If You Didn’t Know About These 7 Swimming Holes In Oklahoma, They’re A Must Visit

Every summer in Oklahoma, when the heat becomes overwhelming thanks to the humidity, Oklahomans swarm to the lakes, creeks, rivers, and swimming holes to cool off. As the lakes begin to warm up as the days do, most swimming holes stay a nice, chilly temperature year-round, and are the perfect spots to relax and take a dip in the refreshing water. Here are eight swimming holes to check out in the Sooner State this summer:

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Address: Spavinaw Creek, Oklahoma 74366, USA
Address: Tahlequah, OK 74464, USA
Address: The Artesian Beach Park, Gage, OK 73843, USA
Address: Flint Creek, OK, USA
Address: Little Niagara Falls, Oklahoma 73086, USA
Address: Blue Hole, Oklahoma 74365, USA
Address: Blue River, Oklahoma, USA
Address: Welling, OK 74471, USA
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Swimming Holes in Oklahoma

April 23, 2021

Are there any nice beaches in Oklahoma? 

Okay, so maybe Oklahoma is a little – alright, a lot – landlocked, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a beach day anyway. We have hundreds of miles of shorelines surrounding our beautiful lakes and pristine rivers; setting up camp on some of them is bound to make you forget you’re not in a beach paradise. Some of our favorite examples of this include the shores of Lake Eufala, which is the largest lake in Oklahoma. You can set up camp for a day or longer and soak in the sun’s rays here just like you could at a beach in Florida. It might even be a lot quieter here, too. There are also the banks of Grand Lake and Lake Murray, which are fantastically laid-back. 

What kind of water parks in Oklahoma should I visit? 

Believe it or not, Oklahoma is an excellent destination for water park enthusiasts. We have plenty, and depending on when you visit, they may be full of crowds – but they also may not be. That’s probably one of the best things we have on the more major national water park chains in places like California: it’s quieter here, which means more relaxation and less worrying about other folks in your vicinity. Some of the most popular water parks in the state include Safari Joe’s in Tulsa, which is great for the entire family, and Wild West Water Works, tucked inside Frontier City in OKC. If you do prefer the larger parks, no worries: Hurricane Harbor, also in OKC, is a park owned by Six Flags, so once again – all the big-city water park fun without the crazy crowds of more traditional vacation spots. Click here for more information about one of the best in the state. 

What is summer in Oklahoma like?

Summer in Oklahoma is nice; sure, sometimes it gets a bit hot (and the humidity doesn’t help), but summer rain showers are a great relief, and so are days dedicated to Oklahoma’s beautiful and refreshing swimming holes. Summer is a great time for camping and hiking here, too, and there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of campsites peppered all over the state to kill some summer days at. It’s a great place to be in summer, we think; we’ll take the humidity over ice storms or tornadoes any day. 

Address: Spavinaw Creek, Oklahoma 74366, USA
Address: Tahlequah, OK 74464, USA
Address: The Artesian Beach Park, Gage, OK 73843, USA
Address: Flint Creek, OK, USA
Address: Little Niagara Falls, Oklahoma 73086, USA
Address: Blue Hole, Oklahoma 74365, USA
Address: Blue River, Oklahoma, USA
Address: Welling, OK 74471, USA