The Best Chillin in Oklahoma

Looking for the best chillin in Oklahoma? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oklahoma. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Oklahoma

  • Davis, Oklahoma

    Swim at Turner Falls

    2.9
    Turner Falls is situated in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma and at 77-feet tall is the largest waterfall in the state. During the warmer months it offers a perfect escape to swim, relax, and cool off. It's a short walk along the banks of Honey Creek to the falls, and you can find a picnic area...
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  • Colcord, Oklahoma

    Relax at Natural Falls

    4.4
    Natural Falls is located within Natural Falls State Park in the scenic Ozark Highlands near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border. The drive to Natural Falls will offer beautiful rolling hills and dense forests lining the highway, and the falls cascade into a V-shaped valley and create a serene atmosphere...
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  • Lawton, Oklahoma

    Photograph the View from Mount Scott

    5.0
    Nestled on the east side of the picturesque Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge is the magnificent Mount Scott, rising 2,464 feet above sea level. One of the most famous granite rock peaks in Oklahoma, Mount Scott offers panoramic views of the Wichita Mountains to the west, the wind turbin...
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  • Tahlequah, Oklahoma

    Kayak the Illinois River

    4.0
    From Tulsa, head out east along US-412 until you reach US-82. Take Exit 6 and go right (south) along US-82 until you reach E Steely Hollow Rd. Turn left and follow E Steely Hollow Rd. until you reach the T-intersection with OK-10. Pull into a parking space at the Illinois River Store and buy a ma...
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  • Indiahoma, Oklahoma

    Camp at Doris Campground in the Wichita Mountains

    5.0
    In the western part of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, nestled right on scenic Quanah Parker Lake is Doris Campground. Doris Campground offers an all-round perfect camping experience in the extraordinary Wichita Mountains whether you are in an RV or tent camping. There are five loops in th...
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  • Broken Bow, Oklahoma

    Camp at Reasoner Point

    Reasoner Point is located in Hochatown State Park along the shoreline of Broken Bow Lake. Hochatown was originally part of Beaver's Bend State Park but later separated to meet the growing needs of people who wish to use Lake. In addition to being on the lake, it's also situated in Ouachita Nation...
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  • Indiahoma, Oklahoma

    Hike to Post Oak Falls

    4.0
    1 mi / 123 ft gain
    Park at the Post Oak/Treasure lake Trailhead. Follow one of the well-worn trails north. There are a few trails at the start that eventually wind into each other. After 1/2 mile of going due north up and down some hills and crossing a plateau, look for a small unmarked trail heading east off the m...
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  • Muskogee, Oklahoma

    Hike the Ankle Express Trail to the Swinging Bridge

    3.0
    5.3 mi / 500 ft gain
    With beautiful lakeside views and a swinging bridge as a destination, the Ankle Express hiking trail in Greenleaf State Park provides a decent amount of uphill hiking and scenery.The Ankle Express trail head is located just across the Deer Run campground at Greenleaf State Park. There is parking ...
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  • Hitchcock, Oklahoma

    Hike the Roman Nose State Park Loop

    4.3
    2.8 mi / 154 ft gain
    Roman Nose State Park is a great weekend getaway that offers plenty of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are 4 interconnected trails that are easily accessible. I recommend taking the Lake Loop Trail to the Mesa Loop Trail. This route will take you to Inspiration Point where you will h...
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  • Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    Photograph the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

    4.0
    Near the town of Pawhuska and about a 50-minute drive west of Bartlesville, is the incredibly scenic Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. The 50 mile drive through it spans to the Kansas border. Along all the way, you can see thousands of roaming buffalo, beautiful wildflowers, tallgrass, cattle, and many...
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  • Hinton, Oklahoma

    Hike the California Road Nature Trail Loop

    3.0
    2.3 mi / 262 ft gain
    Red Rock Canyon is approximately one hour west of Oklahoma City, the entrance is on the south side of the town of Hinton. You can easily drive past the entryway if you aren't looking for the turn off to Red Rock Canyon Road. The California Nature Trail is on the southern end of the park and has e...
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  • Wilburton, Oklahoma

    Hike the Rough Canyon Trail past the Cattail Pond Junction

    2.2 mi / 980 ft gain
    Located west of the infamous Robbers Cave, the alleged hideout of outlaws Jesse James and Belle Star, is the picturesque Rough Canyon Trail.The Rough Canyon Trailhead begins to the west of Robbers Cave and is accessible by parking in the Robbers Cave parking lot. You will begin the hike along Bla...
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  • Cleo Springs, Oklahoma

    Hike the Cathedral Mountain Trail at Gloss Mountain SP

    3.5
    1.2 mi / 150 ft gain
    In central western Oklahoma, there is a fiery hued “mountain” range that is unique for its shiny, mirror like exterior due to its high selenite content layered upon each other during the prehistoric times. This colorful myriad of mesas and buttes towering almost 1,600 feet above sea level is call...
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  • Cherokee, Oklahoma

    Photograph the Salt Flats at Great Salt Plains State Park

    Located in western Oklahoma and close to Great Salt Plains Lake, is the salt flats of Great Salt Plains State Park. With nearly 18 square miles of layers of salt that had been deposited from a prehistoric ocean, it is quite an incredible landscape to photograph. There are hundreds of species of b...
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  • Waynoka, Oklahoma

    Photograph Little Sahara State Park

    In western Oklahoma and just a few miles south of the town of Waynoka, is a sand dune gem called Little Sahara State Park. Known to ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts all over the region, Little Sahara State Park contains over 1,500 acres of golden sand dunes towering up to 75 feet high that were form...
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  • Muskogee, Oklahoma

    Camp at Greenleaf State Park

    4.0
    About an hour away from Tulsa is the award winning, beautiful Greenleaf State Park. With tent and RV sites situated all along Greenleaf Lake, there are so many scenic options to choose from when wanting to camp at Greenleaf State Park. Those wishing to stay there for more than one day have close ...
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