Oklahoma’s best parks
When it comes to fresh air and sunshine, nothing beats a local park. They are fun, affordable, and have activities to suit everyone, whether you like a sweaty hike or just want to kick back and relax with a picnic. Here are our picks for the top three parks in Oklahoma.
Arguably the most popular park in Oklahoma, and for good reason. This park has a wide variety of fun both in and around the lake, including boating, fishing, swimming, an 18-hole golf course with a pro shop, equestrian trails, hiking, tennis courts, and more.
This wooded park is one of Oklahoma’s first original seven parks. It boasts an excellent 18-mile hiking and mountain biking trail through the wooded hillsides, as well as Greenleaf Lake which is a great place for largemouth bass fishing. The lake also features free pontoon boat tours of the lake with the park’s on-site naturalist.
The world’s largest natural gypsum cave, Alabaster Caverns is a great place for walking, spelunking, camping, or picnicking. The main cave has a guided, family-friendly walking tour, but you can also go “wild caving” with a permit if you want a more athletic, adventurous experience.
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