Directions to the Oklahoma Monastery

Friday, November 19th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

In order to visit the Oklahoma Monastery as featured by reporter Emory Bryan on The News on Six in November, follow the directions listed below.

The Monastery is northwest of Hulbert, Oklahoma, about a one hour and 15 minute drive from Tulsa.

How to Get There

From WAGONER, OKLAHOMA: Drive east on Highway 51. Cross Lake Fort Gibson, past the entrance to Western Hills Lodge. ON THE LEFT pass huge nursery & firewood lot. About a mile past the firewood lot, you come to a crossroads. There are three or four signs here for churches, a 4H arena, etc. There is a very small street sign that says Clear Creek Road, but you cannot see it easily. TURN LEFT (north) ON CLEAR CREEK ROAD. (If you come to the bridge that crosses Fourteen Mile Creek, you have missed the turn--go back).

Go north on C.C. Road (paved). Pass general store AT FIRST STOP SIGN, turn right (east). Road still paved. Pass firehouse on left. TURN LEFT AT FIRST INTERSECTION PAST FIREHOUSE. Continue north on paved road. After a few miles, you cross Clear Creek on a low-water bridge--a concrete slab. Road still paved. AT END OF PAVEMENT, make sharp left turn up the hill onto gravel road. Do not turn left till the pavement runs out.

Follow the road up the hill & around for a mile or so. You will come to a rather imposing stone & pipe gate on the left. Cross cattle guard & enter. The house sits back off the road a mile. You first come to a small log house which is the caretaker's house. To get to the big house you veer left past the caretaker's house & keep going for a quarter of a mile or so.