Variety of state parks offer adventures for Oklahoma travelers

Oklahoma state parks offer diverse adventure to travelers.
BY SANDY PANTLIK Published: May 26, 2012

Oklahoma's more than 30 state parks provide the perfect base camps to experience the great outdoors. Here are just a few of the ways to celebrate the state's diverse terrain in or near an Oklahoma State Park.

1. Dig for selenite crystals on the Great Salt Plains in the Great Salt Plains State Park, in Jet.

2. Scuba dive in an underground park at Lake Tenkiller State Park in eastern Oklahoma.

3. Tour the world's largest Gypsum Show Cave open to the public — Alabaster Caverns State Park, near Woodward.

4. Watch millions of bats fly overhead against the setting sun as they leave their cave to dine on 10 tons of insects — Selman Ranch, near Alabaster Caverns State Park, near Woodward.

5. Trout fish on the pristine Mountain Fork River — Beavers Bend State Park, north of Broken Bow in southeast Oklahoma.

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