Nature February 10, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Oklahoma’s Waterfalls
Though Oklahoma isn’t popular for its waterfalls, that doesn’t mean we don’t have some gorgeous falls tucked away in our state. In fact, we have some jaw-dropping waterfalls that would impress anyone. We mapped out the perfect weekend itinerary for you to discover southern Oklahoma’s waterfalls – complete with dining options, overnight accommodations and, of course, the spectacular falls.
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The total trip is only 128 miles long from the starting point in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The itinerary is for a 2 day/1 night trip, complete with overnight and dining recommendations. You can find the full map
1. Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Sulphur)
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area mineral waters, streams and lakes are perfect swimming and boating spots, while its sprawling forests and lands are perfect for hikers, campers and nature lovers .A number of fresh water and mineral springs contribute to Travertine and Rock Creek as they flow through Travertine District, dropping in small waterfalls over several ledges. The Chickasaw area is known as an oasis in the Oklahoma prairie.
The drive from Chickasaw National Recreation Area to the next stop, Turner Falls, is only 15 miles. Before entering the Turner Falls area, stop in the town of Davis to check it out.
2. Turner Falls (Davis)
Turner Falls is Oklahoma's tallest waterfall at 77 ft. It is a popular summer destination for swimming, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. Visitors can swim near the falls, slide on the water slides or bask in the sun.
The drive from Turner Falls to the next destination, Medicine Park, is 103 miles.
3. The Plantation Inn (Medicine Park)
Our recommendation for overnight accommodations is The Plantation Inn in Medicine Park. The inn features 20 new guest rooms with modern conveniences and historical architecture. The inn has a popular restaurant - Old Plantation Restaurant - that is the perfect spot for dinner. Address: 195 E Lake Drive, Medicine Park, OK.
4. CockEyed Bob's Cobblestone Cafe (Medicine Park)
Before heading out in Medicine Park to explore the town's waterfalls, head over to CockEyed Bob's for a delicious breakfast. Address: 204 B East Lake Drive, Medicine Park, OK.
5. Medicine Creek (Medicine Park)
Medicine Park is a vintage cobblestone resort town in southwestern Oklahoma. It has breathtaking water and waterfalls that run right through town. Besides enjoying its spectacular scenery, you will want to stroll the quaint Cobblestone Row that is filled with shopping, history and small town America. The drive from Medicine Park to the next stop, Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, is 13.5 miles.
6. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Lawton)
The last stop on your waterfall adventure is Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The waterfalls in the area are amazing and worth the hike back to them. If you are just wanting to drive, don't worry, you can still drive through the wildlife area and see some of Oklahoma's breathtaking scenery.
If you enjoy road trips, check out our
Natural Wonders Road Trip In Oklahoma.