Visit Natural Falls State Park

While you’re exploring Oklahoma this summer, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit Natural Falls State Park in your RV. Its fantastical scenery will make you feel like you’re in another world. Located in the Ozark Highlands of Oklahoma in the state’s northeastern corner and sharing a border with Arkansas, the park contains everything from lush forests to gushing waterfalls.

Speaking of waterfalls, Natural Falls State Park is actually home to one of the tallest waterfalls in the state: the eponymous Natural Falls. Natural Falls stands at 77 feet tall and can be reached through the Dripping Springs hiking trail. This is a looped trail that’s only a mile around, so it’s fairly easy for anyone of any fitness level. There are numerous other trails to explore, including the Bear Trail, which is slightly longer and more strenuous. The entire park is 120-acres and is large enough for your visit to take most of a day if you’re not in any rush to leave.

More astute visitors may recognize some of the scenery in the park from the 1974 film Where the Red Fern Grows. The film had several scenes set in the park, including some of its waterfalls. If you’ve got the film handy or can rent it online, it might be a fun idea to watch it the night before you reach the park. The next day, you can keep your eyes peeled for the locations they used in the film.

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Visit Medicine Park this Summer

Medicine Park is one of Oklahoma’s best small towns, though you wouldn’t guess so from the limited number of tourists that the town gets. It definitely flies under the radar and doesn’t get as much attention as some of Oklahoma’s flashier attractions.

Medicine Park is that unique combination of quaint and worldly. Right next door to the town is the stunning Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, which is an awesome place to go after you’ve had your fill (or merely wish a break) of exploring Medicine Park.

At the center of Medicine Park is Cobblestone Row, which is probably the cutest main street you’re going to see in Oklahoma. It’s lined with shops and restaurants that lend their special something to the fabric of the town. You can easily burn an afternoon just exploring Cobblestone Row and the businesses that line it. The road is very charming due to the fact that every building features cobblestones in their construction.

The town is also ideal for hiking and biking. There are numerous trails that run along the picturesque Medicine Creek, which winds its way directly through Medicine Park.

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Visit this “Heaven in the Hills”

Lake Tenkiller State Park has been known by locals as “Heaven in the Hills” for decades now. If you visit in your RV this summer, you’ll see why it’s earned that nickname.

Located in the outer foothills of the Ozark Mountains and surrounded by lush Oklahoma woodland foliage, there’s plenty to see and do at Lake Tenkiller State Park, so pack up your Leisure Time RV and head there today.

The lake the park is built around, Tenkiller Ferry Lake, has over 130 miles of shoreline and 13000 square acres of land to explore, so there’s no shortage of nooks and crannies to discover.

Facilities include a scuba diving park, volleyball court, basketball court, shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit, amphitheater, playgrounds, community building, swimming pool nature center, picnic sites, swim beaches, fishing pond, paved hiking trails, and boat launches.

If you go in your RV, there are RV sites available with full hookups; just call ahead and ask about availability and reservations.

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Oklahoma’s Most Scenic Drives

Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s the journey, not the destination”? Well these roads in Oklahoma reinforce that outlook. If you’re driving through Oklahoma this summer, no matter your destination, be sure to take one of these scenic routes in your RV. If you do, your journey might just be more of an experience than your destination.

Route 66

The section of the historic Route 66 that winds through Oklahoma is some of the best. Winding through 400 miles of Oklahoma countryside, Route 66 connects some of the state’s most interesting and diverse communities and showcases plenty of natural beauty along the way. The route connects Quapaw in the north to Texola in the south.

Talimena Scenic Byway

This one’s got “scenic” right in the name, so you know you’re in for some spectacular vistas. Winding through 54 miles of the Ouachita National Forest, the Talimena Scenic Byway traces the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain. There are numerous viewpoints and attractions along the way. Although the route only takes a little over an hour to complete if you chug right through, you can spend all day enjoying the sights if you take your time.

Cherokee Hills Byway

Hitting up Sequoyah, Cherokee, Adair, and Delaware counties along its 88-miles of roadway, the Cherokee Hills Byway follows Highway 10 north of I-40 to U.S. Hwy 412. Along the way you’ll see Lake Tenkiller and the Illinois River as well as towering bluffs and verdant foliage.

