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Lake Wister State Park


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Lake Wister State Park Lake Wister State Park, located within the Winding Stair Scenic Byway in southeastern Oklahoma, is a gateway to the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. The Poteau River, which flows into Lake Wister, is the only river in Oklahoma that flows in a northerly direction, having its origins in the Ouachita Mountains to the south and east.

With 1,220 scenic acres to enjoy and explore, Lake Wister State Park offers many recreational activities including hiking, camping, swimming, canoeing, bicycling, picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, mini golf, volleyball, and naturalist programs and activities.

Camping facilities include 15 lakeview or parkview cabins with heat, air, fireplace, and television; there are 16 modern RV sites w/ all utilities, 86 sites with water and electricity, and 90 regular campsites w/ no utilities. Other facilities available are 5 comfort stations (4 w/showers), 186 picnic tables, 4 group picnic shelters, a gift shop and grocery store, 2 lighted boat ramps, 1 unlighted gravel ramp, a canoe and paddleboat rental, a multipurpose playcourt, 4 playgrounds, a nature center, a miniature golf course, a volleyball court, a lake swimming beach, and a swimming pool with bathhouses.


Admission: Park Permit Required
Address: 2 miles S of Wister, Hwy 270
Phone: 918-655-7756
Our Email: wisternature@clnk.com

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Lake Wister Fishing

Lake Wister offers 7,333 surface acres with 115

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Lake Wister Hunting

There are 28,300 acres serving as public hunting area, offering numerous waterfowl, quail, squirrel, rabbit and deer. A 2,000 acre Waterfowl Refuge is also featured, but hunting can be found at Wister Wildlife Management Area.

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Lake Wister Trails

Hiking trails at Lake Wister State Park include the Lone Star Interpretative Trail, a 3/4 mile self-guided nature trail which winds through forest and up to a rocky ridge that runs through the park. The Lighthorseman trail is 3.2 miles one way or 6.4

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Lake Wister State Park Cabins

With 1,220 scenic acres to enjoy and explore, Lake Wister State Park offers 15 lakeview or parkview cabins open 7

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