Found in the Ozark Highland area of Oklahoma, Natural Falls State Park offers incredible bits of scenery along with its recreational options. The park is filled with natural rock formations, sloping valleys, and recently built overlooks creating some great sightseeing opportunities.
A piece of Natural Falls State Park gained national notoriety when it was shown in the film "Where the Red Fern Grows." For hikers, Natural Falls State Park has a 10-mile stretch of hiking trails that take visitors through a wide array of scenery. Two small beaches can be found off of these paths, both of which offer a great little getaway.
Make sure to find the 77-foot waterfall and multiple railed observation platforms that exist on these trails as well. Canines are allowed to accompany guests here as long as they're kept on a leash no longer than six feet in length. If you'd like to camp, you've got several overnight options at Natural Falls State Park.
Yurts are available here throughout the year. These structures can sleep between four and six people, and come standard with a half fridge, microwave, air conditioning, heat, electrical outlets, dining tables, and queen sized beds in addition to the fold out sofa and bunk beds. Showers and bathrooms are located just a few feet outside of these for convenience.
For primitive campers, there are 17 tent sites ready for reservation throughout the warmer months. These sites are all adjacent to public restrooms, as well as coin-operated public showers. Canines cannot enter the indoor structures in these areas but are free to accompany guests overnight provided they stay on a leash during their stay.
Make sure to bring everything you'll need to enjoy this park with your dog. This means packing water, a strong leash, and bags to clean up any messes they might leave behind. Oklahoma requires guests visiting with pets to make sure they're up to date on all vaccinations before their visits.