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Best RV Weekend Getaways for Spring
Springtime is one of the best times to take a weekend getaway. The flowers and trees are starting to blossom, the temperatures are starting to get warmer, and the wildlife starts to emerge from their winter slumber. If you are itching to get away for a weekend, we’ve got a few suggestions for you to start.
- Alabaster Caverns State Park- Freedom, OK – If you are looking for a beautiful place to spend the weekend then consider Alabaster Caverns State Park. Known for their majestic caves made of a form of alabaster called “gypsum” the park is home to the largest gypsum caves in the world that are open to the public. Visitors can tour the caverns via guided tour or some choose to explore on their own. Wild caving or “spelunking” is popular for those who have adventurous hobbies. And after a long day of exploring, you’ll need a place to relax.
Camping at Alabaster Caverns State Park is limited but definitely worth the stay. There are 11 RV sites and 12 tent camping sites. The campground has electricity, grills and fire pits, and water for your use. For fun there is a volleyball court and hiking trails that run throughout the park. So you can spend one day at the caverns and the other day exploring the rest of the park.
- Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge- This wildlife refuge in Oklahoma is another great spot to spend the weekend away. There is plenty to explore throughout the park; from the free range animals that roam the land, to the massive rock formations just begging to be climbed.
The wildlife refuge and Wichita Mountains takes up over 59,000 acres of land. There is ample opportunity for hiking and biking on their many miles of trails. If a little danger and adventure is your cup of tea, rock climbing and rappelling are popular sports as well. Visitors can also enjoy bouldering at Charons Garden wilderness area within the mountain range. Here, there are 2 miles of rocky and rugged landscape that make for great bouldering conditions.
Otherwise, the park office offers guided nature and wildlife tours, a little more relaxing activity. Plus you get to enjoy the buffalo, longhorn cattle, elk and prairie dogs roaming around in their natural habitat. Nearby lakes offer great swimming, fishing and boating opportunities. If you plan to camp overnight, Doris Campground offers 47 tent and 23 RV campsites. There are hookups available for your RV. Backcountry camping is available with permit from the park office.
- Tatanka Guest Ranch- For a little different experience but still a fun one, less than one hour from Oklahoma City, is Tatanka Guest Ranch. You’ll find over 1,000 acres of pristine countryside here that offers a relaxing, secluded getaway. There are 10 rustic cabins nestled in the woods and surrounding a beautiful rock waterfall. You could also stay in the guest lodge that has all the amenities you need, including a saltwater swimming pool, a bar and connected event center that is used often for events and receptions.
Activities at Tatanka include horseback riding, including guided rides; and hiking trails that take you through the serene countryside. The nearby lake offers fishing and swimming opportunities, plus kayaking, paddle boat, and canoe rentals. The lodge also offers daily activities of volleyball and corn hole, so there is no way you could ever get bored here.
Any of these destinations are great for a weekend getaway for two or a little fun for the whole family. Spring is the perfect time to visit because the summer crowds are not yet around, and the beautiful scenery of sprouting colors are a sight to see. So, pack up your RV and head to one of these great weekend getaway spots in Oklahoma.