Natural Falls State Park, Colcord
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Natural Falls State Park is a state park in the Ozarks, in Delaware County, Oklahoma.Located in northeast Oklahoma in the scenic Ozark Highlands region, Natural Falls State Park features a 77ft waterfall cascading through rock formations and creating a hidden, serene atmosphere at the bottom of a narrow V-shaped valley. An observation platform with a nearby picnic pavilion overlooks the falls and a deck with seating is available at the base of the falls. Picnic tables and grills can be found throughout the park. Campsites including 44 RV sites and 27 tent sites, and a comfort station with showers are also on site. 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 formal garden area. Pets are allowed on a leash only.The park affords an opportunity to observe a variety of plant and animal life. Hikers will find a dense forest of maples, chinquapin, and white oaks, while plants such as flowering dogwood, sassafras, coral berry, spicebush, redbud, and pawpaw blanket the cool forest floor. The waterfall creates a moist environment where ferns, mosses, and liverworts thrive. Once privately owned and operated as a tourist attraction, this park was used in the production of the 1974 film Where the Red Fern Grows.Put Natural Falls State Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Colcord trip itinerary planner.
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Enjoyed seeing the falls again. We came in the spring time before and it was gorgeous. This time the water level was low and didn't have the nice greenery like spring time. It is worth the drive to se... read more »
We have stayed at the campground at Natural Falls several times and have always had a nice relaxing time. There are 45 camp sites, some with full hookups, water, sewer and electric. Some have just wat... read more »
It's a nice park being clean, quite and cozy. The park hosts were nice and very involved in the park. This is the type of park to get away from it all. Not many amenities but a great place to park you... read more »
We love coming here! $5 for the day to hike and explore. Haven't camped here but the sites look nice. We come here often though to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and blue water. Take the trail down to the bottom to get a great view. Trails are relatively easy, some are little tougher getting up or down. We enjoy taking our hammock out there and having a picnic. The green grass in spring with the blue water makes for a nice scene to relax. Great place for a day trip!
We stayed at Natural Falls recently and loved it. It was our first camping trip in our new camper. Nice level cement camp sites, clean restrooms, a fun park for the kids to play in. The Falls were pretty and we enjoyed hiking on the many trails in the park. We had plenty to do on our weekend trip. We would definitely go back!
Pretty place, large waterfall only flows certain times durring the year based on rainfall. Might be good to call the park office to see if its flowing if that's what you are going to see.
Nice scenic view. You'll have to walk down quite a ways to get to the viewing area. Watch out for snakes.
Nice trails, good tourist stop. You do have to pay for a day use pass, most trails are paved and well maintained.
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