Monday, September 2, 2019

Motoring Monday: Go take a hike - at Elk City State Park

Lots of beautiful scenery at Elk City State Park.

Elk City State Park is a hiker’s delight. This park on the eastern shores of the beautiful Elk City Reservoir adjoins 12,000 acres of wildlife habitat. Its network of hiking trails is nationally recognized.

Hikers can take an easy but scenic trek through woodlands on the Post Oak Trail or make their way along limestone bluffs and through rocky passages on the Table Mound Hiking Trail. The 15-mile Elk River Hiking Trail takes a winding course, starting at the Elk City dam and ending at the Elk River Bridge south of the town of Elk City. There’s also the four-mile Eagle Rock Mountain Bike Trail for the cycling crowd.

The park, lake and wildlife area are located five miles northwest of Independence and one mile north of U.S. 160. The lake is a regional favorite for water sports and fishing. Elk City State Park also has a swimming beach, campsites and playgrounds.

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