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Off Season Camping Information: October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015: Reduced camping will be available on a first come first serve basis (no reservations are accepted). Shower and bathroom facilities will not be open and individual water hookups will only be available through October 31, 2014; after this date campers will need to fill fresh water tanks from the frost free hydrant located near entrance of park. Gate attendants will not be on duty; therefore, camping fees should be paid at the honor vault station. Camping fees will be reduced and are posted at the vault station. Please contact the Lake Texoma Project office at 903-465-4990 x 0 for additional information.

JOHNSON CREEK, OK

part ofLake Texoma, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: JOHNSON CREEK
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Johnson Creek Campground is located on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma's Cross Timbers Region. The lake is said to be the "Playground of the Southwest," where outdoor activities like fishing, boating, hiking and hunting abound.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the eastern side of Lake Texoma. Post and blackjack oaks forest the rolling hills of the region. Deer, turkeys, bobcats, hawks, waterfowl and songbirds are abundant around the lake.

Recreation:

Lake Texoma is a large reservoir with an excellent fishery and many access points. Boating, swimming, water skiing, hunting, birding and relaxing on the sandy beaches are the typical pursuits of most visitors.

The lake is known as the "Striper Capital of the World," one of the few reservoirs in the nation where striped bass reproduce naturally. Other popular species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, white crappie, black crappie, channel catfish and blue catfish.

Also available is the scenic Cross Timbers hiking trail, a very popular trail that winds for 14 miles above the lake on rocky ledges and through blackjack woodland. Forty miles of equestrian trails surround the lake as well.

Facilities:

This popular campground offers 54 paved campsites with electrical and water hookups. Sites 15-17, 44, 49, 50, and 52-54 have covered picnic tables. A day-use group picnic shelter with electricity is available as well.

Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers and drinking water. A boat ramp, dock and dump station are located on-site. A marina and general store are within one mile of the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The lake features two wildlife refuges, two state parks and 23 commercial concession areas dedicated to the enjoyment of over six million visitors annually.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Entrance gates are open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • During winter months, one frost-free hydrant is available within the campground to fill water tanks; individual water hookups are shut off annually after October
  • For more information on Lake Texoma, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.99917, -96.56944
33°59'57"N, 96°34'10"W

From Durant, OK, travel 11 miles west on Highway 70. Exit off Highway 70 to the north and the park entrance is 300 yards ahead. Physical address: 215 Johnson Creek Road, Mead, OK 73449.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JOHNSON CREEK

  OK 

Phone Number:

Information:  (580)924-7316
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