Submitted by:Prospect

Turner Falls


I-35 and Highway 77
Davis, OK

www.turnerfallspark.com/

(580) 369-2988


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Green Area Cleanliness : Typical
Congestion : Effort minimizes contact with others
Water Availability : Bring your own H20
Wildlife Alert : Occasional Critters

This scenic park has sort-of a state park feel but is located within the corporate limits of Davis, OK.

 

Our disappointment was that there are no trails to hike.  The only paths are the roads that follow through the town and park plus the walkway to the falls.

 

The provided map was confusing and difficult to understand.  Fortunately, a local saw us confused and looking at the map.  He stopped and struggled with us to help figure out where on the map we were.  A few minutes after that, The Chauffeur folded up the map and put it away in his pocket. 

 

We somehow found our way directly to the waterfall so we have included that path on the map.  Turns out we could have driven on past the entrance parking and parked within a couple hundred feet of the waterfall.

 

We also have several points of interest from our wandering around.  We decided not to show our walking path because we are certain that it in no way reflects an intended trail.  Plus in our attempts to follow signage and what appeared to be paths to castle, caves, or anywhere we inadvertently violated Rule #2 of the park:  Climbing on rocks and cliffs is prohibited.

 

If you stay between the waterfall and entrance the terrain is flat.  If you venture off the paved trail to look for the caves and castle you will encounter very steep and rugged hills.

 

Outside of the poor map and no hiking trails, the other drawback is the admission.  We were visiting during the off-season and the price paid was commensurate with our experience.  If it were summer and the park was crowded we might not had felt the same about the higher summer rates.

 

Click here for the current admission fees.


Prospect's SignatureVisited November 17, 2010  2:15pm

Turner Falls


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Turner Falls


Walk to Waterfall

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Our path from the entrance parking lot to the waterfall.

Turner Falls

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Cowpen Bath House


We actually stopped at this point towards the end of our wanderings.  On the outside of the building is a map of the park that is an improvement over the map given out when you pay admission.  See images.

Closest Parking to Waterfall


The waterfall is only a couple hundred feet around the corner from here.

Waterfall


The 77-foot waterfall is scenic and worth the price of admission (winter rate at least).  We imagine the waterfall becomes more majestic affter rain when the falling water is thicker.

Above the Falls


In our attempt to find one of the caves and then the castle, we roamed around above the waterfall.  We found a scenic overlook, some old rock-lined trails that do not appear to be maintained anymore (trees growing in path), and a parking lot provided easier access than the way we took.

Turner Falls Overlook


Behind the "Curio Shop" you can look down at the water fall and valley without paying the price of admission.  Not any green here for the traveling dog though.

Turner Falls


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