Pontotoc Ridge Preserve
Pontotoc, OK 74820
Pontotoc Ridge Preserve is Oklahoma's premier crosstimbers property. This 2,900 acre landscape rests in south-central Oklahoma and holds bottomland forests, oak savannas (essential for migratory birds like painted buntings), mixed grass and tallgrass prairies, springs, and cool running streams. This untilled landscape has proven to be a regional hot spot for butterfly diversity, boasting over 90 species documented at the preserve to date. Whether it's cactus, bluestem or mountain boomers, Pontotoc Ridge Preserve is an excellent example of Oklahoma's ruggedly beautiful lands.
General Information: Free admission
Open year round. Call in advance for access to the park.
From Fittstown, drive S on Hwy 99/377 to Pontotoc/Johnson County line (approx 8 mi). Travel E on Country Rd 1 mi, turn N & follow road 1.5 mi to Preserve entrance.