Celebrate Spring Break 2013 at an Oklahoma State Park

An introduction to camping at camp at Robbers Cave State Park near Wilburton is among the activities offered by state parks, which are gearing up for the spring and summer travel season.
BY KELI CLARK Published: March 10, 2013
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“This year, we're hosting a session for first-time campers. Our intent is to introduce guests to the outdoors to spark their interest and hopefully gain a fan for life,” she said.

The Camping 101 program at Robbers Cave is intended for those who are unfamiliar with sleeping under the stars.

“We supply a set of gear that includes a tent, air mattresses, a lantern, a two-burner cook stove and camp chairs. You will be asked to bring food, sleeping bags, toiletries and other items that are detailed on a checklist,” Cox said. “Our naturalist or a park ranger will guide you to a tent site at a campground and help set up your camp. We'll spend time with you and give you a short orientation about things such as starting a campfire and the sights and sounds of the nighttime forest. For the remainder of the day and evening until the next morning, we'll leave you to enjoy the experience on your own.”

The cost for this unique program is $25 per night for a family of up to eight members and reservations are required. For information about the program, call (918) 465-2565.

The Nature Center at Robbers Cave will host spring break activities in addition to cave tours, nature hikes and hay rides. Concessions include pedal boats, miniature golf and the riding stables.

Don't let a slight chill in the air keep you from breaking out of your winter doldrums. Spring into action and make your way to an Oklahoma State Park.

For information about spring break activities at all of the Oklahoma State Parks, Lodges or Golf Courses, visit TravelOK.com. Keli Clark is marketing coordinator for Oklahoma State Parks.