There's a hidden oasis in Oklahoma where the waters are crystal clear and aqua-blue as a tropical island. It's a remote and beautiful place where the entire family can cool off, kick back, relax, and unwind this summer.


You'll find this hidden oasis in the small town of Salina, OK. it's about an hour or so outside of Tulsa, OK. located in Mayes County in the Northeastern part of the state. It's called Blue Hole Park and once you take a look, you'll quickly understand how it got its name. This place is an Okie paradise with its incredibly deep blue waters, welcoming atmosphere, and amazing scenery. It's the ultimate Sooner State swimming hole.

An aerial picture of the Blue Hole Park located in Salina, Oklahoma Route 66 RVs Route 66 RVs

Depending on where you're at it's not too far away and could easily be a quick daycation, staycation, or weekend getaway. From Lawton, Fort Sill it's about three and a half hours away leaving plenty of time for rest, relaxation, and of course swimming, inner-tubing, and getting out in the crystal clear blue water to cool off.

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I've never had the opportunity to go so I'm thinking it would make the perfect destination for a daycation or family weekend getaway. Everything I've heard and seen about this place has been more than positive. Everyone I know who has gone has loved it and says it's an epic place that the entire family will really enjoy.

Sandy beaches, blue waters, and amazing scenery. The Blue Hole Park has it all! Blue Hole Park Blue Hole Park

The main swimming area at Blue Hole Park looks amazing! You can wade or go all the way in. Not only that there are mini-rapids you can inner-tube and float down as well. It's a natural lazy river and in some places not so lazy from the looks of it. The water is said to be nice and cool, spring-like, clean, and radiant blue.

Shoot the rapids on your inner tube at Blue Hole Park in Salina, OK. Route 66 RVs Route 66 RVs

I'm looking forward to making the trip and experiencing it for myself. The Blue Hole Park is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They officially open for the season the Saturday before Memorial Day Weekend and will remain open throughout Labor Day Weekend so there's plenty of time to check it out.

The Blue Hole Park is located at 158 S. 447 in Salina, Oklahoma

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Blue Hole Park is located at 158 S 447 Salina OK 74365 which is 7.2 miles east of Salina on the south side of Kenwood Road. Here's the best part, it's really affordable. All it'll cost you is $15.00 per carload for swimming, $25.00 a carload for tent camping, $30.00 per carload for camping with electricity, and $35.00 for RV camping.  Get all the details by visiting the Blue Hole Park official Facebook page by clicking here.

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