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Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Releases Three New Travel Guides for New Year TravelOK
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2021 Oklahoma Travel Guide, Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Guide and Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide available on

OKLAHOMA CITY — After a year marked by uncertainty, many are ready to kick off the new year with some vacation planning.

The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department has released three new publications to help travelers put together memorable road trips: the 2021 Oklahoma Travel Guide, the 2021 Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Guide and the revamped Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide. These publications guides show off many of the things Oklahoma does best — magnificent outdoor scenery, incredible state parks and open roads to cruise.

"We can't wait to get these new guides into the hands of travelers inside and outside Oklahoma who want to see all the state has to offer," said Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, who is also the state's Secretary of Tourism & Branding. "Whether you want to explore our great outdoors or experience a true slice of Americana by driving Route 66, you'll find something in these guides that will inspire you to start mapping out your Oklahoma adventures."

The 2021 Oklahoma Travel Guide highlights the state's incredibly varied landscape and its new "Imagine That!" branding, inviting readers to imagine all of the things they can see and do in Oklahoma — from trout fishing in the Lower Mountain Fork River to hiking in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to family outings in urban paradises like Tulsa's Gathering Place and Oklahoma City's Scissortail Park. With 12 ecoregions within its borders, Oklahoma has the most diverse terrain mile-for-mile in the nation, and that diversity can be seen on the Travel Guide's cover. It features a stunning image of a rock formation found in the Black Mesa area near Kenton along with smaller photos of other dramatic scenery around the state.

The 2021 Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Guide features more than 200 pages of information and photography of Oklahoma State Parks and other popular outdoor destinations in the state, along with directories for outdoor activities, cabins and lodges, and camping and RV spots within the state. The guide's cover features an illustration of the great blue heron, a graceful wading bird found in the state's ponds and lakes.

The newly expanded Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide includes 14 rides around the state — including the Talimena National Scenic Byway and Route 66 — along with additional destinations and events for riders to enjoy.

Travelers can order or download the new guides at Numerous other publications from the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department are also available, including the Oklahoma Route 66 Passport, the Oklahoma Route 66 Guide and the Oklahoma Indian Country Guide. The website's offerings also include Oklahoma Agritourism publications and brochures from attractions around the state.

The guides are also available by phone order by calling 1-800-652-6552 and pressing 1, and travelers can pick them up throughout the year at Oklahoma Tourism Information Centers, Oklahoma State Parks and many tourism attractions and accommodations around the state. The department encourages those who want to pick up the guides in person to call ahead as the pandemic has affected some businesses' hours, and it can take some locations a few weeks to get new guides stocked.

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About the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department
The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department works to preserve, maintain and promote the state’s natural assets and cultural richness through tourism. The Department’s Travel Promotions division administers programs designed to build awareness of the state as a destination and educates on the economic importance of the Oklahoma travel and tourism industry. The staff also oversees the agency’s marketing and promotions efforts along with operating Tourism Information Centers located at major entry points around the state. To learn more about the Department, visit

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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