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Patty Neal
· November 23, 2017
From the moment I arrived I had the most amazing experience visiting this park for the first time!!! Park Ranger Ramoz helped me find the perfect campsite, gave great history of the area and tips on to go hiking (the natural springs and Inspiration Point which were both breathtaking!!), gathered some firewood for me to start off with and taught me how to make my own fire, which I did later once the initial fire had died out while I was busy setting up camp. I loved the peaceful woods, scenic views, friendly fellow hikers and the endless photo opportunities!!!

Something about building your very first campfire while visiting a new state park, eating dinner and hot chocolate cooked atop glowing embers under the starry heavens and listening to the babbling waterfalls of the creek beside you just soothes one’s soul.
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Shannon Balenti
· February 8, 2018
Had a great time hiking on Jan 24, 2018! They really try to keep it clean and picked up! I try to leave a place better than I found it. Thanks Martin Ramos for all you and your team do with less funds... from the state! See More
Lacey Cahlik McBryde
· July 15, 2017
We just made a two hour drive to the park for a day of swimming with our family. We made sure to call yesterday to make sure the pool was open. They assured us that the pool would be open from noon to... six. We arrived to a crowd of about 50 people in the parking lot saying that someone put a sign on the pool fence saying it was closed for the day. I call d the lodge to see what was going on and Carla told me that they only have two lifeguards and they both got heat stroke yesterday and could not come to work today. I expressed my frustration that we drove for two hours with small children and that I would like to speak to a manager. I was put on hold for 6 minutes and when she came back on I was told that the management said it would be "unlawful" for us to swim without a lifeguard. I can understand that, but when I again expressed my frustrations about getting another lifeguard to come in, Carla hung up on me. My husband and I decided to drive back to the lodge to speak to the manager and was met face to face with Carla who smirked and told me that the manager didn't want to talk to me and that he "wasn't there." I told her that she should consider a different type of job besides customer service if she thinks hanging up on people is acceptable. She just laughed. Horrible people. Will not go back. See More
Bob Tucker
· October 12, 2016
I live in Virginia but was born and raised near Watonga and practically grew up at Roman Nose SP. My wife and I visited the park on a Wednesday morning last June on our way back to Virginia and I was ...shocked at the condition of the pool area. What once was one of the most beautiful public pool areas I have ever seen was in poor shape. the pool was surrounded by a tall chain link fence and a sad looking raised deck at the shallow end! The restrooms and locker confection area as well as the once beautiful rock stairs were all in disrepair! At 10:30 in the morning we were the only human beings to be seen! Quart size beer bottles littered the area and the once lush meadow that led to the cabins was overgrown and impassable. It was a sad thing to see in my 71 years where so many great memories were made with classmates, church camps and scout outings! I left the park a sad old man! The Oklahoma legislature has let the state down! Oklahoma voters should kick them out of office! See More
Michael Freeman
· March 30, 2016
We are through the park almost every weekend. Gaylan Oppel the park ranger ALWAYS goes above any beyond to make the visitors and campers feel comfortable and at home.
Bathrooms are not fancy (but are... currently being renovated) but they've never been out of toilet paper or hot water. Always a good thing.
I wish the trails were better marked.
Also, most of our mothers don't work at the park, so PLEASE pick up your own trash. Trashcans are never more than a 5 minute walk away.
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Cory Miller
· February 8, 2015
When I was a child, about 10 or so, my grandma took me and my 2 siblings here for the weekend. I remember most of the stuff but mostly remember the great bonding time I had with my grandma, brother, a...nd sister. Hey, it must have been good if I can remember it 21 years later, right? If your looking for a spot to family vacation, this would be great if you're into this stuff. I plan to take my family here one day. See More
Amber Webb
· September 3, 2017
Clean, Beautiful, place to stay...well maintained & staff is helpful & sweet
Don Bruecks
· April 14, 2014
Troop # 306 would like to thank you for allowing us the privilege of having an awesome weekend at your park this past weekend. Also would like to thank Ranger Ethan A. (not sure of his last name) for ...making us feel welcome and all the useful information regarding Roman Nose State Park and the Ranger who helped our Troop deal with an incident involving a confrontational group of people. Thanks to this Ranger, my boys were able to have a great weekend without fear of being attacked by unleashed dogs. Thank you very much. See More
Terry Wilson
· May 28, 2014
We have been to Roman Nose State Lodge two times now. The hiking trails are very nice to be on. I was able to go 7 plus miles on Saturday before the rain started really coming down. And on Sunday, I p...ut in 8 plus miles.

