Not to be confused with Robber's Cave, a river cave in Uttarakhand state in India.Robbers Cave State Park is a state park in Latimer County, Oklahoma. It is located 5 mi north of Wilburton, Oklahoma, on State Highway 2. Originally named Latimer State Park, it received its current name in 1936. It is located in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the Sans Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma. This park is a favorite of rappellers, equestrians, hikers and outdoor lovers. The park and adjoining wildlife management area covers more than 8,000acre and includes three lakes. It offers visitors acres of discovery and enjoyment including trout fishing in season, boating, hunting, mountain biking, trails for hikers and horses, sandstone cliffs for climbing and rappelling, and fall foliage viewing. In addition, Robbers Cave is historically notable as a former hideout for infamous outlaws Belle Starr and Jesse James.HistoryThe area surrounding the present-day park has been a hunting ground for hundreds of years. Archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest people were related to the builders of the Spiro Mounds. By the 1600s, the Osage and Caddo tribes dominated the area. French hunters and explorers also visited, leaving their mark by naming some of the prominent geographic features, which are still used.After the Civil War, this area became legendary for sheltering fugitives from the law. Some of these included Jesse James and Belle Starr. Other fugitives included the Dalton Gang, the Youngers and the Rufus Buck Gang.Add Robbers Cave State Park and other attractions to your Wilburton trip itinerary using our Wilburton day trip site .
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My friend and I stayed in the Lodge and our room was beautiful!! Nice back patio and grass outside with chairs and tables to sit at. Really a nice view too! Coffee maker too. Very clean room and well ... more »
The park has lots of water and a swimming area, and in spring through early fall must be lush. We visited in December, so our expectations of nature were not high, but we very much enjoyed the walk th... more »
We made a day trip to explore the park, especially the "robbers cave" that the park is named after. Many trails were left unexplored by us (due to lack of time), so take this as a limited experience r... more »
It was so beautiful here. My mother, my 6 year old daughter and myself had an amazing time. Drove from Oklahoma City to come see where my grandparents had spent there honeymoon back in the 1960's. We had so much fun hiking and climbing around the cave area. Staff was great and very willing to help us with any questions.
I've been trying to make reservations for 3 days and I get a recording to leave my name and number and they will call me back. They never call. I live about 8 hours away, not like I can just drive there to make reservation. I might understand if this was July and not September.It seemed they had a glitch in the answering machine.They called back finally. We went and it was beautiful there. The staff at the cabins were very helpful. The cabins are in need of a little updates but nice. They put new windows in them. The woman in the Nature Center was so informative and helpful. She told us the best trails to take. She's the friendliest and sweetest person there. She had been there for years. I just wish I could remember her name. If not for her we would not had a great time!
My kids had a blast. They loved all the rocks for climbing! We hiked up to Robbers Cave with 4 kids (10, 8, 3, 7 months). It was doable for all but the baby. There were plenty of campgrounds, though many were pretty far from any bathrooms. It was close enough to run to town for anything we forgot. The campground we stayed in had a fire circle with a grate, a grill w/ grate, table, pole for hanging things on, and a food prep table.
The only cabin available for our 3-night stay was the pet cabin. The cabin was not very clean. I had to clean dog urine off the kitchen floor. The kitchen sink had been left dirty. I cleaned it myself in less time than it would have taken to go to the office and wait for help. Despite the advertising I have not had cell phone service in the park anywhere. The cabins don't have phones, so you are on your own. Also the heating vents were caked in what looked like brown and black mold. The ceiling fan did not appear to have ever been cleaned. The appliances and plumbing were in good working order and the heating system as well. The place was just not very clean to the point of being disgusting. We decided not to go back again after having gone for several years. Next time we will try another Campground in another state park.
My partner and I try to tent camp at a new State park at least once a month. We decided to make the road trip to Robbers Cave last minute (Thursday) for a Friday arrival. This is December 1-3 so I see why it wasn't crowded. I wanted to pitch tent in the Redbud camp ground but the ladies at the office let me know that even thought the site is currently empty (after 6pm) Boy scouts had reserved the site for the weekend. We asked for a secluded site and she recommended the Eagle Nest tent site on the north side of Lake Wayne Wallace. It was beautiful, well kept, and quite quiet for being so close to a highway. The ranger Mike is super nice. He came to check on us well after 6pm to offer us a site closer to the office and recreational areas not knowing that we wanted a secluded site. We talked for a while and he recommended some trails that he though we would like. He was nice enough to bring more firewood for us while we were out hiking & climbing the next day so we didn't have to go all the way back to the office (which has a very well stocked grocery & supplies section). I expect this isn't typical during busy seasons. In response to some of the lower rated reviews: *Unkempt... I cleaned up fresh trash around the trails as we hiked and watched 2 people just drop their soda bottles at the cave site. You can't blame the park for other dirty or disrespectful campers. *One of the reviews I read before leaving was "I looked for the cave but couldn't find it." So I assumed that we would need to hike around a bit. NO No no. There is a parking lot in front of the cave. Literally in front of the cave. Park your car and look up, There's the cave with clearly marked red arrows showing which trail to take to get up to it. *"Troop leader was rude" - again, you can't blame the park for the behavior of others. From the same review "we asked a guy cleaning the area, "Where can we pop up a tent?" Maintenance would not have access to reservations. On December 1st the office (which closes at 8pm) was still open after 8:15 helping people. Now it is a bit confusing because the Office is on one side of the Highway while the gift shop and meeting buildings (close at 5pm) are on the other side. It is easy to accidentally get turned around and go to the wrong building. After only covering 1/4 of the park in 3 days, Robber's Cave will become a staple in our camping rotation. I can't wait to see the different areas during different seasons.
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