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Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park

116 Red Rock Canyon Rd, Hinton, Oklahoma 73047 USA

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Open Now
Thu 6a-10p
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“once a stop along the historic California Trail”

Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful example of nature's artwork in Oklahoma. Wind, water and natural forces have shaped 260 million-year-old deposits from the Permian geological period Into the natural sculpture you see today. Before the mid-1800s, Plains Indians used the canyon as a winter camp. Game was abundant, the water was pure and clean and it was an escape from the cold prairie winds, just as it is today. The canyon became a landmark on the California Road. During the 1849 California Gold Rush, the westward leading road was a haven for weary travelers. It provided fresh water, grazing for livestock and a place to rest and repair their wagons. In 1956, the City of Hinton, Hinton Kiwanis Club, and one other individual donated the land, known as Kiwanis Canyon Park to the state. The park was renamed Red Rock Canyon State Park. The 310 acres of steep, rugged cliffs and canyons make the park a favorite spot for camping and hiking. As of November 1st, 2018 the Red Rock Canyon State Park was no longer operated by the State of Oklahoma. However, the park is now privately operated with a desire to see this beautiful park continue to thrive and reach more visitors to showcase the beauty of Red Rock Canyon. The canyon floor is home to a rich ecosystem that includes many varieties of trees, birds and animal life. Nature puts on a spectacular fall foliage show from mid-October to mid-November but every season is special at Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park.

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Reviewed by
prcouture

  • 27 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 29, 2019
Rated 5.0

Beautiful setting. It is a cozy park with wonderful campsites. Nice spacing. The green of the trees against the red rock is gorgeous. We also did a hike through the trails. Very nice and added a really great aspect to the park. Loved the park.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mainemama

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 22, 2018
Rated 4.0

We found this a great place to crash for a night on our cross country road trip. We got there late but selfpaid found a great cement pad to put up our pop up and everything was easy and clean. Just crash one night and left the next morning.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
chadharrold

  • 4 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 29, 2016
Rated 4.0

As a geologist, nice turn out from the interstate to take a view of nature. Nice spire and iron stained sandstone.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
catherine.palladino

  • 12 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
September 24, 2014
Rated 3.0

This seemed to be a good spot for campers. They have tent and rv sites. Didn't really feel like a state park. I was a little disappointed that I didn't see any scenic views. This was a decent place for us to let the dog out for a few minutes.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kurt Lundquist

  • Road Warrior
  • 20 Reviews
  • 17 Helpful
September 03, 2014

There at the end of August, pretty hot but it was summer. Almost empty, quiet and very pretty. Great place to stay the night, nice showers.
Was able to get atop in the evening for some nice sunset colors on the rocks.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Passepartout

  • 100 Reviews
  • 24 Helpful
July 17, 2014
Rated 4.0

It's not a big park, but very pretty. There's only one fairly short nature trail, which was closed for flood damage when I was there (June 2014), but I still enjoyed my brief visit.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
quanticokid

  • 5 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
April 03, 2014

I would suggest going when there is life in the park - Spring or Summer. Even Fall would be good. The end of Winter (April 1st), however, wasn't great. If you've never been to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO then this is probably a good place to go, otherwise it's just okay.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jillian

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 23, 2019
Rated 4.0

Pretty, but also has LOTS of bugs and huge spiders, so be warned. It also stays hot and very humid down in the canyon at night. (We came through in early August.) It's a weird privatized formerly-state-park, and the reservation/campsite system is bizarre. We reserved a site online, but there was no way to pick which site you'd be in. I figured that meant they'd give us our site assignment when we got there. However, by the time we actually found the place (Apple Maps was misbehaving in this area), the entrance was unstaffed. We just ended up driving around in the dark trying to figure out where the primitive tent sites were (they're unmarked), which ones we were allowed to stay in with the price we had paid, etc. The random spot we settled on appeared to be fine, since we never did see any staff before departing in the morning.

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Reviewed by
youngjeet

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
November 21, 2018
Rated 5.0

This place was so fake I was trippin nigga but it was amazing how I used imagination to fix it

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Reviewed by
Shortsaler

  • 37 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 08, 2017
Rated 5.0

making a reservation here sucks
BUT the park is beautiful, nearby Hinton is a quaint small town to walk around or get necessities at the local grocer. we stayed in the Canyon Campground and thought it yo be the best. you pay for showers ( seriously?) we would stay here again. important note: The driveway in is extremely steep and winding.....

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Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park

116 Red Rock Canyon Rd
Hinton, Oklahoma
73047 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Good for bird watching, fishing, and 3 more activities.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Swimming Pool
  • Big Rigs
  • Dump Station
  • Laundry
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
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