ACOE, Tulsa District

Learn about camping and boondocking at Army Corps of Engineers projects within their Tulsa District

Cardinal Point Recreation Area, Reams, OK

Cardinal Point Recreation Area is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers as a free campground, beach, and boat launch. There's a room for a few full-sized RVs to camp along the side of the road, and plenty of room for cars, vans, and small trailers to camp on the beach.

Hickory Point Recreation Area

Located at the southern point of Lake Eufaula, OK, about ten miles east of the City of McAlester, this recreation area is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers, and is open for camping, picnicking, and fishing. There are two camping loops on the north side of Hickory Point Access Rd, one that is large enough for full-sized, 40 feet + rigs, and a smaller one for small to medium sized rigs. There are also several small campsites for cars and vans inside the parking loop by the boat ramp.

Highway 31 Landing, McAlester, OK

Highway 31 Landing, McAlester, OK Oklahoma is not well known for boondocking or free camping. However, there are many places where one can camp for free; it’s just difficult to find these places. Locals know about them but tend to keep them a secret. Highway 31 Landing is one of those places. Well, not anymore now that we’ve published this. While it’s part of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps doesn’t actively maintain it. Maintenance is actually contracted out to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. However, when we a DOT employee drove by our camp, we stopped them to talk. ... Read more