What to do in Heavener Runestone State Park

Ponder the mystery of the Heavener Runestone in the lush, beautiful valley that is the heart of Heavener Runestone State Park. The park is a perfect setting for a picnic or a hike, or to let your imagination roam.

Heavener State Park is a day-use only park offering group shelters for picnics, picnic tables, outdoor grills, comfort stations, amphitheater, playground, hiking, exploring, and educational programs about the Runestone. Overnight camping can be found in nearby Lake Wister State Park. The park offers a park office, gift shop and interpretative center with educational information.

Features/Facilities: 50 Park Acres • Nature Trail • Playground • Gift Shop • Mysterious Hieroglyphics

Nearby: Cedar Lake National Recreation Center • Peter Conser Historic House, Heavener • Robert S. Kerr Museum & Kerr Conference Center, Poteau • Lake Wister State Park, Wister

Days/Hours Open: Office/gift shop closed on Tue (park still open for use)

Group Contact: Vicki Hurst


2.5 miles N on Hwy 59 at Hwy 270 junction.

This state has a mild climate due to its southern location and low elevations. The western regions of the state are somewhat drier than that of the east. Winter temperatures range from 50 degrees to 25 degrees F. The season extends from December through February and very little snow fall during this period. Spring begins in March, with temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F. Temperatures rise throughout the season and summer highs begin to peak in July and August. All regions of Oklahoma receive days with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. The southwestern corner of the state usually records the hottest temperatures. by October fall temperatures provide relief from the heat of summer. Temperatures during this season reach into the 60s for highs and dip into the 30s for the lows. The relative humidity has an annual average of 64 percent. The most rainfall occurs during the months of May and June.

18365 Runestone Rd
Heavener, OK 74937

Phone: 918-653-2241

Fax: 918-653-3435

Email: vhurst@otrd.state.ok.us
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