Hike in Oklahoma

Fall beauty in Oklahoma.

Beavers Bend State Park, Broken Bow, OK. (Carolyn Fletcher)

I came across this story while reading hiking news today, and I had to share it and talk about how much I love Oklahoma. My dad is from Oklahoma and I have a personal connection to Caddo County from many childhood visits to the family farm outside of Carnegie. I loved looking over the Washita Mountains, exploring the old barn, and hiking along the creek bottoms at the farm. Many Thanksgivings were spent in Oklahoma, and even though it was cold, I loved the crisp days, hanging with the cousins, and just being outside. Oklahoma is a beautiful state. Yes, Oklahoma has a lot of farming kind of activities and it’s stuck between Kansas and Texas. But Oklahoma is far from flat. The state boasts a wide variety of landscapes, lakes, and ecosystems that await hikers who know how beautiful the Sooner State truly is, especially in the fall.

From the Ouachita Mountains, to the Washita National Wildlife Refuge, to the Black Mesa State Park in the panhandle, Oklahoma has a lot of beauty, topography, and nature going on. Find a hike this fall and see what Oklahoma has to offer.

To find Oklahoma state parks, click here.

To find all kinds of information on outdoor recreation in Oklahoma, click here.


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