Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces Adventure

Kick back in a natural pool on a warm summer’s day.

Admire some of the state’s unique wildlife.

Camp under the stars, trading the stress of the working world for a weekend of adventure.

Rediscover the ability to truly, deeply breathe. Return to a timeless way of thinking, when all man needed for an adventure to remember was the open road and the great outdoors.

The poetry of the earth is never dead.– John Keats

Into the Wild

Oklahoma, you’ll find, is so much more than the Great Plains. Here, escape into the horizon, and discover how unbelievable skies of orange and purple meet more fields of green and rivers of blue than you could possibly imagine.

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.– Martin Luther

Back to Nature

Maneuver a colorful sailboat across the rippled surface of Lake Hefner.

Step into a storybook landscape at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Experience some of the region’s top fly fishing at the Blue River in Tishomingo.

Lead a summer afternoon trek through the Arbuckle Mountains surrounding Turner Falls.

Camp out at Lake Texoma State Park, devouring an early dinner of freshly caught striper bass.

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The Air That I Breathe

Put the map down, put the top down, and just get lost.

 

Wide Open Spaces Destinations

Lake Texoma State Park is home to one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Famous for its striped bass, Texoma has been dubbed the Striper Capital of the World. Kingston, Oklahoma, even celebrates the popularity of striper fishing with the Kingston Striper Festival held each June.

Whether you're looking for a galloping getaway or a leisurely trail ride, Lake Murray Riding Stables offer the perfect horseback riding experience in Oklahoma's oldest and largest state park.

Lake Murray
Ardmore, OK

Beautiful Lake Murray is known for the clarity and color of its waters and its seemingly endless list of recreational opportunities. Framed by the thick forest of Murray State Park, this 100-foot-deep, spring-fed lake also houses a wide variety of birds, including the rare wintering bald eagle. Lake Murray is a popular destination for a variety of activities, including camping, swimming, hiking, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, boating, sailing, riding ATVs and more.

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.

Blue River
Tishomingo, OK

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.

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.

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.

Arbuckle Mountains
Chickasaw Country

You haven’t experienced true natural beauty until you've visited the Arbuckle Mountains in Chickasaw Country. The ecological diversity of the range moves from forest to prairie to grassland with an abundance of natural springs. Bring your hiking boots or camping gear for an exciting adventure any time of the year!

Lake Hefner
Oklahoma City, OK

Imagine spending a day among the shining buildings of downtown Oklahoma City, enjoying an adventure wrapped in the bustle of urban life. Then, when things wind down, you drive just 15 minutes south, still in the city, to experience a brand-new landscape at Lake Hefner.

Martin Park Nature Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Open 51 weeks a year, Martin Park Nature Center provides a peaceful, 144-acre natural sanctuary in the midst of Oklahoma City's urban surroundings. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, from birds and butterflies to foxes, armadillos and reptiles. And for those looking to explore the area's environment, there are 2.5 miles of gentle hiking trails made of gravel and packed soil.

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