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Fantastical Spots in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s full of natural wonder, but these locations really up the ante, blending the real with the fantastical. If you want to transport yourself to a fantasy world this summer, simply cruise through Oklahoma and stop in at one of these amazing places.

Philbrook Museum Gardens

The Philbrook Museum is an art museum in Tulsa with a world class reputation. While you should obviously check out the museum’s galleries when you stop by, it’s the gardens that are truly enchanting. Surrounding the museum are expansive and well-manicured gardens, which are reminiscent of Renaissance Italian gardens. When you’re strolling the gardens, you’ll feel as if you’re in another world, perhaps plotting court intrigue à la Game of Thrones.

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Like something out of a sci-fi novel, the Myriad Botanical Gardens are located in downtown Oklahoma City. Comprising over 17 acres of botanical gardens and interactive urban installations, the centerpiece is the whimsical and futuristic cylindrical entrance, which takes on a mystical appearance when it’s lit up at night.

Turner Falls and Collings Castle

Chances are you’re familiar with Turner Falls, which is Oklahoma’s oldest park and a perennial favorite among tourists. But did you know that there’s a castle in the middle of Turner Falls Park? Collings Castle was built in the middle of the forest during the Great Depression and it’s a sprawling complex of walls, crenelations, and towers. Step into the castle and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another time altogether. It doesn’t hurt that it’s located in Turner Falls Park, so you get a day full of fun hiking and swimming as well.

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Visit Roman Nose State Park

Roman Nose State Park, named after a Cheyenne chief, is one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks. Set amidst a beautiful canyon, recreational activities at this state park include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, hiking trails, two lakes, trout fishing in season, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking, horse stables and hayrides by reservation. Rentals include canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and mountain bikes. Swimming in the lakes is not allowed, but fishing and no-wake boating are welcome.

Visitors to the park will see many breathtaking views of the canyon. There are gypsum rock cliffs and three natural springs. Picnic areas are sprinkled throughout the park at most of its scenic areas.

RV sites with electric and water hookups are $22. RV sites with electric, water, and sewage are $25. All RV sites are first come, first serve. The park is open year round. The park is located on Highway 8A, 7 miles north of Watonga. Latitude: 35.934097, Longitude: -98.433037.

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Oklahoma’s Top Swimming Holes

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Summer heat means that more and more people are going to be looking for cool places to take a dip in some water. Oklahoma has its fair share of swimming pools, water parks, and swimming holes. Most people are going to be flocking to the two former, so we’re going to focus on the last one, swimming holes. As an RVer, spending time at a swimming hole is going to be more comfortable for you than most since your home is always with you when you’re done swimming for the day. And even if you get tired of swimming earlier in the day, you have the advantage of going back to the hole for more swimming fun later in the day after you’ve had a chance to rest.

Turner Falls Park

One of Oklahoma’s most popular outdoor destinations, the park also draws visitors from nearby states. This isn’t a surprise if you’ve ever been to the park. The scenery includes mountains, waterfalls, and natural pools. Some of the pools actually have caverns behind their waterfalls, so you can swim on back and sit behind the falls in the shade. There are also hiking trails and caves to explore. Head towards Davis, Oklahoma, if you’d like to visit.

Blue Hole Park

Serving the Tulsa area for generations of swimmers, this popular swimming hole destination is a hit with families. With shallow areas for kids, concession stands when hunger strikes, and RV sites for extended visits, it’s a great place for summertime fun.

Gage Artesian Beach

Created in the early 1900s when an oil drilling crew struck an underground spring, Gage Artesian Beach offers cool waters in natural form. After a brief time as a health resort, the beach is now better designed for swimming with cement boundaries and a sandy, lake-like bottom.

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The Best Fishing Spots in Oklahoma

The RV lifestyle and fishing trips go hand in hand, and summer is the best time of year to enjoy fishing adventures from the comfort of your RV. Oklahoma is home to more than 200 lakes and an abundance of other fishing holes, so fire up your RV and cruise throughout the state to these world-class fishing destinations.

