Roman Nose State Park, Watonga
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Roman Nose State Park is a state park located in Blaine County, 7mi north of Watonga, Oklahoma. The park opened in 1937 and was named after Chief Henry Roman Nose, who died in the canyon in 1917. Roman Nose State Park is one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks. Set amidst a beautiful canyon, recreation activities at this state park include an 18 hole golf course, swimming pools, hiking trails, two lakes, trout fishing in season, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking, horse stables and hayrides by reservation.Group camps, picnic areas, tent campsites, and RV campsites with hookups are located throughout the park. The area also offers excellent opportunities for fall foliage and wildlife viewing. Teepee rentals are available in the summer months. Group rates are also available.HistoryThe state park was created in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs. The state park was named after the Cheyenne chief Henry Roman Nose.To visit Roman Nose State Park on your trip to Watonga, use our Watonga family vacation planner.
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Roman Nose State Park, which is named after chief Roman nose a Cheyenne chief.. is a great place to go camping at or if you just want a one-day outing. The campsites are really clean and well-maintain... read more »
Left out early on Saturday morning for a trail hike. Even though it was Labor Day weekend and the park was a bit crowded, with the exception of a few mountain bikers I had the trials to myself for the... read more »
We tent camped at Roman Nose and absolutely loved it. I'm a single parent and camped with my 6 year old daughter and felt completely safe. We played mini golf and fished in the lake a few times but di... read more »
Just gorgeous. Love the scenery. The small waterfall was beautiful. Loved how it made a little River and went into what look like a Greek bath at the end with a small little hot tub area. Just neat. Walked through the water and it was just clear & Very very cold to. Great water therapy if you have any injuries. Lol. Would definitely visit this place again and stay longer. Very clean and well kept. Cute little cabins on the land to stay in. We just stopped in for a peak on our way home.
Not only are the trails varied enough to really enjoy, the views are great. And the most amazing thing, for me, is that I lost my wallet while hiking. It was pointless to look for it, We'd walked six miles of trail and didn't notice till that night. A Ranger found it, called me and I was able to get it back. Really great people.
Upon arrival at Roman Nose State Park, we were greeted with beautiful scenery. We swiftly set up a tent and went for a hike. The whole trip was filled with fun and exciting adventures and I cannot wait to return. There was however a slight problem. The park ranger seemed non existent, for he never checked on us or took our camping fee. Other than that, we had a great time!
When we got the lodge (not really a Lodge more like a hotel) and checked out our room we noticed that our view out of the window was a brick wall.. We asked the lady at the counter if we could move to other side of the hall so we could have a better view.. She was upset and made us feel uncomfortable for asking.. She said no.. So we started bringing our stuff in and then told us we could change rooms for some reason.. So we went to other room the view was great.. Then we decoded to walk the paths.. We didn't see any animals at all.. The scenery was great.. After our hike we went for dinner.. There is nothing in this town. We drove 8 miles and there was only fast food places except one Diner that looked suspicious so we ended up at pizza Hut.. I don't think the trip was worth the money or the time to us.. We bought the groupon stay..
Nice enough for a day hike, nothing strenuous. There are numerous shortcuts that make following the actual trail a bit of a challenge, there's not much signage either. All the paths connect back so there's no risk of getting lost. Trails are shared with bikers- keep your head up. Even though bikers are supposed to yield to hikers, you'll lose that game of chicken so it's prudent to step off the trail yourself. Facilities seemed in good condition, trails had a noticeable amount of trash scattered around; if you do this you're a scumbag and should be ashamed of yourself.
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