Recreation Closures

Day use areas, group shelters, swim beaches and all common use area openings will be based on local health conditions and are up to the discretion of the local project. Please call the local project for the latest information.

Facility Closures – Weather is a major closure factor in our district. Flooding of the parks create an unsafe condition for our visitors and staff.  Park’s may be fully or partially closed, other facilities, such as, swim beaches, boat ramps and docks may also be closed for safety reasons. Please reference our Reservation Cancellations information below if you have reservations which are cancelled due to facility closures.  Other factors in which parks may be closed is construction in or near the park.  Although this information is included within the document posted if it is also posted on the projects News and Notices page we have provided a link to that information below.

Campground reservation and fees must be paid in advance at   

Kansas Area 7-3-2024 (Big Hill, Council Grove, John Redmond, Fall River, Marion, Elk City, Toronto)
Harmful Algal Bloom  Stay updated on Kansas lake status during the summer months(Marion currently under a Warning)

Lake Texoma 6-26-2024 (Lakeside -Areas D, E, and F closed due to construction through September 30, 2024)

Skiatook 6-17-2024 (Beaches at Tall Chief Cove and Twin Points closed due to low water levels.)









Reservation Cancellations

For those whose camping reservations are cancelled due to flood closure or Covid-19, please give the Recreation Reservation System time to process cancellations. 

The lake offices are working to process refunds as quickly as they can. However, customers can also request their own refunds for any reservation through their online account and be charged a $10 cancellation fee.  Please note the call center and online chat features are not available at this time.  Rules & Reservation Polices for reservations can be found here:

As park closures are often related to flooding, we recommend visiting our Water Control Data Site to check lake levels before visiting a lake. If you have concerns about flooding at area lakes please contact the relevant lake office where you will be camping or recreating before traveling. A link to the contact information for Tulsa District lake offices is available below.

Lake Office Contact Information

Seasonal Campground Closures

Peak recreation season varies throughout the Tulsa District but generally ends on September 30th of each year.  Many parks and campgrounds close in the fall and remain closed through the winter months.  Some parks may have partial openings for camping on a first-come/first-served basis.  Partially open campgrounds may have reduced services, meaning that water, sewer and/or power is not available. 

Boat ramps are typically open unless the entire park is closed.  In the event of a boat ramp closure in an open or partially open park, barricades will be placed in front of the ramp.

Campsite reservations which are reservable through the website are only available during the peak recreation season.

If you have questions about a specific campground, please contact the lake office.  Email contact and phone numbers are available on the “Contact a Lake” page.