901 Lasso Lane
Freedom, OK 73842
New One Bedroom One Bath Cabins
Freedom, nestled along the banks of the Cimarron River, in the far western region of Woods County, is a quaint, little “cow-town” with a Wild West Main Street.
The town storefronts are turn of the century wooden exteriors, which transport you back to the 1800 era cow-towns familiar in those days along the Cimarron Trail.
Its local museum also houses the artifacts of the Burnham Site Archaeological Dig, which unearthed pre-historic fossils, bones & evidence of early humans in the region—long before scientists had determined existed. Stop in & see the Burnham Dig Exhibit!
Freedom's pride & joy is its annual rodeo held the third week-end of August of each year. Formerly billed as "The Biggest Open Rodeo in the West" & now a PRCA professional rodeo, this event has been drawing fans & contestants from all across the nation for more than 75 years.
☺ Alabaster Caverns State Park - 10 Minutes - 580-621-3381 http://www.stateparks.com/alabaster_caverns.html
Millions of Mexican Free-Tail Bats call the gypsum caves of western Woods County home during the summer months. Maternity colonies are found at the Selman Living Laboratory near Freedom. Each July, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife sponsors Bat-Watches at the Selman Living Laboratory, but reservations are necessary. Be sure to contact the Wildlife Department at www.watchbats.com to make your reservation. Buses depart from Alabaster Caverns State Park.
☺ Salt Haulers Grave - 20 Minutes http://www.freedomokla.com/specialattractions.htm
The Salt Haulers grave is a must see for anyone interested in stories of the old west. Located 13 miles north of Freedom, it is a monument to the last known engagement between the U.S. Cavalry & American Indians in pre-statehood Oklahoma. The story of the Salt Haulers Grave & the battle of Turkey Springs & Red Hills, also known as the Cheyenne Outbreak or Dull Knife's Raid, can be read on the link.
☺ Boiling Springs State Park - 25 Minutes - 580-256-7664 http://www.oklahomacampers.com/boilingsprings.htm
This oasis on the plains, captures some of the finest elements of nature. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the park & named it after one of the naturally occurring springs which is now showcased in a newly built outdoor wooden complex. For a day trip, stroll around the recently constructed structure & learn about Boiling Springs State Park’s history, while taking in the nearby beauty, or turn your visit into an extended stay.
Wildlife is one of the many awe-inspiring features of the 820-acre park. Various species of animals dominate the area, including whitetail deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, beavers, badgers, rabbits, skunks, & opossums. Cabins, RV sites, & tent campsites are available, as well as group camping. Over 150 picnic tables & grills are scattered throughout the park. Guests can access one of three pavilions, furnished with electrical outlets, a cookout grill, & water. Tourists can also enjoy swimming, nature & hiking trails, fishing, boating & water skiing.
☺ Little Sahara State Park
At Little Sahara State Park, located four miles south of Waynoka on U.S. Highway 281 hundreds of acres of shifting sands provide boundless options for outdoor recreation. ATV, dune buggies, & camping await those with a “wild spirit” at the dunes. The park is open 24/7/365 & is the place to go for recreational sport vehicles in the Midwest.
☺ Great Salt Plains - 1 Hour http://www.stateparks.com/great_salt_plains.html
If your idea of a good time is a hike on a lake trail, the Great Salt Plains State Park & National Wildlife Area offers tremendous options. Bird-watching, fishing, hiking, camping, wildlife photography, & crystal digging are available at Great Salt Plains. The National Wildlife Refuge is on the national flyway for migrating birds & Refuge personnel schedule pelican & eagle watches in the spring.
Northwest Oklahoma is well known for its outstanding hunting & fishing. Additional information is available from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation at: www.wildlifedepartment.com
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901 Lasso Lane
Freedom, OK 73842