Nature February 04, 2021
Here Are The 8 Most Peaceful Places To Go In Oklahoma When You Need A Break From It All
Spring will be here before we know it, which means we will be flocking outdoors to enjoy nature. With one of the most diverse topographies in the country, Oklahoma abounds with outdoor recreation. Keep scrolling below to read about 8 peaceful places to go in the Sooner State when you need a break from it all.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Heavener Runestone (Heavener)
Heavener Runestone Park is a 55-acre, day-use park located in Le Flore County. A beautiful waterfall flows freely below the rocks and is surrounded by lush greenery. It's a small park that is loaded with mystery, scenic views, and nature trails.
2. Greenleaf State Park (Braggs)
When the hustle and bustle of everyday life take its toll, it’s time to reconnect with nature. Oklahoma’s blissful landscapes will fill you with happiness in no time. Simply venture to Martin Park Nature Center. You’ll fall in love with this peaceful oasis with over 18 miles of picturesque walking paths.
3. Martin Park Nature Center (Oklahoma City)
You don’t have to be a seasoned hiker in order to enjoy this state’s enchanting scenery. Simply venture to Martin Park Nature Center. You’ll fall in love with this peaceful oasis that boasts over 140 acres of stunning scenery.
4. Beavers Bend State Park (Broken Bow)
Beavers Bend State Park is a gem in southeastern Oklahoma, comprised of 1,300 acres about 10 miles north of Broken Bow. The park boasts of a postcard-like setting and is filled with rivers, lakes, trails, and peaceful spaces. The area is filled with so many hidden spots waiting to be discovered.
5. Great Plains State Park (Mountain Park)
Located in southwestern Oklahoma (and not to be confused with Great Salt Plains), Great Plains is located close to the Wichita Mountains. The area is full of rugged terrain that offers many outdoor activities and sweeping views of the surrounding area.
6. Turner Falls (Davis)
Turner Falls Park is located in Davis, Oklahoma, and is home to the tallest waterfall in the state, standing at 77 ft. tall. It's hard to decide which is more beautiful, the waterfalls or the color of the water itself. We are sure you will thoroughly enjoy both.
7. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Lawton)
One of Oklahoma’s crown jewels is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton in southwestern Oklahoma. Comprised of over 60,000 acres, the refuge is home to a variety of protected wildlife, rugged landscapes, diverse flora, and majestic beauty. Take a look at this enchanting place that will make you fall in love with Oklahoma all over again.
8. Natural Falls (Colcord)
Natural Falls State Park is the perfect location for a quiet spot to enjoy nature. The park features a breathtaking 77-foot waterfall and 4.5 miles of hiking trails. The area is full of lush foliage that provides lots of shade and beautiful backdrops.
If you enjoy hiking, be sure to check out our previous article
here where we feature 10 majestic trails in Oklahoma.