Are you looking for fun things to do in Oklahoma? Then this list of Fort Gibson Lake attractions is for you. The Roadrunner Retreat is located in the town of Hulbert on Fort Gibson Lake. Hulbert is a small town located in Oklahoma and consists of about 1,000 residents. It’s about a 1 hour and 10 minute drive from the Tulsa international airport.
In the Spring you get to experience amazing wildflowers and the sites and sounds of baby animals! In the Summer the area is known for its beautiful lake and water sports, and in the Fall and Winter people come here to get outdoors, view the spectacular Fall colors and enjoy some peace and serenity. There is so much to see and do you may want more than a day or two! If you’d like to spend some time here, check out our availability at one of our lake homes!
Here are the top 5 attractions for any outdoor enthusiast.
Go Hiking at Sequoyah State Park
Sequoyah State Park is one of the best places to visit in Oklahoma for the outdoor enthusiast. Just across the lake from our property sits this beautiful park. The park contains over 7,000 acres of pristine wilderness and it features mountains and valleys filled with beautiful scenery. Several hiking trails within the park are well-marked and easy to follow. For those who want a more challenging hike, there are also miles of unmarked trails for you to explore.
Take a Tour on Horseback
Sequoya Riding Stables is a good place to take the family for a day of fun. Just a short 20 minute drive from The Roadrunner Retreat, Sequoyah State Park has some beautiful horses. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the horses. There are several different trails to choose from, including one for beginners. The trails are well maintained and easy to navigate. The staff offers guided tours as well as horseback riding lessons if you want to learn how to ride a horse.
The park offers horseback riding along a 6-mile trail that begins at the stables. Horse rental is available through the park or bring your own horse. The trail winds through tall prairie grass, crossing several small creeks and ending at the lake.
Take A Trip to Fort Gibson Lake
Fort Gibson Lake is a popular destination for boaters, fishermen, and water sports enthusiasts. The lake offers several marinas where you can rent boats or jet skis. There’s also an area where you can launch your own boat from the shore if you have one with you. Here at the Roadrunner Retreat we have a boat slip for you to tie up to while you bask in the afternoon sun!
You can enjoy swimming or fishing off the shoreline at Fort Gibson Lake or jump off the end of our dock! People fish for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, green sunfish, paddlefish, and hybrid striped bass. There is a fishing pier and facilities for cleaning your catch of the day.
Besides fishing and swimming, there is plenty of wildlife in the area such as whitetail deer, ducks, geese, rabbits, and squirrels. In the spring, if you’re a bird enthusiast, you might catch sight of a Louisiana Waterthrush or Red-breasted Nuthatch. Come visit us in the Fall or winter for beautiful Fall colors, peace and tranquility and maybe spot a bald eagle or hawk.
If you prefer water activities, there are many things to do on the lake. Bring your kayak, canoe, boat, paddleboard, or rent one on the lake. We offer 3 kayaks and a floating mattress for your enjoyment or bring your own inner tubes, paddle boards or rafts. Another popular activity in the area is to float the Arkansas River so bring your toys and your adventurous side and get out and explore!
Here at The Roadrunner Retreat you can choose from any of our beautiful lake properties with all the amenities and comforts of home. Check out our availability here.From our tiny lakeside hideaway to our luxurious lakefront home on the hill. We also have a private dock for your boat. With all the amenities of home, you get to enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer and still sleep in a comfortable bed. Our homes have kitchens, bedrooms, laundry facilities, and beautiful lakefront views. Rent one or reserve all 3 for wedding parties, family reunions, and group vacations.
Attend A Festival
Hulbert and Muskogee have many great festivals throughout the year. The most popular festival is the annual Ice Cream Social held at the Hulbert Community Center on 4th of July weekend. Other festivals include a Spring Flower Festival in Muskogee, Harvest Festival in October, Christmas Open House in December, and a Holiday Craft Show in December.
Spend the Day with the Animals
Zoo Safari USA is a permanent home for rescued animals. They house birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. The Zoo is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. The Zoo animals also “travels” a couple of times per year to attend local community events to educate people on preserving our animal friends. The Zoo is in Locust Grove, OK which is roughly 17 miles from Hulbert.
Maybe you would rather do a little antique shopping in Tahlequah at The Speckled Hen Antique & Flea Market. Whatever activities you end up choosing, your time visiting these Oklahoma attractions will be well-spent.
Book your next adventure here! Fort Gibson Lake is great for a weekend getaway or if you really want to unwind consider a longer stay. Gear up for some outdoor fun!