RV to Sequoyah State Park

If you’re planning to travel through Oklahoma this summer, you’ve got any number of great RV camping destinations. One of the best places in Oklahoma to take your RV is Sequoyah State Park.

Located in eastern Oklahoma on the shores of Fort Gibson Lake (about 45 minutes southeast of Tulsa), it’s a place both water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy. The park has over 19,000 surface-acres of water and 225 miles of shoreline, the park is a good place for boating, beach-going, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, wildlife watching, golfing, disc-golfing, fishing, and camping.

The 18-hole golf course has a pro shop that offers rental equipment, snacks and drinks, corporate outings, tournament bookings, and more. The riding stables offers trail and hay rides on wooded and open trails throughout the park.

There’s also a full-service marina that offers boat rentals and sales, loading docks, gas docks, slip rentals, paddle boats, and bait and tackle supplies.

On-site park facilities and amenities include a restaurant, meeting rooms, swimming pool, splash park, tennis courts, playgrounds, recreations programs, and outdoor cookouts.

RVers can enjoy 48 full hook-up sites and 80 water and electric hook-up sites spread across three areas, Seminole, Choctaw, and Cherokee. Reservations will guarantee a site in a specific area and a specific site number.

Visit Leisure Time RV

Stop by Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma this summer to check a new or used motorhome or travel trailer for your summer travels. Tour the models you want to see and ask any questions you may have about the various units or RVing in general. If you’re not on the market for an RV and simply need service for your current rig, just stop by the service department at Leisure Time RV to meet with a technician.

Visit Lake Murray State Park & Lodge

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The Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore is the ultimate destination for fishermen, boaters and outdoor enthusiasts who want to camp inside a breathtaking 13,000-acre park along Lake Murray. The state park also includes an 1,100-acre ATV area that stays open from 8 a.m., to dark every day.

Although, not all campers have to stay among the action. Lake Murray State Park boasts an array of camping areas that range from the more rambunctious ATV area to Buckhorn Trail near the boat ramp and the Rock Tower campground nestled among shade trees.

The park has an extensive trail systems for hikers and mountain bikes. New Deal, Anadarche, Buckhorn and a new system from the park office to Tucker Tower all combine for more than 30 miles of scenic trails offering a wide variety of hiking and biking experiences. These trails range from fairly simple and flat to moderately difficult with good hills and even some interactions with rock and bluff environments.

Nine RV campgrounds with 329 RV sites and 500 tent sites are located throughout Lake Murray State Park with full hookups, restrooms and showers. Some RV sites within the park are pull-through and six of the nine campgrounds are open 24 hours a day, with three gated (Elephant Rock, Cedar Cove and Tipps Point).

Visit Leisure Time RV

Stop by Leisure Time RV before you hit the road for any campground in Oklahoma or beyond. Leisure Time RV can help make sure that your rig is in good shape for travel or can show you some models on the lot if you’re ready to update your ride to something newer and nicer.

Pet Friendly Oklahoma State Parks

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If you don’t want to leave Spot, Rover, or Fido at home when you hit the road in your RV this summer, you don’t have to. There are a number of State Parks in Oklahoma that welcome pets.

Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve in Kenton

You and your dog can hike across the black lava rock mesas and enjoy the views that the park’s 4,973 foot elevation affords hikers. With hiking trails all over the park’s 1600 acres, athletic and energetic dogs will have a blast as you explore with them.

Great Plains State Park in Mountain Park

Have fun with your dog along the lake’s beaches and then try your hand at fishing in a bid to catch some fresh dinner you can split with your four-legged friend. The lake is teeming with catfish, bass, and crappie, and it’s not much trouble to get a bite on your line.

McGee Creek State Park  in Atoka

Surrounded by the natural splendor of the Ouachita Mountain Range and Oklahoma’s finest trophy lake, McGee Creek Reservoir, McGee Creek State Park is a great destination for those with dogs in tow. With 25 miles of trails to explore with beautiful scenery all the way, you’ll end the day under your RV’s canopy relaxing with your favorite drink and your dog curled up at your feet.

