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Will Rogers Downs KOA — Claremore, Okla.

Well-maintained campground close to horse racing and Will Rogers Museum
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
$33 to $39
  • 70%


The Tulsa NE KOA at Will Rogers Downs is an immaculate park. The sites are well maintained, reasonably priced, and close to casino action and horse racing. In fact, the race track is adjacent to the campground and the casino is a short walk away. It would be easy to see a race right from the campground property.

The campground is owned and managed by the Cherokee Casino, which offers delicious meals with generous portions at very affordable prices -- without the coupon for 10 percent off when you show your campground receipt. There are no table games, but plenty of slot machines and video poker machines to play. There are pool tables in the bar area and live entertainment, especially on weekends.

Wi-Fi is not an issue at this park as its own system tested at 10.68 mbs download and 0.61 mbs upload. However, Verizon's wireless tested at 22.40 mbs download and 14.38 mbs upload.

Claremore, Okla., is home to more than 400 antique dealers as well as the Will Rodgers Memorial. It is on the original Route 66 highway. I would like to visit this campground again because it poured rain all but about six hours over a three-day stay.

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  • Very clean campground and well-maintained

  • Large sites on gravel pads with enough room between sites to be comfortable
  • Free working Wi-Fi tested at 10.68 mbs download and 0.61 upload.
  • Picnic table at each site and some include barbecue grills
  • 30- and 50-amp power service on full-hookup sites
  • Large clubhouse for group meetings or rallies, that doubles as a church on Sundays
  • Situated along home stretch of the racetrack for up-close action
  • Large play area for children is centrally located
  • Kamp K9 area allows off-leash running for pets
  • Mostly back-in sites, but 10 sites are pull through
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Restrooms accessible by pass code only


  • No camp store
  • Few recreational amenities for adults
  • Young trees in the campground means there isn’t much shade, but give it time
  • Over-the-air HD TV only with 10 channels
  • The grill in my campsite was full of cigarette butts

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at

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