Motoring Monday: Go take a hike - at Elk City State Park
Lots of beautiful scenery at Elk City State Park.
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.
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.
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