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Talimena State Park
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Planning Your Visit to Talimena State Park in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is known for its wide open spaces and rich Native American culture. And in the south-east part of the state, Talimena State Park offers all of these things and more: pine forests and mountains that reach 3,000 feet in elevation. Hike to expansive panoramas of the Ouachita Mountains, swim with the family in Cedar Lake, find solitude along trails only used by backpackers and hunters, or hole up in one of the numerous cozy Talimena State Park Cabins.

Places to Stay Near to Talimena State Park

Cabin Talimena State Park
Jul 6 - Jul 13
$180 per night
Cabin ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

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Talimena State Park, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States
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Best Hiking Trails in Talimena State Park

Best Hiking Trails in Talimena State Park

Talimena is consistently voted as one of the top hiking destinations in Oklahoma. Its trails are well-marked, take travelers through pine forests, boulders and streams, and can reach nearly 3,000 feet in elevation. Many have informational signs about the native flora and fauna and some trails have been in use since pre-statehood. When you’re finished hiking through the mountains and forest, continue your nature experience in one of the Talimena State Park cabins nearby.

  • 1. Ouachita Bohannon Trail

    Hike along this moderate 17 mile trail through streams and wildflowers to reach Panorama Vista at an elevation of 3,000 feet. It's famous for its fantastic view of the Ouachita Mountains.

  • 2. Boardstand Trail

    This moderate trail has an interesting historical background: pioneers used it as a wagon trail when Oklahoma was still “Indian Territory.” Today it’s known for its granite boulders and soft pine needle beds.

  • 3. Cedar Lake Trail

    A short trail of 3 miles that is suitable for dogs and horses and ends at clear, refreshing Cedar Lake.

  • 4. Emerald Vista Trail

    Catch sight of white-tailed deer as you take in the scenic views along this moderate 7- mile trail.

  • 5. Mountain Top Trail Loop

    Get your trail running on along this short flat path through the beautiful forest.

Best Family Activities in Talimena State Park

Best Family Activities in Talimena State Park

Talimena State Park is an opportunity for the whole family to experience the natural and historic aspects of Oklahoma. After an adventurous and educational day, rest up in one of the numerous quaint and friendly Talimena State Park hotels.

  • 1. Find Bigfoot

    Come in October and try to catch sight of the creature at the Honobia Bigfoot Festival. You will also get to hear stories of sightings and learn the Bigfoot songs.

  • 2. Learn About Oklahoma History

    Soldiers and Choctaw Indians used this trail in the early 1800s to travel from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Today, there are still signs of the old wagon road.

  • 3. Explore Nature

    Well-marked trails with informational signs offer information about native wildflowers and wildlife while you experience them first-hand.

  • 4. Dirt Bike and ATV riding

    Take the family on a fun and active ride through the rough mountainous terrain. Or just run the 5k charity race that benefits the local school system.

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