ExploreSouthernHistory.com - Robbers Cave State Park, Oklahoma
The Sans Bois Mountains
Robbers Cave State Park
preserves thousands of acres
of scenic Oklahoma mountain
country.
Entrance to Robbers Cave
A trail leads up a steep bluff to
the original "Robbers Cave"
and its beautiful views.
Robbers Cave State Park
In addition to its historic sites,
the park offers lakes, hiking
trails, a lodge, campgrounds,
picnic areas and more.
Robbers Cave State Park - Wilburton, Oklahoma
Robbers Cave State Park
This unique cave in Oklahoma's Sans Bois
Mouuntains gives the park its name.
Wild West History in Oklahoma
On the outskirts of the Sans Bois Mountains
community of Wilburton, Oklahoma, Robbers
Cave State Park preserves some of the most
beautiful scenery in the South.

The park takes its name from Robbers Cave,
an unusual triangular opening in the side of
a scenic rock bluff. According to legend, the
cave and its surrounding bluffs, ravines and
rock formations was a hideout for notorious
Old West outlaws Jesse James and Belle
Starr.

The truth behind the legend is difficult to
reveal. It is known that Belle Starr lived for a
time in a rough frontier cabin about 20 miles
north of the park, while Jesse James was
involved in several robberies in nearby
Arkansas. They definitely could have spent
time hiding in the Robbers Cave area.

The legends are lingering reminders of the
terror inflicted on the inhabitants of the Indian
Territory (today's Oklahoma) by outlaw gangs
during the years after the Civil War. Although
the scenery differs from many Hollywood
depictions, this was the real "True Grit"
territory of "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker
and the Deputy Marshals of Fort Smith.

In addition to its namesake cave and unique
history, Robbers Cave State Park also
protects thousands of acres of beautiful
Sans Bois Mountain country. Park amenities
include the Belle Starr View Lodge, camping
areas, a restaurant, lakes, a nature center,
miles of hiking trails, equestrian trails and
more.

Robbers Cave State Park is located five
miles north of Wilburton, Oklahoma on
Highway 2 North. The entire area is beautiful
and is rich in historic sites.
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