Featuring more shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined, Oklahoma wears its Lake Country badge with pride. Glistening lakes in every corner of the state have beckoned swimmers, anglers, outdoors enthusiasts and casual vacationers for generations. Whether you want to take a swim surrounded by rolling hills, reel in the big one among ancient mountains or pilot your watercraft around lush forested shoreline, there’s a lake for every taste in the Sooner State. Here’s our rundown of standout lakes from each region of the state.Learn More
Bart Simpson Tree
Located at the entrance of a Civil War battlefield outside of Vinita, the Bart Simpson Tree proudly stands has an homage to the popular cartoon. This unique roadside attraction is a must-see for Simpsons fans. While it is unknown who carved the dead tree into one of the most easily recognizable figures on television, the creativity that came with using the branches as Bart's iconic hair makes seeing this piece of pop culture worth a stop.
From I-44, take Exit 283 (Big Cabin). Drive south on US Hwy 69 for 9.5 miles to Adair. Turn left at the stoplight onto Hwy 28/Main St. Drive a little over eight miles to Pensacola. Turn left (north) onto Rogers St. which turns into N442 Rd. Drive two miles. Turn right onto E367 Rd/Battle Site Rd. Drive a half-mile until the road bends sharply to the left towards the Battlefield entrance. The tree is in the corner.
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