The Glover River

The Glover River is southeastern Oklahoma’s only major free-flowing river, and it’s the best place in the state to catch smallmouth bass. The river’s emerald waters are a haven for Ouachita-strain smallmouth, typically weighing between 1 and 3 pounds. Although, the deep holes in the river can house much larger smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass. Wading is the best option in the summer months when the water is at its lowest.

Lake Texoma

The 89,000-acre Lake Texoma is a picturesque Oklahoma fishing spot that makes an ideal RV getaway. It’s the No. 1 striper bass fishery in the country, and the unbeatable scenery, 580 miles of coastline, marinas, nightlife and abundance of lake activities make it the perfect place for a summer family fishing vacation. The Peter Flats Campground offers RV sites, fishing, boating, bird watching, horse back riding, beach combing, grilling and an array of other activities for travelers.

Broken Bow Lake

Broken Bow Lake is so gorgeous that you don’t have to be an avid fisherman to enjoy yourself there. Although, if you’re looking to reel in some fish, the deep lake is home to massive largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. The best places to fish along Broken Bow Lake are the long points that protrude into the river channels, so find the perfect spot and see if you can catch all three bass species in one day (known as an Oklahoma grand slam).

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Oklahoma Towns with Stunning Scenery

If you’re traveling across Oklahoma this summer in your Leisure Time RV, it pays to take time to stop and smell the roses. Or, in this case, to check out the scenery.

These Oklahoma towns showcase the best scenery that Oklahoma has to offer served up with a side of small town charm.

Broken Bow

Broken Bow is the perfect headquarters for exploring Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend Resort Park, Ouachita National Forest, and the Mountain Fork and Glover Rivers. The area gets moderate temperatures in the summer along with plenty of rain, so the region is green and lush – perfect for hiking and outdoor exploration.

Davis

A classic destination in Oklahoma, Davis is home to Turner Falls Park, the oldest and perhaps best known park in Oklahoma. From the falls themselves and the pools they fill to the wildflowers and forests, Davis is surrounded by natural beauty.

Medicine Park

Medicine Park is a quaint town full of cobblestone streets and trendy boutiques. The resort town is adjacent to Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and has great views on all sides. The jewel of the town is its Bath Lake Park, which has been meticulously landscaped with gardens, trees, foot bridges, fountains, and plazas.

Pawhuska

The capital of the Osage Nation and located within Osage County, Pawhuska offers stunning views of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the largest protected area of tallgrass prairie on the planet. Sprawling across 39,000 acres, the preserve is a prime example of a very specific type of prairie environment and is home to a wide variety of fauna, the most majestic of which are bison, which you can see if you’re lucky.

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Waterfalls to See in Oklahoma on Your Summer Road Trip

When you’re traveling in Oklahoma this summer in your RV you’ll have plenty to see and do. But if you need to round out your itinerary a bit, why not devote some time to seeing Oklahoma’s best waterfalls?

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Known for pure mineral waters in its lakes and streams, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is perfect for a day of swimming, hiking, boating, and any other number of outdoor fun. One section of creek in particular is known for its cataracts, small waterfalls that occur in rapid succession as the elevation lowers. It’s a true oasis as you travel through the Oklahoma prairie and worth any RVer’s time to explore.

Turner Falls Park

One of Oklahoma’s most popular outdoor destinations, the park also draws visitors from nearby states. This isn’t a surprise if you’ve ever been to the park. The scenery includes mountains, waterfalls, and natural pools. Some of the pools actually have caverns behind their waterfalls, so you can swim on back and sit behind the falls in the shade. The eponymous waterfall at the park is also Oklahoma’s tallest at 77 feet. There are also hiking trails and caves to explore. Head towards Davis, Oklahoma, if you’d like to visit.

Bricktown Falls

While not a naturally made waterfall, when has that ever stopped something from looking spectacular? Bricktown Falls in Oklahoma City are man-made and part of a park, but they’re a great stop to make if you’re already exploring and enjoying Oklahoma City.

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