How does camping in a cave sound? Oh, not with your RV — no room for that unless you have an itty-bitty micro rig you can drag in.
But if you like the idea of camping where the sun doesn’t shine, and are brave enough, then here’s a fun idea for a night away from the rig. Oh, you might be a quarter mile from a bathroom (maybe a porta-potty can save the day!), but if you can deal with that, then here’s how you and your friends can hole up for a night in a real cave! Water Cave in Alabaster Caverns State Park in Freedom, Oklahoma, provides the opportunity.
The park requires a prepaid reservation (about $40), and each party must be between three and 15 people, one of which must be at least 21 (probably not an issue with the RVtravel crowd). Each person must bring his or her own hard hat, light sources, warm clothes (long sleeve shirts and pants), food, water, sleeping bag and pad, and a water barrier (tarp or drop cloth). That heater that you really want to bring? Nope, not allowed!
Climb to the end of the cave and find a waterfall, or exit the cave to a beautiful canyon.
Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime-experience and check back with us once you’ve done it: We want to make sure the bats didn’t get to you. Oh, if cave camping is not for you, the park has 11 RV sites on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour the cave during the day, then return to your cozy home on wheels.
Reservations are accepted through September 30, 2018.