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.

it was not that fun

Short but well worth the view

Beautiful

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

1 month ago

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

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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!

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