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Trail Information

Follow the Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma to explore western Oklahoma's diversity of unique and interesting wildlife species. From the rural towns of Waurika to Black Mesa and  Nash to Hollis, you will experience a different way of life in a natural prairie setting.

  • Visit unexpected landscapes and
  • View unique natural places and
  • Observe native wildlife as seen hundreds of years ago.

To create this fun and educational opportunity several organizations have joined together. They are: Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Playa Lakes Joint Venture, Oklahoma Economic Development Authority, High Plains RC&D, Great Plains RC&D, and the local citizens and amenities of the trail.


On The Trail

Plan your adventure along the Great Plains Trail according to your time and interests. We have mapped out a route that is favorable based on the resources along the trail. You may tour for a day, weekend or longer. you may want to spend your entire time at one site or visit several a day. Your will be able to experience the small town hospitality and charming culture of Western Oklahoma and select off-the-beaten-path travel routes.


Each season offers different opportunities. While the summer can be hot and buggy and the winter can be cold and drier, the rewards of discovery are possible year-round. Please remember to travel safely, bringing along drinks and snacks, bug spray and clothing appropriate for western Oklahoma. You may also find binoculars and field guide books useful tools for watching wildlife.


Trail Guidance

Look for the Great Plains Trail of Oklahoma Highway Signs along the way directing you to the designated Great Plains Trail sites. To better plan your time, you might contact a site for more information prior to your visit.


Designate Wildlife Information Portal (this symbol is only found on the map) it provides detailed wildlife news.

Additional Travel Information


For more information on accommodations and attractions n the area click on the link below for a list of  Chambers of Commerce in Oklahoma.