Susan and I spent Thursday through Saturday down at Beavers Bend State Park way down in the far southeast corner of Oklahoma, near Broken Bow. The weather was grey and damp but we had a relaxing time and took some nice photos in spite of the weather. I will post some of them over the next few days. Of course Smokey had a nice time.
From Tulsa it is about a 3 hour drive to Beavers Bend. We drove down Thursday afternoon and rented a little cabin in the woods. The terrain here is hilly and the roads wind through pine forests. It lies in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains of southwestern Arkansas and northwestern Louisiana. The elevation varies from 275 Feet to 2600 feet as you prowl around the hills. The land is a mix of Oklahoma State Park, National Forest Service, andWeyerhaeuser wood products. This is very different country than we are accustomed to around Tulsa. Oklahoma has a surprisingly diverse variety of geologies within its borders.
At the park office is a visitors center, museum and gift shop. This large totem was carved out of a 450 year old Bald Cypress by artist Peter Toth. The plaque at the base tells the story.