Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Spring Travel Part Thirteen: Natural Falls State Park, Oklahoma
Continuing our month long look at some of my favorite spring destinations in the South, this is the waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Oklahoma.
The park is located just west of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, very near the Arkansas border in the eastern edge of Oklahoma.
The highlight of Natural Falls is the 77-foot waterfall. Known by local settlers as "Dripping Springs" for many years, the waterfall tumbles over the rock into a deep ravine creating a spectacularly beautiful natural setting. A steep set of stairs lead down to a boardwalk and viewing platform at the bottom of the stairs, but the top of the waterfall is accessible to those with disabilities.
If the waterfall looks familiar, it may be because this is where parts of the movie Where the Red Fern Grows were filmed.
To learn more about Natural Falls State Park, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/naturalfalls.