Little Sahara State Park, OK

Little Sahara State Park, Oklahoma

Sand dunes and dune buggies in Oklahoma? That's right!

Fasten your seat belts for one of Oklahoma's most exciting state park adventures! Little Sahara State Park, with 1,450 acres of rideable sand dunes ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet, offers the perfect "oasis" for off-road vehicle enthusiasts, mixed in with some fascinating history.

The dunes were created over 11,000 years ago primarily from terrace deposits and well-sorted quartz left by the Cimarron River when it flowed across this area during the Pleistocene Age. Floodplain deposits left by the present-day river also contribute to the changing formations. This makes for a very, very fine quartz sand.

Early explorers of the area once called the dunes "walking hills." You can visit Little Sahara over and over again and never see the dunes exactly the same as the last trip. The wind and weather play an important part in the dunes shape and placement in Oklahoma's geography - sand blows and reforms. These sand dunes "walk" about a foot northwestward every year. In some cases in other states or countries, where the sand dune is today, won't be where it is tomorrow. Little Sahara isn't quite that bad, but you get the picture!

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Little Sahara State Park ORV Areas

Little Sahara Dunes
Little Sahara DunesLittle Sahara State Park offers the perfect "oasis" for off-road vehicle enthusiasts with 1,450 acres of rideable sand dunes ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet. Each year nearly 100,000 off-road vehicle enthusiasts visit the park.

There is an area of flat sand for those sand-draggin' times, as well as a special trail that encompasses the area offering plenty of scenic views. In fact, this area has some locations with cottonwood groves and trails branching out through them. As with any sand area, in the heat of the summer it is best to stay clear because it gets too hot.

But how do you see this magnificence and experience the excitement if you don't have a dune buggie? No Problem! Little Sahara offers dune rides! These dune rides include a little bit about the flora and fauna of the area as well as a great ride around, up and over and through the dunes!

Check in at the park Office and get the current schedule and price.

Little Sahara State Park Camping

Little Sahara Camping
Little Sahara State Park offers 139 non-assigned campsites in two campgrounds with comfort stations and showers; 42 semi-modern RV sites (electrical and water) with a dump site; 97 unimproved sites throughout the two campgrounds.

Picnicking - The park also offers three reservable picnic shelters seating up to 80 people. A day use area is open year round with grills, tables, water, and modern comfort stations.

The state's largest dune area with 1,450 acres of rideable sand dunes ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for off-road excitement.