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Old 07-07-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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I'll be traveling from Colorado to Eureka Springs, AR. Want to travel through Oklahoma and stop off at a place or two to camp with my dog, while en route and break up the amount of time on the highway.

Any places that are natural such as lakes, hiking trails, interesting formations, etc are of interest, as are quirky or 'odd' places. Staying off interstates and major highways is a plus.

The route doesn't have to be the most direct or obvious and going out of my way a little bit is fine, but I would rather keep to the northern portion of the state. Any advice and recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Go to the Glass Mountains in northwest Oklahoma. It's weird how the buttes peridically rise up from the prairie as you drive on some of the highways, such as Highway 51.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfdAgqOmTk4
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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Go to the Glass Mountains in northwest Oklahoma. It's weird how the buttes peridically rise up from the prairie as you drive on some of the highways, such as Highway 51.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfdAgqOmTk4
Thanks, it looks great!
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:43 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Definitely spend some time at Lake Tenkiller just north of Vian. It's one of our favorite lakes and there's also a great Mexican joint in town after spending all day at the lake.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: NE, Oklahoma
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Natural Falls State Park is gorgeous! and it will be on your way!
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:48 AM
 
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I've been looking for those places for a while and I can tell you there is no way your going to want to be in a tent around here this time of year. Low temps at night are falling down to a chilly 75 to 80 degrees! Never been to Natural Falls but I have been to lake Tenkiller and I must admit it's pretty nice and so is the lower Illinois river. I really like the Marvell resort it feels family friendly and safe! I wouldn't stay just anywhere around Tenkiller because a lot of it looks sketchy and dirty! Lots and lots of meth heads in the area! Stay armed and alert. Divers are in Tenkiller today looking for the body of a missing hiker they believe was murdered by one or all of his three friends. Watch it in the state park I think more people live in there than they do camp. I actually seen one sun faded tent with a window unit air conditioner zipped up inside the door.
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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I just spent a week visiting friends in OK. We went horseback riding in Roman Nose state park with is in the Northeast. We were not there for more than a few hours but it was a pretty spectacular visit. They have camping areas and well marked trails. The view on Inspiration trail at sunset is pretty amazing.

Just watch out for the cati all over. Don't let your dogs wander off the trail.

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Old 07-15-2016, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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I just spent a week visiting friends in OK. We went horseback riding in Roman Nose state park with is in the Northeast. We were not there for more than a few hours but it was a pretty spectacular visit. They have camping areas and well marked trails. The view on Inspiration trail at sunset is pretty amazing.

Just watch out for the cati all over. Don't let your dogs wander off the trail.
Roman Nose is in northwest Oklahoma. No cati in northeast Oklahoma.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:22 PM
 
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Thank you everyone! OkieDokie, I had thought about the heat and probably humidity, too! I'm actually wavering on my trip-but need to visit family in Missouri and try to make the trek once a year. I typically go through Kansas and over to Missouri, but really want to do something different this time and thought Oklahoma would be nice.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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Roman Nose is in northwest Oklahoma. No cati in northeast Oklahoma.
I stand corrected. LOL My friends were pretty determined to show me the whole state. I guess they almost managed to accomplish that.

I must say I truly enjoyed my time there. Oklahoma is a beautiful state. But HOT!! I can't imagine trying to camp there in the summer.
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