Oklahoma Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Sooner State:

Oklahoma, known for its red soil (which is red because of the iron content) and flat plains and low hills, is home to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the largest protected tallgrass prairie in North America (originally spanning 142 million acres across 14 states, but now down to 39,000 in Oklahoma).

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Oklahoma Welcome Sign National Recreation Trails:

  • Horton Slough Trail
  • Indian Nations Trail
  • Ouachita National Recreation Trail
  • Walker Creek Trail
  • Will Rogers Centennial Trail

    National Recreation Areas:
  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Location: south central Oklahoma, and administered by the National Park Service. [Official Site]
  • Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area. Location: eastern Oklahoma, with Upper Kiamichi River and Black Fork Mountain Wilderness areas nearby, and administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Ouachita National Forest. [Official Site]

    National Forests:
  • Ouachita National Forest. Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas (as well as eastern Oklahoma). [Official Site]

    Ouachita National Forest National Grasslands:
  • Black Kettle National Grassland [Official Site]
  • McClellan Creek National Grassland [Official Site]

    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
  • Little River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Optima National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge
  • Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
  • Washita National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

    National Wilderness Areas:
  • Black Fork Mountain Wilderness
  • Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness
  • Wichita Mountains Wilderness

    Beavers Bend State Park National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Cherokee Hills Byway
  • Dry Cimarron Scenic Byway
  • Historic Route 66
  • Talimena Scenic Drive
  • Wichita Mountains Byway

    Oklahoma State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Adair State Park
  • Alabaster Caverns State Park
  • Arrowhead State Park
  • Beaver Dunes State Park
  • Beavers Bend Resort Park
  • Bernice State Park
  • Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve
  • Boggy Depot State Park
  • Boiling Springs State Park
  • Brushy Lake State Park
  • Cherokee Landing State Park
  • Cherokee State Park
  • Clayton Lake State Park
  • Crowder Lake University Park
  • Disney/Little Blue State Park
  • Dripping Springs State Park
  • Foss State Park
  • Fort Cobb Lake State Park
  • Foss State Park
  • Gloss Mountain State Park
  • Great Plains State Park
  • Great Salt Plains State Park
  • Greenleaf State Park
  • Heavener Runestone State Park
  • Hochatown State Park
  • Honey Creek State Park
  • Hugo Lake State Park
  • Keystone State Park
  • Lake Eucha State Park
  • Lake Eufaula State Park
  • Lake Murray State Park
  • Lake Tenkiller State Park
  • Lake Texoma State Park
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Lake Wister State Park
  • Little Sahara State Park
  • McGee Creek State Park
  • Natural Falls State Park
  • Okmulgee State Park
  • Osage Hills State Park
  • Gloss Mountain State Park
  • Quartz Mountain Resort
  • Raymond Gary State Park
  • Red Rock Canyon State Park
  • Robbers Cave State Park
  • Roman Nose Resort Park
  • Sequoyah Bay State Park
  • Snowdale State Park
  • Spavinaw State Park
  • Talimena State Park
  • Twin Bridges State Park
  • Wah-Sha-She State Park
  • Walnut Creek State Park
  • Western Hills Guest Ranch & Sequoyah State Park

    State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Mountain Gateway Scenic Drive
  • Mountain Pass Scenic Drive
  • Osage Nation Heritage Trail Byway


    Travel Oklahoma: 800-652-6552

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