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By Lindsay Vidrine
Border to border, Oklahoma is filled with a wide range of landscapes and breathtaking terrain offering endless amounts of fun and recreational opportunities right in your own backyard.
Finding a state park, hiking trail, campground, lake or golf course is easy with the new Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Guide. This brochure is hot-off-the-press from the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and is filled with information for outdoor enthusiasts. The guide is free and can be ordered on www.TravelOK.com or by calling an Oklahoma Travel Counselor at 1-800-652-6552.
“Oklahoma enjoys the nation’s most diverse terrain, mile for mile, with an outstanding network of state parks,” said Hardy Watkins, executive director, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. “Our new Outdoor Recreation Guide is a resource for families to get out and experience the affordable and memorable recreational opportunities we have all across the state.”
The convenience and amenities a state park lodge room or cabin offer creates an atmosphere of at-home comfort while providing opportunities for visitors to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and exercise in the great outdoors. Hiking trails, bike trails, swim beaches, ball fields, tennis courts, equestrian facilities and recreational programs within the parks provide a variety of ways to experience Oklahoma’s diverse terrain and natural beauty.
This summer, instead of watching nature programs on television, take a trip to a state park nature center where naturalists offer educational programs for youth groups and children of any age. Make a hike along a nature trail a fun and educational adventure by identifying varieties of plant and animal species along the way.
State park visitors can also appreciate a clean and healthy quality of life by keeping the parks clean and green, removing excess litter from campsites, along the shoreline, in picnic areas, and other areas within the parks.
The new Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Guide is the source for everything from hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, to RV sites and campgrounds, lakes, golf courses, fishing, bird watching and more. Whether you enjoy primitive tent camping or “roughing it” in a cabin, this free brochure boasts lots of options and trip planning resources for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.
The guide also includes outdoor ideas for day trips, weekends or longer getaways, as well as seasonal activities. Visit www.TravelOK.com or call 1-800-652-6552 for more outdoor recreation ideas or to order the new Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Guide.