This article is the first in a series of articles we’ll be doing on parks and campgrounds in and around Lake Texoma. In this article we are going to take a look at Buncombe Creek Campgrounds.
Buncombe Creek Campground is located on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma’s Cross Timbers Region. The lake is said to be the “Playground of the Southwest,” where outdoor activities like fishing, boating, hiking, and hunting abound.
The campground is situated on the northern side of Lake Texoma. Post and blackjack oaks forest the rolling hills of the region. Deer, turkeys, bobcats, hawks, waterfowl, and songbirds are abundant around the lake.
Lake Texoma is a large reservoir with an excellent fishery and many access points. Boating, swimming, water skiing, hunting, birding and relaxing on the sandy beaches are the typical pursuits of most visitors.
The lake is known as the “Striper Capital of the World,” one of the few reservoirs in the nation where striped bass reproduce naturally. Other popular species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, white crappie, black crappie, channel catfish and blue catfish.
Also available is the scenic Cross Timbers hiking trail, a very popular trail that winds for 14 miles above the lake on rocky ledges and through blackjack woodland. Forty miles of equestrian trails surround the lake as well.
This campground offers 54 campsites with electrical and water hookups. Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water and paved access. Two boat ramps, a dock and dump station are located on-site.
The lake features two wildlife refuges, two state parks and 23 commercial concession areas dedicated to the enjoyment of over six million visitors annually.
Activities and Amenities
- Entrance gates are open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
- During winter months, one frost-free hydrant is available within the campground to fill water tanks; individual water hookups are shut off annually after October
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Madill, OK, travel south on Highway 99 for 17 miles to Willis, OK, then east for one mile on paved access road. Physical address: 1010 West Buncombe Creek Road, Willis, OK 75020.
15824 West Buncombe Creek Road
Kingston OK 73439