Western Oklahoma is home to Foss State Park, a sprawling 1,100-acre public recreation area that hosts many activities throughout the year. If you're a fan of boating, there are several amenities here to help you get your craft on the water. Lighted boat ramps make evening runs a breeze, and if you're caught in a storm, Foss State Park also offers overnight storage for a small additional fee.
If you do not own a boat but are curious about the experience, rentals are also available here once you have taken a small, 30-minute safety course through the park's central office. To see class availabilities and schedules, please visit the Oklahoma State Park's website. Canines are not allowed on these slips, and can only access the harbor if they are leashed up throughout their stay.
For horse enthusiasts, there's a full equestrian camp featuring several multi-purpose trails perfect for you and your equine to explore. These trails are regularly maintained and are free of other visitors which means you're all but guaranteed a gentle overall experience. Dog owners beware, canines are not allowed anywhere near the camp or horse trails unless posted signs dictate otherwise.
Something unique to Foss State Park is their palapas, open-sided traditional dwellings made from dried palm leaves. Because of their ability to keep cool in the blistering sun, they make great public gathering spaces for groups looking to have a beach getaway. These palapas are available for reservation and come with grills and public tables.
Canines are welcome to join parties inside of the palapas, but a small additional security fee is required. Overnight stays are offered here as well, with traditional sites, deluxe spots, and full-hookup RV stations all being available for advanced reservations. Canines are welcome in all but the RV sites, as they are not safe for pets.