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Stop by Leisure Time RV before hitting the road to get your RV checked over by a technician or to shop for a new or used motorhome.

Visit Clayton Lake State Park

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Oklahoma is full of state parks, many of which make for a great weekend of camping out in your RV. Clayton Lake State Park, located in southeastern Oklahoma’s Kiamichi Mountains, is one of them.

If you’re looking for a restful getaway, look no further. The 80-acre lake is open to fishermen and boaters, but take note that no water sports are allowed. In addition to a lighted boat and ADA accessible fishing dock, the park also has a swimming beach and playground. Take a stroll along the water’s edge, wade through the rushing waterfalls, or bring a kayak to cross the lake’s still water. With a wide variety of trees lining the water’s edge, the beautiful foliage offers outdoor enthusiasts the chance to reconnect with nature along the park’s hiking trails.

Nearby, guests can visit the Ouachita National Forest, Sardis Lake, or the Choctaw National Capital Museum.

Sites and Lodging

Lodging at the park, located just five miles south of Clayton, includes 30 reservable RV sites, 60 first come/first serve tent sites spread out between three camping areas, primitive cabins, and two-bedroom cabins to fit your family’s needs. Bring your dog along to stay in a spacious two-bedroom cabin that requires no additional pet fee. Clayton Lake State Park also offers five picnic pavilions, two boat ramps and four comfort stations with hot showers.

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Visit Leisure Time RV before you hit the road to make sure that your rig is road trip ready with one of our service technicians. You can also tour an RV at Leisure Time RV if you’re on the market for a new one.

Visit Little Sahara State Park

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Check out Little Sahara State Park the next time you’re looking for an RV getaway, especially if you want something quick and simple. This is a great park if you’ve got ATVs, dune buggies, motorbikes, or other off-roading toys.

A prime example of Oklahoma’s diverse terrain, Little Sahara State Park boasts over 1,600 acres of sand dunes, ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet. The vast dunes have formed over time from terrace deposits, remnants of prehistoric times when the Cimarron River flowed over the entire area. Located south of Waynoka in northwest Oklahoma, the park offers amenities such as 86 RV sites with water and electricity, 143 tent sites, picnic areas and showers. Concessions are offered in the park seasonally, and groceries and fuel are available nearby.

The main attraction at Little Sahara State Park is dune buggy and ATV riding across the sand dunes. Visitors can either bring their own ATV or rent one off-site by a private vendor. Either way, visitors will have a blast in this mini-desert atmosphere, known as one of the best riding spots for ATVs in the Midwest.  The cost is $10 a day for all drivers and passengers to get on the sand. Passengers under 10 years old are free. Those who bring their own vehicle to Little Sahara State Park are required to follow park rules and regulations.

The park’s address is 101 Main St. Waynoka, OK. You can get more information by calling them at 580-824-1471 or faxing them at 580-824-1472.

Visit Leisure Time RV

Before you go visit Little Sahara State Park, be sure to stop by Leisure Time RV to get your RV checked over and ready for the road trip ahead. Leisure Time RV can also help get you into a new or used RV if you don’t have one or are looking to upgrade. If you like Little Sahara and parks similar to it, a toy hauler might be just the thing for you.

Head to Lake Texoma on Your Next RV Trip

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Lake Texoma is Oklahoma’s second largest lake and one of the premier striped bass hot spots in the southwest. Besides fishing and a myriad of watersports, Lake Texoma State Park offers swimming, camping, picnic areas, wildlife viewing opportunities, and hiking. The park also features comfort stations with showers, boat ramps, and a small hiking trail near the Two Rivers Nature Center.

Lake Texoma State Park’s overnight facilities include tent camping and two RV areas. Approximately 88 full hookup RV sites, 41 RV sites with water and electric and 200 tent sites are available. The on-site Rally Campground offers an open grass area with 16 electric clusters accommodating up to four units each with 30 amp electric and water service.

