With fall right around the corner, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department is sharing ways that Oklahomans can enjoy the cooler temperatures, explore the outdoors and see the natural beauty of our state parks. From hiking through the foliage to making eye-catching autumn-themed crafts, there are plenty of reasons to visit a state park this fall. Many of the parks have planned fallthemed activities and events.
Events in Eastern Oklahoma State Parks: Greenleaf State Park Friday, Oct. 13 – Tuesday, Oct. 17, Fall Break Bash: Come on out to Greenleaf ’s Fall Break Bash for five days full of fall-themed arts and crafts such as Pinecone Spiders, Monster handprints and more! Then, at 5 p.m. each day, join us for a wagon hayride with s’mores. Tickets for the hayride are $10 per person and must be paid by 4:45 p.m. on the respective day.
Friday, Oct. 20 – Tuesday, Oct. 24, Halloween Bash: There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than the Halloween Bash! This festive weekend is packed full of Halloween-themed crafts and activities. Below are additional special events happening throughout the weekend.
Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21: 7 to 10 p.m. – Halloween Trail Ride of Terror.
Saturday, Oct. 21: 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Trunk or Treat in the marina parking lot; 8 to 10 p.m. – Halloween Trail Ride of Terror; Monday and Tuesday, 5 p.m. – Wagon hayride with s’mores, $10/person. *Cutoff time to buy tickets will be 4:45 p.m.
Tenkiller State Park Every Tuesday-Sunday in October*: The Nature Center has plenty of fun fall-themed crafts and activities planned throughout the month! There will be many crafts, pumpkin carving contests, costume contests, hikes and much more!
*No activity programming planned on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 12 due to park work days.
Saturday, Oct. 28: All Day – Trick or Treat in the Nature Center; 11 a.m. – Nature print tees; 1 p.m. Slither and hiss; 3 p.m. – Toad meet and greet; 7:30 p.m. – Blacklight glow egg hunt.
Sunday, Oct. 29: All Day – Trick or Treat in the Nature Center; 11 a.m. – Sun catchers; 2 p.m. – Cedar disk pumpkins.
Tuesday, Oct. 31: All Day – Trick or Treat at the Nature Center; 11 a.m. – Leaf owl craft; 2 p.m. Flappy bat craft.