Oklahoma's fall colors around Robber's Cave State Park

Wednesday, November 17th 2004, 6:28 am
By: News On 6

This is a great time of year to enjoy Oklahoma's fall colors, but time is running out. The peak foliage viewing season is underway.

News on 6 anchor Craig Day went to Latimer County, to Robbers Cave State Park before the colors are gone for another year.

Many folks will tell you when it comes to rugged natural beauty, there are few places better than Robbers Cave. Once home to outlaws, the area now draws visitors eager to steal a glimpse of the spectacular fall colors.

Iowa resident Duann McLean: "I like the contrast in this section, the green of the evergreen and then you see behind it, the yellows and different colors. You don't see this in Iowa this time of year." Iowa resident Betty McLean: "There's yellows, and golds and a few reds, but the evergreens make the contrast."

That mix of hardwoods and pines is a picture postcard setting. Thousands of people visit Robbers Cave State Park each year. Most of those people who visit Robbers Cave come during the summer months, to boat, swim, camp and have a good time.

But there are others who say fall is the perfect time to visit. A perfect time to relax and unwind. Jerry Hammontree is from Wyoming. Each year, he comes to Oklahoma to visit family. This year, the trees caught his eye. "I think it is beautiful. Just wonderful. The color is amazing." Like Hammontree, when others head for home, they'll leave with an appreciation for the beauty around us. And they'll look forward to next year. “It's a beautiful state, beautiful state, especially here at Robbers Cave."

If you want to plan your own fall foliage tour, you can visit the TravelOk web site for more information.