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Breathtaking fall foilage drives in Oklahoma

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 12:00:00-04

TULSA, Okla. — Happy first day of fall!

As Oklahoma enters a new season, fall brings undoubtedly breathtaking, scenic views: vibrant reds, yellows and oranges spread across Oklahoma's highways.

TravelOK.com revealed its list of the 14 best routes for a fall leaf-viewing road trip across the state:

1. Boiling Springs State Park

Boiling Springs State Park, in Woodward County, was built in the 1930s. During its peak, foliage can be viewed from the last week of October through the first week of November.

2. Chickasaw National Recreational Area

The Chickasaw National Recreational Area, known as Oklahoma's oldest national park area, serves as the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The area is situated in Lake of the Arbuckles in Sulphur, which features a nature center and trails. Foliage can be seen from the last week of October through the first week of November.

3. Great Salt Plains State Park

The Great Salt Plains region, located in Alfalfa County, contains a variety of colors and lush, timbered areas. Usually, foliage is seen from the last week of October through the first week of November.

4. Lake Murray State Park

Lake Murray State Park, known as Oklahoma's first and largest state park, is located in Ardmore. The park includes rental cabins and camping sites. It also includes several activities like horseback riding, golfing, fishing, hiking and wildlife watching. Foliage can be viewed at its peak from the last week of October through the first week of November.

5. Oologah Lake

Oologah Lake is a reservoir located in Oologah. The lake's activities include boating, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Foliage is seen from the last week of October through the first week of November.

6. Osage Hills State Park

Osage Hills State Park contains 1,100 acres of scenery located in eastern Osage County. Fishing is a favorite activity at this state park. Foliage is best viewed during the last week in October through the first week of November.

7. Red Rock Adventure Park

Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park, situated in Caddo County, contains brilliant colors against the red sandstone canyon walls. Adventurers at the park can participate in hiking, rappelling and camping. Foliage can be viewed during the last week in October through the first week of November.

For the rest of the top 14 breathtaking views and more information about Oklahoma's travel and tourism, click here.

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