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Foss State Park
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Foss State Park The Sunrise Tree © Lorenz Larry Klug
a tree at sunrise along a path in Foss SP
Foss State Park Flowers along the road © Lorenz Larry Klug
beautiful flowers growing along the road
Foss State Park Flower in bloom © Lorenz Larry Klug
beauty of a single flower
Foss State Park A Road in Foss SP © Lorenz Larry Klug
a pleasant road to hike in the park
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Hwy 44 N & Hwy 73 W
Foss, Oklahoma   73647

Phone: 580-592-4433
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Where the deer and the buffalo play! Foss State Park is a wildlife wonderland in western Oklahoma. Enjoy our resident herd of bison or take in some of western Oklahoma's best fishing and boating.

Foss State Park is located in western Oklahoma on Foss Lake. Recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding (no rentals), fishing, boating, swimming and camping. Facilities include 110 RV campsites, 42 tent sites, an equestrian camp, picnic areas, group picnic shelters, comfort stations with showers, lighted boat ramps, boat storage, boat and jet ski rentals, playgrounds, swimming beach and marina.
History of the Area
Located in western Oklahoma, the park was established in 1960. It spans over 1,749 acres and includes Foss Reservoir. The reservoir is a key feature of the area, created by damming Washita River for flood control purposes.

The land has been inhabited since prehistoric times with evidence suggesting Native American presence dating back thousands of years. In more recent history it served as hunting grounds for Cheyenne tribes before European settlement.

In addition to its natural beauty and recreational opportunities such as fishing or camping, it also hosts annual events like Buffalo Stampede Bike Ride attracting visitors from across state lines.

Fishing: Largemouth Bass ? Crappie ? Sunfish ? Hybrid Striped Bass ? White Bass ? Channel Catfish ? Saugeye

Foss State Park is located near Clinton, Elk City

Foss State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills. Covered pavilions are available for larger gatherings.
1. Foss Lake Trail: This is a 2-mile trail that circles around the lake, offering stunning views of water and wildlife; it's perfect for bird watching.

2. Cottonwood Nature Trail: A short half mile loop located near the park office, this easy walk offers interpretive signs about local flora and fauna.

3. Sunset Beach Hiking Path: An approximately one-mile long path leading to Sunset beach from various camping areas in the park; suitable for all skill levels with beautiful sunset viewing opportunities over Foss Reservoir.

4. Bison Pasture Loop Road Walking Route: Though primarily used as a driving route through bison pasture area, visitors can also use this road as an informal walking or biking trail which covers roughly three miles round trip.

5. Sandy Cove Campground Trails: These are small trails spread throughout campground sites providing access to fishing docks on sandy cove area of reservoir; length varies depending upon campsite location but generally less than quarter mile each way.

6. Fishing Dock Access Paths: Short paths scattered across different parts of state park connecting parking lots with numerous fishing docks along shoreline; lengths vary between few hundred feet up-to half-a-mile based on dock locations relative to parking spots.

7. Park Office - Group Shelter Walkway: Approximately two-hundred yards paved pathway linking Park office building with group picnic shelter site overlooking main body of reservoir; ideal spot for enjoying panoramic view while having outdoor meals during day trips at State Park.
Area Attractions
Features/Facilities: Credit Cards Accepted ? Gift Shop ? Handicap Accessible ? Lake/River View ? Pets Allowed ? Pontoon Rental ? Restaurant on Site ? Senior Discount ? 1,749 Park Acres ? 8,800 Lake Acres ? 120 Campsites ? Hiking & Biking Trails ? Equestrian Trail ? Swimming Beach ? Boating ? Water Ski ? Fishing ? Playground ? Marina (boat rentals) ? Gift Shop ? Floating Restaurant

Nearby: Washita National Wildlife Refuge ? National Route 66 Museum, Elk City ? Old Town Complex and Farm & Ranch Museum, Elk City

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 25 one of our favorite parks by T. Edwards
park review stars; one to five We travel from Pa to New Mexico and always hit Foss for a week on the way out and back and we love it. The Foss mystery of the two cars and six people is fascinating.
May 15 A great park by firemarshall552
park review stars; one to five we have camped here a number of times..the park has always been clean and the park personnel have been great. we enjoy this seems tho it is rather expensive for the services received...23 per night for water and elec...will return
May 5 we camp on the lake each year by George
park review stars; one to five We travel annually from NM to IL and back staying each leg at Foss for 2 nights and a day. We love the place.
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Foss State Park
Hwy 44 N
Foss, OK 73647

I-40 Exit 53, then 7 miles N on Hwy 44, and 1/4 mile W on Hwy 73.

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