Sequoyah State Park, OK

Sequoyah State Park, Oklahoma

Sequoyah State Park is one of Oklahoma's most scenic parks, located on the shores of Ft. Gibson Reservoir and within the oak-hickory woodland of eastern Oklahoma. The park abounds with a variety of wildlife, including Whitetail deer, raccoon, squirrel, and many species of songbirds.

Spending time at Sequoyah State Resort Park is a vacation in itself. There's a little bit of everything to compliment your stay for nature buffs who enjoy camping, hiking, horseback riding, water sports, and other outdoor activities to the those visitors who want to treat themselves to the luxurious Western Hills Resort, dining at the water's edge, relaxing poolside, or even 18 holes of scenic golf.

The park is also located near Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. The park is named in honor of the most famous member of the Cherokee tribe, Sequoyah. Sequoyah traveled to Indian Territory in 1829 on the tragic "Trail of Tears". His log cabin near Sallisaw still stands. Sequoyah died in 1843 while on a journey to Mexico. Although he made many important contributions to his people, he is best known for inventing the Cherokee alphabet.

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Sequoyah State Park Resorts

Western Hills Guest Ranch
Western Hills Guest RanchOn a peninsula in the rolling foothills of Sequoyah State Park, this rustic Guest Ranch is a great western getaway. A flexible setting for families, reunions or conventioneers, visitors can count on finding all kinds of fun ? from fishing, golf and tennis to horseback riding and two-steppin'.

Western Hills Guest Ranch is a 101-room resort, 54 cottages, bunkhouse, and 9 meeting rooms. Dining ranges from the Calico Crossing Restaurant to outdoor chuck wagon cookouts. After dinner entertainment can be found at Black Jack's Saloon.

Camping sites include 28 full hookups, 151 electric/water hookups, 35 pull-throughs, 178 primitive sites, 1 group camp, restrooms/showers, sanitary dump stations, picnic areas, grocery, restaurant, lounge, game room, boat ramps, bicycle/boat rentals, marina, swimming beach and pool, miniature golf, volleyball, 18-hole golf course, playground, horseback riding, hayrides, hiking/fitness/nature/biking trails, nature center, gift shop.

Sequoyah State Park Golf Courses

Sequoyah State Park Golf
Sequoyah State Park GolfNestled in the densely wooded foothills of the Ozark Plateau, Sequoyah is a short but difficult course with bent grass greens and bermuda grass tees and fairways ? a good challenge for the average golfer. More than 200 mature oak and pecan trees grace the fairways of Sequoyah, which offers views of Fort Gibson Lake from every tee box. The lake comes into play on five of the course?s holes. Golfers should heed the pro?s advice: Use more club than the yardage indicates to reach the course?s elevated greens.

Western Hills Resort is also located in Sequoyah State Park and offers comfortable accommodations with a Western theme. And for nature lovers, the park offers a variety of outdoor activities, a nature center and abundant wildlife.

Sequoyah State Park Hiking Trails

Sequoyah State Park Trails
Eagles roost Interpretive Trail is a short 1.25 mile loop through an oak/hickory forest. The Fossil Trail and Three Forks Trail are shorter, 1/2 mile nature trails. For the mountain biker, Whispering Pines Mountain Bike Trail is a 10-mile trail that wanders through a wide range of terrain within the park. Bicycles may be rented through Three Forks Nature Center where scheduled interpretive programs and guided nature hikes are available year-round.

Sequoyah State Park Equestrian Trails

Sequoyah State Park Stables
Sequoyah State Park StablesThe stables at Sequoyah State Park feature trail rides, hay rides, carriage rides, stagecoach rides, covered wagon rides, and activities for little cowboys.

Trailrides and hayrides are offered February through November. Reservations for group activities may be made year round.