15 miles N of Salina on Hwy 82
Copperhead Rally Grounds offers bikers a unique camping experience year round with RV hookups, primitive campsites, cabin rentals, restrooms, shower house,leather shop, the Copperhead Tavern and an outdoor beer garden. The grounds may also be leased for private parties, family reunions, weddings and more. The main events are the Spring and Fall Rallies & Poker Run, as well as several other rallies throughout the year hosted by other organizations. Check out their website for a complete list of events.
SPAVINAW HILLS WILDLIFE REFUGE AREA
Headquarters/Office Phone: 918- 253-4253.
10 miles East of Salina on Hwy 20 (Kenwood Road)
WMA entrance is located 2 miles East of Kenwood, or there is also a designated parking area for horseback riders in the Wickliffe Community, located 8 miles East of Salina on Kenwood Road and 2 miles North on County Rd N448.
Spavinaw WMA is a part of the Ozark Plateau and covers 14,316 acres in Eastern Mayes and Western Delaware Counties in Northeast Oklahoma. For lovers of the land this is a definite must do whether its hunting, hiking, horseback riding or just a get back to nature drive. WMA is one of the most beautiful year round scenic drives in the area.
An abundance of wildlife can be found in the reserve. You will find deer, turkey, coyotes, bobcat, raccoon, squirrel, quail, and if you look really hard you may see an elk or two and black bears have been spotted as well. Only one designated primitive camping area is offered in the reserve and is only allowed during the open hunting season.
Be sure to visit the Wildlife Management Website for a complete list of rules and regulations for the Spavinaw WMA.
4-WAY RODEO ARENA
Located at the Mayes County Fairgrounds
8 miles West of Salina on Old Hwy 20
The Annual 4-Way Rodeo hosted by the 4-Way Association has been a home town favorite for the last 73 years. This is an IPRA / ACRA sanctioned Rodeo. Many local cowboys and cowgirls compete in this two day event, as well as many top ranked competitors from all over the United States. In addition to the Annual Rodeo, many other events are held throughout the year. It also hosts the Mayes County Championships in the fall during the Mayes County Fair. For information on other events, visit their website.
SAFARI JOE’S REPTILE WORLD
69 W 360 Rd Adair, OK 74330
Saturdays from 10am-5pm.
At Safari Joes Reptile World you can find a variety of activities, including hands-on time with the animals, enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, as well as concessions and picnic area. There is something for the entire family to enjoy. Safari Joe’s Reptile World is available for private parties and special events. Fridays & Saturdays can be reserved for birthday parties, corporate parties, organization events and much more.
11 miles Northwest of Salina
572 Dry Gulch Road Adair, OK 74330
Dry Gulch, U.S.A. is a year-round camp and retreat center located on the shores of Lake Hudson.
Excitement is inescapable at a special place called Dry Gulch, U.S.A. As one of Oklahoma’s premier summer camps and home to The Christmas Train, Dry Gulch specializes in unforgettable experiences that kids and families will treasure forever.
As the senior pastor of Church on the Move, Pastor Willie George believes in making kids a priority. He sensed a desire in 1985 to build a kids’ camp and retreat center called Dry Gulch, U.S.A. Now over 25 years later, Dry Gulch welcomes thousands of campers each summer and approximately 50,000 guests during the holiday season for The Christmas Train.
Dry Gulch, U.S.A. offers an adventure of a lifetime. From the moment campers set foot in this Old West town, adventure is inescapable. Your child will make lasting memories while enjoying go-kart races, bumper cars, horseback rides, water sports on Lake Hudson, and an exciting ride aboard an authentic steam-engine train.
The inspiring chapel services will impact your child’s life for eternity. God’s Word comes alive each day through engaging songs, interactive lessons, and practical teaching that reaches the hearts of kids. Make Dry Gulch, U.S.A. your child’s summer camp destination!
The Christmas Train:
The Christmas Train is a holiday event that will delight the whole family. On select nights in November and December, Dry Gulch is transformed into a winter wonderland that offers lots to see and do. As part of the featured train ride, guests witness the Christmas story as it comes to life with the help of amazing artwork, story narration, live scenes, and an original music score. In addition to the train ride, The Christmas Train also offers a variety of specialty gift shops, dining and concession areas, a live western music show, wagon rides, photos with Santa, and more!
11 miles Northwest of Salina
1421 West 450 Road Pryor, Ok 74361
Rocklahoma was established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Rock.” The event was revamped in 2010 as organizers worked with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists.
Rocklahoma, well known as “America’s Biggest Memorial Weekend Party”, will come to life on Memorial Day weekend at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for the multi-day festival and includes on-site camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.
In 2011 Rocklahoma attracted record-breaking crowds with over 35,000 fans attending and event organizers raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO. This will be the sixth year for the Rocklahoma festival.
Rocklahoma’s website offers a detailed list of 2012 ticket options, VIP packages and amenities. Festival goers interested in camping tickets can call the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288. The campgrounds will open on Sunday May 20, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. and will remain open through Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Noon.
HISTORIC PENSACOLA DAM
19 ½ miles N of Salina on Hwy 82
Hwy 28 E, Langley Ok.74350
FREE DAILY DAM TOURS MEMORIAL DAY THRU LABOR DAY
Courtesy of GRDA, tours are given 7 days a week including holidays, from 9am to 4 pm. Tours originate from the GRDA Ecosystems Center on the west end of the dam in Langley, OK. Tours do require a lot of walking, several flights of stairs and last about 1 hour.
The Pensacola Dam, also known as the Grand River Dam, is a multiple-arch buttress dam on the Grand River between Disney and Langley.The dam is operated by the Grand River Dam Authority and creates Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees. After decades of vision and planning, it was constructed between 1938 and 1940 for the purposes of hydroelectric power generation, flood control and recreation. It is Oklahoma’s first hydroelectric power plant and it is the World’s Longest Multiple Arch Dam, spanning approximately one mile.
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