Fall is a wonderful time of year to experience all that the beautiful outdoor activities in Oklahoma.
Fall is here and it’s a great time to get out in nature with the family. Oklahoma offers a wide range of family-friendly outdoor activities. These are just a few of the ways to enjoy the cooler weather and some of the beauty Oklahoma has to offer.
- Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Chickasaw National Recreation Area is Oklahoma’s oldest national park area. It offers mineral and freshwater springs, a 2,350-acre lake, nature trails for hiking and cycling, many great fishing areas, campgrounds, picnic areas, a nature center, and more.
- Tenkiller State Park
Tellkiller State Park offers a lot of great family-friendly activities. Everything from playgrounds, picnic areas, three hiking trails, a kids’ fishing pond, to the Driftwood Nature Center.
- Greenleaf State Park
Stay in one of the park’s cabins or at the park’s campgrounds. Nature hiking trails, a discovery center, basketball and volleyball courts, miniature golf, fishing, and naturalist lead programs are just some of the fun activities found at Greenleaf State Park.
- Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
The 39,000-acre preserve is the largest protected area of tallgrass prairie on Earth. The preserve is known for the bison that calls it home. With a herd of 2,700 American Bison, it’s one of the largest herds in the country. It’s also home to white-tailed deer, beavers, bobcats, coyotes, woodchucks, over 300 species of birds, and more. You can drive the 15-mile scenic road to see the bison and other wildlife, visit the preserve headquarters and gift shop, have a picnic, check out the nature trail, visit the historic 1920’s ranch bunkhouse, and more.
- Alabaster Caverns State Park
The 200-acre state park offers the largest natural gypsum cave open to the public and the only gypsum show cave in the United States. There are daily guided tours of the cavern. There are also hiking trails, RV sites, picnic areas, a gift shop and more.
- Pumpkin Patch
Oklahoma offers many great pumpkin patches with lots of fun activities for the whole family.
- Orr Family Farm
The Orr Family Farm offers train rides on a historic train, pony rides, a vintage 1975 carousel, a playground, and so much more. September 20th will start the fall season for the Orr Family Farm.
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