March/April 2021

ON THE MAP
The Black Towns Motorcycle Tour puts Oklahomans on the road to history; take yourself to the river with help from Oklahoma Kayak in Oklahoma City and Jenks; the Owasso Historical Museum tells the fascinating story of a city; and the Official Oklahoma Route 66 Passport makes traveling the Mother Road even more fun.

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Foggy Bottom Kitchen gives travelers yet another reason to visit many Oklahoma state parks; bring the spice back to your life with this sizzling chews your own adventure quiz; Pachac Peruvian Food brings the flavors of a chifa to Tulsa; and Saturn Room is Tulsa's premier tiki tavern.

ORIGINALS
Live from Cain's brings Okie artists to listeners' living rooms; Seth Copeland's poem "Flood Song: North Canadian" elicits a deluge of memories; the Mountain Fork River welcomes the arrival of spring; and Shane Fernandez, president of the now Tulsa-based USA BMX, shares a few tricks. 

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FEATURES
Step by Step
With the most diverse terrain of any state in the nation, Oklahoma is a hiker's paradise. Get into nature with this guide to sfety, gear, and great Sooner State hiking trails.

The Road Less Traveled
Put it in four-wheel-drive and hit those red dirt roads with our helpful guide to offroading in Oklahoma.

The Great Escape
Since the first Oklahoma state park opened in the 1930s, they've been a haven for recreation and adventure. Get to know them in a new way with these thirteen photos.

The High Ground
What started out as an athletic challenge turned into something much more meaningful after a devastating loss. 

Adventure Black Book
It's time to take off the shackles of a winter spent working from home and get some adrenaline running through your veins. All over Oklahoma, there are ways to live life to its fullest with everything from wakeboarding and whitewater rafting to guest ranches, exciting museum exhibits, and state park spelunking. No matter your definition of adventure, you'll find much to love among these fifty-one listings of pulse-pounding fun all over the state.
 
ON THE COVER
Though pickup trucks, Jeeps, crossovers, and SUVs are common sights on Oklahoma streets and highways, the state's beaten paths and red dirt roads (as seen in our cover photo taken east of Black Mesa) make for a wealth of adventures. Check out our guide to off-roading ("The Road Less Traveled," page 52) to make sure your next four-wheel-drive adventure is one you'll never forget. Photograph by Susan Dragoo.

Brands of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department family:

TravelOK
Oklahoma Film and Music
Oklahoma State Parks
Discover Oklahoma