Billy Creek Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The camping area lies along a small stream, which provides a great spot to fish for sunfish in the small pools. 

Billy Creek Trail starts here and climbs to the top of Winding Stair Mountain.  The trail intersects the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, which travels east from Talimena State Park in Oklahoma to Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Arkansas for 225 miles.

Printer-friendly guides to Billy Creek Recreation Area and Billy Creek Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round
Operational Hours: Open year round.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Current fees and regulations are posted at the self-service pay station. Also see Recreation Schedule and Fees.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring-Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: Hunting and Fishing:  All state fishing regulations, fees and seasons apply to national forest lands. Regulations can be obtained from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 1801 North Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, 405-744-1039.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toliets
Operated By: Oklahoma Ranger District (580) 494-6402

General Information


From Big Cedar, Oklahoma, drive west on State Highway 63 for 6 miles.  At the campground sign, turn right (north) and follow the signs for 3 miles.

General Notes:

This campground offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Ouachita Mountains. 

Just 20 minutes away from the campground is the Talimena Scenic Drive, curving 54 miles along the crests of Winding Stair and Rich Mountains. The Drive offers scenic vistas, interpretive signs, historical sites, camping, picnicking, hiking, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Visitor Information Stations, a Botanical Area, and Robert S. Kerr Arboretum and Nature Center. 

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Vault
Fee charged for some activities Current fees and regulations are posted at the self-service pay station.
Tent camping
Areas & Activities


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