While Oklahoma is thought by some, to be a desolate forgotten wasteland in the middle of the United States, or just a spot where the staple goes through in your atlas, there are several beautiful State Parks to camp in just a few miles from Old Route 66.
Originally a family farm owned by the Jesse Farley family, Twin Bridges State Park today is a fisherman's haven.
The Park is unique in that it is a peninsula with the Spring River on one side and the Neosho River on the other. The two rivers merge below the Park to form the Grand River, which is the beginning of Grand Lake. Visitors conveniently use Twin Bridges State Park as a base camp as it is only 10 minutes from Kansas, Arkansas, or Missouri.
There are 160 campsites and 5 screened shelters with picnic tables which are great for family reunions (of which my family has had many). It is a beautiful park with a gorgeous view of the three rivers and Grand Lake and is close to major attractions of "The Grand Lake of the Cherokee".
Foss State Park is located on 8,800 acre Foss Lake about 8 miles off of Old Route 66. It has 120 campsites, a swimming beach, boating, fishing, boat docks, a floating restaruant and equestrian trails. Beautiful spot to stop for the night before heading into the desolate panhandle of Texas and the high plains area of New Mexico.