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Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates


Located on beautiful Skiatook Lake in northeast Oklahoma, Tall Chief Cove is one of the most popular campgrounds in the region.

The campground has a variety of sites along the forested lakeshore, and visitors can enjoy boating, hiking, swimming, picnicking and fishing from the facility.

Natural Features:

Gentle rolling hills of blackjack and post oak trees intersperse with tall grass prairie around the glistening lake. The shoreline is accentuated by steep picturesque bluffs which offer views of the water.


Families enjoy the convenience of this facility's swim beach, picnic areas, nature trail, playground and educational programs.

Sport fishing for largemouth bass, black and white crappie, channel catfish and several species of sunfish offers anglers many hours of enjoyment on the lake.

About 6,000 acres of public land in the lake area are open to hunters wishing to pursue whitetail, quail, rabbit and squirrel.


Tall Chief Cove offers 50 individual sites with electric hookups, several tent-only sites in a quiet location along the waterfront, and one group picnic shelter for day use that can host up to 200 people.

The campground provides covered picnic tables, restrooms and showers.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Playground
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access, Coastal
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
  • A campground attendant is available from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., except on Tuesdays; Wednesday hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • First come, first served campsites are available
  • Check-out time is 4 p.m.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.35056, -96.08667
36°21'2"N, 96°5'12"W

From Tulsa, Oklahoma, take Highway 75 north to State Highway 20. Take the Skiatook exit, turn west on State Highway 20 and drive about 15 miles. Turn left on Lake Road and proceed about five miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

14004 Lake Road

Phone Number:

Information: (918)288-6820