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Statewide First Day Hikes, Free Admission at Oklahoma State Parks Featured

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Adventurers of all ages can embark on a First Day Hike at a participating park, including McGee Creek State Park in Atoka. Adventurers of all ages can embark on a First Day Hike at a participating park, including McGee Creek State Park in Atoka. The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.

Oklahoma State Parks is kicking off the new year with guided hikes and free parking

OKLAHOMA CITY — On New Year's Day, Oklahoma State Parks will offer free guided hikes and free parking to all Oklahomans looking to ring in the new year outdoors. Staff and volunteers will lead hikes on New Year's Day at 16 state parks, with separate guided hikes at Fort Cobb State Park in Fort Cobb and Great Plains State Park in Mountain Park on Jan. 7. 

First Day Hikes are part of a national effort led by America’s State Parks to promote outdoor recreation. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to ring in the new year by welcoming hikers from all over the state to our parks,” said Shelley Zumwalt, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Executive Director. “Our First Day Hikes are a fantastic way to explore Oklahoma’s state parks, and we can’t wait to see you!”

Visitors to Oklahoma State Parks on New Year's Day are not limited to guided hikes. They can hike any park at their own pace and enjoy outdoor recreation options like horseback riding, mountain biking and golf.

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Click here to learn more about First Day Hikes at Oklahoma State Parks.

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