Trying to decide where to vacation this summer might be fun theoretically but once you start adding all the money, it's kinda depressing. Like many others, my family will be doing a series of 'staycations' where we seek out adventure within a day's drive.
The last major free-flowing river in Oklahoma. This is one of the best places to drop a canoe in OK. There is a lot of fishing and it's pretty secluded and still virtually 'wild.' If you want to truly disconnect, this could be the spot
You can smell the pines and sit by the river and read a book It makes you think you are in Vermont until you meet someone along a hiking trail and you realize that people this friendly are really from Oklahoma.
Near Sulphur this area is a great place for hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, going on a picnic and doing whatever else makes you happy. It used to be call the "Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters" by the Chickasaw Nation.
One of the coolest places I've visited. In fact, we had a great company retreat there in the winter with the snow sparkling on the ground. The lake is amazing, the wildlife is fantastic and it makes you think of the happiest times of your life.
The NUMBER ONE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN OKLAHOMA ACCORDING TO TRAVELOK.COM. It's pretty impressive that this designation belongs to something in our own backyard. With over 59,000 acres of ancient mountains and amazing history and wildlife, you can get a week's worth of fun in less than one day's drive. Of course, if you've never gone up Mount Scott and seen the amazing views, you're missing out!