Roman Nose State Park and Lodge

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Roman Nose State Park and Lodge

Oklahoma

(580) 623-4218

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Overview

Roman Nose State Park offers many breathtaking views of the nearby canyon and gypsum rock cliffs. The park is also home to three beautiful natural springs. Named after a Cheyenne chief, it is one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks. Set amidst a beautiful canyon, the various recreational activities available at this state park include a challenging 18-hole golf course, several swimming pools, hiking trails, hayrides, and mountain biking opportunities. Visitors with horses can also take advantage of the parks horse stables and equestrian trails. Two lakes are located near Roman Nose State Park and offer abundant trout fishing, canoeing, and paddle boating opportunities.

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. Roman Nose State Park also features 11 cabins and the Roman Nose Lodge features 22 guest rooms. The lodge was originally constructed in 1956 and has been renovated to incorporate the natural landscape of the area. A restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is located within the lodge.

Map of Roman Nose & Lodge (OK)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.934097, -98.436127

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park's two lakes offer abundant boating opportunities. Rentals include canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and mountain bikes

  • Bicycling

    The park's trails are all multi-use, so bikers will have ample opportunities to get out and ride.

  • Camping

    A group camp, picnic areas, tent, teepee and RV campsites are located throughout the park. In addition, the park contains a beautiful historic lodge, which offers cabins and rooms for rent.

  • Fishing

    Fishing in the park's two lakes is a great way to spend a relaxing summer day.

  • Golfing

    The park's 18-hole, par 70 course offers sloping bent grass greens, Bermuda grass tees and fairways, natural hazards, lake views, canyon walls and mesas. Facilities include a putting green and pro shop with cart and club rentals, snacks and drinks. Private or group lessons are also available.

  • Hiking

    Hiking in Roman Nose State park offers visitors the chance to reach vista point with great views of the park's lake.

  • Horseback Riding

    Roman Nose Riding Stables offers guided one-hour trail rides, pony rides and hayrides by reservation on well-groomed and well-marked trails. Overnight horse pens are available near the Bitter Creek RV

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas and shelters throughout the park provide pleasant settings for visitors to enjoy an outdoor meal.

  • RVing

    RV users will find multiple campgrounds with full hookup sites and a dump site.

  • Tennis

    A tennis court near the park's lodge offers visitors the opportunity to work up a sweat on the tennis court before jumping into one of the park's lakes.

  • Water Sports

    Two lakes in Roman Nose State Park offer ample swimming and other water recreation activities.

Seasonality/Weather

The Canyon Vista/Cedar Cove, Two Lakes, Bitter Creek and Beaver Dam area campgrounds and bathrooms remain open year-round. The Deer Run day-use comfort station is closed during the winter.

Directions

Driving

Roman Nose State Park is located on State Highway 8 & State Highway 8A, seven miles north of Watonga.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(580) 623-4218

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