FOUNTAINHEAD STATE PARK
Established in 1970, the park is located near Eufaula Lake in Oklahoma. It was named after a nearby creek.
The area offers various recreational activities including camping, hiking and water sports due to its location on the lake's shoreline.
In addition to outdoor pursuits, it also houses Fountainhead Creek Golf Course for golf enthusiasts.
Over time, it has become popular among tourists seeking nature-based leisure experiences within Oklahoma's state parks system.
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Fountainhead State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills. Some sites have stunning lake views, perfect for family outings.
1. Greenleaf Trail: This is a 18-mile loop trail that offers scenic views and wildlife sightings, suitable for all skill levels.
2. Turkey Mountain Yellow Trail: A moderately trafficked out-and-back trail spanning approximately five miles; it features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate in difficulty level.
3. Osage Hills State Park Hiking Trails: These trails cover about seven miles of rugged terrain with steep inclines, offering hikers the chance to see various types of flora and fauna native to Oklahoma.
4. Lake Thunderbird Clear Bay Recreation Area Loop Trail: An easy-to-moderate hiking route covering around nine miles which circles part of the lake providing stunning water vistas throughout its length.
5. Redbud Valley Nature Preserve Main Loop: It's an one mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Catoosa featuring beautiful wildflowers best used from March until October.
6. Buffalo Rock Short Course Disc Golf Walking Path: Tulsa County Parks Department has installed this short course disc golf walking path within Fountainhead state park measuring less than two kilometers long ideal for beginners or families looking for light exercise while enjoying nature.
7. Roman Nose State Park Inspiration Point via Mesa Loop: This challenging six-kilometer hike takes you up high cliffs overlooking Roman Nose Lake before descending back down into lush valleys filled with diverse plant life making it perfect choice if seeking solitude amidst natural beauty.
8. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Elk Mountain Summit: At just over three kilometres round trip, this popular trek leads climbers through rocky terrains reaching summit where they can enjoy panoramic view across entire refuge area including Mount Scott, Lake Lawtonka among others.