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CEDAR LAKE (OKLAHOMA), OK

part ofOUACHITA NF - FS, US Forest Service
Photo: CEDAR LAKE (OKLAHOMA)
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cedar Lake is located in southeast Oklahoma, in the pine and hardwood-forested mountains of Ouachita National Forest. The campground is situated on the shores of the scenic lake, a popular destination for boating, fishing, horseback riding and hiking.

Natural Features:

Cedar Lake covers 86 acres and is situated at an elevation of 900 feet. Fall foliage season usually occurs from the last two weeks in October to the first two weeks in November.

The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres in central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. The forest encompasses 700 miles of trails, 43 vistas, six wilderness areas and the highest elevations between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Rockies.

Recreation:

The campground is a popular starting point for the Winding Stair Mountain Equestrian Trails, a system of over 70 miles of marked horseback riding trails.

Swimming, boating and fishing on Cedar Lake are popular activities. Swimming areas, a boat ramp and fishing piers are available within the recreation area.

Playgrounds, a volleyball court and hiking trails are also available. Talimena Scenic Drive is within 10 miles of the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers a variety of sites, including equestrian, group and family sites. Shady Lane (SHRV) sites have electric, sewer and water hookups; Sandy Beach sites have electric hookups only; North Shore family sites are primitive without hookups. Most equestrian sites have electric hookups.

Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings and lantern posts are provided, as are flush toilets, warm showers and drinking water. Picnic pavilions are on-site. Horse corrals and a pay phone are located within the equestrian area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Corrals
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • RV sites
  • Ranger Station
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • Campers with horses must reserve sites in the equestrian loops only (HCLE and HCMR)
  • All horses must have proof of current Coggins test
  • Maximum outboard allowed on lake is 7.5 horsepower
  • If a reservation holder does not show up by 2:00 p.m. the day after their scheduled arrival date, the reservation is cancelled and the site is open for "walk-ins."
  • Click here for more information on the Ouachita National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.75861, -94.69444
34°45'31"N, 94°41'40"W

From Poteau, OK, take U.S. Highway 59 south approximately 22 miles to Holson Valley Road (10 miles south of Heavener). Turn right (west) onto Holson Valley Road and travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right (north) onto Cedar Lake Road and travel 1 mile to the camp boundary.

From Talihina, OK, take U.S. Highway 271 east toward Poteau for 11 miles. Turn right (east) onto Holson Valley Road and travel 19 miles to Cedar Lake Road. Turn left onto Cedar Lake Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CEDAR LAKE (OKLAHOMA)
OUACHITA
  OK 

Phone Number:

Information:  (918)653-2991
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