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Sequoyah State Park
An aerial photo of Sequoyah State Park and Fort Gibson Lake
Aerial view of Sequoyah State Park on Fort Gibson Lake
Location Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States
Nearest city Wagoner, Oklahoma
Area 2,200 acres (890 ha)
Established 1948
Visitors 275,000 (in 2011)
Governing body Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department

Sequoyah State Park, one of Oklahoma State Park's 32 parks, is a 2,200 acre peninsular recreation space on the eastern shore of Fort Gibson Lake in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. It is 8 miles (13 km) east of Wagoner, Oklahoma and 18 miles (29 km) west of Tahlequah, Oklahoma on State Highway 51. A shortleaf pine-lined drive leads you to the many amenities of the park including camping loops, Paradise Cove Marina, a golf course, Three Forks Nature Center, Sequoyah Riding Stables, and the state's largest state park lodge. The park office is in the town of Hulbert, Oklahoma. There are 12 miles of hiking trails free and open to the public including the Fossil Trail, Bluebird Trail, and Scissortail Paved Trial.

Three Forks Nature Center

The park has an extensive nature center which is free to the public. The Three Forks Nature Center houses many rehabilitated mammals and birds with a daily feeding program. The nature center also has live snakes and other animals as well as museum scenes of animals in native habitats.

Sequoyah Park Golf Course

The Floyd Farley designed 5,860 yard par 70 golf course is a beautiful recreation feature of the park.

Sequoyah Lodge

Sequoyah Lodge, located inside the park, is the largest of the state's park lodges. It includes 104 rooms and suites, cottages, a bunkhouse, a restaurant, a zero entry swimming pool, volleyball court, and tennis courts.

Sequoyah Riding Stables

Sequoyah Riding Stables provides trail rides and hay rides within the park.

Fees

To help fund a backlog of deferred maintenance and park improvements, the state implemented an entrance fee for this park and 21 others effective June 15, 2020. The fees, charged per vehicle, start at $10 per day for a single-day or $8 for residents with an Oklahoma license plate or Oklahoma tribal plate. Fees are waived for honorably discharged veterans and Oklahoma residents age 62 & older and their spouses. Passes good for three days or a week are also available; annual passes good at all 22 state parks charging fees are offered at a cost of $75 for out-of-state visitors or $60 for Oklahoma residents. The 22 parks are:

  • Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park
  • Beavers Bend State Park
  • Boiling Springs State Park
  • Cherokee Landing State Park
  • Fort Cobb State Park
  • Foss State Park
  • Honey Creek Area at Grand Lake State Park
  • Great Plains State Park
  • Great Salt Plains State Park
  • Greenleaf State Park
  • Keystone State Park
  • Lake Eufaula State Park
  • Lake Murray State Park
  • Lake Texoma State Park
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Lake Wister State Park
  • Natural Falls State Park
  • Osage Hills State Park
  • Robbers Cave State Park
  • Sequoyah State Park
  • Tenkiller State Park
  • Twin Bridges Area at Grand Lake State Park
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