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Natural Falls State Park, Colcord
(4.1/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We stopped here very randomly. Went in to get a drink at the main office & asked the lady at the front desk if there were any trails we could hike. She gave us a map of 5 trails with their level of di...  more »
  • my husband an i are aways on the look out for a weekend getaway, we are avid campers an love to hike. Natural Falls has amazing challenging hiking trails. granted there was no water on the falls but t...  more »
  • My family stopped by here recently and took in the springs/falls. We had also previously looked over the campgrounds. The price to go in is a cheap $5, which is certainly worth it. There are a number ...  more »
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  • Amazing and beautiful. Lots of trails. My fiancĂ© and I have been coming for 3 1/2 years, this is where he purposed. It was perfect and beautiful
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Besides the fact that it is in Where the Red Fern Grows, this is a great place to stop by and see nice waterfall.