You must be signed in to save park lists.
Your Park Lists
add New List
Add Photo
You must be signed in to add photos.
state route ranger badge

Oklahoma State Parks

responsive menu icon
USA Parks
Northeast Region
Sequoyah State Park
Keep On Leash ©
Afternoon Hike ©
Availability Search
17131 Park 10
Hulbert, Oklahoma   74441
(lat:35.9164 lon:-95.2502) map location

Phone: 918-772-2046
Email: park email button icon
Sequoyah State Park is a haven for water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With over 19,000 surface acres of water and 225 miles of shoreline on Fort Gibson Lake, the park attracts boaters and beach-goers alike. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, guided horseback trail rides, wildlife watching, nature center activities, golf, fishing and camping.
History of the Area
Located in Oklahoma, the park was established in 1953. It's named after Sequoyah, a Cherokee Native American who created their syllabary. The area covers over 2,200 acres and includes Fort Gibson Lake.

In its early years it primarily served as a recreational site for fishing and boating due to its location on the lake shore. In addition to these activities, golfing became popular with the opening of an 18-hole course in 1965.

The Three Forks Nature Center opened within this space during the late twentieth century offering educational programs about local wildlife species and ecosystems.

Today it offers various amenities including camping sites, horse riding trails along with other outdoor pursuits like hiking or bird watching attracting thousands of visitors annually.

Golf Course
The Sequoyah State Park Golf Course is a nine-hole course with Ultradwarf Bermuda grass greens, tees and fairways, well-placed sand bunkers and lake views. Facilities include a driving range, pro shop with cart, club rental, snacks, drinks and a gift shop. Book a tee time online with the booking link provided.
Camping facilities at Sequoyah State Park include RV and tent camping options. The Creek, Choctaw, and Paradise Cove areas offer tent camping. RV camping includes full hook-ups at the Choctaw and Seminole camgrounds with water and electric service only at Cherokee. All reservations must be made online with a 5pm check in and 2pm check out. Additional facilities include lighted boat ramps and picnic pavilions. The Sequoyah Group Camp has a dining hall with full kitchen and 10 A-frame cabins which can sleep a total of 98 people.
The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park is Oklahoma's largest set of state park lodges, with 104 rooms and 45 cottages. The in-house restaurant and a variety of meeting rooms are popular for group functions and conferences. Wi-Fi is offered in the lodge lobby, media room, meeting spaces and restaurant. Other lodging amenities at The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park include a bunkhouse with a great room and kitchen facilities. Pets are allowed in select cottages for a small fee. No pets are allowed in the lodge.
1. Sequoyah State Park offers a designated swimming area at the Western Hills Guest Ranch.
2. The park's beach is sandy and spacious, perfect for sunbathing or building sandcastles.
3. Lifeguards are not provided; visitors swim at their own risk in marked areas only.
4. Swimming outside of these areas can be dangerous due to boat traffic on Fort Gibson Lake.
5. There are no indoor pools available within the state park boundaries but there's an outdoor pool near lodge rooms.
6. The lake also provides opportunities for other water activities such as boating and fishing besides swimming.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is an on-site marina where guests can rent pontoon boats, paddleboats and jet skis. The Western Hills Guest Ranch within the park also provides boat rentals including pontoons and fishing vessels. For those bringing their own watercrafts, there are several ramps available for easy access to Fort Gibson Lake which covers 19,000 surface acres offering ample space for sailing or motorboating activities.
Enjoy fishing in a variety of locations including the marina, docks and shoreline. Species include catfish, crappie and bass. The park also offers trout fishing during winter months. Anglers can rent equipment on-site or bring their own gear for an enjoyable experience.

Sequoyah State Park is located near Muskogee, Tahlequah and Wagoner

Sequoyah State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills, some overlooking the lake. Group pavilions are available for rent.
1. Three Forks Nature Center Trail: This trail is approximately 0.75 miles long, offering a scenic view of the park's wildlife and plant life.

2. Sequoyah Riding Stables Trails: These trails are designed for horseback riding but can also be used by hikers; length varies depending on chosen route.

3. Fossil Trail: A short looped path that takes you through an area rich in fossils; it measures about half a mile in total distance covered.

4. Group Camp Loop Trail: An easy-to-moderate difficulty level hiking trail spanning around one mile, perfect for group hikes or family outings within the campgrounds vicinity.

5. The Lakeshore Hiking & Biking Pathway: Approximately four miles long pathway along Lake Fort Gibson shoreline providing picturesque views of waterfowl and other aquatic creatures.

6. Paved Park Roadways: Though not traditional hiking paths these roadways offer safe walking routes throughout various areas of Sequoyah State Park with lengths varying based upon desired destination points.

7. Nature Center Wildlife Viewing Area Paths: Short pathways leading to viewing platforms where visitors may observe local bird species as well as small mammals such deer feeding near nature center grounds ; exact distances unknown due to multiple offshoot paths available from main walkway.
In this state park, biking options are varied. However, caution is advised due to the diverse terrain and wildlife.

Mountain bikers can enjoy challenging trails that wind through dense forests. Be aware of potential hazards.

For a more leisurely ride, paved roads offer scenic views of lakes and meadows but watch for traffic.

There's also an option for off-road cycling on designated paths; however safety gear like helmets should be worn at all times.

Rentals may not always be available so bringing your own bike could prove beneficial. Check availability beforehand though!

Remember: respect nature by sticking to marked routes only - it helps protect local flora & fauna while ensuring rider safety too.
The park offers a variety of birding opportunities, with over 200 species spotted. Birdwatchers can explore diverse habitats including woodlands and shorelines. The Three Forks Nature Center provides educational programs on local avifauna. Visitors may also participate in guided bird walks or use the provided checklists for self-guided tours.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 28 Family favorite by S. Davis
park review stars; one to five Our family has enjoyed almost every state park in N.E. Okla & the Seminole section of this park is by far the family fav.
March 20 Best Trip Ever
park review stars; one to five We went on a business retreat and I felt like a kid again. We are booking a weekend this summer for our family....
August 24 One of our favorite parks! by Rhonda
park review stars; one to five We enjoyed our first camping experience in our new RV at Seminole site. Only thg we had a local black snake which came thru twice and ended up on our axel because when he got spooked he climbed to hide. Oh well it was beautiful there all the deer and animals. Love the bike trail it was fun!
write a review read more reviews
Share On

Nearby Hotels

state route ranger badge

Oklahoma State Parks