|Boiling Springs State Park
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|Located one mile North of Woodward on State Highway 34, then 5 miles East on State Highway 34C just a few minutes drive into a virtual wilderness. Discover Adventure...Make Memories and Share Treasures for Years to Come.|
207745 Boiling Springs RD
|The park was built by the Civilian
Conservation Corps in the 1930s and named for one of the several natural
springs which occur within the park.
At one time these springs had the appearance of "boiling" as the sandy-bottomed spring was churned with the strong inflow of sub-surface water. Today, the springs still produce up to 100 gal/min
Park visitors can enjoy this Northwest Forest of Hackberry, Walnut, Chinaberry, Oak, and Elm tree groves. Boiling Springs State Park offers a true Oasis for Whitetail Deer, wild Turkey, Raccoon, Coyote, Bobcat, Beaver, Badger, Rabbit, Skunk, Opossum, and Humans.
The timeless waters of natural springs brought early Plains Indians to the area, then wind-whipped cowboys and weary settlers. Today, Park visitors can enjoy the spirit of the area and it's past at one of Oklahoma's first State Parks.
The 820 acre park offers some of the most beautiful shoreline in the state at the small, but exquisite Lake Shaul.
|The gift shop located in the park office sells caps, T-shirts, maps, and many more unique items.|
|Boiling Springs has 50 great campsites in
two campgrounds and two dump stations. For the RV Camper; 10 Modern campsites
with 10 pull-thrus and 1 handicapped accessible, 9 semi-modern sites
with two pull-thus in area White Tail
Sping Hill offers 21 semi-modern sites. Special accommodations can be made for larger groups.
|For the Tent Camper|
|There are 12 shady tent sites in White Tail. Tent campers using the RV area will be charged at the RV rate.|
|Boiling Springs offers 4 one-bedroom guest cabins each sleeping up to four. All cabins have a lovely view of Lake Shaul, furnished living areas, fireplaces, televisions, kitchens furnished with dishes, cookware, flatware, coffee pots, linens and cleaning supplies. Telephones are not available. The cabins rent for $90.00 plus tax per night. Some discounts may apply.|
|Your group can enjoy either beautiful Group
Camp #1, with 10 bunkhouses accommodating up to 152 people, and an air
conditioned community building; Or Group Camp #2 with 12 bunkhouses, a handicapped bunkhouse with bathroom, heat and air,
a cook's quarters sleeping two and an air conditioned community
building. Both Camps have fully equipped kitchens and comfort stations
with heated showers.
Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance.
||Boiling Springs has 2 picnic areas and grills scattered throughout the park. For groups, the park also has three group picnic pavilions which may be rented for events such as family reunions and company picnics. Each pavilion has electrical outlets, a cookout grill and water. Pavilions will accommodate 48 or more.|
|Adjacent to the park is the Boiling Springs Golf Course, a challenging 18-hole course rated as one of Oklahoma's ten best public courses. The pro shop stocks a full line of golfing equipment and accessories. Call 580-256-1206 for more information.|
|The park's swimming pool and change house are located in one of the beautiful Civilian Conservation Corps buildings. The Pool and Snack Bar are open from Memorial week end through Labor Day.|
|Boiling Springs offers three scenic trails. The Burma Road Trail, approximately 1 1/2 miles long, is used for both hikers and bicyclists. The Scout Interpretive Nature Trail is 1 3/4 miles long loop trail providing visitors an opportunity to observe some of the plants and animals of the park. The River Nature Trail, 3/4 of a mile long, loops from the Boiling Springs Well to the Bank of the North Canadian River and back to the main park road.|
|Fishing, Boating and Water Skiing at Fort Supply Lake|
|For those who like big lake fishing, boating, and water sports, nearby Fort Supply Lake is less than 30 minutes away from the park. The lake also offers camping and picnicking in designated areas as well as excellent fishing for crappie, bass, catfish, and various other game fish.|
Sites and Sounds of Past and Present
|Just Southwest of Boiling Springs is Woodward, upland plains city
with wide streets and trim brick business buildings. Like other cities
created overnight in the Cherokee Outlet, Woodward acquired between Noon
and Sunset of September 16, 1893, a population of 5000; and that night a
voluntary committee on law and order sent around a warning, "If you
must shoot, shoot straight up!".
The Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum and Art Center is a "must see" in Woodward, with a focus on the Plains Tribes, ranching, and homesteaders, an art gallery and special tours of nearby Kathmandu outdoor sculpture garden.
|Fort Supply, Oklahoma|
First came into existence as Fort Supply in 1867 as an army base of
operations against the Plains Indians, especially the Cheyenne and
Arapahoe Tribes. At different times, it was field headquarters for
Generals Miles, Sheridan, Custer, and Sully. The town, true to it's
name, is still the supply point for the neighboring farms and the
Fort Supply Military Park
This frontier Army Fort depicts five historic structures and interpretive exhibits from 1868-1895.
|Founded in 1907,the area is well known to sportsmen for small game such as Quail, Prairie Chickens, and Doves. Buffalo Museum carried local artifacts. Visitors can explore the Fort Dodge Trail Crossing, a furnished sod house, and the nearby natural springs.|
|33 miles North of Boiling Springs, the town of Freedom has transformed itself into a frontier settlement, with business facades that replicate the look of the old West, Just West of Freedom is the Edith Salt Plain, a 3 mile wide, 12 mile long saline deposit similar to the better known Great Salt Plain near Cherokee.|
|Alabaster Caverns State Park|
|This Park offers the largest gypsum cave in the world that is open to the public. You'll see rock and mineral formations as well as massive boulders of pin, white, and even rare black. And, if you dare to take the tour, there are five varieties of Bats who have "set up housekeeping" in this beautiful underground wonderland. Call 580-621-3381 for tour and camping information.|
|Fasten your seat belts for the ride of your
life over Oklahoma's sand dunes!
Bring your own dune buggy or take a ride with the Park Ranger to learn about the flora and fauna of this unique area. For camping and visiting information, call 580-824-1471.
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