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Description - Take a horseback ride along the scenic bluffs, fish to your heart's content, wake up to the view from Belle Starr View Lodge, explore the beauty that is Robbers Cave State Park.

Robbers Cave State Park is located in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the San Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma. A favorite of rappellers, cave explorers, equestrians, hikers and outdoor lovers, Robbers Cave enjoys notoriety as a former hideout for outlaws. The park and adjoining wildlife management area offers acres of discovery and enjoyment including caves, trout fishing in season, boating, hunting, trails for hikers and horses, sandstone cliffs for climbing and rappelling, and fall foliage viewing. RV and tent campsites, and equestrian campsites are also available. Lodging facilities include the Belle Starr View Lodge, cabins and two group camps. Picnic tables, comfort stations with showers, boat ramps, a swimming beach, swimming pool with bathhouse, playgrounds, miniature golf, hiking trails, paddleboat rentals, and a nature center with naturalist programs/exhibits round out the park's facilities.

Attractions - Features/Facilities: Canoe Rental • Coffee Maker • Horse Rental • Outdoor Swimming Pool • 8,246 Park Acres • 189 Combined Lake Acres (Carlton, Wayne, Wallace & Coon Creek) •

Recreation - 26 Cabins (with fireplace) • 5 Camping Areas, 122 Campsites • Assigned Campground • 2 Group Camps (capacities of 250 & 160) • Wildlife Management Area (3,800-acre forested hunting ground adjacent to park) • Nature Center • Naturalist • Amphitheatre • Hiking Trails • Equestrian Trail • Swimming Beach & Pool • Canoeing • Paddleboating • Rappelling • Miniature Golf • Gift Shop • Belle Starr View Lodge (20 Rooms) Climate - This state has a mild climate due to its southern location and low elevations. The western regions of the state are somewhat drier than that of the east. Winter temperatures range from 50 degrees to 25 degrees F. The season extends from December through February and very little snow fall during this period. Spring begins in March, with temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F. Temperatures rise throughout the season and summer highs begin to peak in July and August. All regions of Oklahoma receive days with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. The southwestern corner of the state usually records the hottest temperatures. by October fall temperatures provide relief from the heat of summer. Temperatures during this season reach into the 60s for highs and dip into the 30s for the lows. The relative humidity has an annual average of 64 percent. The most rainfall occurs during the months of May and June.

Location - 5 miles N of Wilburton on Hwy 2.


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Filed By: Billy "the Kid" Schweitzman
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Robber's cave is a great place to take your kids to learn about history and the dangers of falling from high places. I took my two sons, Manny and Santos, there so they could learn how outlaws like Jesse James, Cole Younger, Wyatt Earp, and Bonnie and Clyde lived in the olden days. We had great fun walking through the cave and thinking how these great outlaws must have loved living in the caves eating biscuits and fatback (an old term for bacon)and robbing tourists of their sandwiches and chips and stuff. When we had finished our exploration of the cave we headed up topside (the top of the cliffs) so we could climb from the top of the highest point to the bottom, without a rope or climbing shoes (just Nikes). Well we made it about 3/4's of the way down and we were doing really good, but we came to a point where it was really steep (almost a straight drop-off)and my kids got scared and started crying. I told them that they were the biggest babies I had ever seen for 6 and 8 year olds, and that they better keep climbing cause there was only way off that rock and that was down!! Anyway we were able to get past this steep part and were about 50' from the bottom when guess what? Yep. Silly me lost his balance and took a head over hills fall straight towards the bottom. Lucky for me there was a fat lady standing on the very spot I was going to land and she broke my fall (and maybe her hip). My boys learned valuable lessons about outlaws and being careful when climbing on high places and if you do to make sure there are some fat people standing around to cushion your fall. I recommend this park to everyone!!


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Contact Information:
Robbers Cave State Park, Hwy 2 N , Wilburton, OK, 74578, Phone: (918) 465-2565, (800) 654-8240, Fax: (918) 465-5763
, robberscave@oklahomaparks.com

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Links:
Robbers Cave State Park - Official site of Robbers Cave State Park

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