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Black Mesa State Park

County Rd 325, Kenton, Oklahoma 73946 USA

Free to Visit
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“Hiking and stargazing galore”

Black Mesa is located in Oklahoma's panhandle along the tri-state border with Colorado and New Mexico.  Black Mesa takes its name from the layer of black lava rock that coated the mesa about 30 million years ago.  Visitors can hike to the top of the plateau, Oklahoma's highest point at 4,973 feet above sea level, while in the Black Mesa Nature Preserve.  The nature preserve is operated by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department in conjunction with Black Mesa State Park.  The nature preserve consists of approximately 1,600 acres where visitors can hike and enjoy 23 rare plants and eight rare animal species.  The unique area marks the point where the Rocky Mountains meet the shortgrass prairie and many species are at the easternmost or westernmost point of their natural range. Approximately 30 RV sites with water and electric hookups and 20 tent sites are available on a first come, first serve basis at Black Mesa State Park.

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June 18, 2021
Rated 5.0

its sweltering in the summer months but worth driving through for the views

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July 04, 2020
Rated 5.0

Great state park with a cute swimming hole! Our kids loved playing at the park and swimming. We would definitely stay here again. There are a couple short hikes that are beautiful and great for hiking with kids.

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June 22, 2019

Great little state park. Well maintained and lots of wildlife. Great place to spend a few nights with beautiful views at night. In the winter it’s a great place to catch trout.

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May 09, 2015

Black Mesa (this is on the border of OK and NM


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Black Mesa State Park

County Rd 325
Kenton, Oklahoma
73946 USA

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
State park or forest
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Pull Through
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Potable Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Water Hookup
  • Outdoor Seating
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