Sometimes you just have to get away from it all, trading in cityscapes and daily routines for rolling hills and peaceful rivers. Wander through lush national parks. Kayak wherever the current leads you. Feel the rush of riding horseback. Everything you need to free your mind of worry is here, and you don’t have to go far.
Follow the trail to a cool, natural pool within the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and spend the afternoon swimming.
Wake up and set a fishing line right from your waterfront patio at Lake Murray Floating Cabins.
Traverse along the Blue River, admiring the sparkling water rushing by as you find the ideal campsite.
Catch a moment of peace and quiet in the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, where native Oklahoma wildlife thrives.
Gallop over golden prairies on an expedition 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.
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge provides a natural, unencumbered habitat for a variety of native Oklahoma species and is a fun place to tour, whether you’re interested in viewing wildlife, fishing or just enjoying a bit of peace and quiet. The refuge also acts as a bird sanctuary, housing almost 300 different species of birds. Home to Lake Texoma, the Washita River, a shooting range and camping areas, this 13,286-square-mile expanse offers relaxation, restoration and plenty of activities for the energetic.
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.
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.
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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