Natural Falls State Park
Oklahoma State Parks
From the Great Plains to the forests of the southwest, the Panhandle State preserves its diverse landscapes with a collection of state parks. Check out all of Oklahoma's state parks:
Hochatown State Park.
Nestled along the shores of Broken Bow Lake, Hochatown State Park offers southeastern Oklahoma visitors great boating and aquatic adventure. The park may not be the largest, but its towering forest and shade trees provide unmatched backdrops and scenery.
Arrowhead State Park.
More lakeside fun – Arrowhead State Park is a great way to enjoy the massive Lake Eufaula. Make the (very) short drive in from Eufaula or McAlester to enjoy over 2,000 acres of fishing, boating, biking, swimming, and even golfing at Arrowhead State Park Golf Course.
Natural Falls State Park.
Although a modest 120 acres, Natural Falls State Park is a must-see park in eastern OK. The park’s primary attraction is the dazzling 77-foot waterfall, along with several short hiking trails, fishing, and biking areas. The park is just a short drive from West Siloam Springs.
Red Rock Canyon State Park.
Featuring towering red canyon walls, Red Rock Canyon State Park is an ideal visit for daring rock climbers and rappel enthusiasts. The park is nestled in between the towns of Weatherford and El Reno. Come for the rock climbing, stay for the fishing pond and hiking along the California Trail.
Great Salt Plains State Park.
Perhaps the most unique park on our list, Great Salt Plains State Park preserves over 9,000 acres of OK's Great Plains. It’s not all salty flatness, though – the park is also know for its excellent recreation at Great Salt Lake, including fishing, swimming, and kayaking, and hiking and biking on the shores.
Lake Texoma State Park.
A wet wonderland, Lake Texoma State Park straddles OK’s second largest lake, Lake Texoma, giving way to excellent boating, fishing, swimming, and more. The park is easily accessible from the nearby city of Durant.
Cherokee State Park.
Three parks in one – Cherokee State Park includes the Riverside, Lakeside, and Cherokee Areas, all found near the Pensacola Dam of the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Check out the nine-hole golf course, great fishing, and countless other ways to enjoy the 46,000-acre lake.
Talimena State Park.
The gateway to the Ouachita National Forest, Talimena State Park serves as a scenic staging area for activities like the Talimena National Scenic Drive, ATV and dirt bike trails, and backpacking and hiking trails.
Lake Eufaula State Park.
There’s enough Lake Eufaula to go around – Lake Eufaula State Park is spread across 3,000 acres alongside the reservoir, just north of the namesake city. Explore the plethora of crisscrossing hiking trails, take the boat out on the lake, and discover the native wildlife at the Deep Fork Nature Center.
Robbers Cave State Park.
Nestled in the Sans Bois Mountains foothills, Robbers Cave State Park is a little on the large side, measuring in at just over 8,200 acres. The park is known for its hilly woodlands, hiking and equestrian trails, and aquatic fun at Lake Wayne Wallace and Lake Calton, creating a diverse, recreational atmosphere.