The privately operated Catfish Bay Marina located within the park offers a full service marina with a fuel dock and striper guide fishing services. A marina mart featuring a convenience store and gas station is also available on-site. There are a number of fishing guides to help you find the best spots and leave with some fish in your cooler. The park highly recommends the use of these fishing guides since they all have years of experience helping visitors catch fish. These guide services are available year round.

Lake Texoma State Park has no day-use fees. Picnic tables and fire rings are available in day-use areas on a first come, first serve basis.

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Before you visit Lake Texoma, or any other destination, see Leisure Time RV to guarantee that your RV is in good travel condition. Leisure Time RV can also help you find your next RV if it’s time to upgrade your rig.

Tired of Tent Camping? Upgrade to an RV!

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Tent camping is an adventure in itself and it’s great for the younger crowd, unless you’ve learned to “pack” the tent floor so it’s softer. However, there’s a time when many people start gravitating towards RVs instead of tent camping, if not for the comforts but because they are tired of having a weekend or vacation ruined by weather. With an RV, you can go camping in the worst weather and still be comfortable.

Other signs that you’re ready to give up the tent for a comfy RV includes body aches, waiting for public showers, wet belongings, and that you’re tired of choosing which “toys” to bring with you.

Body Aches

Even if you have an air mattress, your body might start aching after a night on the ground. Maybe you’ve even padded the area under the tent with plastic and newspaper and that doesn’t soften things enough for you. If you have a RV from Leisure Time RV, you don’t have to worry about an air mattress deflating or even sleeping on the ground – you can sleep in a comfortable bed. And some floor plans even have a luxurious king size bed.

Waiting in Line

If you’re tired of waiting in line for the shower or tired of wearing flip flops in the shower so you don’t get fungus on your feet, you’re probably ready for an RV. Some floor plans feature a combination shower and tub and other have large, spacious corner showers. Either way, the shower is always clean, you don’t have to wear flip flops in the shower and there’s no line.

Night Bathroom Trips

Another bad thing about tent camping is having to grab a flashlight to make a trip to the bathroom. Just plug a night light in the RV and you can see to make it to the bathroom, which is just a few steps from your bed. This is great especially if it’s raining outside.

Which Toys?

When you go tent camping, there’s always an argument over which toys to bring – bikes, ATVs or fishing equipment. With an RV you can end those arguments – a travel trailer will haul all of that and more.

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Stop by Leisure Time RV’s showroom to walk through the many floor plans we have available, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorized RVs and toy haulers.

The Tips You Need for Winter Camping

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Camping isn’t just a summertime activity. In fact, camping in the colder months of winter can be just as enjoyable (or even more enjoyable) than camping in other seasons. The thinner campground crowds, exciting outdoor winter activities and thrill of camping in more extreme conditions make this one of the best times of year to pitch a tent and enjoy the great outdoors.

However, camping in the colder temperatures of winter means you need to take extra precautions to keep yourself and your fellow campers safe. The following four tips are ones that will help you make the most out of this winter camping season.

Pack the Snow at Your Campsite

The first thing you should do upon arrival at your campsite is pack the snow in the area where you’ll be placing your tent. Packing the snow will create a smooth and solid surface will keep you more comfortable and prevent tears in your tent due to soft spots.

Pad Your Sleeping Space

A sleeping pad is essential to keeping you off the ground and warm when camping in cold temperatures. Pack a thick sleeping pad or layer your pad with clothing, blankets, towels or other soft goods to keep you warm.

Dry Your Bag in the Day

Flip your sleeping bag inside-out and hang it outside on days when you’re not expecting snow or rain. This will help remove any condensation from the interior of your bag, so you can sleep comfortably the following night.

Wear Fire-Resistant Outer Layers By the Fire

You’ll want to sit close to a hot fire when you’re camping in cold temperatures, but it’s important to wear a flame-resistant outer layer, such as wool, when close to the flames. Down jackets burn easily due to heat and stray embers, so keep flammable materials inside your tent at night.

