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Filed By: Camille Knight
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My mother and her family are from Sulpher Okl
and we have been camping and going to Cold
Springs since I was 6months old...Im 55yr old
now....All of it is wonderful there! Would
recommend and do recommend to everyone...Little
Niagra is my favorite swimming hole
Filed By: Jet Phoenix
(Wichita Falls, Texas)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I have been coming here since I was two with my grandparents. This park as different attractions for different ages--so everyone can enjoy it. The bathrooms are always clean and are flush toliets (very important to me!), and in some parts they have showers. Roads are in excellent shape, since they had to repave them all after a bad icestorm last year (2000). There is swimming, hiking, fishing, nature center, boating, and anything else water-wise you can think of. There are also a lot of beuatiful sites for photos along the trails, creeks (with lots of waterfalls), lake, Lincoln Bridge, Tavertine Island, Bromide Hill (which can be hiked or driven up, and is handicaped accessable--and most of the bathrooms are too). There are lots of animals for those who are quick and quite enough to see them. Birds, repitles, beavers, buffalo, racoons, armadillos, etc. I heard once from a ranger that there was a bobcat there once, but he wandered off. The campsites are a designed where you may choose some privacy or not, and some sites are nesteled together for groups that want to camp together, but in their own sites. (No more than two cars are allowed for any one single site) Group sites are available, if you reserve them in advance. Fees are very resanable for camping, it is free to enter the park and/or to picnic. Food must be kept in the car or trailor, as the racoons can and will go into tents and campsites, and will raid ice chests and pantries at night. They are very smart, and not afraid of people, so just putting it in your tent is not enough. They CAN work the zippers on the tent doors. =) At night, they will work from trash can to trash can, so someone not sleeping will see them. It is not recommended that you approach them, as they can harbor illnesses--but mostly they will run away. There is a Walmart near the park, so if you forget your swimsuit, or something, it isn't a big hassle to go and buy one. They sell ice there too. There are also several fast food places near the park as well; all along the highway that leads to the park. There is also a couple of grociery stores. Most of these places are used to catering to the park patrons, so going in wearing swimmsuit and shorts is not a big deal. During major holidays, like Labor day and Memorial day, it is impossible to get a campsite unless you go very earily Friday morning, or before. By Friday night on these holidays, it is near impossible to get a campsite. During the week during the summer, it is moderately crowded, and in the winter during the week, you practacly have the whole park to yourself. Most patrons of the park are very friendly, and we have never had anything taken from our campsite when we weren't there. There are 'Camp hosts' who stay in each camping ground in case there is an emergancy, they can be contacted. They usally walk around and talk to those camping in the area they are staying in.