Those of us traveling in Oklahoma summers prefer to be submerged in cool water at every given opportunity. Like animals of the African savannah, we move in herds to life-sustaining watering holes. Fortunately for us, though, the threat of predators is minimal, and Oklahoma State Parks offer affordable and accessible swim escapes. From metro-adjacent favorites like Lake Keystone and Lake Thunderbird to popular destinations like Lake Sequoyah or Lake Texoma, there’s no shortage of options. Here are six other state parks where you can beat the heat.Learn More
From rock climbing and rappelling to skydiving, Oklahoma offers endless adventure. Go parasailing or scuba diving in northeast Oklahoma's lakes or feel the adrenaline rush of a wakeboarding park where you navigate jump ramps while being towed by cables instead of boats in central Oklahoma.
Oklahoma's rare combination of extreme activities will have adventure lovers racing over massive sand dunes or spelunking in the wild caves of northwest Oklahoma. Go rock climbing and scale the sheer face of a granite mountain in southwest Oklahoma or rappel down ancient red sandstone cliffs. Oklahoma offers adventure-seekers unique opportunities for extreme heart-pumping action and excitement. Whatever thrill you're seeking, it can be found here.