Billy Creek Recreation Area


Area Status: 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: No drinking water available. No trash services- pack it in, pack it out.
Operational Hours: Open year round. No water/electric available.
Reservations: No reservations. Sites available on a first-come/first-based only.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: No 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: No Drinking Water available
Restroom: Vault Toliets
Operated By: Oklahoma Ranger District (580) 494-6402

General Information

Directions:

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Billy Creek Trail starts here and climbs to the top of Winding Stair Mountain.  Visitors can choose from two trail loops either 8 or 15 miles long.  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.

Fees: No fee.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Campground Camping

12 campsites with grills, tables, lantern poles and tent pads.

Fees: Current fees and regulations are posted at the self-service pay station.

River and Stream Fishing

Small stream, which provides a great spot to fish for sunfish in the small pools.

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.

Day Hiking

Billy Creek Trail starts here and climbs to the top of Winding Stair Mountain.  Visitors can choose from two trail loops either 8 or 15 miles long.  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.

Fees: No fee.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Picnicking

Area provides grills and tables.

Fees: No fee.

Amenities

Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Parking:
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
15 miles

  Latitude : 
34.6907694

  Longitude : 
-94.7315889