Black Kettle Campground

Black Kettle National Grassland

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U.S. 283
Crawford, OK 73638
580-497-2143
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GPS: 35.7453, -99.714

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 12
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 2083 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G
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Poe_Sloak
Delmar, NY

2 reviews
Days stayed: 1

Poe_Sloak would stay here again

“empty!”

Reviewed Mar 10, 2018

Overall Rating

I stayed here last night in my tent. I tented at the end of the southern fork of the road. It is designated as a picnic area, not a campground, although there were no signs prohibiting camping. There were no tent pads-- plenty of picnic tables and fire pits.

I arrived after 9pm and was on the road by 6am. The coyotes kept me company! :) There were quite a few howling. There is a fence around the area, so none visited me, but I would have been excited if one had!
One negative is that it is close to the highway, so truck traffic was noisy at times.

I had roaming cell coverage, no internet, but I pay a weird small cell company for service.

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Robin

24 Jayco X23b Hybrid
15 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Robin would stay here again

“Close to Native American history”

Reviewed Apr 11, 2016

Overall Rating

Black Kettle is named for a Cheyenne chief who tried to achieve peace with settlers but his tribe was massacred in their sleep by Custer.

This primitive campground is in the Black Kettle National Grassland, just a few miles from the Washita Battlefield National Monument. This monument is well worth a visit. It has an excellent movie and artifacts about the area and the battle that occurred. About a mile from the monument is a 1.5 mile trail thru the actual battlefield; information guides are at the beginning of the trail.

The campground is an older, but maintained NFS site on a dammed lake. There are two sections to the campground. There are road side sites that overlook the lake and there is another section below the dam that is more park like. Both areas have vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, trash cans and water spigots. It's a nice FREE, quiet spot for camping for those that don't need hook ups.

When we stayed here we were the only campers besides a tenter, though we would see locals fishing on the lake. This is not near any large city so it's pitch dark at night so you can see the sky filled with stars.

I'm giving this 4 stars just because the trailer sites are road side or in the small parking area adjacent to the grassy area.

NOTE: when we approached from the west the sign to the campground was missing.

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Location
Cleanliness
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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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