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BoopielovesT
Blanchard, OK23 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
3 out of 5 stars. We visited midweek which resulted in seeing only a few people. Hughes Crossing is beautiful. The water felt fine enough for a short swim. Bring good, snug swimming shoes as the water is full of boulders. Sandy spots with pebbles can be found right in front of the falls. Water was murky in places, lots of green algae which makes boulders slippery. Suggest swimming with a lifejacket or bringing a float. Saw various sizes of baby fishes. A fisherman's dream, no doubt. Campsites are available, some are river front sites. Hiking along the river places that had trash/litter but while there workers were picking up trash in the common areas. No clear, public signs that indicate best swimming spots were found only places allowed for public fishing and hunting were posted. Not sure if we would come back, roads leading to the Blue River Hughes Crossing are full of dirt roads which were rough, and rugged. Still a nice mid-week day trip.
Written 4 August 2022
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Christian Hendrix
Tishomingo, OK4 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Blue River is a great spot to go and fish, swim, or just look out at the water. They have rope swings and other fun things to do. I would also recommend stopping by Scotty’s One Stop on the way back. They have the best burgers around.
Written 14 February 2021
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TerriDarlin
Henrietta, Texas56 contributions
Jan 2020
Although I haven't fished there yet, we DID drive down thru the campground area which is RIGHT next to the river. Beautiful scenery! Beautiful river!!! So peaceful. Would be great for just a day or a week!
Written 27 January 2020
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Zelma T
Pauls Valley, OK3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We enjoy Blue River. The wster is very cold and clear. Many people fish for trout there. It is one of a very few clear streams in Oklahoma. It also has good camp slights.
Written 14 January 2020
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pryor912
Ardmore, OK75 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
this is a gem to visit!! good camping. trout fishing in the winter and bass ,catfish in the rest of the year.
Written 6 March 2019
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Judy B
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
A long walk on a beautiful river. Great fishing and picnic areas. The trout are perfect size for campfire grilling. Be sure to bring sides for the freshest meal you ever ate.
Written 20 February 2019
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Joe A.
9 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
I live in OKC, OK and visit the Blue River just north of downtown Tishomingo about 7 miles. This is a great area for RV or primitive camping. The location is convenient if you want to run to town for groceries or just outside of the park is Scottie’s. Scottie’s has some basic groceries and a good stock of fishing gear. They also sell campfire wood since you cannot cut down trees in the park for burning.
1/11/19 I went down for a day trip and limited out by 9am. Missed about a 7-8 lbs rainbow that really got my blood pumping. I was using a ultra light action rod (4lbs test) and a Panther Martin spinner bait (brown fly with gold spoon) and they TORE IT UP!!
I fished in Area 1 at the 2nd or 3rd Parking Only spit just before one of the water falls. Fished off bank and had no issues. Heading back soon!!!

P.S there are motels in Tishomingo too!!!

FISH ON and FISH FOR FUN!!!
Written 10 January 2019
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Terry M
Maiori, Italy4 contributions
Jun 2018
Clear, beautiful blue green water! Calm kayak trip. Great for the whole family. Exercise that doesn't feel like work, but church. There's a spiritual connection with nature to be had on this river. We highly recommend the trip. We will certainly return.
Written 21 June 2018
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Kevin B
2 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
I have traveled 4 hours one way on 2 different occasions only to find there were no spots available anywhere. I had to drive home and this makes for a bad experience. 3 years ago there were not as many people there only retired campers that loved to fish they followed the rules and you could go to sleep early to fish in the morning. 2 years ago I went expecting the same experience but the campgrounds were taken over by inbred rednecks drinking all night with their radios wide open and generators running all night so their partying would not wake up the 4 dozen kids in the tent. This is a beautiful place but the people ruin the experience now.
Written 9 November 2017
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Bob D
Frisco, TX133 contributions
Jul 2017
This swimming hole is SO much fun. The Blue River Campground is secluded so there's not as many people as Chickasaw National Park. The current is fast moving and the water is clean. There's even a rope swing too!! AND...you can drive across the river to the other side using this age old crossing.

Type in this address for the campsite and park in Area 1.... D1854 Rd, Tishomingo, OK 73460
Written 23 July 2017
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