Saturday, 4 April 2015

Turner Falls Park, The Largest Waterfall in Oklahoma

Turner Falls Park in the heart of Chickasaw Country welcomes you to relish the 1500 acres of fun in the "Heart of the Arbuckles" recognized as Turner Falls Park. Turner Falls is locally considered Oklahoma's tallest waterfall. This is 77 feet tall fall, although its height is identical one in Natural Falls State Park. The falls are located on Honey Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains in south central Oklahoma, approximately 9.7 kilometers south of Davis. Mazeppa Thomas Turner, a Scottish immigrant farmer who discovered the falls in 1878. The falls were named for him and recreational use started in or before 1868. Nowadays, the falls are part of Turner Falls Park, a city park operated by the city of Davis, Oklahoma. Several springs from the world-famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey Creek, which cascades down a to a natural swimming pool making the magnificent Turner Falls the largest waterfall in Oklahoma. The Turner Falls Park is accented with prominent picnic areas, nature trails, caves, geological wonders and two natural swimming pools very distinctive in nature. Turner Falls has gained national publicity and has served as a classroom for the naturalist and geology students from around the world. Turner Falls Park is an adventurous and family-friendly annual destination offers unforgettable fun for the entire family. It is also very convenient and entertaining place for those passing through with picnic areas, RV hook-ups and camping locations. Therefore swing on down to Turner Falls Park and take full advantage of the cool springs and rugged wilderness happenings.

The Falls cascade into a natural swimming pool, one of two such pools within the park, and these are widespread tourist destinations in the summer. The city of Davis acquired the park in 1919 and operated it until 1950. After that it leased the facility to other interests until 1978, when it starts again control. The park covers 6.1 km2, and also covers nature trails, caves and other interesting geological features. It also has a walk-in castle which was built in the 1930s. The venue can be over crowded in summer. However reviews of the location at TripAdvisor give an average score of 3 out of 5, but express a wide range of opinions. Everybody will appreciate the year-round, wholesome, fun experience of family camping in Oklahoma. Whether you are interested in camping in a tent, camping trailer, RV camping or primitive camping, you will find your flawless camp site here. No matter what your swimming, hiking or exploring abilities are, Turner Falls offers an area to you, your family and friends will feel very relax and comfortable in. You should come here and enjoy the mild winter, spectacular spring, warm summer and awesome fall.

Turner Falls Park Features: 

77ft Waterfall
Bath Houses
Picnic Sites
Novelty Shops
R.V. Hookups
Geological Formations
Hiking Trails
Natural Swimming Areas
Rock Castle
Sandy Beaches
3 Natural Caves
Wading Are