March/April 2023

A stay at Harper's Landing in Medicine Park is just what the doctor ordered; put your feathered friends up in style with one of Harry's Bird Houses; the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan is more than a museum; flock to these spring birding hot spots; and Quartz Mountain State Park in Lone Wolf rocks.

Frida Southwest in Oklahoma City serves a beautiful take on Santa Fe-style cuisine; a spicy trail mix recipe from Oklahoma Gardening is pleasing and portable; all hours are happy at 473 Bar & Backyard in Tulsa; and Belt40 Cocktail Bar & Kitchen is Eufaula's newest culinary craze.

Sandlot Tulsa Baseball helps players become pitch perfect; the Crystal Bridge Conservatory in Oklahoma City is clearly spectacular; outdoor music venues are great for taking in the sounds of Oklahoma; welcome to Ken Hada's "April, In The Morning"; and read the tale of the mighty quail.

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Lodge Podge
Two of the state's beloved and iconic state parks reopen their newly renovated lodges, welcoming guests into some of Oklahoma's most beautiful places.

Run For It
Whether you're a newbie or a marathoning road warrior, our guide to running will have you hitting the pavement in safety and style.

Spring Awakening
Where unbelievable sunsets meet springtime atmospheric chaos, Oklahoma's expansive skies inspire in these nine photographs.

Salvation by Works
The next time you're in nature, keep an eye out for these increasingly rare and threatened animal species across the state.

Love Thy Neighbor
With tips from the Wildlife Department and others, you'll be a better citizen of the outdoors.

On the Cover
Standing tall on a cliff overlooking the scenic San Bois Mountains, the Robbers Cave State Park Lodge reopened in 2022 after an extensive renovation–as did its sister lodge at Beavers Bend State Park. Read all about the improvements at these iconic public lands in Greg Elwell's "Lodge Podge" on page 46, the book your own stay by visiting Photograph by Jason Ward.

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