Activities near Friendly Pines Cabins
Hiking and Wildlife Viewing
Deer, raccoon, squirrel, fox, opossum, armadillo, small brown bear, cougar or mountain lion - just some of the wildlife that is native to Oklahoma. We have seen deer every night and morning near the old barn next to cabin #12. We believe the deer are one of the most beautiful of our wildlife and hope you are able to enjoy them as much as we do.
We have woodpeckers, bluebirds, turkeys, crows, blue heron, hummingbirds, bats, doves, blue jays, owls, eagles, hawks, mockingbirds, cardinals, robins and other songbirds. We often feed the birds so that they will be very near the porches.
Take a nature walk through many of the hiking trails. You will be sure to enjoy the wildflowers and animals. There are acres of wooded land in which to roam. Located nearby is also the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area, which is a haven for bird watching and animals. The Beaver's Bend State Park is also full of hiking trails, including the David Boren Hiking Trail. Be sure to bring insect repellant and sunscreen.
Bald Eagle Viewing
Oklahoma is one of the Top 10 states for Bald Eagle viewing during Nov-Mar. The Beavers Bend Park Naturalist, Frank Griffith, leads viewings at 9:00 AM on Saturdays from Nov-Mar where the Bald Eagles nest on the spectacular sheer cliffs along the banks of the Mountain Fork River. He can also guide you through the nature center and can make possible a program lineup that includes campfires on the river bank, nature hikes, arts and crafts classes, water sports, sunset hikes, nature films, and astronomy outings. Bald Eagles nest on the spectacular sheer cliffs.