The changing of the seasons ushers in new opportunities for rest and recreation in Oklahoma when fall colors decorate the landscape. As the weather cools, Oklahoma becomes the go-to place to experience glorious fall foliage and family-friendly festivals.
Enjoy a scenic drive through one of the prime foliage areas with the windows down or hike through an outdoor recreational area, watching as the autumn leaves seem to change colors before your eyes. Meander across the tops of ancient mountains and marvel at the breathtaking vistas as you overlook miles of rolling hills set ablaze with spicy fall colors on the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Or explore the Arbuckle Lake and Chickasaw National Recreation Area to gaze at nature’s magnificent colors reflecting on the lake’s surface and lining the rippling creeks. Plan your fall escape during late October and the first week of November to catch the peak foliage displays.
The Oklahoma land produces a bountiful autumn harvest. So pack up the family and head out for some fun on the farm at pumpkin patches and giant cornfield mazes. Or, schedule a weekend getaway around one of the many fall festivals and celebrations across Oklahoma.
- Bolling Springs State Park
- Chickasaw National Recreational
- Great Salt Plains State Park
- Lake Murray State Park
- Oologah Reservoir
- Osage Hills State Park
- Martin Nature Center
- Red Rock Adventure Park
- Robbers Cave State Park
- Roman Nose State Park
- Miami to Tahlequah
- Tahlequah to Sallisaw
- Kiamichi Trace
- Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
- Broken Bow’s Hochatown (on our cover)
- Talimena National Scenic Byway
More information at travelok.com/fall_foliage_and_festivals.