If your pooch wants to reconnect with nature, then load ‘em up and head over to Elk City State Park. This beautiful park is where thick hickory and oak woodlands collide with rolling meadows of Indian grass and big bluestem. It sits on the eastern shore of Elk City Lake, and has more than 800 acres of gorgeous wilderness for your dog to explore.
Elk City has six pawsome trails, making it a hiker’s
haven. Trails range in length and difficulty, so you’re sure to find a hike
that best suits your pup’s energy level. If they need something on the shorter
side, Post Oak Self-Guiding Nature Trail is the pawfect option. It clocks in at
just under a mile and winds through an old growth forest that sits on top of Table Mound. Green Thumb Nature Trail is also only a mile. It guides you up a hill where your pooch can soak in furrific views of the lake.
If your pooch has plenty of energy, consider one of the
longer trails, like the 2.75 mile Table Mound Hiking Trail. With views from the
top of a bluff, vertical rock walls, small caves, forests, and creeks, this
trail will definitely not disappoint. No matter where you and your pal hike, be
sure to carry plenty of water and always have a clean-up bag or two on hand.
The park has more than enough campsites to go around. Whether you are traveling in an RV or camping the good old fashioned way in a tent, you will find the right spot. On the other hand, if you are only visiting for the day, pack a lunch and enjoy an outdoor meal with your doggo in the picnic area. A visit to this woofderful park will leave your pup feeling like the luckiest dog in the world!