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Oklahoma's Talimena Scenic Drive

35.0 miles: 0 hours, 49 minutes

Soak up the rugged mountain landscape of southeastern Oklahoma on this winding drive through Ouachita National Forest to the Oklahoma-Arkansas border. If the panoramic vistas on SR1 have you wanting a closer look, explore hiking trails and picnic spots just off the route.

flickr/Abhishek Chinchalkar

The western edge of Talimena State Park is the starting point for this journey through Winding Stair Mountain National Recreation Area. Breathtaking panoramic vistas reward road trippers; numerous turnouts along SR1 make it easy to appreciate the scenery. Plan your trip for late October or early November to see the mountain faces blush ruby, melon and gold.


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