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Cedar Lake (Oklahoma)

Ouachita National Forest



Cedar Lake Campground is located in south-east Oklahoma, offering scenic views in the Ouachita National Forest. Popular activities include swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding and hiking the Winding Stair Mountain Equestrian Trails. Talimena Scenic Byway and the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (OT) are nearby attractions and the campground offers a variety of sites, with amenities such as flush toilets, warm showers and drinking water.


Cedar Lake is located in southeast Oklahoma, in the pine and hardwood-forested mountains of the Ouachita National Forest. The campground is situated on the shores of the scenic lake, a popular destination for boating, fishing, horseback riding and hiking.


The campground is a popular starting point for the Winding Stair Mountain Equestrian Trails, a system of over 70 miles of marked horseback riding trails.

Hiking, swimming, boating and fishing on Cedar Lake are popular activities. A swimming area, boat ramp and fishing piers are available within the recreation area.

A hiking trail traverses around the the perimeter of Cedar Lake offering varied views of the lake and its tributaries.  

The Talimena Scenic Byway is located within 10 miles of the campground, offering mountain top views of the valleys around Cedar Lake and historic sites along the way.

The Talihina State Park, the western terminus of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (OT), is located 21 miles from the Cedar Lake Campground. The OT extends across the Forest for 192 miles, the longest continuous trail system on the Forest.  

Kelly Branch Rifle Range is located 10 miles from the recreation area.  


The campground offers a variety of sites, including equestrian, group and family sites. Shady Lane (SHRV) sites have electric, sewer and water hookups; Sandy Beach sites have electric hookups only; North Shore family sites are primitive without hookups. Most equestrian sites have electric hookups.

Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings and lantern posts are provided, as are flush toilets, warm showers and drinking water. Picnic pavilions are on-site. Horse corrals are located within the equestrian area.

Natural Features

Cedar Lake covers 86 acres and is situated at an elevation of 900 feet. Fall foliage season usually occurs from the last two weeks in October to the first two weeks in November.

The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres in central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. The forest encompasses 700 miles of trails, 43 vistas, six wilderness areas and the highest elevations between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Rockies.

Nearby Attractions

Talimena National Scenic Byway is located 10 miles from the campground.

Ouachita National Recreation Trail (OT), western terminus trailhead is located at the Talihina State Park, 21 miles from the campground.

Heavener, Oklahoma, Heavener Runestone Park is located 14 miles from the campground.

Charges & Cancellations

Refunds may be requested for the following:

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