What to do in Lake Wister State Park

Set in the scenic Ouachita Mountains — amid a dramatic backdrop of dogwood, shortleaf pine and eastern red cedar trees — this park offers sporting enthusiasts some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities in Oklahoma. Lake Wister State Park is a relaxing and refreshing forest getaway.

Lake Wister State Park, in southeast Oklahoma, is a gateway to the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. The park offers many recreational activities including hiking, camping, canoeing, bicycling, picnics, fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, miniature golf and volleyball. A waterfowl refuge is nearby, and hunting is allowed at Wister Wildlife Management Area. Camping facilities include cabins, RV sites and tent campsites. Other facilities include comfort stations with showers, picnic tables, group picnic shelters, lighted boat ramps, unlighted gravel ramp, canoe rentals, a multipurpose play court, playgrounds, nature center, miniature golf course, volleyball court and swimming beach. Hiking trails include a self-guided nature trail and a 5-mile round trip trail. Groups will find fully equipped bunkhouses in a group camp facility that has a full kitchen and dining hall.

Features/Facilities: Canoe Rental • Coffee Maker • Credit Cards Accepted • Gift Shop • Handicap Accessible • Meeting Room • Senior Discount • 3,428 Park Acres • 7,300 Lake Acres • 2,000-Acre Waterfowl Refuge •

Nearby: Talimena Skyline Drive • Spiro Mounds • Heavener Runestone State Park • Wildlife Management Hunting Area • Kerr Museum &

Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking • Tour Group Welcome Reception

Group Contact: Rick Sanders

Fishing: Largemouth Bass • Crappie • Sunfish • White Bass • Channel Catfish

15 Cabins (with fireplace) • 5 Camping Areas, 182 Campsites • Assigned Campground • Group Camp (capacity of 100) • Hiking, Biking & Nature Trails • Swim Area • Boating • Water Skiing • Fishing Dock • Nature Center • Mini-golf

2 miles S of Wister on Hwy 270.

This state has a mild climate due to its southern location and low elevations. The western regions of the state are somewhat drier than that of the east. Winter temperatures range from 50 degrees to 25 degrees F. The season extends from December through February and very little snow fall during this period. Spring begins in March, with temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F. Temperatures rise throughout the season and summer highs begin to peak in July and August. All regions of Oklahoma receive days with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. The southwestern corner of the state usually records the hottest temperatures. by October fall temperatures provide relief from the heat of summer. Temperatures during this season reach into the 60s for highs and dip into the 30s for the lows. The relative humidity has an annual average of 64 percent. The most rainfall occurs during the months of May and June.

25567 US Hwy 270
Wister, OK 74966

Phone: 918-655-7212,-800-654-8240

Fax: 918-655-7274

Email: wistercabins@oklahomaparks.com
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