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Black Mesa State Park 'A view from the top' © Steve Bland
It really is a long way down and across
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BLACK MESA STATE PARK
BLACK MESA STATE PARK
County Road 325
Kenton, Oklahoma   73946

Phone: 580-426-2222
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Black Mesa State Park
'A view from the top'

It really is a long way down and across

Black Mesa State Park
© Copyright 2007-2010 Benjamin Prepelka All Rights Reserved

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Black Mesa State Park
'View from our campsite'

This is looking down the stream from our campsite

Black Mesa State Park
'The ascent'

The beginning of the ascent to the top

Black Mesa State Park
'Ouch'

Watch out for these little guys Right in the middle of the four wheeler trail

Black Mesa State Park
'The prize'

A very nice monument at the highest point in Oklahoma. Worth the trip

Black Mesa State Park
'view from the playground'

Black Mesa State Park
© Copyright 2007-2010 Benjamin Prepelka All Rights Reserved

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Black Mesa State Park
'Starting Out'

Very nice entrance

Black Mesa State Park is adjacent to Lake Carl Etling and offers RV, tent and equestrian campsites, picnic facilities, boat ramps and a mooring buoy, trout fishing in season, a playground, restrooms with showers and a group camp with bunkhouses.
History of the Area
This park is in Oklahoma's panhandle and got its name from the layer of black lava rock that coated the mesa about 30 million years ago. The Nature Preserve is located 15 miles from the state park and features Oklahoma's highest elevation at 4,973 feet above sea level.
Fishing
NOTE: Lake Carl Etling currently has no water in it and is not expected to return to proper water levels until sometime in 2006 when it will be restocked well with fish.


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Features/Facilities: 349 Park Acres ? -Acre Lake Carl Etling ? 64 Campsites ? Group Camp (capacity of 120) ? Black Mesa Preserve ? Hiking Trail ? Boating ? Fishing ? Playground
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 19 Kick back , unplug and relax by chris
Our recent stay at Black Mesa was great. We tent camped by the stream watched fish jump out of the water, did a couple of the hikes and relaxed. The park is well maintained with hot showers and was never more than half full the three days we were there in mid sept 2015. Stock up on supplies in Boise City there was one small store in Kenton but it was closed the times that we were there. Overal it was a great experience.
February 4 The lake is beautiful by bokblondie200043
The lake is full and feshly stocked with trout and catfish.
August 30 WONDERFUL MEMORIES by Jackson,James,Jose,John McCabe
Recently, my young sons and I visited the park and lake and the experience brought back wonderful memories. I had never seen the lake with water for the last time that I saw the lake was 55 years ago when my father, Paul McCabe built the dam. I remember playing in the creek as the dozers pushed and leveled and scapers hauled the fill for the dam. The rock bluff background was in almost all of the old photographs. The Park Manager was kind and informative. Thanks for the opportunity to relay our experience.


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Directions
Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve
County Road 325
Kenton, OK 73946



28 miles NW of Boise City on Hwy 325.

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Black Mesa State Park
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