Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all. Sometimes what you crave most is a horizon of sunsets and stars, one void of tall buildings and cityscapes and all they imply. Now’s the time to drain your worries and run into the wild blue.
Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.– Miriam Beard
And there’s no better place to do that than in the rolling hills and peaceful rivers of southern Oklahoma. Here, you can wander off into the natural world (or into a boutique hotel, if we’re being honest) and completely lose track of time. Here, you exist as a different person, if only for a little while.
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.– William Hazlitt
Let birds chirping wake you up after a night at Lake Murray Floating Cabins.
Feel a monarch butterfly land on your shoulder in the Chickasaw Cultural Center gardens.
Paddle a canoe into the pink and orange sky over the Lake of the Arbuckles.
Gallop over the fading green grass on an adventure with Arbuckle Trail Rides.
No time for a quick getaway? After this, you’ll think again.
Lake Murray Floating Cabins offer the ultimate experience in scenic lakefront lodging. Watch the sun rise and set every day from your private balcony, enjoy panoramic views and take in the area's wildlife and abundance of recreation activities.
The Blue River winds its way throughout the southern region of Oklahoma, inviting guests to enjoy leisurely activities such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. It is one of the bodies of water in the state in which trout can be found in the winter, and fly fishing for smallmouth bass is another popular pastime.
It’s the most exciting way to experience the Arbuckle Mountains and Turner Falls! 777 Zip’s seatbelt restraint system sends you 777 feet in reverse to a viewing tower on the mountain above Collings Castle, from which point you’ll have a spectacular view of Turner Falls.
Cascading 77 feet from the top of the Arbuckle Mountains, the park's Turner Falls is known as the tallest waterfall in Oklahoma. With sandy beaches, natural caves, swimming areas, a rock castle and cabins, Turner Falls Park is a perfect family destination.
The crystal waters of the Lake of the Arbuckles sparkle amidst a 35-mile forested shoreline. The lake rests in the heart of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, which is well known for trout fishing.
Journey through Oklahoma's oldest national park, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, which has served as a haven for outdoors enthusiasts since 1902. Water in all forms, from springs and streams to lakes and more, is the area's main attraction.
Chosen CNN’s top travel destination for Oklahoma in 2014, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive tribal cultural centers in the United States. Come celebrate, embrace and share the heritage that binds the Chickasaw Nation together.
Unwind with the Art of Relaxation and an afternoon of pampering at Sole'renity Spa at The Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa. This world-class facility provides everything from invigorating massages and facials to rejuvenating steam rooms and saunas, creating the perfect de-stressing experience.
Enjoy this four-story, 81-room boutique hotel that blends all the modern amenities with the charm and character of the original Artesian, a popular tourism destination from 1906 until 1962, when it burned to the ground. Rebuilt in 2013, the new and improved Artesian offers a full-service spa, an indoor/outdoor pool and bath house, a casino and several unique shops.
A trip to the Arbuckle Mountains isn't complete without booking an afternoon at the Arbuckle Trail Rides, a rustic, guided experience that will take you for a relaxing ride through mountainous scenery and lush green landscapes.
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