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Oklahoma destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to Oklahoma, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in Oklahoma and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State parks and historic sites

Oklahoma Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

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Oklahoma's climate ranges from humid subtropical in the east to semi-arid in the west. Warm, moist air moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico often exerts much influence, particularly over the southern and eastern portions of the state, where humidity, cloudiness and precipitation are resultantly greater than in western and northern sections. Summers are long and usually quite hot. Winters are shorter and less severe than those of the more northern Plains states. Periods of extreme cold are infrequent, and those lasting more than a few days are rare.

The following sections highlight some of these variables and associated events.


The mean annual temperature over the state ranges from 62 deg F along the Red River to about 58 deg F along the northern border (Figure 2). It then decreases westward to 56 deg F in Cimarron County.

Temperatures of 90 deg F or greater occur, on average, about 60-65 days per year in the western panhandle and the northeast corner of the state. The average is about 115 days in southwest Oklahoma and about 85 days in the southeast. Temperatures of 100 deg F or higher occur, frequently during some years, from May through September, and very rarely in April and October. t.


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The highest temperature ever recorded in the state was 120°F. This reading was first observed during the brutally hot summer of 1936: at Alva on July 18, at Altus on both July 19 and August 12, and at Poteau on August 10. In addition, Tishomingo observed 120°F on July 26, 1943.


Oklahoma Camping tips

Whether you're a glamper or take a more rustic approach to camping, find your perfect accommodations at one of our 33 state parks. Follow the links below and book your lodge, cabin, RV pad or camping site. And don’t forget your clubs - while you're here go ahead and book a round or three at one of our world class golf courses.

Book a Cabin or Lodge

Book a Campsite


There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Oklahoma.