them a group of guys took turns playing old tunes! It was live, rare, and made a great ending to the night! And come to find out the restaurant serves beer, what an absolute perfect way to spend a Saturday night! They really did a nice remodel with the lodge, paying attention to small details. The view from the room was also talked about in past post and all was true, it was not much but that wasn't a bad thing really because you can have the windows open and no one can see what you are doing!! We asked for a late check out and they accommodated and gave us a 1 pm check out! Cara did drink a little to much and had a rough morning we didn't get up in time for breakfast so we went into town to the noble house restaurant, it was a pretty cool little bed and breakfast, after we ate and Cara finally started feeling better) we returned to the park to see the springs. This was not Caras or my first time to visit the park just first time to stay in the lodge since the remodel. The springs were beautiful! We were the only ones there (probably because it was 28 degrees) but it was sunny and not to windy. Overall we had a great weekend and are already planning our next trip!!!

8  Thank KH420
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

On 11-19-12, we drove from OKC to the park to ride our horses. Prior to leaving, we called the park office (no answer), then the lodge and spoke to a female. Told her this was our first trip here and wanted to know exactly where to park our trailer and where to get on the trails. She said we could park "anywhere". This seemed unusual since most places have a designated area. I asked where we could get a trail map and she said at the lodge or general store. Upon arriving we went to the lodge for the map and again asked where to park and how to get on the trails. We were told to go to the stables and then the general store. Both places were closed. A camper advised the store was rarely open and he directed us to a campsite w/corrals. We located this, but no trail access. No signs were located for horse day riding, parking or trails. We called the lodge again and spoke to the same female, who then said we could park and unload at the stables. We said we had our coggins and she said there was no ranger on duty (it was 12:30 PM) and to keep our paperwork available. She said there was trail access at the stables. So, we entered through an unlocked gate and rode a few hours. It did not seem like these trails were the right ones, but thus far, we had hardly received any information. When done, a park Ranger showed up and immediately began"chewing us out" for riding on private property. We explained we were directed here and there were no "private property" signs posted. The only sign located here was an equestrian coggins sign at the gate we entered. The ranger then said the correct horse trails were located on the other side of the road and park. He then complained that we should not have unloaded our horses w/o showing our neg coggins to a Ranger. We then told him the above sequence of events. The Ranger advised there had been a breakdown in the park protocol and appeared to be blaming us for it. We then re-iterated our efforts and do not know what more we have done. We do admit fault for not leashing our dogs and for the proper removal of our horse manure. We did dispose of it in the grass. The bottom line is we left feeling like criminals. It is clear this park is not horse friendly and the lodge personnel were incompetent and we got "in trouble" for doing what we were directed to do.

11  Thank SUSAN K
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Oklahoma has many state parks to enjoy but this one is by far my favorite. Hiking, biking, fishing and etc. Slow down and take some time to hike and find many hidden secrets that not all know about. Also a great place for geocaching if your into that.

For great food head back to the lodge and dine in. The view here is also nice. The lodge was just recently rennovated. If you want a more away feel their cabins come with a full kitchen. I've stayed in both lodge and cabins.

3  Thank JessicaS42
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