Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Historic Oklahoma: Oklahoma Highway 7 Adventure

As a landscape design firm, we take pride in showing off historic places Oklahoma has to offer.  Each month in 2017 we will highlight a few places that are on the map. We hope you will follow us on this journey!

This month we would like to highlight 
Oklahoma Highway 7 - Outdoors Adventure

Travertine Creek at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur

If you are looking for beautiful landscape and outdoor adventure in Oklahoma, try the scenic route along State Highway 7 between Davis and Atoka.  

Along the way you can explore Canasaw Nature Trail at McGee Creek.  It is one-mile of primitive trail and runs through rocky, pine-covered terrain - which is great for hiking.

You can also stop at McGee Creek State Park near Farris.  The lake there is one of the states most popular bass fishing lakes.  The view is beautiful and includes rock bluffs, deep canyons and beautiful terrain.

Just west of Atoka you will find Boggy Depot Park.  This park is very quiet and secluded and situated just south of State Highway 7.  During the Civil War it was a well-established crossroads, serving as a Confederate commissary.  It was a regular stop along the Butterfield Stage Line and for soldiers traveling the old Texas Road between Fort Gibson and Fort Washita.

The drive from Atoka to Sulphur along State Highway 7 is covered with beautiful landscapes.  Once you arrive in Sulphur you can drive through the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  The park is famous for it's cool water streams.  Chickasaw National Recreation Area also maintains a small herd of American bison. 

Along the way you can stop at Blue River and then the Lake of the Arbuckles.  

Oklahoma offers beautiful landscapes, natural history and areas that some may never visit - only because they aren't aware they exist.  We hope by sharing each month it will add a little Oklahoma history and allow you to visit sites you've never seen before.

Source:  Travelok.com

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