Located near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border in the scenic Ozark Highlands region of northeast Oklahoma, Natural Falls State Park features a 77-foot waterfall cascading through rock formations and creating a hidden, serene atmosphere at the bottom of a narrow V-shaped valley. A railed observation platform allows hikers to overlook the falls and another observation deck with seating is located at the foot of the falls offering two vantage points to enjoy one of the most scenic wonders in the state. The beautiful scenery looks familiar to many visitors because scenes from the 1974 movie, "Where the Red Fern Grows" were filmed in the park. Picnic tables and grills can be found throughout Natural Falls State Park. Campsites including 44 RV sites and 27 tent sites are available along with a comfort station with showers. The Red Fern Reunion Center is available for group functions. Other amenities include a three-and-a-half mile hiking and nature trail, picnic shelter, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball court, catch and release fishing, playgrounds and a formal garden area. Pets are allowed on a leash only. Natural Falls State Park affords an opportunity to observe a variety of plant and animal life. The dense forest includes maples, chinquapin and white oaks, while plants such as flowering dogwood, sassafras, coral berry, spicebush, redbed, and pawpaw blanket the cool forest floor. The waterfall creates a moist environment where ferns, mosses, and liverworts thrive.

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1 month ago

Nice easy hike but nothing spectacular. I was the only one on the trail which was nice. Did this trail primarily because I made the trip to see the waterfall so why not hit this trail as well. The path was clear and easy to follow.

The waterfall is well worth the visit. Go early to beat the crowds. I was at the waterfall by 9 am then hiked some of the trails and on my way back it was busy, unless you like screaming kids and crowds then go for it. $5 park entrance fee. The trail is short but there are other trails in the park so if you can certainly hit those and spend several hours here. If you get the chance to go do so!

Beautiful view of the falls and very easy walk to get there!

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4 months ago

very nice trial but has some steep parts. nice scenery I like it alot.

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4 months ago

nice little hike not much elevation change decent scenery

5 months ago

The waterfall, spring and trail are all beautiful anytime of the year.

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5 months ago

Nice easy trail, some pretty views. The park was busy but this trail was not. Worth the drive.

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5 months ago

Pretty views, nice park, narrow trails kind of cause traffic jams on this trail when busy. Worth the drive. Park entrance is $5 per car, 2 other trails in the park.

Beautiful oasis feel.

Absolutely beautiful. Worth the drive to see.

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7 months ago

its worth doing if your in the area

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7 months ago

Short trail, but beautiful scenery

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7 months ago

Short but fun trail

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10 months ago

Nice easy trail, really short, few good views

Friday, August 18, 2017

Beautiful! Easy hike & great waterfall!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I like this trail. Nice views of the lake and the falls from all angles.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Nice walk with some good hills.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Beautiful trail. Watch for the white tail deer as you walk through the field part of the trail.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

great trail,very hot though, bring lots of water

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Absolutely loved! Trails are beautiful and well kept!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

it was not that fun

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Short but well worth the view

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Beautiful

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

If you're already here doing the other 2 trails you should do this one as well. All 3 trails are quite different.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fun area with natural waterfalls on dripping springs trail. Fox Den was much more challenging and less populated. Rock formations were worth the effort.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

This was the first of three stops on a mini-road trip to OK, so we didn't spend as much time here as we might have liked. We did the main trail to/around the falls, and will absolutely be back to see it in the Spring or Summer. The falls are gorgeous, and the path to the little lake is quite pleasant.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

We loved it. Beautiful falls. Fun hiking and climbing areas.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

It was really nice! Probably not taking the 3 hour drive again definitely not worth the drive. But if your around the area why not stop and check it out!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wish the water fall had more water, maybe I just went in expecting more from the falls like the pictures...

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hike was great. We ended up walking around a few other trails but not to full completion. Views are beautiful. This was my first hike outside of my own town.

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