The tapestry of Oklahoma’s diverse landscapes is woven with prairies, forests, mountains and rivers. Exploring here is more than chasing new experiences; it’s returning to a timeless way of thinking, when all we needed for an unforgettable adventure was the open road and the great outdoors.
3400 S Hutchins Ln • Tishomingo
With 141 miles of shoreline to explore, the Blue River has long been a popular destination for fly fishing, camping, swimming and more outdoor fun. This is a great place to bring water-loving pets for a getaway as fast- or slow-paced as you wish.
NEARBY: Chickasaw National Capitol Building, Old Silo Winery, Pennington Creek
LAKE MURRAY STATE PARK
13528 Scenic St Hwy 77 • Ardmore
Oklahoma’s oldest and largest state park offers over 5,728 surface acres of water and 1,000 acres of trails for ATVs, dirt bikes and motorcycles. There’s plenty of space to camp, fish, swim, boat, sail, paddle board and hike with natural beauty around every turn.
NEARBY: Lake Murray Lodge, Fireside Dining
CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
901 W 1st St • Sulphur
Located within the Arbuckle Mountains, this 640-acre national park is a haven for wildlife and diverse outdoor recreation. Beautiful hiking trails through wooded areas and freshwater springs make this one of the most unique spots in Chickasaw Country.
NEARBY: Veterans Lake, Aaimpa’ Café, Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center
LAKE OF THE ARBUCKLES
State Hwy 177 • Sulphur
Stretching over 3,600 square miles, this is a popular destination for catfish, perch, bass and crappie fishing as well as families seeking fun and relaxation. You have 36 miles of shoreline to choose from and campgrounds, picnic areas, public restrooms and more amenities.
NEARBY: Fat Bully’s, Chickasaw Cultural Center
ARBUCKLE TRAIL RIDES
4401 N US Hwy 177 • Sulphur
One of the best ways to experience the Chickasaw National Recreation Area begins at Wolfe Ranch. Trail rides are available for every skill level and lead you through mountainous terrain to lush green landscapes. The best views come from the saddle of a horse.
NEARBY: Little Niagara, The Artesian Hotel, The Rusty Nail Winery and Tasting Room
TISHOMINGO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
11766 S Refuge Rd • Tishomingo
Designed specifically for wildlife conservation, this 13,286-square-mile refuge provides an unencumbered habitat for birds, fish, butterflies, white-tailed deer and a variety of species native to Oklahoma. Visit expecting a natural sanctuary like you’ve never experienced.
NEARBY: Spa 211, Tishomingo Golf Course
RIVER BOTTOM CAMPGROUND & TUBING
3629 Hwy 77 S • Davis
What better way to float your worries away than with a four-mile trip down the Washita River? Tubing has long been a favorite Oklahoma pastime, and River Bottom provides everything you need for a memorable float trip, including an onsite bar, entertainment venue and campground.
NEARBY: Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch, 777 Zip
There’s no itinerary needed with natural beauty this expansive.
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.
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.
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.
Floating the river is a favorite Oklahoma pastime for a reason! River Bottom Campground and Tubing in Davis makes it easy and is located just south of the iconic Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch.
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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