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Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve

County Road 325

Black Mesa is located in Oklahoma's panhandle along the tri-state border with Colorado and New Mexico. Black Mesa takes its name from the layer of black lava rock that coated the mesa about 30 million years ago. Visitors can hike to the top of the plateau, Oklahoma's highest point at 4,973 feet above sea level, while in the Black Mesa Nature Preserve.  

The nature preserve is operated by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department in conjunction with Black Mesa State Park. The nature preserve consists of approximately 1,600 acres where visitors can hike and enjoy 23 rare plants and eight rare animal species. The unique area marks the point where the Rocky Mountains meet the shortgrass prairie and many species are at the easternmost or westernmost point of their natural range. Approximately 36 RV sites with water and electric hookups and 23 tent sites are available on a first come, first serve basis at Black Mesa State Park.


Carrie Levonius

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Classic high desert terrain with great access to the river from campsites. Easy access to campsites for trailers and tents. Abundant wildlife! People spend money for white noise like nature there provides.

Wanda Fincher

Saturday, May 26, 2018
This is a very peaceful and beautifully rugged countryside. Lots of wildlife, star gazing and bird watching. Nothing to do in the nearby towns so don't expect nightlife. This is strictly camping at its finest.

Becky Sears

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Incredible dark skies, when they get the lighting issue resolved it will be a 5 star park. Lots of trails, playground and lake and stream nearby! To have a bottle class 1 location with those lights is sad! Pack in everything you need for supplies, anything you forgot is 27 miles away. No cell service or data available!

Staci Jones

Monday, July 9, 2018
The preserve is ok but no camping areas, except the black mesa state park it has campgrounds rv parking, playgrounds

Gary Clark

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Always on fire! Call first. Great camping!

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