Bernice State Park

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Bernice State Park

Oklahoma

(918) 786-9447

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Overview

Bernice State Park is the perfect place to spend a day or a week on the shores of one of Oklahoma's great fishing lakes. Bernice State Park is located on the northwestern corner of Grand Lake, in northeastern Oklahoma. Known as the "Crappie Capital of the World," the park also offers fishing for largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish and bluegill. Grand Lake also offers 46,500 surface acres and 1,300 miles of scenic shoreline. Besides simply boating and fishing, swimming is also a popular activity for visitors to Bernice State Park.

Visitors to Bernice State Park will find semi-modern RV sites and tent campsites, comfort stations with showers, a boat ramp, a courtesy boat dock for loading and unloading, several pleasant picnic areas, and a playground in the park. In addition, a one-mile fully accessible paved walking and jogging path is conveniently located in the park and allows visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the park's natural settings. Two wildlife watch towers in the park offer visitors the possibility of glimpsing some of the area's interesting wildlife. The park's nature center offers a fun and educational setting for visitors of all ages to learn about the ecosystem and wildlife present in the area.

Map of Bernice (OK)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.627101, -94.905396

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp and courtesy dock are available for visitors to the park.

  • Camping

    Tent camping and RV camping are both possibilities at this park. Some waterfront sites are also available for lucky visitors.

  • Fishing

    A fishing pier and docks are located near the campground on the shore of Grand Lake. Grand Lake is known as the "Crappie Capital of the World," but the park also offers fishing for largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish and bluegill.

  • Hiking

    The park offers a one mile paved walking and jogging path that is fully accessible,

  • Historic Sites

    The Nature Center at Bernice State Park on Grand Lake features fascinating exhibits about the area's native wildlife. Watch bees busy with their hive, come face to face with a taxidermied bobcat and other mammals, or relax in front of the 1,000-gallon aquarium and watch snakes and lizards in their habitats. The nature center also offers classroom facilities, tours and has a full-time Naturalist on site.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas and shelters throughout the park off natural settings and lake views.

  • RVing

    An RV dump station as well as Elec. 30 amp and water hookups are available in the park.

  • Water Sports

    Visitors will enjoy swimming along the shore of beautiful Grand Lake.

Seasonality/Weather

All bathrooms are closed in the winter with the exception of the showers and bathrooms at the nature center, which remains open year-round. The park itself also remains open for primitive camping year-round.

Directions

Driving

Bernice State Park is located 1/2 mile east of Bernice on Highway 85A.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(918) 786-9447

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