Nestled in the mighty oak trees just west of Okmulgee are two beautiful park areas, the Okmulgee & Dripping Springs Lake & Recreation Area. Plan a visit for scenery, relaxation and recreation. The recreation area is located along two beautiful lakes, the 668 acre Okmulgee Lake that was built in 1927 and the 1,150 acre Dripping Springs Lake that was built in 1979 and designated as Oklahoma’s first “Trophy Bass Lake.” The lake has an abundant stand of timber still in the water, which make an ideal habitat for trophy bass.
Within the Okmulgee Area, there are three campgrounds offering a total of 47 semi-modern RV sites, one full hookup site and 103 primitive tent sites. Restrooms, showers, lighted boat ramps, pavilions, a playground and an ADA accessible fishing dock are available. Enjoy swimming, fishing and water sports on the lake. A 3 1/2 mile hiking trail, part of which is ADA accessible, attracts nature lovers to the park. The Okmulgee Area also boasts several 1930s native sandstone structures built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). These native stone structures are a monument to these young men and their tireless efforts.
At the Dripping Springs Area, visitors will find two campgrounds with a total of 76 semi-modern RV sites and 69 primitive tent sites. ADA accessible restrooms and showers, a lighted boat ramp, playground and pavilions are available. Visitors to Dripping Springs Lake can enjoy swimming and fishing; no water sports are allowed.
The Okmulgee & Dripping Springs Lake & Recreation Area is located just a short distance apart, allowing visitors to enjoy both parks in one visit. Come and enjoy this "Oasis in the Oaks."