There are many places in Oklahoma where one can go and get away from it all. I search out these overlooked places all the time. I just love finding a secluded camping site with modern conveniences like RV hookups and primitive campsites. One little out of the way spot I’ve recently discovered is Henryetta Lake. By the way, Henryetta Lake is also known as Jim Hall lake.
Lake Henryetta is a small city lake in Eastern Oklahoma. It’s a few miles outside of town nestled in rolling hills surrounded by forest. The lake has some great fishing for Black Bass, Crappie, Catfish and Bluegill. It also has modern hookups, water and a dump station for your RV’ers. There are two boat ramps. One on the East side and one toward the Dam on the North end.
If you plan on boating on Henryetta Lake, which is very popular, you’ll need to get a permit from the City. That’s easy enough to do and it will only set you back a few bucks.
The area around Henryetta offers plenty for one to do if you want to get away from the lake. You’ll find shopping in Henryetta and up the road in Okmulgee. The area boast some great history and you’ll find museums located in and around Henryetta itself as well as Okmulgee.
If you really want to take a day trip, then Tulsa is about an hours drive North and Oklahoma City is about an hour or so to the West. This area really does have something for everyone!
One word of caution though. The camping areas can fill up really quick on holiday’s and some Summer weekends. So if you want to grab a spot, make sure you go early. I’m not sure if you can make reservations, but a call to the Henryetta city hall should tell you what you need to know.
So if peace and quiet are what you’re after, yet you still want modern amenities like water, electric and bathrooms, slip on over to Henryetta Lake and get you a campsite nestled among the trees! It is truly a hidden gem in Oklahoma camping!