The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Oklahoma Who Loves The Outdoors
Just think, in a few short months the weather is going to be heavenly here in the Sooner State, and you’ll be looking for
outdoor things to do in Oklahoma’s fresh air. Of course, we have the beautiful Turner Falls and Natural State Park, but we went searching a little deeper for a few more hidden gems in the state. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating or just relaxing, you’ll want to add these 10 places to your bucket list if you love the outdoors.
1. Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park, Spavinaw
555 S Main St, Spavinaw, OK 74366, USA
Located below Spavinaw Lake, clear, turquoise water falls from the spillway and into a stream lined with stunning Dogwood trees. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, hunting, and hiking. The area is near Grand Lake which is also full of outdoor activities to enjoy in a gorgeous setting. Learn more about the Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park on the
2. McGee Creek State Park, Atoka
McGee Creek State Park, 5798 S McGee Creek Lake Rd, Atoka, OK 74525, USA
Located on the southwestern edge of the Ouachita Mountains, this 2,600-acre park is full of outdoor activities. From fishing to swimming to hiking, McGee Creek is the perfect place to try it all. Learn more about McGee Creek State Park and the
outdoor activities in Oklahoma
3. Roman Nose State Park, Watonga
Roman Nose State Park, Watonga, OK 73772, USA
The beautiful canyons in Roman Nose State Park make this spot a picturesque outdoor oasis. Visitors can rent tepees, camp outdoors, hike to a hidden waterfall cave, golf, fish and so much more. The park has a modern, newly-remodeled lodge that rents guest rooms for those looking to enjoy the outdoors but sleep indoors. Learn more about Roma Nose State Park and all the
outdoor adventures in Oklahoma
you can have here.
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4. Glover River, Battiest
Glover River Road, Glover River Rd, Oklahoma 74722, USA
This pristine, secluded river is located in southeastern Oklahoma. The river is not commercialized, so bring your own floats and map and enjoy the solitude of this stunning river. Learn more about Glover River, a
natural hidden gem in Oklahoma.
5. Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, 901 W 1st St, Sulphur, OK 73086, USA
Known as the "oasis in the prairie," Chickasaw National Recreation Area is full of mineral water, natural springs, and waterfalls. The area is full of activities all year long including, cycling, swimming, boating, and hiking. Learn more about
Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
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6. Robbers Cave State Park, Wilburton
Robbers Cave State Park, 2084 NW 146th Rd, Wilburton, OK 74578, USA
Located in southeast Oklahoma in the San Bois Mountains, this state park is a prime destination for rock climbers and rappellers. The park boasts over 8,200 acres of wilderness where visitors can enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. You can also camp here at
Robbers Cave State Park.
7. Blue River, Tishomingo
West Blue River Road, W Blue River Rd, Oklahoma 73460, USA
Known for its beautiful cascades, Blue River near Tishomingo is a popular fishing spot surrounded by picturesque beauty. Trout are stocked every winter and the spring-fed river is full of outdoor fun and activities. Please note: A Blue River Conservation Passport is required for all who enter or use the Blue River area (a designated trout area), unless exempt. Learn more about Oklahoma's
8. Heavener Runestone Park, Heavener
Heavener Runestone Park, 18365 Runestone Rd, Heavener, OK 74937, USA
Heavener Runestone Park is one of the most beautiful state parks in the Sooner State. It is also one of the most unusual historic sites in the South because of the markings on the mountains. Many people believe Vikings once roamed Oklahoma and left strange carvings on these rocks. The park is filled with hiking trails and stunning waterfalls. Check out this hike at
Heavener Runestone Park
9. Medicine Park
Situated at the base of the Wichita Mountains is the quaint, cobblestone town of Medicine Park. It's the perfect town to enjoy an outdoor walk, swim in the creek, spend an afternoon fishing, or enjoying the splendid beauty of the mountains all around. Learn more about Medicine Park, one of the most
charming small towns in Oklahoma.
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10. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, near Lawton
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Lawton, OK 73501, USA
If you're really looking to get in touch with nature, head to the nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The refuge contains almost 60,000 acres of rugged beauty, wildlife, hiking, creeks, lakes, camping and so much more. Learn more about
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
and all it offers in terms of outdoor adventures in Oklahoma.
Ready for some outdoor things to do in Oklahoma? I sure am! For more things to do and see in Oklahoma, make sure you check out our
Ultimate Oklahoma Bucket List.
Want to explore the outdoors? As hiking is one of the best outdoor activities in Oklahoma, make sure you check out our
Ultimate Hiking Packing List for all your needs before hitting the trails.
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Where can I go camping in Oklahoma?
There are plenty of places to go camping in Oklahoma. The following are some of the state’s best camping spots:
Tenkiller State Park in Vian
Keystone State Park in Sand Springs
Greenleaf State Park in Braggs
Check out more of the best camping spots in Oklahoma.