Heavener Runestone State Park

 
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Heavener Runestone State Park
18365 Runestone Rd
Heavener, OK 74937
Park Office: 918-653-2241
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Note: Park Office & Gift Shop Closed on Tuesday (Park is still open)
 
 

 Heavener Rune Stone State Park, Oklahoma.

Note: Heavener Runestone is now operated by the city of Heavener, Oklahoma.

 According to Travel OK" The City of Heavener has assumed operation of Heavener Runestone State Park... "

 Located in the small town of Heavener, this park asks the question: Did Vikings visit Oklahoma? Local historical researcher Gloria Farley wrote a book "In Plain Sight" and spent most of her life devoted to finding out the mysterious origins of the stone markings, she was also a big influence on protection of the stone as a state park.

 Heavener Runestone State Park offers educational information on the Runestone that is located down in a little valley about 100 yards behind the office. The park has nice trails and offers picnic tables and a gift shop, but is day use only, so no camping is available.

 Although the park itself does not have campsites there are many places close by to stay, Lake Wister State Park, and in the Ouachita National Forest at Cedar Lake are both excellent choices.

 Near by things to do include the Peter Conser Historic House, Poteau, Talimena Scenic Drive, and the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge just across the border in Arkansas.

 A good landmark for reaching the Heavener Runestone State Park is the white Heavener Wolves water tower up on the hill next to the parks entrance. Note: The signs off of highway 59 south are small and blue, if you enter the park this way turn right immediately after going over the railroad tracks, then go down to the next little blue sign and turn left, stay straight into the park.

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Fun Fact: Cavanal Hill located to the North by Poteau is "The Worlds Highest Hill"