Time for a Swim - Turner Falls

Swimming at Turner Falls is becoming one of my favorite summertime traditions. The water is so cold and refreshing and the hills pretending to be mountains are a nice change of pace.

I have room in my vehicle to carry a few passengers and more than enough room to store your gear.

Note: Sorry, no pets are allowed at Turner Falls.

 

Tentative Itinerary (we're nothing if not flexible)

9:00 - Meet at Toys 'R Us in OKC (Off of I-35 near I-240)

9:30 - Carpool\caravan to Turner Falls (approx 1 hour drive)

10:30 - Pay park entrance fee ($12 adults, $6 children)

10:30 - Park near the main parking lot right inside the gate

10:40 - Take a stroll to the waterfall (exploring the hillsides along the way)

11:00 - Swim at the falls

12:30 - Head back to our parked cars for lunch (bring your own or buy something from the concession stand)

1:30 - One last swim at the lagoon near the park entrance

3:00 - Head back to OKC

 

 

What you'll need to bring

-Money for entrance fee (if you carpool, chip in a few dollars for gas)

-Sunscreen, towel, swimming suit

-Comfortable walking shoes (and probably flip flops too)

-Bottled water

-Lunch (ice chests can remain in your car until it's time for lunch)

 

 

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  • Andrea J.

    Turber Falls was lovely and the weather was perfect! I had a great time meeting everyone! Looking forward to more meetups.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would suggest taking a folding chair as well!

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Di

      I was the only one with a folding chair, lol

      July 21, 2013

    • Di

      And carrying it in and out was a burden, so thanks to Kevin (and Roksana at one point), it -- and I -- were able to complete the walk back from the falls to have lunch near the BLUE something pool..

      July 21, 2013

  • Traci

    I had a lot of fun! Great seeing everyone!

    July 21, 2013

  • James M.

    Turner Falls was beautiful and the water was perfect. I had a great time meeting everyone and hanging out for a few hours at the falls!

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Treva

    What a great time and beautiful place....glad I was able to be apart of it. Looking forward to future meetups.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Kevin

    Perfect weather for a swim, thanks to everyone who made it out today!

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Di

    great time was held by all! beautiful place, fun folks, and a good group spirit abounded!

    July 20, 2013

  • Mari

    I'm so sorry we had to miss it! We are dealing with a family emergency and my daughter ended up having to work at 4 today.

    July 20, 2013

  • Holly

    Loved the Falls. Thank you for a great time. Are we going to visit a State park in the Fall? To possibly have a retreat.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Jack

    Hey All, Holly & I ad an EXCELLENT time with you swimming at the waterfall area. Good memories. Then, we drove over to the Chickasaw National Park in Sulphur to eat our picnic near a babbling brook in a cool, nicely shaded area.

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Not making it after all. Headache came on about 3/4 of the way there so decides to try the Chickasaw Cultural center that is indoors. Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather and park :-)

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here at the park. Where are you guys at? Please call me[masked]

    July 20, 2013

  • Holly

    We can't park near the front. What do we do?

    July 20, 2013

  • Holly

    We're at the Phillips 66 off the Davis exit.

    July 20, 2013

  • Jack

    Leaving toys R us parking lot right now.

    July 20, 2013

  • Linda

    Is that the north or south Toys r us store?

    July 20, 2013

    • Holly

      Is it near crossroads mall?

      July 20, 2013

    • Kevin

      Yes

      July 20, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    We will be meeting up with everyone down st the falls

    July 20, 2013

  • Linda

    Is that the north or south Toys r us store?

    July 20, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I am not setting an alarm for the first time in 12 days. So if I run late I'll catch up with everyone at Turner Falls :-)

    2 · July 19, 2013

    • Linda

      I haven't set an slarm in 40 years.

      July 20, 2013

  • Holly

    I've got my sandwich making goodies, and almost packed. And I'll catch up with my sleep tomorrow night.

    July 19, 2013

    • Holly

      I'm too excited for a day trip outside of OKC.

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • Sharon

    Sorry I already have a party and will be coming back from Texas. We need to have a Turner Falls again.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Kevin

    See everyone tomorrow at 9am...please update your RSVP if you won't be able to make it (so we don't feel bad thinking we left without you).

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Mary Paula M.

    I hope you do this again. I am off to save the planet this weekend, but would love to do this.

    July 19, 2013

  • Alanna B.

    I'm tentative on this. Sounds like a good time!

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to be out of town.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are new to Oklahoma and would love to join you on this adventure!

    July 14, 2013

    • Kevin

      Welcome to the group Marcus and Lauren, I look forward to meeting you for this adventure!

      July 14, 2013

  • Di

    Is this natural or man-made? It's beautiful!

    July 11, 2013

    • Kevin

      It's all natural! Glad you're joining us!

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • Di

    WOW - sounds like a must-attend event!

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dang it to heck! I really wanted to go, but I double-booked over another event that had been rescheduled. Poo :(

    July 3, 2013

    • Kevin

      Sorry you can't join us, there's always next year!

      July 3, 2013

  • Alexandria G.

    I would love to attend this meeting!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Jack

    Been there, it's beautiful & fun. Looking forward to it

    June 30, 2013

  • Holly

    Are we going to have a cookout?

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A cookout sounds awesome for something like that.

      June 28, 2013

    • Kevin

      Sure you can!

      June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It sounds fun. I hope Mikel and I can make it. I'll will try to make plans for it when the date gets closer. If I don't car pool or follow down there, can I meet you there?

    June 28, 2013

    • Kevin

      Alysa, meeting us there is definitely an option but the park is somewhat spread out, quite busy, and has limited to no cell phone coverage. I'd hate for you to travel all that way and not find the group. As the date gets closer we can discuss it more in detail and see if we can work out something.

      June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ya, I've been before and it's pretty big. If anything I could meet at the watering hole where you swim if there is only one place to do that but we'll see what we can work out. I'm excited for it.

      June 28, 2013

  • Roksana

    Is this a kid-friendly event? Sounds like a lot of fun!

    June 27, 2013

    • Kevin

      Kids are certainly welcome. For young kids, make sure you bring appropriate swimming aids (vests or floaties).

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Traci

    This was a lot of fun last year. Looking forward to it again!

    June 27, 2013

  • Linda

    I'd love it. Also like to ride. It's always more fun with seversl. I can pack some food.

    June 27, 2013

  • Nicole

    This sounds like fun but i'll be out of town.

    June 27, 2013

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