Activities to Do and Places to Visit Near Pecan Valley Inn
AT THE INN
- Walking Trails, 3 miles through the wooded areas around Pecan Valley inn
- Fishing Ponds (3) stocked with largemouth bass, catfish, and brim. Bring your fishing pole, bait, etc. We do have a John boat available on one pond.
- Bird & wildlife watching on the ranch. Bald Eagles (Picture of eagle attacking crow from the food and protecting the two eaglets, Painted Bunting, Deer
- See some ranch cattle, feeding, and other ranch activities.as well as a historic cemetery and log cabin thought to be a station for the pony express.
- Relaxing on the front porch rockers or the hammock under shade trees
OUTDOOR FUN ADVENTURE
- Trout fishing when stocked at Turner Falls during the cooler months (4 miles) Looking to do some trout fishing in the central to south central area of the state? You need to try Turner Falls Park for some very good seasonal trout fishing! The park itself is a popular destination and from November until March of every year. You’ll need an Oklahoma fishing license and there is a small fishing fee, which includes the park fee. And while there is a limit of five fish per person per day, trout fishing in the beautiful surroundings of Turner Falls Park is always a wonderful way to spend the day.
Location: Hwy 77 S Davis, OK 73030 4 miles
- Blue River
The Blue River is one of the last streams in Oklahoma that continues to flow from its natural source without man-made structures controlling its waters. The river sits atop the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer, a source of drinking water for nearby inhabitants.
Winding its way throughout the southern region of Oklahoma, the Blue River invites guests to enjoy leisurely activities like camping, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Longtime residents consider the river to be one of the state’s most beautiful, an area perfect for relaxation and meditation. Fishing, of course, is one of the most popular activities at the Blue River. It’s one of the only bodies of water in the state in which trout can be found in the winter; in the summer, fly fishing for smallmouth bass is a popular pastime. Plus, every Veterans Day, the river is stocked with trout for the annual Blue River Trout Derby. Anglers from all across the country compete for cash prizes, awards and trophies amidst the picturesque Oklahoma landscape.
Beginning near Connerville in Johnston County, the Blue River flows southeast to the Red River. This spring-fed river has a designated trout area in the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. Other fishing opportunities exist for black bass, crappie, as well as channel and blue catfish. Camping facilities are available only at the Blue River Campground.Float trip opportunities by kayak are available on this Class II-III river, offering several falls and ledges, dependent on seasonal waterfall. No commercial outfitters along the river are allowed and public access points are limited. Supplies and information can be found at Scotty's Blue River One Stop, located at the entrance to the public hunting and fishing area. A Blue River Conservation Passport is required of all persons who enter or use the Blue River area, unless exempt.
- Swimming & hiking at Turner Falls: Turner Falls is one of Oklahoma's tallest waterfalls, dropping 77 feet into a natural swimming pool. Located on Honey Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains near Davis, Turner Falls Park draws thousands of visitors each year who enjoy swimming, hiking and camping. Please note, no pets are allowed in the park and children under 12 are required to have a certified flotation device.
Located in the Arbuckle Mountains, which are among the oldest mountains on earth, Turner Falls Park has been described as one of the three geological windows into our past, along with the Grand Canyon and the Black Hills of South Dakota. These ancient mountains have been exposed to the elements and eroding longer than younger ranges, so they aren't the tallest mountains, but they are a beautiful backdrop for an outdoor adventure.The highlight of Turner Falls Park is the clear water that flows throughout the park creating rippling creeks and natural swimming pools perfect for keeping visitors cool on hot summer days, although the crown jewel of the park's watery playground remains the 77-foot picturesque waterfall. Visitors to Turner Falls Park will also enjoy hiking along the nature trails, exploring the park's three caves, discovering Collings Castle and fishing the trout-stocked streams from November thru March
- Swimming, Hiking, Fishing &Boating
Chickasaw National Recreation Area As Oklahoma's oldest national park area, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area has been a haven for outdoor traditions for over a century. The park had its beginnings in 1902 when the government purchased 640 acres from the Chickasaw Nation to protect the mineral and freshwater springs. Additional acreage was added by 1906 and renamed Platt National Park. In 1976, Platt National Park and Arbuckle Recreation Area with 2,350-acre Lake of the Arbuckles and additional lands joined to form the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.Visitors to Chickasaw get two parks in one – the Platt Historic District and the Lake of the Arbuckles, where visitors enjoy swimming, boating, hiking and cycling. This area is known as a special family park, offering a variety of activities all year. Its mineral waters, streams and lakes cater to boaters, swimmers and fishermen, while its forests and prairies reward hikers, equestrians, wildlife photographers, fall foliage viewers and campers.Springs, streams, lakes- whatever its form, water is the attraction at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Little Niagara and Rock Creek beckon waders and swimmers. Relax in the coolness of shaded streams or take a dip in a swimming hole. Veterans Lake calls anglers to test their skills. Lake of the Arbuckles provides excellent motorboating, skiing, fishing and swimming.
- Zip Line Adventure
Air Donkey Zipline Soar through the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains at the Air Donkey Zipline Adventure in Davis. This two hour course features six platforms that will have you zipping through the lush green landscape of south-central Oklahoma. The zip line course reaches heights of up to 60 feet and will showcase the mountains as well as geological outcroppings and rock quarries. Experience the rush of jumping off the platform and feeling the wind blowing past you. The total of the six zip lines at Air Donkey Zipline Adventure reach over one mile in length, including Oklahoma's longest zip line at 1,700 feet, which is the length of nearly five football fields.
- 777 ZIPLINE
You can easily see the overall connection to the 777 zipline in Davis! They have 777 feet on Highway 77, with a view of a 77 foot waterfall and you can take an exciting and exhilarating trip in about 77 seconds! You can ride fast or slow, backwards first, then straight ahead to the finish! So, take in a truly exciting trip with 777 Zipline in Davis!
DAY TRIPS AND DRIVING TOURS
- East of Davis, then south on Hwy 110 to Doughtery back west by Arbuckle Wilderness then to Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies and/or north on Highway 77 to Smokin Joe’s Rib Ranch.
- East to Sulphur 9 miles the at Walmart go south 2 ½ miles to Chicksaw Cultural Center , Lake of the Arbuckles is nearby for fishing or swimming.
- Shopping & Antiquing