Lake Wister State Park, located within the Winding Stair Scenic Byway in southeastern Oklahoma, is a gateway to the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. The Poteau River, which flows into Lake Wister, is the only river in Oklahoma that flows in a northerly direction, having its origins in the Ouachita Mountains to the south and east.
With 1,220 scenic acres to enjoy and explore, Lake Wister State Park offers many recreational activities including hiking, camping, swimming, canoeing, bicycling, picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, mini golf, volleyball, and naturalist programs and activities.
Camping facilities include 15 lakeview or parkview cabins with heat, air, fireplace, and television; there are 16 modern RV sites w/ all utilities, 86 sites with water and electricity, and 90 regular campsites w/ no utilities. Other facilities available are 5 comfort stations (4 w/showers), 186 picnic tables, 4 group picnic shelters, a gift shop and grocery store, 2 lighted boat ramps, 1 unlighted gravel ramp, a canoe and paddleboat rental, a multipurpose playcourt, 4 playgrounds, a nature center, a miniature golf course, a volleyball court, a lake swimming beach, and a swimming pool with bathhouses.
Admission: Park Permit Required
Address: 2 miles S of Wister, Hwy 270
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