Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Natural Falls State Park - Oklahoma
Natural Falls State Park, near West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, is one of my favorite places in the South. The park is absolutely beautiful and the 77-foot waterfall from which it takes its name runs pretty much year round (more spectacularly in the winter and early spring, though).
The waterfall is one of the largest and easiest to access in the entire Oklahoma, Arkansas, Southern Missouri area. A paved trail leads from the parking lot down to two overlooks. The first, at the top of the falls, is wheelchair accessible. The second, at the bottom, requires a steep walk down into the picturesque ravine.
If you recognize this waterfall, there is a reason. It was used as a setting in the movie Where the Red Fern Grows.
To learn more about Natural Falls State Park and to see many additional photographs, please visit our Natural Falls pages at www.exploresouthernhistory.com/naturalfalls.html.