Red Rock Canyon State Park, Hinton

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#8 of 23 in Nature in Oklahoma
Red Rock Canyon State Park is located 1mi south of Hinton in Caddo County, Oklahoma. Before the settlement of Oklahoma, the area was used by Plains Indians as a winter campsite. The canyon was a stop on the California Road where settlers would gather fresh water and repair their wagons. Wagon wheel ruts are still visible in the park. The canyon has the only remaining site of native Caddo maple trees.Park activities include rappelling down the canyon, walking on nature trails, hiking on an rocky trail, and fishing. There are picnic areas and group picnic shelters, a playground, a swimming pool and bathhouse, and a group camp area, which includes bunkhouses and a kitchen/dining hall. There are cabins and tent and RV campsites inside the canyon. The park and surrounding area have good opportunities for fall foliage-viewing.
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  • Another really nice place to visit, in Oklahoma. It is clean, well kept and a famous rapelling sight. There is a pool, open in the summer and lots of hiking. It is in a canyon and can get warm, but oh...  more »
  • Lots of nice big campsites and beautiful red sandstone canyon walls. Beware of the road down with larger campers, the turns aren't the concern so much as the steep twisting angle.  more »
  • Camping in Red Rock Canyon is exquisite. For the most part it is very quiet and free of unwanted noise. Great place to hike the trails and practice a rappel. Great Wet and dry campsites are available.  more »
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  • Camped here a couple of times over the last few years and enjoyed the campsite and surrounding. We like the far corner of the site where you are surrounded by rock faces and thus, blocking any wind especially during Fall or Winter months. The campsite has bathroom and shower facility (you can pay for hotwater) if you needed some creature comforts. The site is also where you can repel off the rock faces (with the right equipment) and it takes a semi-challenging climb to get there. Even if you don’t repel, the view up there is worth it and the climb is fun. While the area is not as big as the Wichita Mountains, there are several trails to explore. The vastness of wide open spaces provides a great escape from the urban jungle.
  • This is an interesting Canyon that is unexpected in the area. I stayed in the primitive camping section. The campsites are nice but lack any sort of platform or designated tent areas. There are a limited number of flat locations for tents. The bathroom facilities are older and we're not exceptionally clean. The showers are coin operated and we're not modern or particularly nice. I could hear dogs barking in the distant neighborhoods. Unfortunately the canyon walls have been defaced with graffiti for what looks like decades and it is still happening today. But it was an adequate place to stay and a very interesting Canyon that I would recommend seeing if you are in that area.
  • Real great place to go on a adventurous hike or camping. Be careful. It's easy to get lost out there on the trails. I've found some interesting plants and wildlife out there.
  • Like the other state & national parks its being operated like a profit taking business. It is nice but can be too crowded. It has all facilities including showers, grills & tables also a swimming pool usually quite at night
  • Nice place, went there in the winter so it was very cold. Couldn’t find any trails to walk on. Would not recommend coming here with an unreliable car because the entrance is very steep.

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