The lodge is in a beautiful setting with well kept renovated rooms, plenty of storage, dorm refrigerator, comfortable beds, great air conditioner/heater, clean restrooms, showers, sinks, toilets, and floors. The lighting in the rooms is very nice. The blinds and drapes are nice and all function. The rooms have an iron, ironing board, coffee maker, hair blow-dryer, large flat screen TV with DISH Satellite, phone, clock-radio, and the pool area looked really inviting.

The restaurant serves up some very good breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The restaurant is open Thursday - Sunday. The Sunday breakfast buffet was very good. It consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, biscuits & gravy, the best "healthy" 9 grain pancakes, not on the buffet but yet a part of the breakfast, I have ever tasted, and French Toast. NOTE: NO ONE makes better French toast than my wife.....yet!

The steak I had needed some seasoning, but was cooked the way I ordered.

We ate breakfast Monday, on Memorial Day, and it was very good. Yes, it was open on Monday due to the holiday.

The service at the restaurant was very good. The waitresses were attentive to all the customers from my observation.

At Lake Watonga there are paddle boats, miniature golf, canoe rentals and you can fish there as well. If you choose, you can bring your own boat, camp out, or stay in one of their cabins.

The Roman Nose State Park swimming pool was being renovated while we were there and will be a very nice facility when completed.

I believe there were two pavilions there for reserving. And you really need to see the free flowing springs.

It is very scenic area and well worth visiting.

Oh, there is a golf course there and horses for rent to ride the trails.
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Kaci Cronkhite
· April 3, 2014
Love the CCC dolomite stone shelters, steps and markers all around the Big Spring area; miles of hiking, biking and horse back trails; the best Cheyenne & Arapaho education/interpretive programs in th...e state and free music performances. Beautiful rooms and great food, too. Grateful Oklahoma has continued to invest in State Parks! See More
Keary Prophet
· August 11, 2014
We had a really good time at the park, enjoyed the trails and the night hike. It was beautiful!
We fixed the tires on the General Stores bikes so others could rent them and enjoy them. Got to play mi...niature golf and ride the peddle boats. Friendly Park Rangers and all around good service. Thanks Roman Nose! See More
Janice Standerfer Freeman
· February 11, 2016
We love the park! We feel very safe here! Love the hiking, the springs, the history here. Well worth the trip! We especially like the park ranger, Gaylen, who looks out for everyone here!
Jay Neill
· March 22, 2014
Had a great 3 day vacation. Beautiful scenery and nice lodge. Needs some work on the lodge dining though. The food is great if you have the patience to wait for it. 1 waitress just doesn't cut it normal eating hours. See More
Kat Hurd Martin
· April 24, 2017
Spent many romantic getaways and family vacations While living in Oklahoma. Love the staff The food atmosphere its a beautiful and fun place to stay
Rian Parker
· August 29, 2014
My family and I camp here at least once a month spring through the fall. There are plenty of things to do for the whole family swimming, hiking/biking, fishing, sightseeing, paddle boating and golfing.
Colt Egbert
· November 4, 2015
Had an excellent experience at Roman Nose with excellent people, I would recommend this place to everyone!
Steven Terry
· October 21, 2015
This is a beautiful area of Oklahoma. Great trails with a lot of wildlife to see. The main facility is very modern and super clean. Great staff.
Patsy Pat Edsall-McDowell
· November 8, 2016
Best state park in Oklahoma. Grew up here then spent many times camping here as an adult.
Curtis Carter
· November 28, 2015
Put your cell phone away, reception is poor,,,,,, but you don't need it anyway. This is a serene and beautiful place. Come out for a few days for relaxation and stress relief.
Kristi Pierce
· November 3, 2016
It's a beautiful place!! I love coming here for family outings and camping trips!
Muskrats in Lake Boecher near the General Store
Sledding fun at Roman Nose
Smokey Bear talks fire safety!
Maintenance duties to include: groundskeeping, tree trimming, edging, digging, minor electrical work, minor plumbing work, minor mechanic work, painting, carpentry, general facility maintenance and repair, housekeeping, etc. Seasonal, temporary position, average of 29 hrs. per week. Must be available to work holidays and weekends.
Watonga, OK · Part-time job

Due to the inclement weather, Roman Nose Lodge Restaurant will not be open on Thursday, February 22nd. Please stay home and stay safe.