Find Your Gear at Leisure Time

Leisure Time RV isn’t just a place to purchase new recreational vehicles. Our online parts store is stocked with all of the latest and greatest camping supplies for this winter camping season.

The Top 3 Oklahoma Campgrounds to Visit This Fall

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Whether you’re interested in camping lakeside, in the privacy of a national forest or within reach of some of the best climbing and hiking in the state, there’s an Oklahoma campground tailored to your travel style. The three Oklahoma campgrounds are some of the best in the state for experiencing the cooler temperatures and mellower crowds of all.

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Adventurous campers will fall in love with the outdoor playground known as the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton.  The refuge is home to Oklahoma’s famous Mount Scott as well as an array of free-roaming animals, including buffalo, longhorn cattle and elk. However, most campers head to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to explore its hiking and mountain biking trails, fish on the crystal clear lake and climb or boulder the craggy terrain.

Lake Murray State Park

The Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore is the ultimate destination for fishermen, boaters and outdoor enthusiasts who want to camp inside a breathtaking 13,000-acre park along Lake Murray. The state park also includes an 1,100-acre ATV area that stays open from 8 a.m., to dark every day.

Although, not all campers have to stay among the action. Lake Murray State Park boasts an array of camping areas that range from the more rambunctious ATV area to Buckhorn Trail near the boat ramp and the Rock Tower campground nestled among shade trees.

Ouachita National Forest

Hodgen’s Ouachita National Forest is a massive 352,000-acre park that offers everything from hunting and fishing to hang gliding and horseback riding. The park includes the Cedar Lake Equestrian Camp with almost 100 miles of trails, horse corrals, wash racks and tons of other features tailored to campers with horses. Other campgrounds range from primitive to modern, so campers can tailor their experience to suit their preferred camping style.

Start your fall and winter Oklahoma camping adventures right here at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City. We’re stocked with everything from new and used RVs to parts, accessories and the latest and greatest fall camping supplies.

RV Camping Checklist

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Whether you are heading out for the first time of the season or you are on your 10th trip for the season, you should have an RV camping checklist to ensure that you don’t forget anything. If you do forget something, you’re most likely too far from home to go back, thus it will cost you extra money to buy something you already have – and that’s a bummer!

When you create a checklist, separate items by location. For example, list everything you need from Leisure Time RV in one section, everything from the grocery store in another section, and everything from a department store in yet another section. This makes it easier to go down the list at each place.

Things to Get at Leisure Time RV

Some things you may not be able to find at department stores – and if a store does carry it, it’s not a guarantee that it will always be in stock. Plan to stop at our parts and accessories store to pick up certain things such as RV toilet paper and black tank chemicals. Always check the water and septic hoses, especially the drainage hose for the septic, before you head out. If you found you ran out of storage space the last time you were out, stop by to pick up storage solutions such as under-table drawers and collapsing cookware.

Things to Do Before You Leave

__ Check the fluids in your tow vehicle or in your motorized RV.

__ Check the fresh water hoses and the septic hoses.

__ Ensure that all plumbing is working whether you hook up to a water supply or you use the holding tanks.

__ Make sure you have enough RV toilet paper and chemicals for the trip.

__ Check the weather before you leave – pack appropriate clothing. If it is between seasons, pack things for cold and warm weather.

__ Check the heater and air conditioner. Make sure both work regardless of the season.

__ Check the tires on trailers and tow vehicles.

__ If you are going out for the first time this season, check all cabinets for evidence of critters that may have hibernated inside the RV. Check the mattresses and bedding to ensure it didn’t get chewed up.

__ Plan meals ahead of time so you pack only what you need.

Stop by Leisure Time RV to have your RV serviced before you go, especially if before the first time you go out for a season, before the winter season, and if you haven’t had maintenance done since the last spring season.