AAA Editor Notes
Forest Heritage Center, 7 mi. n. in Beavers Bend State Park at 4350 S. SH 259A, Unit A, focuses on the relationship between man and forest from prehistoric times to the present. Designated by the state legislature as the “Wood Art Capital of Oklahoma,” the center features many wooden sculptures and a permanent wood art exhibit. Other displays include trees; petrified logs and tools; forest industry artifacts; 14 dioramas painted by Harry Rossoll, creator of Smokey Bear; wooden sculptures; and carvings.
The seven-sided museum is built around an open courtyard filled with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Several hiking and nature trails are nearby. Historic forestry photos are on the premises.