Well, I am not in Oklahoma, I am in Alaska. However, I would like to point something out which I see happening less and less; that is people getting out away from the park setting; bear with me.
I have camped all my life, growing up with my parents and then as an adult. I have owned and camped in almost every form of camping medium there is. I have found many state park and national park campgrounds close for the winter seasons in most states. Here in Alaska is it usually around first snowfall or October 15th whichever is first. Some campgrounds have gates which are locked and some don't. The ones that don't are usually available for use, but fee envelopes still have to be utilized and there are no services, bathrooms are locked, etc.
Have you ever heard of boondocking? In my opinion, this is the most fun. If I were going to restrict myself strictly to state parks and campgrounds, I would not have purchased a self contained camping rig. There is a reason I have a bathroom, water tank, water heater, holding tanks, heater, stove, refrigerator; the whole thing can be run on battery. That is, so I can get off the beaten path. With this mindset, I have found more great campsites than I can remember where they are.
Just this summer my DW and I once took a day trip while we were camping at a park and scouted a forest service road which was long and narrow, but was still accessible if we had been towing the TT. The big problem was, there seemed to be no place to park the TV and TT, and worse yet, no place to turn around, even with just the TV. Still, we kept going, partially because we had no choice. Around the 15 mile mark we decided this was not where we could bring the TT and camp. Then around the 23 mile mark, the area opened up, a nice fresh water mountain stream flowing through, lots of trees, plenty of room to turn around and park. Evidence of other people who had camped there. The following weekend we made the trek back into this spot. For four days we were the only people there, no cell service, no radio or TV reception, just the babbling of the stream, wildlife, peace and quiet and a great getaway.
My point is, we would never have found this place if we limited ourselves strictly to campgrounds, state parks, and national parks.
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