Description - Once a winter campground of the Cheyenne tribe, this area now is a scenic retreat set on a canyon bluff that over-looks ancient mesas. Towering cedar, buffalo grass and wild blue sage add to the beauty of this legendary setting, and to the enjoyment of the many recreational activities.
Set amidst a beautiful canyon, recreation activities at this state park include an 18 hole golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts, volleyball court, hiking trails, two lakes, trout fishing in season, miniature golf, canoeing, paddle boats, horse stables and hayrides. Tent and RV campsites are located throughout the park, as well as a group camp. The area also offers good opportuities for fall foliage viewing. Roman Nose Resort is also on site and offers lodge rooms, banquet rooms, a full service restaurant and cabins. The Fairway Cottage, offering a full kitchen, living/dining room, satellite television, washer/dryer, telephone, and private patio, can also accommodate 12 guests for a small group meeting, retreat or reunion. For more information on lodge rooms or cabins, call 800-892-8690. Teepee (tipi) rentals also available in summer months. Rates $65-100. Group rates available.
- Features/Facilities: Coffee Maker • Credit Cards Accepted • Gift Shop • Handicap Accessible • Interior Corridors • Lake/River View • Meeting Room • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Restaurant on Site • Satellite/Cable TV • Senior Discount • Suites • 55-Acre Lake Watonga • 8-Acre Lake Boecher • Resort Lodge (47 guest rooms) • 10 Cottages • 2 Meeting Rooms (capacity of 150) • Redbird Restaurant •
Nearby: Watonga Cheese Factory • Alabaster Caverns State Park • Chisholm Trail Museum • Governor Seay Mansion • T. B. Ferguson Home
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking • Tour Group Welcome Reception • Group Rates • Baggage Handling
Special Rating: Mobil 2 Star
Group Contact: Jennifer Cuykendall
The Fairway Cottage: Sleeps 10-12 guests • Full kitchen w/utensils • Living Room and dining Room • Satellite TV in each room • Telephone/voice mail/data ports • Washer/Dryer • Private Patio • Located directly across the Number One tee box at Roman Nose Golf Course • Just $275.00 Per Night
Golf: 18-hole course (par 70) adjacent to the resort lodge, open daily 7 am - dusk. Also: Putting Green • Pro Shop • Rental Clubs • Golf Carts • Pull Carts
Roman Nose Riding Stables 1-877-623-4121, or (580) 623-4121
Highlights: Watonga Cheese Festival (Oct.) • Watonga Trout Derby (Mar.)
Recreation - Group Camp (capacity of 160) • Rent-a-Tepee • Spring of Everlasting Waters (under- ground rivers flowing 600 gallons a minute) • Paddleboating • Canoeing • Fishing • Equestrian Trail • Hiking, Biking & Nature Trails • Hayrides • Volleyball • Tennis • General Store • 840 Park Acres • 7 Camping Areas, 93 Campsites • Swimming Pools
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.
30 miles N of I-40; 4 miles N of Watonga on Hwy 8, then 3 miles N on Hwy 8A.