Your independent and determined nature leads you to create memories on your own terms – usually through a healthy dose of dirt and sweat. Your motto: Jump higher, go faster and never be the first one to back down. A rebel at heart, you love freedom but don’t want to waste your time on adventures that don’t deliver. You want to hit the road, feel the sun on your back and awaken your inner daredevil. Strap on your helmet, rev your engine and let Oklahoma show you what a rip-roaring vacation is all about.
Put your nerves to the test at Oklahoma’s largest theme park, Frontier City. Speed down steel tracks and dash through heart-stopping loops in the heart of Oklahoma City. Feel an intoxicating shot of adrenaline as you’re shot into the air and allowed to plummet back to Earth on the 240 foot high Mindbender bungee ride, or take a breather on the Ferris wheel or precipitous log ride. Cool off at nearby White Water Bay and enjoy 25 acres of action-packed water thrill rides, slides and attractions. Live up to your fearless reputation by challenging the 277 foot long slide that will plunge you into a spine-tingling 64 foot free fall. For something a little more unique and off the beaten path, try the Lost Lakes Amphitheater & Water Park of Guthrie. Here, up to seven wakeboarders are pulled by overhead cables on a ten acre lake. Hold on for dear life and try your luck at landing a trick off one of their many ramps!
Take a jaunt over to the Oklahoma panhandle for ATV and dune buggy thrills and chills. Feel alive at Beaver Dunes Park of Beaver with its 300 acres of ride-worthy dunes and sand hills. Head on over to Little Sahara State Park of Waynoka for 1,600 acres of rideable sand dunes ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet. Feel the assault of the sand and relish in the way your stomach will drop as you fly over the dunes. If you’re headed to northeast Oklahoma, make sure to stop in Wyandotte at the D-Day Adventure Park for the world’s largest paintball scenario game. Around 4,000 players attend this event annually to reenact the invasion of Normandy. Can’t make it to the big event? Don’t worry, they also offer over 40 miles of trails for 4X4s and ATVs. Whip out your bandana and hairspray, brush up on your headbanging skills and set off toward Pryor for the annual Rocklahoma music fest in July. Jam to the music of the top names in 80s rock and have your lighters handy.
Feel the rush of plunging headfirst into the cool, refreshing waters of beautiful Broken Bow Lake in southeastern Oklahoma. Since you wouldn’t dream of quietly relaxing on the shore, Broken Bow Lake offers clear waters that are picture-perfect for a daring scuba diving adventure. Broken Bow Scuba Service offers scuba diving courses and tips on diving hot spots. Take a dive at Tenkiller State Park’s underwater scuba park, which features submerged boats, a bus and an airplane fuselage among other. Considered one of the supreme havens for scuba diving in the state, this lake boasts crystal clear waters from eight to 30 feet. Check out Nautical Adventures Scuba in Cookson for historical dive tours and a variety of courses that will have you exploring the world beneath the water’s surface in no time!
If the water is still calling your name and inviting you to come out and play, make your way to Grand Lake, located near Grove in northeastern Oklahoma. With 1,300 miles of scenic shoreline, Grand Lake is one of Oklahoma’s premier destinations for a variety of exhilarating water sports. Rent a ski boat or a speedy wave runner and explore winding channels amongst the forested foothills of the Ozarks. Blast off and get a bird’s eye view of the lake by rocketing 500 feet in the air on a parasailing adventure. Check out Sail Grand and organize your parasailing experience, whether enjoying the thrill as a group or braving the height alone. Either way, the stunning view and clear skies will undoubtedly ensure a priceless memory. After safely touching ground, cruise the lake or test your skills on one of Sail Grand’s many watercraft rentals. Try your hand at waterskiing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding or relax, charter one of Sail Grand’s yachts and enjoy the sunset over the deep blue waters.
Looking for a place to hang your hat while still being close to the adventures you love? Book a floating vacation villa at Lake Murray Bed & Berth in Ardmore and enjoy sleeping lofts, fully-equipped kitchens and balconies overlooking the water. Wake up, enjoy the sunrise and climb aboard your boat or Jet Ski that is moored at your doorstep. If your journey lies in southwest Oklahoma, check out the Quartz Mountain Resort, Arts & Conference Center in Lone Wolf. Whether seeking out nearby mountain biking, hiking or rock climbing, these bold activities will speak to your inner confidence and energetic spirit. Enjoy lake activities and boating at nearby Lake-Altus Lugert, or take a four-wheeler out for an exhilarating spin in the 50 acre riding area located on the north shore. At the end of the day, put your feet up and relax in one of the resort’s spacious guest rooms or cabins.