Taking The Talimena Drive
Taking the Talimena Drive from Beavers Bend in late October and November offers spectacular views that are unmatched in Oklahoma.
Sherri and I took the drive yesterday as we as we traveled to Norman from our Mountain Vista cabin in Beavers Bend State Park. It is an easy drive for those going back to the Oklahoma City area from Broken Bow. If you take the the scenic route, it adds about an hour to the trip from Oklahoma City to Broken Bow. it is well worth it.
Driving north from Broken Bow through Poteau and Sallisaw offers a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors during the fall. The highway twists and turns feature magnificent views of the Ouachita National Forest. Oklahoma City visitors making the trip from Broken Bow will have easy access to I-40 and be homeward bound when entering Sallisaw, OK.
The US Forestry Service has a nice visitor center just south of Heavener, OK. It is well-equipped with information and history lessons that will be helpful when taking the 90-minute Talimena Drive from Beavers Bend State Park.
Taking the Talimena Drive is a great experience. The fall foliage in Southeastern Oklahoma will be at peak levels in about two weeks. We took our trip a little early to see the peak foliage but will do it again later this month.
There are areas along the highway to stop and take pictures of the this scenic region. Restaurants and gas stations are scarce until you reach Heavener, OK. Fill up with gas before your trip and be prepared for a memorable journey! You will enjoy the beauty of Lake Wister State Park, Winding Stair Mountain National Recreational Area and the 1.7 million acres of the Ouachita National Forest.
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The peak foliage season is almost here. Get to a Broken Bow luxury cabin and enjoy it!