Bluff Landing Recreation Area - Wagoner County, OK

VonValterstein

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May 12, 2014
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We camped for the second time at Bluff Landing Recreation Area/Public Use Area the weekend of April 10-12th. Bluff Landing is just east of Tulsa/Broken Arrow - technically in Wagoner County, found on the west bank of the Verdigris River, which connects to the small Newt Graham Lake.

This is a small campground, 2 loops with primitive sites and W/E sites. The W/E sites are $18/night, fees paid in an envelope to the honor box. The Restrooms/shower houses are in a centralized location on the north end of the south loop, so it is a short walk from any campsite. They are kept decently clean and very useable in my opinion. There is also a playground for the kids by the showerhouse. The area is COVERED with wild onions and garlic - I know multiple people who come here to "forage" for wild onions to take home.

The North loop has both primitive and hookups, with the hookups all being riverside spots with great views. We were in Spot#3, which had a lot of space between our spot and neighbors, which we LOVED. In this loop there is a dock, a little jetty, benches, and lots of area for bank fishing. The north loop is much quietier and slower paced than the south loop.

The South loop has all W/E sites, and a dump station. This loop has the boat ramp and much more day use activity. There seem to be a few longer-term campers in this area, as some of the setups were pretty elaborate. About 3/4 of the spots in this area are also river-front, and a few spots are better than others, as always.

For the most part, there is plenty of shade in most of the spots, and the spots are pretty level (1 lynx block leveled us). They have fire rings, grills, picnic tables, and most have a lantern hanger attached to a wood bar-height skinny tabletop (If that makes any sense.... lol).

This campground is a short 15-20 minute drive from Broken Arrow, 30 from Tulsa... and is now probably our favorite close-by campground for a low-key, quick weekend getaway.
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