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What to do in Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon was once a stop on the famous California Trail. Now visitors can enjoy this beautiful western Oklahoma oasis without bringing the Conestoga wagon. Red Rock Canyon State Park is a great place to hike, climb, or explore. Bring the family or bring the whole wagon train!

Located in west central Oklahoma, the park and campsites are located down in the canyon among the canyon walls. In addition to RV and tent camping, the park offers picnic areas, nature trails, a small fishing pond, and playground equipment. The canyon walls are a favorite for rappelling and open exploration. In season, the park operates a swimming pool with bathhouse (and adjacent food concession) and the group camp, which offers overnight sleeping in bunkhouses, and a kitchen/dining hall for meals or meetings. Group picnic shelters are also available. The park and surrounding area has good opportunities for fall foliage viewing.

Features/Facilities: Outdoor Swimming Pool • 310 Park Acres • 1/4-Acre Pond •

Nearby: Hinton Historical Museum • General Thomas Stafford Air & Space Museum, Weatherford • Oklahoma Rt.66 Museum, Clinton • Fort Reno Museum, El Reno • Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Club, Hinton •

52 RV sites • 32 Tent sites • Group Camp • Nature Trails • Swimming Pool • Rappelling • Volleyball • Playground • Snack Bar • Modern Comfort Station • Group Picnic Shelters

I-40 Exit 101, 5 miles S on Hwy 281.

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.

Hwy 281 S
Hinton, OK 73047

Phone: 405-542-6344

Fax: 405-542-6342

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