Boiling Springs State Park, Woodward

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#11 of 23 in Nature in Oklahoma
Boiling Springs State Park is a park built near Woodward, Oklahoma, USA, by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.HistoryThe park originated in the 1930s and was named for its springs. It was constructed as a park from the natural environment by the Civilian Conservation Corps.Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and pioneers have visited and inhabited the land used for the park. Spanish expeditions from Mexico are believed to have visited the area as early as 1541 as part of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s search for the fabled "Seven Cities of Gold". In 1641, another Spanish explorer – Juan de Oñate - reported that several Indian encampments were found near the cool springs and heavy timber of the area. In 1823, U.S. Cavalry General Thomas James established a fur trading post here. Captain Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, explored the vicinity of the park in 1843 on an expedition originating from Fort Gibson in eastern Oklahoma. Pioneers flocking into this area during the land run of 1893 found the location quite suitable for farming and hunting. In the early 1900s, area residents were just beginning to find and enjoy the recreation potential of this site.In 1935, much of the land comprising the present day park was acquired by the City of Woodward to provide a place for recreation for its citizens and visitors. Although the local "swimming hole" was already present, the primary development work was accomplished by the young men of Company 2822 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from 1935 to 1939. A monument stands in the main picnic area of the park in honor of the contributions made by these men in making the park a place for so many to enjoy.
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  • Our family really enjoyed walking around - it was so pretty and so many sweet deers. Had a nice picnic lunch and took so many beautiful pictures. Can't wait to go back.  more »
  • While on a trip visiting Alabaster Caverns, we also decided to spend some time at Boiling Springs State Park. It was a nice place. Quite beautiful. It is one of the original Oklahoma State Parks built...  more »
  • I am used to camping next to bodies of water. When I realized that the tent area was not next to any moving water, I was thinking of other places instead. But, I am so glad that I stayed here. Boiling...  more »
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  • I have always enjoyed coming to Boiling Springs since I was a child! There is a great amount of wildlife to see whether your walking the trails or just driving through. I've always stayed in the cabins and had a blast. The park is neat and the personnel are very friendly! I recommend this park to everyone!
  • Kept clean and mowed. A lot of playgrounds for kids and swimming pool. Park Rangers patrol very well and even alerted us that a strong storm was headed towards us. Good hicking trails.
  • Small quiet park. Easy hiking trails. Handicapped/wheelchair accessible
  • Great place to see frogs and deer. Really nice wooded trails.
  • Beautiful area and great placards with history of park. Very well kept area.

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