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Heavener Runestone State Park

This Page is Sponsored by Blue Mountain Adventures


Heavener Runestone State Park
Route 1, Box 1510
Heavener, OK 74937
918-653-2241/Park Office

Fax: (918) 653-3435
 

Email: Heavener@OklahomaParks.com
 

Location:

Two and a half miles northeast of Heavener,off Highway 59 and US Highway 270.

Features/Facilities:

50 Park Acres * Ancient Runestone Hieroglyphics * Playground * Nature trail * Gift Shop

(M) Modern Campsite (electric, water and sewer hook-ups
(S) Semi-Modern Campsite (electric and water hook-ups)
(P) Primitive Campsite (no hook-ups, water faucet nearby)
(D) Dump Station


At 1000 feet above the city of Heavener, the park offers a panoramic view of the valley below and is a great spot to witness spectacular sunsets. Heavener State Park is a day use only park for picnicking (2 group shelters), hiking and exploring, and educational programs about the Runestone. (Overnight camping can be found in nearby Lake Wister State Park.) Trails include the Runestone Interpretative Trail, located near the information center/gift shop. This 200 yard trail takes visitors through the unique natural historic site; the Nature Trail, an easy 1 mile loop which also begins near the information center; and the Cliff Side Trail, a one mile trail that follows the cliff tops from Group Shelter #2 near the overlook area, through the picnic area, along the cliffs above the Runestone, to an intersection with the Nature Trail, offering a great view overlooking the city of Heavener and Lake Wister. In addition to the park office and gift shop, the park offers an interpretative center with educational information, plenty of picnic tables, 2 comfort stations, and a playground making it a fun and interesting place to get away and explore for a day. Pictures courtesy of Oklahoma Department of Tourism
 

Hours & Days of Operation:

Heavener State Park is a day-use only park offering group shelters for picnics, picnic tables, outdoor grills, comfort stations, amphitheater, playground, hiking, exploring, and educational programs about the Runestone. Overnight camping can be found in nearby Lake Wister State Park. The park offers a park office, gift shop and interpretative center with educational information.  In season: 8am - 7pm, 7 days a week. Off season: 8am - 5pm, 7 days a week. The comfort station in the picnic area closes from mid-November to March.

Price:

No charge to picnic or view the Runestone; group picnic shelters, with water, electricity, and grill may be rented.

General Amenities/Services:

Gift Shop

Recreation Activities:

Hiking, Rock Climbing, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching

Recreations Facilities:

Outdoor Grill, Picnic Shelter, Picnic Tables, Playground (Outdoor)

Nearby:

Cedar Lake National Recreation Center Peter Conser Historic House, Heavener Robert S. Kerr Museum & Kerr Conference Center, Poteau Lake Wister State Park, Wister

 

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Oklahoma Ouachita National Forest and Kiamichi Range

 

 

Blue Mountain Adventures

Here at Blue Mountain Cabins, Inc. we offer a beautiful and quiet  place to relax and escape from the every day life of chaos!  Everyone needs a little get-a-way now and again.  Well, here it is!  Our cabins are available year round.  Children are always welcome!   Our cabins are fully furnished--just bring your food and drinks!  If you would like to bring your own horses, we offer a corral at each cabin and there is plenty of room for your truck and trailer!  Our "weekday rentals" are from Sunday-Thursday.  Our "weekend rentals" are Friday-Saturday.  Take a look at our cabins for rent! 

We also are a horseback riding facility here in Hogden Oklahoma, and invite you and your family to the beautiful region for some rest, relaxation and fun.  Our goal is to allow you to experience the wonderful feeling of being in nature on horseback!  We are surrounded by 240,000 acres of beautiful Ouachita National Forest.  There are an abundance of trails for everyone!  From traveling the dirt roads to climbing the mountains -- you decide.  Cedar Lake Riding Stables has several different options for your enjoyment, and now have beautiful rustic cabins which are available if you would like to join us for a few days.  We will supply you with a gentle horse and the knowledge you will need to feel safe and secure.  Our Trail Guide is very eager to take you on the best tour of this area that you are willing to see.
 

 

The Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area(NRA) and six other designated areas in Oklahoma combine to offer visitors a full range of recreational, educational, and scenic opportunities on the western side of the forest. The NRA has more than 150 campsites, a 90-acre lake, an equestrian camp, a 45-mile stretch of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, and many miles of equestrian, interpretive, and hiking trails. The 26,445-acre NRA lies on both sides of the Talimena Scenic Byway in Oklahoma.

Shuttles: Hiker shuttles are available from D&W Store (also known as Big Cedar Store, 918-651-3230), Big Cedar RV Park (918-651-3271) and Talking Talking Trees Campground (918-653-2187). Be sure to call ahead and make arrangement as neither is set up for drop in business.

Directions to Talimena State Park: Take US Hwy. 271 seven miles north east of Talihina OK. Turn right.

To Buy Map: These maps are available at Backwoods in Tulsa ($5) and by emailing Charlie@OuachitaMaps.com ($5 plus S&H).

 

 


 

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