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Oklahoma City, OK – Finding a state park, hiking trail, campground, lake or golf course is easy with the new 2011-2012 Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Guide. This brochure is hot-off-the-press and filled with information for outdoor enthusiasts. The guide is free and can be ordered on


“Mile for mile, Oklahoma enjoys the nation’s most diverse terrain as well as a beautiful network of state parks,” said Deby Snodgrass, executive director, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. “Our new Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Guide is a great reminder 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 landscapes.


     In addition, seven state park golf courses are open year-round to golfers regardless of age and skill level. Several courses have undergone renovations over the past year, including improved pro shops and greens which enhance a player’s overall experience.


     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.


More ideas for outdoor recreation can be found at or by ordering the new Oklahoma Outdoor Recreation Guide.


The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD) is working to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural richness. The department is the steward of the state park system and also promotes Oklahoma as a travel destination through many award-winning programs. To learn more about Oklahoma’s unique events and attractions, please visit or follow us at and