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Natural Falls State Park

Located near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border in the scenic Ozark Highlands region of northeast Oklahoma, Natural Falls State Park features a 77-foot waterfall cascading through rock formations and creating a hidden, serene atmosphere at the bottom of a narrow V-shaped valley. A railed observation platform allows hikers to overlook the falls and another observation deck with seating is located at the foot of the falls offering two vantage points to enjoy one of the most scenic wonders in the state. The beautiful scenery looks familiar to many visitors because scenes from the 1974 movie, "Where the Red Fern Grows" were filmed in the park.

Picnic tables and grills can be found throughout Natural Falls State Park. Campsites including 44 RV sites, including seven full hookup sites and 17 tent sites are available along with a comfort station with showers. The Red Fern Reunion Center is available for group functions. Other amenities include four and 1/2 miles of hiking and nature trails, picnic shelter, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball court, catch and release fishing, playgrounds, a nine-hole disc golf course and a formal garden area. Pets are allowed on a leash only. Although swimming is not allowed in the park, there are several public swimming areas available with in a short distance of the park.

Natural Falls State Park affords an opportunity to observe a variety of plant and animal life. The dense forest includes maples, chinquapin and white oaks, while plants such as flowering dogwood, sassafras, coral berry, spicebush, redbed, and pawpaw blanket the cool forest floor. The waterfall creates a moist environment where ferns, mosses and liverworts thrive.


Lisa Cobb

Sunday, May 27, 2018
What a beautiful and serene pitstop. I'd go back for sure. Only $5 to enter the park. The falls are fairly easy to get to from the parking area. They have a paved path with steps and railing down to the valley at the base of the falls. I did not see any way for wheelchairs to access the falls. There is no swimming allowed because of the protected ecosystem with endemic plants.

Joey Koonce

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Beautiful park and wonderful scenery. Plenty of walking trails for your enjoyment. Very busy park though so be prepared for crowds pretty much anywhere you go. Great family hiking spot!

Roberta Medina

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Wonderful place to camp with friends and family! Spent for days here- not only clean campground, but friendly proprietors, too. The showers didn't have privacy, however, hence 4 out of 5 stars. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

Brandon Jackson

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Beautiful park! Lots to do- hiking, camping, disc golf, playgrounds, and of course the falls. Be prepared for all the steps to get to the bottom of the falls, but itโ€™s totally worth it. Unfortunately the only state park that charges admission but itโ€™s minimal and you can get an annual pass if you come often. Great place for a family picnic!

Bre Keller

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
We love, love, LOVED our stay here! The Yurts are super awesome. Exceeeded our expectations! We were even allowed to have our furchildren with us! Everyone who works there is super friendly and helpful! Careful on your walk to the water fall it is steep... Beautiful place. I totally recommend it!

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