Nestled up against the Witchita Mountains on the banks of the gently burbling Medicine Creek, there’s a lot more to Medicine Park, OK than a slightly odd name. Medicine Park has been one of Oklahoma’s premier resort towns since the early 1900s, and grew from humble beginnings as a series of army surplus tent to a gorgeous cobblestone retreat that attracted visitors from all over Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas. Some of the old cobblestone cabins remain, and tourists still flock to the area, driven by Medicine Park’s proximity to vast nature preserves, walking trails, and historical sites. The town got its title from the creek, of course, which was believed by local indigenous peoples to have curative properties.
There’s no designated dog park in Medicine Park, but that certainly doesn’t mean that you and your furball are bound to be bored! It should come as no surprise that there’s plenty of furrifically fur-friendly hiking options in the area, and you two might find the mountain air to be just what the veterinarian ordered. You’ll also find some community parks that are both scenic and relatively canine-friendly, and while you might need to drive a little to get the best for your buddy, there are some pawesome off-leash areas a bit fur-ther afield!